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Humanitarian Crisis
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total group score: 66546
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Tasks / Fortune Not Cookie

Install fortunes of your devising in permanent or non-permanent media in openable structures, such that passersby will come across them.

1 to 4 players
25 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by Sara Johnsen

Terms: cookie, fortunecookie, cookies

64 completed :: 159 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Blue on January 5th, 2008 5:29 PM

I was just thinking about doing this with actual fortune cookies but they are actually very difficult to make… I believe you need a deep fryer.

I wanted to install messages like, "Help I'm being held hostage in a fortune cookie factory!"
-or- very specific fortunes such as…"You will share an attraction for someone on the MUNI but will not act on it."

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posted by Morte on November 20th, 2008 7:44 AM

Actually, you don't need a deep fryer at all. I made a huge (like a foot tall) fortune cookie where the fortune was my resume for a job for a marketing company that wanted the resumes to come in in a creative manner. The difficult thing is forming the cookie before the dough hardens. I can give you the recipe if you like.

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posted by Mister Opinion on December 3rd, 2008 8:13 AM

Wow, however did you do that? :-p

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posted by officer j-dog on October 2nd, 2009 6:39 AM

i've taken already made fortune cookies and steamed them, and they open right up! then you can insert the message of your choice, hold the ends together and they harden right up.

only problem... how to get them in packages and have people actually want to open them...

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posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 21st, 2008 3:00 PM

I missed this. When was this added?

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posted by Eidhnean entwines on February 3rd, 2009 11:26 AM

Any Seattle 0 people involved in the making of this?

serendipitous fortunes i didn't even plant
posted by Cat A sTrophe on February 17th, 2009 9:40 PM

This totally happened to me! Maybe someone really sneaky on SF0 planned it. I was wandering around my living room just cleaning up my house about 2 weeks ago. I'd spent the weekend with my boyfriend, after being sick for a week, and he'd left and I was just wondering what to do with myself for the afternoon. As I moved stuff around and cleaned, a fortune just appeared on my coffee table that I hadn't seen before. It said, "You will take a pleasant journey to a place far away."

I asked the boyfriend later and he had no clue where the fortune was's just some kind of happy magic. So, which of you guys planted it?

And, where should I go? If I plan the trip, does it no longer count, or is the fortune telling me that if I plan something it will go well?


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Fortune Not Cookie by Rin Brooker December 28th, 2008 9:00 PM

I infultraited the breakroom at the local Sears and planted a couple dozen fortunes in the fridge. I had just enough fortunes and just enough time to do the whole thing under the radar.

25 + 149 points :: 18 comments :: 39 votes

start with first image and click next, reading image notes for story

25 + 114 points :: 16 comments :: 29 votes
Fortune Not Cookie by miss understanding January 6th, 2008 12:24 PM

I've been thinking about this task for a little while and came up with what I wanted to do a few days ago, but it took the need to run an errand to buy some duct tape for me to get around to implementation. I decided to keep it somewhat small since I...

25 + 102 points :: 8 comments :: 22 votes
Fortune Not Cookie by River Rock June 19th, 2010 3:53 PM

At first, I had the idea to put my fortunes in walnut shells. But I anticipated a very high breakage rate from any walnuts I shelled, and I was having some trouble coming up with fortunes. Months went by, and then I thought of eggshells. This notio...

25 + 97 points :: 10 comments :: 20 votes
Fortune Not Cookie by Never Moore October 12th, 2009 3:19 PM

Hellooooo there. Welcome! Welcome! To your favourite, to my favourite, to your mamma's favourite show.... Never Again! On channel 69 every week at midnight, if they ever let me on the air. This week's episode is entitled: "Never Fortunate". First ...

25 + 86 points :: 11 comments :: 19 votes
Fortune Not Cookie by Togashi Ni July 31st, 2010 7:26 PM

After completing the Death Kava task, I had a bunch of extra easter eggs left over. Since Dela Dejavoo found them in the city during her Treasure Hunters task, I decided to return the eggs to the city... albeit slightly improved. I painted the egg...

25 + 85 points :: 1 comment :: 18 votes
Fortune Not Cookie by zer0gee January 31st, 2009 11:46 PM

I rent lots and lots of movies. I get them from various places - Blockbuster Online, Blockbuster stores, Redbox, and my local library. For a month, I put a fortune in every movie I rented before I returned it. I tried to make the content of the fo...

25 + 81 points :: 4 comments :: 20 votes
Fortune Not Cookie by Happy McDeath July 27th, 2010 4:06 PM

I wanted to complete this task for a few days and had gone through the effort of compiling a list of fortunes and printing them out. I was somewhat inspired by my completion of the "Merci" task, where I posted a thank you sign in the file room at my...

25 + 77 points :: 0 comments :: 17 votes

we decided to make little cards with various quotes (some funny, some inspirational) and put them in various locations around Wal-mart. first we made the cards (about 40)... then drove to the wally-world. distributed the cards amongst my fellow ...

25 + 76 points :: 6 comments :: 17 votes :: 3 collaborators

The story is in the pictures. Read the captions. If any news comes back to me about the fortunes, I'll update you.

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