This poetic form has given rhyme and rhythm to dirty jokes for generations. Can you decode each line of this celebrity limerick to recognize the famous figures it describes?



Kirby Puckett

publication date: Friday, May 13, 2011

category: Sports

clue: his famous eleventh-inning hit in game six kept the Series going

explanation: Puckett was best known for his game-winning overtime hit in the 1991 World Series and his exuberant run around the bases afterwards, which was used as the source image for this goo. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry

trivia: Scott originally planned to create a goo of 1991 World Series pitcher Charlie Liebrandt with the clue, "He lost a big game to K. Puckett." Scott ultimately decided that the limerick would be funnier if Puckett was the answer, deliberately breaking the rhyme and rhythm of the poem.


Gabrielle Giffords

publication date: Thursday, May 12, 2011

category: Government

clue: she was shot in the head

explanation: Giffords was an Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January 2011. more…

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


Sue Ellen Cooper

publication date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

category: Fads

clue: she wore hats colored red

explanation: Cooper founded the Red Hat Society, a social club for women. more…

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


Harland Sanders

publication date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

category: Cuisine

clue: he gave us the KFC bucket

explanation: Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken, later known as KFC. more…

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


Tim Daly

publication date: Monday, May 9, 2011

category: Television

clue: he piloted planes in Nantucket

explanation: Daly played a Nantucket pilot in Wings. more…

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


Other Themes in Spring 2011

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Feeling Minnesota

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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

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The Other Guys

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Peculiar Pathology

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Down at the Disco

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Kai's Power Goos

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Do Overs

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Famous Thetans

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Spring 2011 Tournament

Many have played, but only one will win. All players from the season will compete in an elimination tournament to decide which of them is the top competitor, deserving of a prize. Good luck! Go »

Spring 2011 Bonus Goos

While you wait for the Summer 2011 season to begin, enjoy these extra goos that didn't fit easily into a theme in the regular season. The competition is over, so these goos are just for fun. Go »