publication date: Friday, October 24, 2003 (part of Round XXI)
clue: It's almost hideous how the goo game turns celebrities into liquid from some other form.
explanation: Kojima was the writer-director-producer-editor of the "Metal Gear" games, published by Konami, whose logo was visible in the goo. "Liquid from some other form" is a reference to the title of "Metal Gear Solid." The word "hideous" was a play on Hideo. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Nadine Russell, Kelly Stokes, Amir H. Sufyani, and Andy Hubbartt
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Kagemasa Kozuki, Motoyuki Yoshioka, Kazunobu Uehara, Konami, and Angelina Jolie.