This season is almost over! Before summer officially arrives on June 3, enjoy these six bonus goos that are just for fun, with no bearing on the game score.



Jack Johnson

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Chris, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, May 31, 2013

category: Music

clue: If you see this goo's fans throwing a certain kind of pancakes at him for acting like a monkey, don't go on and on about it.

explanation: Johnson recorded the song "Banana Pancakes" and the album On and On. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: Scott tweaked the wording of Chris's submitted clue.


Hannah Storm

publication date: Thursday, May 30, 2013

category: Journalism

clue: Sports reporters aren't accustomed to being at the center of a firestorm of tabloid coverage.

explanation: Storm was a reporter for SportsCenter. A few months before this goo was published, she was burned in an accident at home. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


Lady Gaga

This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, and category, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

category: Music

clue: Born with a poker face, this telephone enthusiast's glorious edge came from her ability to dance away from a bad romance with some Judas figure named Alejandro.

explanation: Gaga was known for the hits "Born This Way," "Poker Face," "Telephone," "The Edge of Glory," "Just Dance," "Bad Romance," "Judas," and "Alejandro." more…

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


Ettore Boiardi

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Chris, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

category: Cuisine

clue: O boy! If you are a food expert, then you better get this, or you'll get a D for not knowing who this chef is.

explanation: Boiardi was better known as Chef Boyardee, founder of a popular brand of canned pastas. more…

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


Ronda Rousey

This celebrity goo was created by player Tony Peters.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Tony, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, May 27, 2013

category: Sports

clue: This bronze assassin is armed and dangerous.

explanation: Rousey, a fighter known as the "Armbar Assassin" for her victories by the armbar technique, won a bronze in judo at the 2008 Olympics. more…

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


Ron King

publication date: Friday, May 24, 2013

category: Controversy

clue: Using a likeness of Trayvon Martin for shooting practice makes you a target. Who's the king?

explanation: King was a police officer fired for showing off a novelty target bearing Martin's likeness. more…

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


Other Themes in Spring 2013

Do Overs

Last month's tournament was especially difficult, and many wrong answers were guessed. Here's your chance to try again: Each of these five goos was a frequent incorrect guess made for another recent goo. Go »

World War Z

Zombies may be the hottest thing in Hollywood, but you have an entirely different horde to fend off: Ten goos who have an unusual initial in common. They may come last alphabetically, but they have a prominent place in this goo season. Go »

Bang the Drum Badly

They can't all be Neil Peart or Dave Grohl. For years, rock fans have made fun of bad drummers sticking out in good bands, and these five names have all come up in discussions of rock's worst big-time drummers. Try to keep pace with them. Go »

Cyberpunk'd

Cyberpunk fiction depicts futuristic worlds where technology can do anything except free humanity from its nihilistic dystopia. These six visionaries have developed the genre in different mediums. It's up to you to name them all, and that's no April Fools prank. Go »

Fashion Show

They say clothes make the man. They also made the careers of these five goos, who are some of the biggest names and most successful designers in the fashion industry. There's no need to dress up your answers; just get the names right. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

Thirsty? Can I pour you a drink? Belly up to the bar and play the Celebrity Goo Drinking Game, where all of these famous people share their name with drinks you can order at a bar, pub, saloon, tavern, lounge, drinkery, tap room, gin joint, ale house, or watering hole. Go »

Deadly Development

Science can be hazardous to your health! These five pioneers of technology and new ways of living were too clever by half, killed by the very inventions that they hoped would better the human race (or at least further their careers). Go »

Mothers and Daughters

Some great women had a role model for their success. In honor of Mother's Day, here are ten famous mother-daughter pairs who achieved fame in the same profession. For each goo, you must guess both names to be correct. Go »

Spring 2013 Tournament

It's the eye of the tiger. It's the thrill of the fight, risin' up to the challenge of our rival. And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and he's watchin' us all with the eye... of the tiger. Go »