Uh huh. Not falling for that.
Uh huh. Not falling for that.
So I decided if they were going to make me decorate my work desk, I’d do it my way. Yes, that is Misha Collins at the top of my Christmas light tree. He does play an angel on TV, so there’s an angel on top of my tree.
It’s been nearly 36 hours, and I still feel totally victimized by this week’s episode of Supernatural
The winning team announcement from Misha:
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. We finally have a triumphant team to announce and they are magnificent. Now, before we get to this juicy news, allow me my customary digression…
Judging this year was a painful process—like having your gall bladder removed (without anesthesia). The judges bickered and waxed philosophical, some wanted to declare 10 winning teams, others argued that we should all flee to a safe-house and never return. At times we were less efficient than the US Congress. It was passionate. It was pathetic. But now based on Total Objective Points, allotted Bonus Points and deductions, we have a unanimous ruling. We have one clear victor and 15 spectacular runner-up teams.
But before we get to that, let me tell you that the images and videos this year were amazing. Your artistry and cunning blew previous hunts out of the water. Fortunately we have now collected the best, the most beautiful, and the most absurd images in our 2013 GISHWHES Coffee Table Book. The book kicks serious ass and you can get your very own copy in the GISHWHES Schwag Shwop. The Shwop’s got other useful stuff (like wolf-rooster underwear), which would make good year-end gifts for your teammates, your employers or your fellow inmates, and which you can feel good about buying because a portion of each purchase goes to support Random Acts, 501c3. So, if you want a coffee table book to commemorate the hunt, or a T-shirt or anything else from the Shwop, DON’T DELAY! Today is your last day because we’re closing it forever tomorrow.
After the Shwop closes on December 3rd, we will be showcasing our favorite images and videos in the Gishwhes Hall of Fame (GHOF), and various other platforms we have in the works. However, based on the speed we here at GISHWHES get things done (a timeline we are proud of), don’t hold your breath (unless you are capable of holding your breath for weeks or months at a time like the loggerhead musk turtle). For updates on other GISHWHES related issues (flags, shwop, holiday cards, Guinness Certificates, etc.) look below this letter.
Speaking of well orchestrated purposeful delays, I’d like to thank the GISHWHES team for all of the hard, wonderful, procrastinated and creative work they do. Running GISHWHES is a lot like being blindfolded and then asked to herd thousands of feral cats that all think they’re about to be thrown into a swimming pool. Graphic Artisans, Photoshoppers, Editors, Social Medians, Databasians, FEGVEPians, and Fulfillmenteers – you all are amazing and insane and I wouldn’t have you any other way. Thank you. Seriously, I kiss you deeply.
Now please, stop dicking around. Let’s get to the announcement once and for all! You’ve waited long enough, don’t you think? Which reminds me: blame the other judges, not me. I did all my judging work in the first 12 hours after the hunt. I swear, it was them not I. I don’t know who picked them. They clearly have good taste, but they are a plodding, glacial bunch. But enough about us! That’s not why you opened this email…
The runner-up teams in reverse alphabetical order are: Widdermackers, SuperWhoLocker, Subtext, Schnitzeljagger, Rocket, ROBOTHEAD, LSG, Llama-nomenal, KaleOfTheLord, Impala, Gishminions, Felix-Fandomis, BunniesRunAMOK, Bicycle_Touring, and Babysharks. Congrats runneruperers. You blew us all away.
And the champion, the numero uno team, the victor, the bee’s knees, the best of the best, the creme de la creme, the big cheese, the least sane team of all is: VaticanCameos!
VanticanCameos: start packing your air-sickness bags because this spring I’ll be seeing you on a turbulent sea plane heading for a rustic island in British Columbia, Canada.
Finally, I would like to take this email moment to share how excited I am for you all to have joined us on the journey that is GISHWHES. In the last three years we’ve broken Guinness World Records, levitated decorated Christmas Trees, shamed members of congress, harassed the International Space Station, confused William Shatner and Larry King, donated thousands of dollars to Random Acts 501c3, generated over 200,000 hugs and random acts of kindness worldwide, made sick children laugh, made grownups cry, fed thousands of homeless, and I think, just maybe, helped change the way some people see themselves and their world.
It’s evolving into something I think will eventually either save humanity or destroy it. Join me again in August 2014 for GISHWHES IV: The Revenge of the Hunt to find out.
Your servant (and your master),
We have it! Misha sent out the email announcement. Congratulations to VaticanCameos! You’re going to Vancouver, B.C.
Yes, Misha selected one. Congrats Fiona Becker! You’re going to Canada with Misha and the winning team. Bring your Viking hat, your seance wardrobe and your favorite fish stew spoon.
Widdermackers, SuperWhoLocker, Subtext, Schnitzeljagger, Rocket, ROBOTHEAD, LSG, Llama-nomenal, KaleOfTheLord, Impala, Gishminions, Felix-Fandomis, BunniesRunAMOK, Bicycle_Touring, and Babysharks.
Where’s the Gishwhes Schwag Shwop?
It closes December 3rd! http://gishwhes.myshopify.com There are Gishwhes items galore. If you don’t gobble up the cookbook I created, I will track you down and kale-whip you.
Registration Items (postcards, flags, voicemails?)
Misha is recording the last of the voicemails next week. He told me he’s giving them extra special loving this year (I shudder to think what that will mean). He’ll have them all emailed out after that. Holiday Cards will arrive in your cute little mailboxes in December. The Holiday Card pic he chose is something that will forever change the way you see the holidays. I’m sorry. It’s just the way he is. Official Limited Edition Gishwhes 2013 Flags get mailed out when the Shwop does the mailing out (same as every year). They are spectacular.
We are setting up a page that will have a link to all Guinness World Records for everyone for the past couple of years. The only one that will not be available at this time will be the “Hugs” Guinness Record as we’re still setting up the viewing platform for the submitted images. Every single of the 100,000+ images must be verified as qualifying. Once they’re verified, we’ll submit them to Guinness.
We passed stage 1 of FEGVEP with Gishpoints awarded to multiple people. Misha still hasn’t clarified what a Gishpoint is, but he giggles when queried. I’m nervous. You should be as well.
Like World War I, the Mishapocalypse will come back a second time. And will be remembered forever by nonbelievers and believers.
Misha Collins: Snake Charmer
And I just kind of went…
Do you have five hours for a Power Point presentation, a reading from the Book of Misha, a sacrificial bonfire, and a puppet show?
We couldn’t find a Christmas star so I had an alternative plan.
Make Tyra proud.
excellent plan, excellent indeed
Saying my final farewells. I’ll miss you, girl. Off to salvage for you… :(
i think my dislike of taylor is showing…
ClevverTV.com — "Taylor Swift met Prince William yesterday! What are they thinking in this pic?"
My comment — Taylor: “I will steal him from Kate, date him for a while, dump him, and write my next hit song ‘You’re no Prince Charming’”
yep, that’s my real comment, and ClevverTV even responded
Bosses shouldn’t be allowed to show up to the office an hour early when you don’t expect it