Unrelated to the founders of the Five Guys burger franchise, these other five "guys" all have the most generic of masculine names. If you can recognize all five, treat yourself to a cheeseburger.



Buddy Guy

publication date: Friday, August 5, 2011

category: Music

clue: I'm not your friend, buddy

explanation: Guy was a blues musician. The clue is a play on a meme from South Park about polite Canadian insults: "I'm not your guy, friend!" "I'm not your friend, buddy!" "I'm not your buddy, guy!" 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Elaine Beckland


Guy de Maupassant

publication date: Thursday, August 4, 2011

category: Literature

clue: French author known for his brevity, in language and in form

explanation: de Maupassant, known for sparse words in his prose, created the modern short story form. 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Elaine Beckland


Guy Pearce

publication date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011

category: Movies

clue: suppressed his Australian accent to play a studdering king's brother

explanation: Pearce starred in The King's Speech. 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, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland


Guy Ritchie

publication date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

category: Movies

clue: what do Madonna, Jason Statham, and Sherlock Holmes have in common?

explanation: Ritchie, former husband of Madonna, directed two Sherlock Holmes movies and three movies starring Jason Statham. 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski


Guy Fawkes

publication date: Monday, August 1, 2011

category: Terrorism

clue: gunpowder is one way to express displeasure with Parliament, especially on November 5

explanation: Fawkes entered British history on November 5, 1605 when he led a plot to destroy Parliament and the British crown by planting explosives. 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Elaine Beckland


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