Relax! You've earned it. After a challenging tournament, it's time to take a break with seven easy goos that won't tax your brain cells too much. The competition is over, so just enjoy these and have fun.



Miyamoto Musashi

publication date: Friday, May 30, 2014

category: Legends

clue: This dueling swordsman and collector of five rings remains big in Japan to this day.

explanation: Musashi was a legendary swordsman and author of martial strategy guide The Book of Five Rings. more…

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

trivia: This goo was a nod to Celebrity Goo Game's new Japan-themed format that would begin two days later.


Manute Bol

publication date: Thursday, May 29, 2014

category: Sports

clue: His height made him one of the NBA's all-time best shot blockers, so it's ironic that his first name made him sound tiny.

explanation: The 7'7" Bol's first name sounded like "minute." more…

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

trivia: Scott had a difficult time finding a square image that showed most of Bol's extremely tall body.


Cyndi Lauper

publication date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

category: Music

clue: Theme after theme, goos just want to have fun.

explanation: Lauper's hits included "Time After Time" and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." more…

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


Pitbull

publication date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

category: Music

clue: If you guess anyone other than this Miami-born rapper, you're barking up the wrong tree.

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


Robert Plant

publication date: Monday, May 26, 2014

category: Music

clue: Here's a British rock riddle: What kind of plant produces one lemon and one tangerine?

explanation: With his band Led Zeppelin, Plant sang "The Lemon Song" and "Tangerine." more…

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

trivia: This goo, with only the question ("what kind...?") as the clue, was originally created for the tournament. Scott decided that it was too easy, so he held it back for bonus goos and added the preface ("here's a...").


Tippi Hedren

publication date: Friday, May 23, 2014

category: Movies

clue: Hitchcock taught this actress a thing or two about dealing with Angry Birds.

explanation: Hedren starred in The Birds. more…

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

trivia: This goo was originally created for The Game Masters, but Scott didn't want to fill the theme with too many movie stars, so he replaced it with a goo of fitness expert Tony Horton.


Xzibit

publication date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

category: Music

clue: Yo dawg I heard you like celebrity goos so I put some celebrity goos in your celebrity goo game.

explanation: Xzibit was the subject of an Internet meme using this recursive phrase. more…

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

trivia: This goo was originally created for the Spring 2014 tournament, but Scott decided that it was too easy. It was replaced by a goo of Mindy Kaling.


Other Themes in Spring 2014

The Spirit of Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi produced the usual stories of triumph and heartbreak associated with the quadrennial games. Here are some of the most interesting people to emerge from the event. Go »

Video Game Heroes

Video games have become a billion-dollar industry, with annual revenues that outgross Hollywood. These five characters are some of the most popular stars in the business. Fictional characters are normally excluded from the game, but this week makes a special exception. This theme was created by Matthew Preston. Go »

Days of Our Lives

Each weekday brings a new celebrity goo, and that's extra true for these five goos, each of which was inspired by a different day of the week (not the day of publication). This theme was created by Chris Lemler. Go »

Angel on My Shoulders

Whatever your personal beliefs about angels, there's little doubt that their influence in culture has been enormous. These five celebrities from different fields all have some connection to angels. This theme was created by Steve West. Go »

Presidential Prenomens

These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help? Go »

Life is a Fairy Tale

Classic fairy tales teach universal lessons about wisdom, patience, and other virtues, remaining relevant even in our modern world. Each of these five celebrities has something in common with a classic fairy-tale hero or villain. Go »

I Want to Believe

Nearly 75% of Americans believe in some form of paranormal phenomena, so it's no wonder that celebrities do too. These five people, each famous in their own right, are also known for their beliefs about specific supernatural activity. Go »

The Game Masters

These ten celebrities would be instant masters at certain games if they ever got to play, judging from their previous life experience. The first week of this theme features celebrities who would dominate at modern board and card games, and the second week switches to modern video games. Go »

Spring 2014 Tournament

Justin Woods. Matthew Preston. Russ Wilhelm. Steve West. The list of winners includes some very talented players. Are you prepared to do what it takes to feel the thrill of victory? This tournament will produce the game's 60th champion. Go »