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Ahoy!

Have you signed up for GISHWHES as an individual or just with a few friends? Maybe you’ve been waffling, not sure if you’re ready to brave the uncharted waters of GISHWHES, and so you haven’t signed up at all. Have you felt a little bit afraid to get on board and sail into uncharted waters filled with the absurd, the abnormal, the absolutely awesome?

Well, today’s your lucky day. For the next 20 hours, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the crew of the Funkaneers. That’s right- there’s both Fun and Funk right in the name, so you know this team is a party waiting to happen and that quite possibly, the team members give off a strong, offensive odor. (Deodorant is overrated.)

There’s not a bilge rat or a scallywag amongst the Funkaneers. We’re a team compromised of old-school Gishers* who have been in it since the beginning, some formerly shanghaiied members who have finally decided to officially crew up, and some newer Gishers who are bright-eyed and innocent. (We’re hardcore in it for the fun and artistry. Winning will just be a nice side effect and give us the opportunity to tease Bill Shatner when we see him.) We’ve got crew on the East Coast as well as in L.A., with contacts in many other regions.

We’re open to any location as long as you’ve got the spirit of high adventure in your heart, a desire to be shameless and you’d like a team that’s going to look out for each other and make sure everyone has fun. We have writers! Cartoonists! Filmmakers and jugglers and acrobats!**

If, like us, you’re no landlubber, and you’re seeking a team that’s dedicated to making sure we set sail for adventure, the Funkaneers might just be your mug o’grog. Send your email address and reasons for joining to the Funkaneers today, because by tomorrow, it’ll be too late! 

**We do not guarantee the skill level of our jugglers or acrobats.

Denizens of Tumblr:

Excusing my (semi-permanent??) hiatus from Being Around, would any of you be interested in joining a GISHWHES team in the next 24 hours?

(You feel a stirring somewhere deep and psychological that says yes, you would.)

obsessionfull:

geiszlerrs:

just fyi if you are experiencing anxiety or sensory overload because of fireworks tonight (or for the rest of the month if ur in florida hA), i’ve found that listening to white noise helps a lot. 

the website that comes to mind for me is rainymood.com but you can prbly google “white noise generator” or something to find many more

SimplyNoise has always been my favourite white noise generator! It has three different colors of noise (??? I don’t know what that means, but they are all different) and you can set a timer and set it to oscillate (which I like).

http://mynoise.net/ is also a really good resource?

previouslylovedplaces:

Submission: Finally got around to scanning some film photos I took of abandoned houses in Wisconsin when I was 9-10 in the late ’90s! All of them have since been demolished.

previouslylovedplaces:

Submission: Finally got around to scanning some film photos I took of abandoned houses in Wisconsin when I was 9-10 in the late ’90s! All of them have since been demolished.

abandonedography:

Street lamps light the street in the empty town of Namie in Fukushima prefecture, on September 23, 2013. Namie was formerly home to more than 20,000 residents - (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

abandonedography:

Street lamps light the street in the empty town of Namie in Fukushima prefecture, on September 23, 2013. Namie was formerly home to more than 20,000 residents - (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)

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