Washington isn't just the capital of the nation; it's a bustling city with a unique culture. These five Americans were all born in the District of Columbia. This theme was created by Steve West.



Al Gore

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, January 18, 2013

category: Government

clue: While not spending his time inventing the Internet, this former VP is looking to earn his second Nobel.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Scott Hardie


J. Edgar Hoover

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, January 17, 2013

category: Justice

clue: This rumored cross-dresser practically single-handedly created the modern FBI.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Scott Hardie


John Philip Sousa

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

category: Music

clue: This goo composed so many well-known songs of a particular variety that it's no wonder he's known as "The March King."

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Scott Hardie


Ben Stein

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

category: Television

clue: Known for political speech writing and an iconic movie role, this goo first gained national attention by giving away his own money on TV.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Scott Horowitz, and Scott Hardie


Billie Burke

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, January 14, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Although nominated for an Academy Award for a different film, this goo will always be remembered for the role that gave us the line, "and Toto too."

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Scott Horowitz, and Scott Hardie


Other Themes in Winter 2013

Triple Trouble

Good things come in threes! To be correct, you'll have to guess the first, middle, and last names of these five famous people who are known by their full names. This theme was created by Denise Sawicki. Go »

Powers of Twelve

On Wednesday of this week, it will be the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of the century, an occasion we won't see again in our lifetimes. These five duodecimal goos were inspired by the number 12. Go »

It's the End of the World as We Know It

Some people have interpreted the Mayan calendar to foretell of the end of the world on Friday. What would life be like after an apocalyptic event? The works created by these five entertainers may show us. Go »

Guitar Gods

Rock Block may be gone, but rock and roll will never die! These five master guitarists are among the most respected and most influential performers in rock music. This theme was created by Steve Dunn. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

If you solve a goo, take a sip. If you solve all five, finish your drink. You can order all five of these goos in a bar, but you better practice holding your liquor, because this theme will return throughout 2013. Go »

Sink or Swim

In the hundred years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the doomed ship has occupied a special place in our cultural memory. Can you solve these five goos connected to the disaster? This theme was created by Chris Lemler. Go »

Goo Ladder

It's a goo ladder, where the clues aren't the only clues! Figure out how each clue is related and this season will be a breeze! These goos were designed to be solved in order of publication, for fun and profit! This theme was created by Erik Bates. Go »

Quindecennial

Celebrity Goo Game began 15 years ago, and has changed a lot. Revisit this theme each day, including Saturday and Sunday, to see a different era in the game's history, as you guess five celebrities who are all nearly the same age as the game. Happy anniversary! Go »

Winter 2013 Tournament

We may be through with winter, but it's not through with us. While you dig your way out from Nemo, find a few minutes for these tournament goos, which will test your goo-solving skills against fellow players. Go »

Winter 2013 Bonus Goos

Spring is in the air! Enjoy these last few goos before the Spring 2013 season begins in March. Our winner has already been decided (congrats Erik!), so these goos are just for fun, although they will boost your lifetime score if you solve them. Go »