publication date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)

category: Literature

clue: This self-described gonzo journalist was a proponent of freak power.

explanation: Thompson ran for office on the Freak Power ticket, and invented what he called gonzo journalism, inserting himself into the center of events instead of observing them. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Jason Lemler

It's Not Easy Being Green: Green is the color of money, of nature, of envy, and of lack of experience. Being named after shades of green has been a curse for these five celebrities: Life has dealt each one of them a hardship, but they hold their heads up all the same.

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