publication date: Thursday, September 28, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)

category: Journalism

clue: A reporter's job is to tell the truth, but slothful reporters find other ways.

explanation: Blair was forced to resign from his reporter position at the New York Times in 2003 for fabricating stories and interviews, which he claims stemmed in part from mental illness. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, Joy Dunn, and Aaron Weiss

trivia: Scott was reluctant to play into a stereotype by having a black man represent sloth, and nearly gooed Stephen Glass instead. But the Blair goo turned out too well, especially when Scott combined Blair's face with a mouth from one of the preloaded sample faces that come with Kai's Power Goo, a technique he had never used before. (The source images for Princess Diana (0007) and Mona Lisa (0030) came from the program directly, but this was the first goo to combine an external source photo with a preloaded face.)

Seven Deadly Sins Week This goo represented sloth in Seven Deadly Sins Week.

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