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!
publication date: Thursday, November 22, 2012
clue: On Jeopardy!, this governor would appear in the category called Potent Potables.
explanation: The clue is a play on Samuel Adams Boston Lager. more…
trivia: This goo was originally created for GooCon: Siesta Key.
publication date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
clue: Want to kick the rats out of office? It's going to take more than some extra cash.
explanation: Rattray was the founder of change.org ("extra cash"). The word "rats" was a play on his name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm
publication date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
clue: Contrary to popular belief, this Portuguese is not named after his master's initials.
explanation: Bo was a Portuguese water dog owned by Barack Obama. He was named after another dog that was named for Bo Diddley. more…
publication date: Monday, November 19, 2012
clue: The new James Bond movie was not one of his promotional sponsors.
explanation: Baumgartner set numerous records by freefalling from orbit on October 14, 2012. The James Bond movie Skyfall was released a few weeks later. more…
publication date: Friday, November 16, 2012
clue: She scored a lot of points that her male opponents just can't beat.
explanation: Sarkeesian was a feminist critic of the misogynist culture in contemporary video gaming. Opposition to her included a Flash game where players could beat up a photograph of her face. more…
trivia: Incorrect guesses included AJ Lee, Anna Prosser, Jade Raymond, and Vanessa Arteaga.
publication date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
clue: It doesn't take a genius to know that Cambridge has produced some pretty good writers.
explanation: Díaz was a professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge. In 2012, he received a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation to continue his writing. more…
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Charles Stross and Alexander Masters.
publication date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
clue: The title of her hit series makes it sound like the characters would prefer child-sized chairs.
explanation: Dunham wrote, directed, and starred in the television series Girls and the movie Tiny Furniture. more…
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Lucy Hale, Teri Garr, Jen Montzingo, and Lana Parrilla.
publication date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
clue: He likes rolling, dancing, dashing, and seeing.
explanation: Saadiq was known for his albums Stone Rollin' and The Way I See It, the song "100 Yard Dash," and his appearance on Dancing with the Stars. more…
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and Vernon Reid.
publication date: Monday, November 12, 2012
clue: Nobody doesn't like this queen of New York.
explanation: Lee was a TV chef named similar to the brand Sara Lee ("nobody doesn't like Sara Lee"). She was the longtime partner of New York governor Andrew Cuomo. more…
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Liza Queen, Ramona Singer, and two for Cat Cora.