To coincide with Celebrity Goo Game being played live this week at GooCon: Villa Ridge, here are five famous St. Louisans, or 'straight-up thug gangstas' as Erik Bates says they prefer to be called.



Nelly

publication date: Friday, October 14, 2011

category: Music

clue: This #1-selling rapper is known for dressing up and dressing down at the same time.

explanation: Nelly was known for the hit song "#1" and for the albums Sweat and Suit released on the same day. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates


Vincent Price

publication date: Thursday, October 13, 2011

category: Movies

clue: You can't assign a value to the spooky voice employed by this thrilling actor in his many horror roles.

explanation: Price starred in and narrated many horror films, and became known to a younger generation for his spoken performance in Michael Jackson's "Thriller." 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Jim Lee

publication date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

category: Comics

clue: This former best-selling Marvel artist mutated into the head of DC Comics.

explanation: Lee was a successful artist of X-Men comics in the 1990s, but was co-publisher of DC by the time this goo was published in 2011. 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Tennessee Williams

publication date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

category: Theater

clue: Named for a state to the southeast of St. Louis, this playwright desired to see his most famous works on the screen.

explanation: Williams adapted several of his plays into movies, including A Streetcar Named Desire. 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, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Chuck Berry

publication date: Monday, October 10, 2011

category: Music

clue: This iconic early rock star is so closely linked to rock and roll music that it's the title of one of his biggest hits.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle


Other Themes in Fall 2011

9/11 Remembrance

It's been ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, but Americans have not forgotten the heroes and villains of that day. These five famous figures will forever be associated with September 11, 2001. Go »

Do Overs

These five celebrities were common incorrect guesses for recent goos. Here's your second chance to get each one right. Go »

Arab Spring

Throughout 2011, the Arab world has been in upheaval, with citizens demanding rights and overthrowing long-established dictators. This theme looks at both sides of the regional conflict. Go »

Five Days a Week

The goo game has published a new goo every weekday for the better part of a year now. These five goos were inspired by the weekdays on which each one is published. Go »

Goo Noir

Hard-boiled detective fiction inspired some of Hollywood's darkest films in the 1940s and 50s. These writers and stars epitomized the genre that dwelled in the shadows of the human soul. Go »

Corporate Mascots

Not every company needs a public face, but it sure helps to have one in the food business, where personality is king. These five people will forever be associated with the food companies that turned them into mascots. Go »

Monsters' Ball

Happy Halloween! In the spooky spirit of the week, these five actors are known for loving monsters on the big or small screen. It gives a whole new meaning to "things that go bump in the night." Go »

DotComedy

Funeratic isn't your only source for entertainment on the Internet. These five celebrities built an audience online by being silly, sharing humorous stories from their lives, or knowing how to put on a funny show. Go »

Small Stars, Big Dreams

Even actors who have already found success in the entertainment business dream of being movie stars. These five celebrities were once the stars of popular TV shows, then went on to star in hit film series as well. Go »

Fall 2011 Tournament

It's been a long and challenging season of the goo game, but now the music has stopped and some players are about to lose their seat in the game. Only one player will remain at the end of the tournament to be crowned the game's 50th winner. Go »

Fall 2011 Bonus Goos

The tournament is won, and the season is over. Enjoy these last few days of autumn before the winter cold arrives and a new season of Celebrity Goo Game begins. There's no competitive gain for these goos, except a boost to your lifetime score. Go »