Spring is in the air! Enjoy these last few goos before the Spring 2013 season begins in March. Our winner has already been decided (congrats Erik!), so these goos are just for fun, although they will boost your lifetime score if you solve them.



Steve Cardenas

This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Lori, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, March 1, 2013

category: Television

clue: Roses are red, and violets are blue. This rocky guy loved karate, and was number 2.

explanation: Cardenas played the second red ranger and blue ranger, Rocky DeSantos, in different versions of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Chris Lemler, and Tony Peters

trivia: The source photo was taken when Lori (in costume) met Cardenas and his co-star Karen Ashley Jackson at a fan convention. Scott tweaked the wording of Lori's clue to provide an additional hint.


Elizabeth Warren

publication date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

category: Government

clue: Before Bay Staters elected this consumer protector, she needed protection from Cherokees who didn't like their heritage invoked.

explanation: Warren was a consumer protection advocate whose Massachusetts run for Senate was disrupted by controversy that she had gotten advantages in college by claiming she had Cherokee heritage. more…

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


Maynard James Keenan

This celebrity goo was created by player Aaron Shurtleff.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, and category, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

category: Music

clue: The perfect tool to draw his second band would be a drafting compass.

explanation: Keenan was the lead singer of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Wes Bryant


Jessica Chastain

publication date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Oscar nominations for The Help and Zero Dark Thirty have made her one hot mama.

explanation: Chastain starred in Mama as well as her Oscar-nominated roles. more…

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


Drew Brees

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Chris, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, February 25, 2013

category: Sports

clue: If you think winning the big game is a breeze, you're wrong, but this quarterback pulled it off a few years ago.

explanation: Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory in 2009. more…

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

trivia: Scott tweaked the wording of Chris's original request to provide more hints.


Jon Bon Jovi

publication date: Friday, February 22, 2013

category: Music

clue: After being too bad at medicine, and with his name ruined by love, this blazing, glorious singer found runaway success living "my life" on a prayer, and being there for the fans who wanted him dead or alive.

explanation: Bon Jovi's eponymous band recorded the hits "Bad Medicine," "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Blaze of Glory," "Runaway," "It's My Life," "Livin' on a Prayer," "I'll Be There for You," and "Wanted Dead or Alive." 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, Erik Bates, and Angela Lathem-Ballard

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Angela Lathem-Ballard.


Walter Koenig

This celebrity goo was created by player Denise Sawicki.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Denise, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, February 21, 2013

category: Television

clue: Check this short guy off your list. He's better than the best.

explanation: The short Koenig starred as Chekov in Star Trek and Bester in Babylon 5. more…

solved by: Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Erik Bates


Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

publication date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

category: Hoaxes

clue: This Hawaiian prankster became the pretend girlfriend of his favorite Notre Dame player.

explanation: Tuiasosopo made headlines when it turned out that he was behind "Lennay Kekua," a fictional woman who Notre Dame star Manti Te'o had told the world was his girlfriend. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Angela Lathem-Ballard

trivia: Scott originally created this goo for the Winter 2013 tournament, but he couldn't think of a way to make it sufficiently difficult. Several players guessed Manti Te'o.


Other Themes in Winter 2013

Triple Trouble

Good things come in threes! To be correct, you'll have to guess the first, middle, and last names of these five famous people who are known by their full names. This theme was created by Denise Sawicki. Go »

Powers of Twelve

On Wednesday of this week, it will be the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of the century, an occasion we won't see again in our lifetimes. These five duodecimal goos were inspired by the number 12. Go »

It's the End of the World as We Know It

Some people have interpreted the Mayan calendar to foretell of the end of the world on Friday. What would life be like after an apocalyptic event? The works created by these five entertainers may show us. Go »

Guitar Gods

Rock Block may be gone, but rock and roll will never die! These five master guitarists are among the most respected and most influential performers in rock music. This theme was created by Steve Dunn. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

If you solve a goo, take a sip. If you solve all five, finish your drink. You can order all five of these goos in a bar, but you better practice holding your liquor, because this theme will return throughout 2013. Go »

Sink or Swim

In the hundred years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the doomed ship has occupied a special place in our cultural memory. Can you solve these five goos connected to the disaster? This theme was created by Chris Lemler. Go »

Born in DC

Washington isn't just the capital of the nation; it's a bustling city with a unique culture. These five Americans were all born in the District of Columbia. This theme was created by Steve West. Go »

Goo Ladder

It's a goo ladder, where the clues aren't the only clues! Figure out how each clue is related and this season will be a breeze! These goos were designed to be solved in order of publication, for fun and profit! This theme was created by Erik Bates. Go »

Quindecennial

Celebrity Goo Game began 15 years ago, and has changed a lot. Revisit this theme each day, including Saturday and Sunday, to see a different era in the game's history, as you guess five celebrities who are all nearly the same age as the game. Happy anniversary! Go »

Winter 2013 Tournament

We may be through with winter, but it's not through with us. While you dig your way out from Nemo, find a few minutes for these tournament goos, which will test your goo-solving skills against fellow players. Go »