The rumours of GISH's death have been greatly exaggerated July 10, 2018 4:47 PM   Subscribe

GISH (formerly GISHWHES; the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is back, and so is the unofficial MeFite team Strange Fascination (previously, more previously). We have some open spots on the team. Would you like to join us, gentle MeFites?

Signups end on Friday 14 July and the Hunt runs from 28 July to 4 August. We still have a few spots open if any MeFites wish to do zany art stuff and subsume their wills to the whims of an unstable B-list celebrity with us. Send me a memail if you'd like to join the team, and I will send you an invite.

You can view Strange Fascination's previous outrages of good taste and artistic merit here and the submissions from our predecessor team The Blue here.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts to MetaFilter-Related at 4:47 PM (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I will be there, with bells, and probably some sort of costume made out of kitchen appliances, on.
posted by kjs4 at 8:21 PM on July 10 [1 favorite]

That only happened, like, one time.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:11 PM on July 10 [1 favorite]

Or make food art of David Bowie. Or Robert Downey Junior. Or Lemongrab. Or the old masters. Or Kim Jong Un (although in the current climate I don't feel like that one has aged well).
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:13 PM on July 10

We're a "just for fun" team--so if you want to try GISH but are worried about your time limits/abilities, know that this will be a low pressure experience!
posted by divka at 4:53 AM on July 11

That is already going to be a crazy week for me, but I've always wanted to try this, so count me in. Memail incoming.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:45 AM on July 11 [3 favorites]

Rock Steady has been made one of us!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:53 AM on July 11 [3 favorites]

My children will drink your whisky. In a phone booth library. Again.
posted by taff at 7:25 AM on July 11 [2 favorites]

Kid Ruki texted me the other day from the local ice cream joint (where she had driven herself and a friend as a newly licensed driver!) to let me know that when she got to the window, she panicked and ordered what I get. "So what I'm hearing is, in a moment of panic, you forgot which one of us you were?" "Yup."

This is all to say that I'll wait until the last minute to register her this year, because we're cool sharing a spot if it means more MeFites!
posted by Ruki at 9:22 AM on July 11 [7 favorites]

Me, Meeeeee! /waves hand excitedly.

ahem. Why yes, I would be so pleased to have the opportunity to participate.
posted by theora55 at 10:01 AM on July 11

I’d like to join! It looks like fun I’ll send a memail shortly.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 10:17 AM on July 11

Given that it's the middle of the night in Sydney right now, you can also MeMail me for invites (it was requested that a Yank keep an eye on this thread, so as a New Englander, I fit that description in multiple ways!)
posted by Ruki at 10:35 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]

I've been thinking about trying GISH for a few years, if there's still a spot, I'm in! Will MeMail!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 1:51 PM on July 11

I think we’ve now sent invites to everyone who asked for one. By my count we have one spot left.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:39 PM on July 11

Thank you for the invite I’ve registered but I’m having technical problems joining the the team. Probably a phone problem I’ll try later or tomorrow with an computer. (The red join button seems to do nothing)
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 5:02 PM on July 11

Interesting, the app says you’re all good, Spacewarp13.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:47 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]

Yes after I posted my comment I found the app and it worked. Unfortunatly you can’t delete comments here. Looking for to this!
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 6:02 PM on July 11

So how does this actually work when we get started? Are there tasks on a webpage or something?
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:57 PM on July 12

So how does this actually work when we get started? Are there tasks on a webpage or something?

Well, first thing, download the GISH app.T The app is new this year, so we're not sure how exactly it works. The actual hunt is is 28 July - 4 August 2018. There will be a task list, mediated through the app.

We also have a facebook group that we've used to communicate and coordinate with each other in previous years, given that we have a very global team. I'll send you all some details via email.

We usually have a shared google spreadsheet to keep track of who is doing what, and a dropbox for sharing. I think the app might do some of that this year.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:49 PM on July 12

I don't have Facebook, but I'll do the app download soon.
posted by Margalo Epps at 10:39 PM on July 12

And that’s a full team! Hope no one missed out.

I’ll make my now traditional MeTa post after the hunt so everyone can see all the silly nonsense we got up to.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:09 AM on July 13 [1 favorite]

If anyone else is participating and has space on their team, I've always wanted to do this but I don't know that I could get a group together.
posted by brilliantine at 5:35 AM on July 13

Dang. I was unable to make the Paypal link work and had to make space on my credit card. I'm registered but the team is full. so if anybody wants a teammate.
posted by theora55 at 11:17 PM on July 16

Oh no!

In previous years, they have combined partial teams with other partial teams to make a quorum (I think the minimum team size is nine?). If you and anyone else who missed out club together, that might work?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:21 AM on July 17

Theora55, I'm signing up for your group!
posted by PussKillian at 8:58 AM on July 17

I made a team and it made me captain, yikes! TeamFilter. Are you a MeFite who wants to try this and have some wackyfuntimes? Sign up asap, join us. I am a n00b not an expert, but I think we'll get merged into another team. I'm willing to find out. My email is my MeFi username at the google, so I'm easy to find. I have added Brilliantine and Puss Killian. Clock is running out, don't dither. w00t!
posted by theora55 at 1:32 PM on July 17 [1 favorite]

and now it comes to me. The name should be ThereIsNoCabal. It could be changed later, or we could be subsumed into another team. it's all good.
posted by theora55 at 1:48 PM on July 17

I'm so happy you guys are doing this. Good luck on the hunt.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:13 PM on July 17 [2 favorites]

Hey MetaGISHEers. Hope you all had a good hunt.

In a day or too, Strange Fascination will be publishing all its submissions on a tumblr - when that's done, I'll create a new MeTa thread so we can share our zaniness with the rest of the Mefites.

If ThereIsNoCabal (and any other Mefite teams out there) could put a tumblr together, it would be great if you could share your contributions too. We'd love to see what you came up with.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:47 PM on August 7 [1 favorite]

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