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, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, 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.

Similar Goos

Jill Kelley

The pen proved mightier than the sword for this Tampa woman. Go »

Caro Emerald

She doesn't have a figure typical of best-selling popular singers, but this Dutch singer is almost single-handedly reviving big-band jazz. Go »

Forest Whitaker

He's played an urban samurai, an African warlord, and a Psychlo, all with a distinctive drooping eye. Go »

O. Henry

In a shocking twist ending, this goo is both an American short-story author and a candy bar made of peanuts, caramel, fudge, and chocolate. Go »

Dallas Clayton

Writing children's literature is good. Becoming a financial hit on your own after every publisher turned you down is awesome. Go »

Cee Lo Green

This Gnarls Barkley singer had an obscene reply for the girlfriend he saw riding in another man's car. Go »