This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Lori, and wrote the explanation.
publication date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (part of Fall 2014)
clue: Even MacGyver couldn't do this much with a sharpie, some cardboard, and a website.
explanation: Edwards was the focus of a charitable experiment. He was homeless and panhandling in Dallas when a web developer created a website soliciting donations and asked him to hold a sign promoting it. Within two months, he had collected $50,000 in donations, turning his life around, and becoming a national news story. more…
intended difficulty: hard
trivia: Lori originally created this goo in 2009 when Edwards was first in the news.