For Steve West's birthday, here are five celebrities who have experienced bad luck in bathrooms, inspired by Steve's plumbing woes. All five goos are extra difficult, because that's the way Steve likes them.



Faye Wong

publication date: Friday, July 12, 2013

category: Music

clue: Conducting her business in a Chinese alleyway brought Heaven down to Earth.

explanation: Wong was a glamorous Chinese singer known for hit songs like "Heaven and Earth." Tabloids photographed her dumping our her chamber pot in a communal toilet in a hutong, an incident that inspired more songs. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Chris Lemler


Reeva Steenkamp

publication date: Thursday, July 11, 2013

category: Modeling

clue: There's no way that a jury can let her attacker walk away scot-free.

explanation: Steenkamp was murdered in her bathroom in February 2013 by legless athlete Oscar Pistorius. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein


Abner Louima

publication date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

category: Injustice

clue: After an Italian fox dominated him, he was left with 8.75 reasons to forget.

explanation: Louima was beaten and sodomized in a precinct bathroom by a New York police officer named Volpe (Italian for "fox"), who was later sentenced to decades in prison for the assault. Louima received an $8.75 million settlement from the city. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


George Michael

publication date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

category: Music

clue: His 1987 treatise on religion did not prepare him for a legal constraint.

explanation: Michael, whose album Faith was a hit in 1987, was arrested for lewd conduct in a bathroom. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn


James Gandolfini

publication date: Monday, July 8, 2013

category: Television

clue: The cella caldaria was too intense for one of Jersey's most infamous sons.

explanation: In ancient Rome, the "cella caldaria" was a hot room in the public baths. Gandolini, famous for playing a New Jersey mob boss, died in a hotel bathroom in Rome. more…

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


Other Themes in Summer 2013

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. Go »

Bluth Family Reunion

You've made a huge mistake if you think this one's a freebie. To celebrate the return of Arrested Development, here are five famous members of the cast's extended family. If you don't understand the theme, you won't respond to it. Go »

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Get in your time machine and head back to the heart of the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan lived in the White House, Dynasty and Dallas ruled the airwaves, and these five newsmakers made headlines that captured the public fascination. Go »

Candy Land

This might be the sweetest theme in goo game history. You don't have to have a sweet tooth to solve these ten goos who share their names with famous types and brands of candy, but it would sure help. Go »

Femmes Fatale

The rarity of female killers is precisely what turns the criminal cases against them into media circuses. Some of these five murderesses were convicted and others were acquitted, but all five are commonly considered some of the world's most notorious female murderers. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

What's your favorite drink? Maybe it's one of these five famous people: Each of them shares his or her name with an alcoholic beverage. You're going to need to show your ID and designate a driver before you can play this theme. Go »

Get the Led Out

Led Zeppelin became one of the biggest bands in rock and roll by combining British folk rock with American blues, sprinkled with references to Tolkien and folklore. This week's goos are inspired by five of their original songs. Go »

Five for Fighting

Are you ready for a goo-game rumble? These five celebrities are known for brawling. This theme won't pull any punches, so keep your chin up and stay on your feet. Go »

Summer 2013 Tournament

It's good to be the last one left. In this tournament, players will pair off to see which can solve each day's extra-hard goo faster. When the slower players run out of extra chances, the sole remaining player will be our summer champion. Go »

Summer 2013 Bonus Goos

The game's not over yet! We may have crowned the summer's winner already, but there's still a week and a half until the fall season begins. Enjoy these bonus goos that have no bearing on the score. Go »