Dig deep into your tool chest and see if you can find something to hammer out a correct answer to these five wrenching goos. Each of them was inspired by a different hand-operated tool.



Ryan Schreiber

publication date: Friday, October 11, 2013

category: Opinion

clue: His publishing success is due to his three-pronged approach to independent music.

explanation: Schreiber founded Pitchfork Media, best known for its reviews of indie rock. more…

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


Shawnee Smith

publication date: Thursday, October 10, 2013

category: Movies

clue: It wasn't until her larger role in the sequels that horror fans saw this rock singer in a new light.

explanation: Smith's minor character in Saw evolved into a lead character in the sequels. She has fronted several rock bands. more…

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


Fred Williamson

publication date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

category: Sports

clue: He got hammered in his only Super Bowl game, but went on to play roles in M*A*S*H and Starsky & Hutch.

explanation: Williamson, nicknamed The Hammer, played in the NFL and AFL prior to starring in films. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: Scott hoped that a few players might be thrown off by looking at the casts of the television shows instead of the movies.


Dave Grohl

publication date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

category: Music

clue: Kurt Cobain's suicide temporarily threw a monkey wrench into this drummer-guitarist-singer's alternative rock career.

explanation: Grohl, of the bands Nirvana and Foo Fighters, scored a hit with "Monkey Wrench." 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, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland


Sarah Palin

publication date: Monday, October 7, 2013

category: Government

clue: She made "drill, baby, drill!" a popular slogan of the 2008 presidential election.

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


Other Themes in Fall 2013

Jimmy Talks a Lot

A busker in New Orleans performs under this name, but the phrase better describes the proliferation of talk show hosts named James. These five men all belong to that growing club. Go »

Hundred Acre Wood

For almost a century, A.A. Milne's stories about Winnie-the-Pooh and his animal friends have enchanted children and grown-ups alike. Can you solve these goos inspired by five of the characters? Think, think, think... Go »

The Unretired

Ok, fine, call it a comeback. These five celebrities couldn't stay away from the work they love. (Some have even been goos already and are coming back for more.) Go »

A Passage to India

The cuisine of India is among the most diverse and flavorful in the world, strongly influenced by the spice trade and the vegetarian lifestyle. Visit an Indian restaurant and you might find these five goos, on the menu or in the kitchen. Go »

Hit Me with the Digits

Even the most upstanding of citizens can lose their temper. Heads of state, children's entertainers, and more unlikely offenders have been photographed flashing the rudest digit in public. Here are five fingers you wouldn't expect to see upraised. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

Last call! It's closing time for this recurring theme, and your last opportunity to solve five goos who share their names with drinks you can order in a bar. Let's raise our glasses to them one last time. Go »

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

D'fhéadfadh gá duit éirí leat Gaeilge a aithint ar na cúig cáiliúla as Éirinn. Bíodh spraoi! (You may need the luck of the Irish to recognize these five celebrities from Ireland. Have fun!) Go »

Axis

On the eve of the second world war, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed a three-way pact to oppose their mutual enemies. These five goos repesent some of the best and worst people associated with the Axis side of the war. Go »

Allies

Just in time for Veterans Day, here are five goos representing America, Britain, and Russia's combined presence in World War II, from the homefront to the front lines. Go »

Fall 2013 Tournament

In the goo game's latest timed tournament, each player will race against the clock to solve goos faster than their opponent, until a winner emerges. Go »

Fall 2013 Bonus Goos

Is it time for the new season of Celebrity Goo Game yet? You'll have to wait just a little longer. The winter season will begin on December 2, with a clear scoreboard and ten new themes. Go »