The Gopher State is best known for its sprawling forests and quiet streams, but these five Minnesotans from different walks of life illustrate how dynamic the state really is.



Nate Richert

This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Lori, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, March 18, 2011

category: Television

clue: Raised by a pack of squirrels and lover of monkeys and dinosaurs, this lyrical comedian has been everything from a pregnant teen to a superhero.

explanation: Musician ("lyrical") and sitcom star ("comedian") Richert was best known for his role on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, in which magic spells transformed his character into a pregnant teen and a superhero. On his band's website, he claimed to have been raised by squirrels. more…

solved by: Justin Woods


Robert Bly

publication date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

category: Literature

clue: iron man

explanation: Poet Bly's book Iron John: A Book About Men launched a movement of psychological self-help for men. more…

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


Michele Bachmann

publication date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

category: Government

clue: pundits read a presidential run into her tea leaves

explanation: Bachmann was a politician closely linked to the Tea Party movement and considered a potential presidential candidate in 2012. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, and Jon Berry


Percy Harvin

publication date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

category: Sports

clue: born in Virginia, schooled in Florida, well-received in Minnesota

explanation: Harvin was a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings who played football at the University of Florida. more…

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

trivia: Several players guessed Randy Moss.



Other Themes in Spring 2011

I'm Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV

Grab your remote, stat, because you'll need to know your fictional doctors to recognize these five stars of the television screen. Break a leg! Go »

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

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

Famous Thetans

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Celebrity Limerick

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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 »