These seven goos were inspired by this year's batch of Oscar-nominated films and filmmakers. While you play, don't forget to enter Funeratic's Predict the Oscars contest for your chance to win a prize.



Ruth Bader Ginsburg

publication date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

category: Justice

clue: This Clinton nominee reigns supreme as the most "notorious" justice in the highest court.

explanation: Ginsburg has been nicknamed "The Notorious RBG." more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


Lee Israel

publication date: Friday, February 15, 2019

category: Crime

clue: It takes a writer to impersonate a writer.

explanation: Israel, a once-successful biographer, turned to forging letters from famous authors to support herself. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


Alfonso Cuarón

publication date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

category: Movies

clue: He's made character-driven dramas about a Mexico City neighborhood and a mother too, sci-fi thrillers about paternal children and a force of attraction, stilted romantic films about AIDS and a wealthy Florida woman, and children's-book adaptations about a royal servant and a magic prisoner.

explanation: Cuarón directed Roma, Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, Gravity, Sólo con Tu Pareja, Great Expectations, A Little Princess, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


Dick Cheney

publication date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

category: Government

clue: He's been called a dick and the "president of vice," but he's still the most powerful person ever to hold his particular office.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


Victor Hugo Green

publication date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

category: Literature

clue: If you were black and you wanted to travel in the Jim Crow South, green was the way to go.

explanation: Green published The Negro Motorist Green Book that listed and reviewed businesses that were accepting of African American patrons in the segregated South. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Freddie Mercury

publication date: Monday, February 11, 2019

category: Music

clue: This rhapsodic singer died in 1991 but lives on as rock royalty.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


Glenn Close

publication date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

category: Movies

clue: To date, she's been nominated for six Oscars without winning, for indelible performances in movies like The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, and Albert Nobbs. This year, she's this close to winning with nomination #7.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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