publication date: Monday, May 1, 2000 (part of Round IX)
clue: The contest for President this fall could see... um, blood.
explanation: This goo went online early in the 2000 presidential election, when Gore was the Democratic presidential candidate. His wife was Tipper Gore, a political celebrity in her own right. The word "gore" literally means "blood," a hint lost on most of the players. more…
trivia: The goal was not specifically to make Gore look like Ernie from "Sesame Street," but it worked none the less.