publication date: Monday, April 8, 2002 (part of Round XVII)

category: Art

clue: Ed Harris gave a spotty performance. Funny, he didn't seem Polish.

explanation: Pollock was famous for inventing the "drip" method, in which the artist flicks the paint at the canvas to create a seemingly arbitrary arrangement of spots ("spotty"). Actor Ed Harris played him in the movie "Pollock." The phrase "he didn't seem Polish" is a play on his last name, which could be respelled "polock." more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Jackie Mason, Kelly Lee, Kelly Stokes, Jeff Flom, Andy Hubbartt, and Matt Babula

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Matt Babula.

trivia: No one complained about the ethnic slur in the clue. Both the presence of the slur and the lack of complaint was unusual for this game at the time.


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