publication date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: According to his lawsuit, the adapted screenplay for his new desert movie is the pitts.
explanation: Cussler was a novelist famous for his book series starring hero Dirk Pitt ("pitts"). The week before this goo was published, the film "Sahara" based on his novel was released in theaters, but he filed a lawsuit saying that the studio had not allowed him to approve the final script as was in his contract. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Kelly Stokes, and Derrek White
trivia: This goo was created for player Michael Paul Cote, a professed fan of Cussler (and vocal opponent of the character changes in the film version of "Sahara").