The goo game becomes a pig sty this week, as these five celebrities known for their porcine names line up to be counted. This little piggy went to Hollywood...



Frank Borman

publication date: Friday, July 1, 2011

category: Science

clue: igspay... in... acespay

explanation: Borman was an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo missions, and commander of the first spaceflight to circle the Moon. The clue played on the recurring "Pigs in Space" skit on The Muppet Show. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: Scott originally created a Television goo to end the week, but changed it to Borman at the last minute because the phonetic match to "boar" was closer to the theme. He saved the unused goo for the tournament at the end of the Summer 2011 season.


Francis Bacon

publication date: Thursday, June 30, 2011

category: Philosophy

clue: ethodicalmay ientistscay

explanation: Bacon's teachings led to the scientific method as we know it today. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Scott Horowitz, and Laurie Laczkowski

trivia: Several players guessed Roger Bacon. Scott did not anticipate confusion over the two, and regretted not writing a clue that more clearly referred to Francis. The same source image could be found online, mislabeled as Roger.


Dustin Swinehart

publication date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

category: Sports

clue: arlottechay oalgay eaderlay

explanation: Recently retired Swinehart was the goal leader (highest-scoring player) for the Charlotte Eagles professional soccer team. 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, and Laurie Laczkowski


Kevin Bacon

publication date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

category: Movies

clue: arstay of ootloosefay and emorstray

explanation: Bacon was the star of Footloose and Tremors. 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, Scott Horowitz, and Laurie Laczkowski


Jon Hamm

publication date: Monday, June 27, 2011

category: Television

clue: ainmay admanmay

explanation: "main madman" - Hamm was the lead actor in Mad Men. 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, Scott Horowitz, and Laurie Laczkowski

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Laurie Laczkowski.

trivia: All of the goos in the "Hog Wild" theme were written in Pig Latin.


Other Themes in Summer 2011

Mystery Men

Anonymity is rare in modern life, but these five "celebrities" managed to become famous without their identities being discovered until later, if at all. Can you name these nameless ones? Go »

City Girls

These five women all share their first names with modern metropolises from around the world. Get your passport ready for a miniature Goo World Tour. Go »

Children of the Eighties

The 1980s were a booming time for child stars in television and movies, as Hollywood focused on family entertainment. Can you name these five actors who became famous playing kids in that decade? Go »

Born on the 4th of July

These five famous Americans, representing five corners of the nation, all share the most patriotic of birthdays, and give the goo game some added fireworks this week. Go »

Get a Clue

Was it Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the candlestick? You'll need the right evidence to accuse these five stars of sharing their names with characters from the classic board game Clue. Go »

Tennis Club

Grab your racquet and hit the court! The more you know the sport of tennis, the better you'll be able to name these five major players. Lob your guesses over the net, and good luck. Go »

Poe-pourri

Once upon a midnight dreary, after you ponder weak and weary, the answers to these five goos inspired by the most famous works of Edgar Allan Poe will be revealed. 'Tis that the answer, tapping at your chamber door? Go »

Five Guys

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. Go »

South of the Border

¡Arriba! The final theme of the summer heads down to Mexico for five celebrities who hail from our neighbor to the south. ¡Buena suerte! Go »

Summer 2011 Tournament

There can be only one! Many players have entered the tournament, but they'll be paired off in brackets until only one remains in the end to win the season. These goos are a little harder than usual, but they're still playable by all. Go »

Summer 2011 Bonus Goos

Until the Fall 2011 season begins, enjoy this assortment of goos too offbeat to include in one of the themes from the regular season. The winner is already decided, so these goos are just for fun. Go »