You know what comes after everyone gorging themselves on a big tournament? A week of leftovers. Enjoy these six extra goos before the winter season begins on December 3.



David Petraeus

publication date: Friday, November 30, 2012

category: Military

clue: The high-flying career of a CIA director has been brought down to Earth by Gmail.

explanation: Petraeus's career-ending affair with his biographer came to light due to emails stored and sent on Gmail. 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, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: This goo could have been part of the "Pride Goeth Before a Fall" theme if the scandal had happened in time, but Petraeus had already been a goo once before.


Richard Wagner

publication date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

category: Music

clue: This German is better known for his operas than for the half-tuba, half-French-horn that bears his name.

explanation: Wagner inspired the Wagner tuba. 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, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: This goo was considered for the "Man or Machine?" theme.


Savion Glover

publication date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

category: Dance

clue: Broadway gained both the noise and the funk thanks to this tap dancer.

explanation: Among Glover's dance shows on Broadway was Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk. 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, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: This goo was considered for the "Shall We Dance?" theme.


Greg Maddux

publication date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

category: Sports

clue: This retired Las Vegan pursued pitching records with the tenacity of a mad dog.

explanation: Maddux, nicknamed "Mad Dog," held numerous records for consistently excellent pitching. 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, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: This goo was considered for the "What Happens in Vegas" theme.


Kevin Clash

publication date: Monday, November 26, 2012

category: Television

clue: This puppeteer is no longer a part of Elmo's world after resigning amid allegations that he had sex with minors.

explanation: Clash was the puppeteer behind Elmo of Sesame Street. 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, Aaron Shurtleff, and Erik Bates

trivia: This goo would have been a part of the "Pride Goeth Before a Fall" theme if the scandal had happened sooner.


Lance Armstrong

publication date: Friday, November 23, 2012

category: Sports

clue: He triumphed over other cyclists year after year in France and even beat cancer, but doping allegations eventually dragged him down.

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

trivia: This goo was originally created for the "Pride Goeth Before a Fall" theme. Scott initially considered Armstrong, Richard Nixon, Brett Favre, and Paul Reubens for the theme, but didn't want to use any of them because they had already been goos in the past. He wound up replacing Armstrong with James Frey, and then found so many other good possibilities that he expanded the theme to two weeks.


Other Themes in Fall 2012

Film School

Early fall is back-to-school season. These ten noteworthy educators have been honored by Hollywood movies telling their stories. All ten goos are presented in the Three Clues format: Recognize the movie, and you can name the famous educator. Go »

Do Overs

These five celebrities were common incorrect guesses for recent goos. Here's your second chance to get each one right. Go »

What Happens in Vegas

Las Vegas is a glittering tourist destination, with world-class gambling and entertainment. These five celebrities are strongly associated with Sin City. Go »

Shall We Dance?

Turn on some music and get on your feet! To guess right at these five famous dancers, you don't want to miss a single step. Go »

Nerdocracy

Nerds, geeks, and dweebs have taken over: Their movies are the biggest hits, their memes rule the Internet, and now their day has come in Celebrity Goo Game. These five people are strongly associated with nerd culture. Go »

Pride Goeth Before a Fall

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. These ten celebrities were once on top of the world, enjoying widespread success and popular acclaim. Then a scandal erupted that ended their high-flying careers, some quickly and others painfully slowly. Go »

Campaign in the Neck

Next week, Americans will decide whether Barack Obama will remain president, or Mitt Romney will take over. It's been a topsy-turvy campaign with some unusual personalities making their mark along the way. Can you name five of them? Go »

Man or Machine?

Modern society has been transformed by technology, which makes life safer and more convenient. Each of these five men shares his last name with a famous machine. Can you invent a method for solving them? Go »

Fall 2012 Tournament

Another one bites the dust! Another one bites the dust! Another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust! Hey, I'm gonna get you too. Another one bites the dust! Go »