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!



Samuel Adams

publication date: Thursday, November 22, 2012

category: Government

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…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: This goo was originally created for GooCon: Siesta Key.


Ben Rattray

publication date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

category: Humanitarianism

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


Bo

publication date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

category: Family

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…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Aaron Shurtleff


Felix Baumgartner

publication date: Monday, November 19, 2012

category: Records

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…

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


Anita Sarkeesian

publication date: Friday, November 16, 2012

category: Games

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…

solved by: Chris Lemler and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: Incorrect guesses included AJ Lee, Anna Prosser, Jade Raymond, and Vanessa Arteaga.


Junot Díaz

publication date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

category: Literature

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…

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

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Charles Stross and Alexander Masters.


Lena Dunham

publication date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

category: Television

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…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Lucy Hale, Teri Garr, Jen Montzingo, and Lana Parrilla.


Raphael Saadiq

publication date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

category: Music

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…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and Vernon Reid.


Sandra Lee

publication date: Monday, November 12, 2012

category: Cuisine

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…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Liza Queen, Ramona Singer, and two for Cat Cora.


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 Bonus Goos

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. Go »