A friend has said she's going to write a letter to the organisation saying it's her last year unless they promise not to put on items that result in celebs (or even us norms) getting harassed for a scientifically calculated number of points.
This year sci fi authors became a target, and they're pretty much Misha's colleagues at this point. Not kind thinking, Mish Mish, or at least not kind editing. Get a publishe sci fi author to write a 140 word story, or get any award-winning author (or Tony winning actor) to do a dramatic reading of part of the California drivers' manual.
Tens of thousands of dollars get donated to charity by this scavenger hunt every year, and another friend was talking about her "object" of visiting an old peoples' home and items like "help someone with something they need" does have the potential for evil, but usually turns out well.
It's just...the prize involves spending time on a "pirate" ship off Croatia, and that makes people crazy and crazy rude.