Steve West won this round on June 30, 2023. There were 30 goos.

Players this round: Russ Wilhelm (30 goos solved, a perfect score), Steve West (29 goos solved, a perfect score), LaVonne Lemler (17 goos solved), Richard Slominsky (16 goos solved), Erik Bates (7 goos solved), Samir Mehta (5 goos solved), Chris Lemler (2 goos solved), Rusty Gray (1 goo solved), and Scott Hardie (1 goo solved).

Wallace Stevens

This Pulitzer-winning poet, appropriately from Reading, remains well-regarded for his depictions of frozen rulers, pagan pigeons, and icy conifers. Go »

Riley Keough

Playing a rock star in The Runaways and Daisy Jones & the Six may have come naturally to the granddaughter of the King. Go »

Joshua Fry Speed

He was a politician himself, at one point serving in Kentucky's House of Representatives, but today he's remembered for the speculation that he might have been more than roommates with a future president in Springfield, Illinois. Go »

Will Vinton

This creator of commercial mascots like the Noid, the Raisins, Red, and Yellow truly owned claymation... literally. Go »

Gabrielle Zevin

For a career novelist who is being mistakenly praised for her smash-hit "debut" novel about video game developers, it must be strange that her two previous best-known books were about the narrow taste of a bookstore owner and a girl counting down to her own rebirth. Go »

Joseph Kittinger

If you're going to lose your record for space diving, the gracious thing to do is to join the team. Go »

Tom Dudley

Let's look at the menu. Ah! Cabin boys are in season. Go »

Johannes Vermeer

The same two rooms showed up again and again in the works by this Dutch master, but he sometimes used a monochrome background as well, as with his famous painting of a pearl on a girl. Go »

Kevin McCarthy

It took 164 years for that many ballots to result in this winner, and it sure felt like that long in January. Go »

Kelsea Ballerini

This Tennessean refused to apologize for making a meta joke when choosing the title of her first album, but that decision might change. Go »

David Grann

His articles and books have inspired a series of dark crime films about Charlie Hunnam searching the Amazon, Robert Redford escaping from prison, and Leonardo DiCaprio involved in Osage murders. Go »

Lee Tilghman

Recovering from a peanut butter-related eating disorder led to a successful career as an American wellness influencer, until a half-year break turned her into a critic of her own profession. Go »

Daniel Kaluuya

"Nope" and "get out" are not just starring roles on his resume; they're what he'd probably say if you went back in time and told him that he'd eventually appear in one Black Panther movie and win an Oscar for his supporting role in another. Go »


Pro wrestling's biggest weirdo, a cross between Conan O'Brien and the Joker, hails from the far away place of Detroit. Go »

Brent Bozell

This media watchdog and researcher has been the center of controversy himself over expressions of opinion that were not his own. Go »

John C. Reilly

He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 2002 musical named after the city where he was born. He's also known for making three movies and a cameo with Will Ferrell and the same with Paul Thomas Anderson. Go »

Nathan Zohner

This Idaho teenager wasn't the first to warn people of the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide, but he was the first to get a pseudoscience term named after him. Go »

Sarah Andersen

The doodles -- or are they scribbles? -- by this award-winning webcomic author often tackle subjects like adult responsibility, toxic masculinity, self-loathing, and cat logic. Go »

Joe Montana

This quarterback's four Super Bowl wins over the course of the decade made him one of the most popular athletes of the 1980s, even though he stole a locker from some guy named David W. Gibson. Go »

Steven Schwartz

In SpaceBalls, the hero was encouraged to "use the Schwartz!" The tool that this Manhattan attorney was caught using is almost as make-believe. Go »

Salman Khan

His appearances in Heroes, Wanted, and the Notebook and Bodyguard films have made him one of the most popular actors in the world, even if he's also one of the least popular drivers. Go »

Jack Smith

This veteran prosecutor with an everyman name and Ironman hobby has the difficult job of projecting neutrality while charging a former president and current candidate with crimes more political than one of his wife's documentaries. Go »

Katie Nolan

Sports? This TV host doesn't have time for garbage like that. It always makes her late. Go »

Ellen Pompeo

A long-running medical series about her character's textbook body has made her one of the top-earning TV stars in the world. Go »

Mark King

Some CEOs need to live más in order to understand their customer base. Who's the king? Go »

Lita Ford

Running away from her successful all-female rock band didn't turn out to be a fatal career move, although her solo-career hits do seem fixated on death, such as an eyes-closed duet with Ozzy Osbourne and a song about a deadly kiss. Go »

Jonathan Majors

His career has seen him play violent villains in Ant-Man and Creed movies, but it might be over due to allegations of his violent, villainous behavior in real life. Go »

Luke Perry

After playing the bad-boy heartthrob of a rich zip code in one teen drama, he played a father with mysterious secrets around a comic-book town in another. Go »

Anthony Comstock

Several suicide notes blamed this Christian moralist for abusing his authority over the mail to arrest anyone using birth control, anatomy textbooks, misquoted Bible passages, or anything else that he deemed obscene. Go »

Frankie MacDonald

Canadians who need forecasts for extreme weather should be prepared by subscribing this YouTuber's account. Go »