Even in the age of blogs and reality shows, we still can't all be famous. These five people have done their best, but they'll never outshine their better-known namesakes.



Jennifer Lopez

publication date: Friday, April 1, 2011

category: Television

clue: tells us whether it's raining on the block

explanation: Lopez was an anchor on The Weather Channel, not to be confused with singer Jennifer Lopez. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


Ted Williams

publication date: Thursday, March 31, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: famous baseball players aren't living on the street offering to pronounce things

explanation: Homeless radio announcer Williams became an online sensation in 2011, not to be confused with athlete Ted Williams. more…

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


Stephen King

publication date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

category: Sports

clue: tell us a story about a possessed soccer ball that kills people (who's the king?)

explanation: King was a soccer player, not to be confused with horror writer Stephen King. more…

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


James Morrison

publication date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

category: Music

clue: more concerned with getting discovered than with entranceways into rooms

explanation: Morrison was a singer known for the album Undiscovered, not to be confused with Jim Morrison of the Doors. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Jon Berry


Michael Jackson

publication date: Monday, March 28, 2011

category: Literature

clue: moonwalking pop stars aren't known for their books about beer and whiskey

explanation: Jackson was an authoritative expert about beer and whiskey, not to be confused with Michael Jackson the pop star. more…

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


Other Themes in Spring 2011

I'm Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV

Grab your remote, stat, because you'll need to know your fictional doctors to recognize these five stars of the television screen. Break a leg! Go »

Feeling Minnesota

The Gopher State is best known for its sprawling forests and quiet streams, but these five Minnesotans from different walks of life illustrate how dynamic the state really is. Go »

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Our jurassic predecessors have fueled our imaginations since their bones were first discovered. They'll roam the earth again this week, in the form of five goos inspired by dinosaurs. Go »

Peculiar Pathology

The human body can suffer such strange and tragic fates. These five people became famous for their unusual medical conditions. Even five TV doctors couldn't help them. Go »

Down at the Disco

How do you roll? Get down and boogie with these groovy stars of the disco era, who became synonymous with the culture that captivated the 1970s and danced away with eternal fame. Go »

Kai's Power Goos

The classic software that creates all these goos was released in 1996 with a gallery of famous faces to practice with. These photos come directly from Kai's Power Goo, a time capsule of fame in the mid-nineties. Go »

Do Overs

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

Famous Thetans

For half a century, the Church of Scientology has struggled to be taken seriously as a bona fide religion. These five celebrity adherents all share this uncommon faith. Go »

Celebrity Limerick

This poetic form has given rhyme and rhythm to dirty jokes for generations. Can you decode each line of this celebrity limerick to recognize the famous figures it describes? Go »

Spring 2011 Tournament

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

Spring 2011 Bonus Goos

While you wait for the Summer 2011 season to begin, enjoy these extra goos that didn't fit easily into a theme in the regular season. The competition is over, so these goos are just for fun. Go »