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This is my second year to join GISHWHES. I heard about it through Jovan via Plurk. Last year, we didn’t get to be teammates with friends but this year’s different. I teamed up with Jovan, Jay-R, Dek, Ana, Trish V., and John R (Team Ewan). I haven’t met Trish and John in person but I’m looking forward to that maybe in December. 🙂

Since we couldn’t complete 15 members, we were teamed up with a group of French peeps (KimshilalaUnited). They were pretty cool. Our group names were merged and we became KimshilalaUnitedLovesEwan.

Let’s see your team displayed like the “Brady Bunch” opening credits except there are 3 rows of 5 pictures (versus the 3X3 we know from the “Brady Bunch” opening credits points).

Quoting Jovan, I am spreading the crazy. It’s a pity that I didn’t find out earlier that my workmate and housemate, Kelly, also joined with her sister. We could have had them on our team! Next year, I’m definitely recruiting Kelly!

Here be some of our team’s submissions. You will laugh. You will cry. You will say, “WTF?!” And before you know it, you’re eagerly awaiting next year’s GISHWHES because you’ll realise that you want yourself a piece of that cray-cray-cray-zeh!


A storm trooper in full costume including leggings (not just the mask!) cleaning a pool. We must see someone lounging in a swimsuit holding a cocktail nearby.

A person in a business suit with a leather briefcase jumping into leaf pile.

We’ve all heard of a “flea circus”. What do “flea strip clubs” look like?

You holding a picture of you holding a picture of you holding a picture of you holding a picture of you holding a picture of an apple. You must have a gold frame suspended around your head.

Fifteen children in Halloween costumes each holding up a sign with a different letter that, combined, say “GISHWHES or Treat”

Hug a veteran.

Jog in real “Pumpkin shoes” (you may substitute any squash or gourd), wearing jogging shorts and headphones down a busy sidewalk.

Film a Random Act of Kindness and set it to music. (May be up to 90 seconds.) Must include voice over. Note: Your video will be automatically entered into the non-profit Random Acts’ SAARA contest. If your video submission wins the contest, up to $3,000 will be donated to the charity of your choice!

A stop-motion film depicting the two by two loading of Noah’s arc and the ensuing flood.

In mime, depict one of the following phrases: a) “The pen is mightier than the sword.” b) “You’re the bees knees!” c) “Holkyn kolkyn!”

I simply can’t post all our photos and videos- there’s too many! And to think we didn’t even complete the 152 items. We did good this year. We did pretty damn good.

I will leave you with our team’s message to the world.

If your team could give the entire world one piece of advice, what would it be? Have one a team member hold a sign bearing the statement over their head in front of an internationally recognizable landmark.