Here in America, we're so proud of our homeland that we name our children after U.S. states. Who are these five patriotic celebrities whose names put them on the map?



Texas Battle

publication date: Friday, February 4, 2011

category: Television

clue: emboldened by beauty

explanation: Battle starred in The Bold and the Beautiful. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, and Jon Berry

trivia: One player guessed Flo Rida.


Georgia O'Keeffe

publication date: Thursday, February 3, 2011

category: Art

clue: New Mexico's most colorful and abstract flower

explanation: O'Keeffe, who settled in New Mexico, painted flowers, rocks, and other natural still-lifes with innovative use of color and abstraction. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, and Jon Berry


Natalie Maines

publication date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

category: Music

clue: in her 2003 speech, she wasn't just whistlin' Dixie

explanation: Maines, lead singer in the Dixie Chicks, caused controversy in 2003 for criticizing President Bush in mid-concert remarks. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, and Jon Berry


Virginia Madsen

publication date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

category: Movies

clue: from the deserts of Arrakis to the vineyards of Santa Barbara

explanation: Madsen starred in Dune and Sideways. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, and Jon Berry


Denzel Washington

publication date: Monday, January 31, 2011

category: Movies

clue: found glory playing Malcolm X

explanation: Washington starred in Glory and Malcolm X. 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, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, Kelly Hardie, and Jon Berry


Other Themes in Winter 2011

Ready for Prime Time

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Louie Louie

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Not-So-Merry Christmas

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The Four Elements

Ever since the philosopher Empedocles proposed the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water, humans have been fascinated by them. Can you identify a celebrity associated with each of them? Go »

Bird is the Word

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Checkmate

One of the oldest games on the planet, chess has confounded strategists for many centuries. These five goos were inspired by the simple yet profound game. Go »

I Will Survive

We all die someday, but these five celebrities are famous for not dying, at least not when they were supposed to. Survive this week to have a better shot in the tournament. Go »

Rising Sun

The ancient and exotic culture of Japan has fascinated the West for generations. These five Japanese celebrities will challenge your knowledge of the island nation. Go »

Muppet Mimics

Jim Henson's Muppets have left a distinct impression on our culture, to the point where we start to recognize them when looking at famous faces. Can you tell who resembles these five Muppets? Go »

Winter 2011 Tournament

Many have played, but only one will win. All players from the season will compete in a week-long tournament to decide which of them is the top competitor, deserving of a prize. Good luck! Go »