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GISHWHES 2013 starts in a little over ten hours, and i was just wondering who else might be doing it. I suck at explanations, so more info on GISHWHES here: https://www.gishwhes.com/what_is_gishwhes.php.

Long story short it's a week-long annual scavenger hunt where participants submit photos or videos that are charitable (hug a veteran, donate jackets to a shelter) to very odd (a femme fatale dressed entirely in cheese posing in front of a classic car; tea party in a junkyard complete with string quartet, parasols, and silverware). It's a week of insanity and i was wondering if it took a certain type of personality to do it. Posting in Myers Briggs because that's the typing system i'm most familiar with.

So i'm an ISTP and this appeals to me on some odd level.
What's your personality type and are you participating/ would you consider ever participating in an event like GISHWHES?
 

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Oh, sorry to hear that. How do you feel about unorganized zaniness?

Personally as an introvert, i think GISHWHES is an abnosomely perfect way for me to try and break out of my shell.
 

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How do you feel about unorganized zaniness?
A friend of mine one made a great observation about how declining TV comedies tend to get whackier. He said "they try to prop the show up by putting the characters in funny situations, but it never works because there are no funny situations, only funny people in situations. If the characters were funny, they never would have had to leave the house. But because they aren't funny, you could put them on the moon and they still wouldn't be fun to watch."

I feel the same way about stuff like this. Looking through their picture gallery, how funny would yoga in a ski suit really be, if you were there? You'd probably laugh when you first saw them, but after the first minute or so it's just yoga. Unless the person in the suit is funny, in which case they wouldn't need the ski suit in the first place. Spontaneous craziness is fun because it's adaptive. Organized craziness gets boring fast.
 

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It looks fun & it's really cute & I like hearing about all those weird things you have to 'find.' But I've been aware of it for two years now & all the zaniness has kind of become redundant to me. Organised spontaneity. :confused:

*Ignore that the quote in my signature was said by the creator of GISHWHES* :tongue:
 
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