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



Gloria Trevi

publication date: Friday, August 12, 2011

category: Music

clue: una de las mas vendidas cantantes en el mercado de música pop, que es famosa por su pelo suelto

explanation: Trevi was a best-selling pop singer, famous for her signature hit "Pelo Suelto" ("loose hair"). more…

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

trivia: Scott thanks Lori Lancaster for help with the translation. To keep it fair, he provided her nothing but the English phrase and his own best guess at the Spanish phrase.


Octavio Paz

publication date: Thursday, August 11, 2011

category: Literature

clue: inspired by Hawthorne, married by Garro, honored by Nobel

explanation: Paz was a Nobel Prize-winning author and former husband of fellow writer Elena Garro. Among his many works was La hija de Rappaccini, a play that adapted Hawthorne's story Rappaccini's Daughter. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Scott Horowitz, and Elaine Beckland


Paul Rodriguez

publication date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

category: Comedy

clue: comedian and club owner who made a million dollars in a self-directed starring role

explanation: Rodriguez directed himself in the movie A Million to Juan, playing a migrant worker handed a check for one million dollars. more…

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


Carlos Slim

publication date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

category: Business

clue: holds a slender margin over the world's second-richest man

explanation: By some estimates, Slim ("slender") was the richest man in the world at the time this goo was published. 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, Scott Horowitz, Lori Lancaster, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski


Carlos Santana

publication date: Monday, August 8, 2011

category: Music

clue: guitar wizard who became famous with his eponymous jazz-fusion band at Woodstock

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, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski


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 »

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 »

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 »