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williamshatner:

What the hell does that title mean?

A year ago I would have asked the same thing. Then one day in August last year I encountered a series of accounts online that were pretending to be clocks and a brand new bizarre world was revealed to me; GISHWHES world.

Who this world is ruled by is one crazy personality. His name is Misha Collins.  Don’t know who that is?  Well, let me help; you know that show Supernatural?  You know those two great guys who are the stars?  Yes?  Well it’s neither of them.

You know that ultra serious guy pretending to be their guardian angel only he leads them astray and then comes back to save the day to get the hero editing? 

Still doesn’t ring a bell? 

How about this; he is the creepy guy that wears a trenchcoat…

Yes!  Bingo!  That’s him and that’s his name.  Now you don’t have to say “good ole what’s his name was on Supernatural tonight!”

Moving on, now that I just spent 2 paragraphs to get you to know who Misha Collins is let’s talk about GISHWHES. 

GISHWHES stands for the:

Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen!  It is played in Teams comprised of fifteen players.  If you can’t find 14 others; don’t worry- GISHWHES will put together a team for you..

The grand prize for winning - the team ending out with the most points- is an adventure trip.  This year it’s a trip to Croatia; previous years trips were to Vancouver, Scotland and Rome.

 What do you have to do?: There’s a list of tasks (this year was 190 odd tasks to do)  each worth varying points.  The approach my team took was that everyone went through the list and figured out what they could do(and what I could do.)      

"Oh brother! Is he crazy?" was the first thing that came to mind  when I finally saw the list.  To answer it simply, yes, I firmly believe that CTG (Creepy Trenchcoat Guy) is crazy.        

The list was insane.  Several times I wished I had ignored those clock accounts a year ago and never got to know what’s his name.  I wished I didn’t know now about GISHWHES what I didn’t know then. (Now you get the title!)       

So who was on my team?  Here is my team:

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They are pretty scary bunch, aren’t they?  Wouldn’t want to face them in a battlefield, would you? 

No siree!

Look closely, there’s a TV Vampire, Boba Fett from Star Wars (my war with Star Wars was in détente during the hunt), a Myth Buster and a Hero of Cosplay!  There’s also a player from Slovakia and a player from Iran on my team!

Whine: Not fair you say that I can have a team because I’m a supposed celebrity?  Well the folks at GISHWHES established the Shatner Clause just for you!

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BTW, the hats some of them are wearing…you aren’t seeing things; sock monkey caps! It’s de rigueur for GISHWHES!

To do battle on the field of GISHWHES the team must be clever, perform tasks worth points and wear your sock monkey caps! 

Why is everyone holding a sign? Going back to my team photo above; think most everyone looks sad and what is it with those signs?  Well, it was part of one of the tasks:

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And that, as they say, was 72 points for Team Shatner!

Think that was easy?  I bet you’re thinking; I’m  going to cake walk this next year and win…!  Right?

Weird: How about this task?

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How are you going to get that one done, cowboy?

Wow: BTW, my team got that accomplished.  While NASA shut everyone else down for bothering the ISS astronauts; I called upon my friend, the Mars Rover Curiosity and had the Rover tag a rock on Mars.  Mars, as you may recall from school orbits in space.

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Also, see in the pic at the bottom?  That’s my friend Curiosity, the “astronaut” posing with the item.  ;-)   I’m claiming the full 400 points!

So for the rest of forever the GISHWHES rock on Mars will be there orbiting our solar system!  Once we colonize Mars, I envision future generations giving directions; “Go down Canal Street to Nebula way and then go by GISHWHES rock and the place will be on the left….”

Tasks were bizarre, some had no real directions; it was totally interpretive:

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WTH??!!  That’s all it said.  How would YOU accomplish this?  It’s worth 17 points if you could figure out a clever way. 

What are the Costs; what does it cost to do GISHWHES?

This is arbitrary; the cost to join the hunt starts at a $18 donation and goes up depending upon what items you wanted; flag, snake oil (olive oil with seasoning), a phonemail message from Mr. What’s His Name.  If you cannot afford it there are “scholarships” available where other good natured people doing random acts of kindness help fund your registration costs for the hunt.

I also did a very non-scientific poll on Twitter to see what folks spend.  Let me preface that GISHWHES central states you can do the tasks for little or no costs and I believe that.  A large number of people suggested that they spent about $200 individually.  I know someone on my team spent over one hundred eighty thousand tomans!

(BTW, that’s somewhere in the neighborhood of US$60!)

My Team in total spent a bit over $1000.00 total.  Seems in line with everything else.

The point of GISHWHES is to have fun but it also teaches valuable       skills of teamwork, getting folks to think out of the box and to       accomplish things that they never would dream to be possible.  These are skill sets that one can use in life.  Also the hunt encourages doing random acts of kindness. 

Who do the fees benefit?

 Misha has a charity he founded called “The Random Act" it encourages people to do daily random acts of kindness in their lives to change the world for the better.  The entry fees help to partially fund the charity.  I       believe in The Random Act and it is one of the organizations       supported by my Charity; "The Hollywood Charity Horse Show”.     

As a madman, crazy guy, social media genius in using celebrity for       charity I salute Misha Collins! 

So after reading this, if you think you have what it takes to be a GISHER(what those that do GISHWHES call themselves) and don’t mind insanity and taking a week out of your life then maybe next year’s GISHWHES hunt is for you.  If you want to start doing random acts of kindness now, head on over to http://therandomact.org and see what’s going on there.

Will I do GISHWHES again? 

I have all year to think about it.  Let’s see how my team fares this year. 

BTW, today, August 20, 2014 is Misha Collins 40th birthday!  I’ll leave you with an image that will make sure you never forget him again.  It’s another of my team’s entries.  Imagine what the task was! ;-)

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Misha, waiting for you to call me and tell me I won! ;-)

GISHWHESing away, Bill

dangerhamster:

SCREEN JUNKIES DID AN HONEST TRAILER FOR THE WINTER SOLDIER BUT IT WAS SO GOOD THEY COULDN’T EVEN TAKE THE PISS OUT OF IT SO THEY JUST TALKED ABOUT WHAT A GOOD FILM IT WAS

I so love these guys SOOOOOO much! <3

lhatethisplace:

wwhatevvah:

harleynoir:

welldiggersdaughter:

Sanctuary. by alexstoddard on Flickr.

ok let’s look at this closely
it’s 6 in the morning
you carried a massive fishtank which no doubt costs like a hundred bucks into the woods 
then you either dragged a hose or used buckets (since there’s no way anyone can carry that much water) to fill that thing up 
then you set a timer on your camera (or asked a friend) and got in it and had to keep submerging yourself in cold water at 6 in the morning until you got a good shot where you weren’t a blur and you weren’t drowning
this photo is beautiful but what

That’s what you do for art.

Reblogging for the last comment.

"agreed" to the last 2 comments. 

lhatethisplace:

wwhatevvah:

harleynoir:

welldiggersdaughter:

Sanctuary. by alexstoddard on Flickr.

ok let’s look at this closely

it’s 6 in the morning

you carried a massive fishtank which no doubt costs like a hundred bucks into the woods 

then you either dragged a hose or used buckets (since there’s no way anyone can carry that much water) to fill that thing up 

then you set a timer on your camera (or asked a friend) and got in it and had to keep submerging yourself in cold water at 6 in the morning until you got a good shot where you weren’t a blur and you weren’t drowning

this photo is beautiful but what

That’s what you do for art.

Reblogging for the last comment.

"agreed" to the last 2 comments. 

acaciadraws:

Sculpted fantastical animals by Ellen Jewett.

Videographer Trey Ratcliff captured this stunning aerial footage for Beijing using a drone.

Titled “Beijing from Above,” the video was made with a quadcopter and a GoPro, before having a little run in with the law.

- See more at: http://rare.us/story/a-man-took-an-illegal-video-of-beijing-using-a-drone-and-the-result-is-positively-stunning/#sthash.JeCzRdch.dpuf

  #just stunning    #drone    #footage    #beijing  

mishasminions:

Misha Collins’ Ice Bucket Challenge

"It’s not a contest about who has a higher tolerance for pain. However, if it were a contest, i would win."

…but first let me take a selfie

sillyvantas:

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More on my Castiel themed kimono. 

So all I have left is to paint the wings on back coat, paint the angel tablet skrit on obi, PB&J purse, attach buttons and back bow with blue sash.

Original post and design: LINK

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  #spn    #supernatural    #castiel    #themed    #kimono    #cosplay    #dallas convention  

treblemirinlens:

BLESS MARVEL, they’ve officially released this in HD

I think most everyone on my dash could use happy dancing Groot today <3

ibelieveinsherlock221b:

One of my favorite shots ever.

agreed

real-gifs:

touch-your-tra-la-la:

boneguts:

mindblowingscience:

fluffmugger:

ryttu3k:

shirilee:

keeperofthehens:

love-lust-rockyhorror:

listoflifehacks:


If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can clean CORRODED CAR BATTERIES.”

Uhg.

Heyyy this is because when you put carbon dioxide to make the carbonated water, you get carbonic acid. Carbonic acid varies in how much the pH is, especially in the different coke products. Strong enough to dissolve rust but not steel or any of the metals mentioned here.

But here’s the thing, carbonic acid is not one of the 6 strong acids. You know what is one of those? Hydrocholric acid. You know where you naturally secrete hydrocholric acid? Your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is some nasty stuff and WILL eat away at a screw if allowed to soak long enough. If you ever got just drop of a diluted solution on your skin in chem lab, then you can see where that would happen very easily.

The stronger acid wins. Your tummy is fine when you drink coke. Your tummy makes acid strong enough to fuck that corroded battery up. It can handle a can of coke. Please don’t swallow a screw or something to test this tho, please.

thank you science side of tumblr <3

Seriously. You could probably do all of these with lemon juice (citric acid) or vinegar (ethanoic, or acetic, acid) just because acids work in pretty similar ways. Actually, when you see people recommending vinegar as a household cleaner? This is what it’s doing!

Also, as someone who has accidentally inhaled hydrochloric acid fumes, TRUST ME, THE CARBONIC ACID IS MUCH BETTER.

Every time I see a hysterical post on modern food I just kinda point and laugh

Because dude. Dude.  You know what you breathe in and out every fucking second to survive? Oxygen. An incredibly corrosive gas that is probably responsible for more deaths across the history of the planet than anything else. Not only that, it’s a biproduct of photosynthesis. You literally rely on plant excretions to survive

Do you know what most of your body is made up of? Water. Which, given enough time, will destroy anything.

That morning coffee you like? Well shit, caffeine - lifeblood to many - is actually an incredibly potent nerve toxin (If you’re an insect). Plants actually produce that shit as an insecticide.

That refreshing zing from citrus?  Acid.  That juicy smack of a tomato? Acid and cadmium.  That tart in an apple? Arsenic.  That seasoning you put all over your fish and chips? Acid strong enough to destroy seashells - life that has evolved to survive living in a salt-drenched sea.

Stop being a tit and drink your damned coke.

EVERYTHING. IS. CHEMICALS.

It IS safe to say though that drinking/eating too many acidic foods CAN damage some things such as the esophagus or teeth - but it does require QUITE a lot of acid.

SCIENCE, BITCH

dudeufugly:

Sherlock’s His Last Vow wins four Emmys tonight

Primetime Emmys to follow on August 25th
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castielcampbell:

"For ALS I challenge Mark Sheppard, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins. Be safe guys, the cast of Supernatural seems to be prone to injuries for some reason. And might be more fun if you pretend like you never saw this video. Good luck, no time limit because this could be so good if unrushed!” [x]

"I’m going to take off my pants now"

ethically-wrong:

mmmmbeefy96:

grandhowler:

Dude

holy shit. 

this is on a whole new level of patience

This is natural art.