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?



Bobby Seale

publication date: Friday, July 29, 2011

category: Humanitarianism

clue: this seal became one tough cat in 1966

explanation: Seale co-founded the Black Panthers in 1966. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: This goo was inspired by The Black Cat.


Léon Foucault

publication date: Thursday, July 28, 2011

category: Science

clue: French physicist known for dangling his invention over a pit in the floor

explanation: Foucault invented a large pendulum that demonstrated effects of the Earth's rotation. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: This goo was inspired by The Pit and the Pendulum.


Jonathan Ogden

publication date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

category: Sports

clue: since his 2008 retirement, he has played football nevermore

explanation: Ogden played for the Baltimore Ravens. 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, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski

trivia: This goo was inspired by The Raven.


Ryan Reynolds

publication date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

category: Movies

clue: playing a green superhero hasn't revealed his buried talents

explanation: Reynolds starred in Green Lantern and Buried. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski

trivia: This goo was inspired by The Premature Burial.


Usher

publication date: Monday, July 25, 2011

category: Music

clue: R&B star known for showing his houseguests to their seats

explanation: The clue was a play on Usher's stage name. 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, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski

trivia: This goo was inspired by The Fall of the House of Usher.


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 »

Hog Wild

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... 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 »

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 »