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.



Alex Day

publication date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

category: Music

clue: I enjoy Doctor Who too, but I don't think the day will ever come when I parlay that into a singing career online.

explanation: Day started his career singing about the television series Doctor Who, released mainstream singles on YouTube, and gradually became a hit on radio. more…

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


Jay Kordich

publication date: Monday, February 18, 2013

category: Advertising

clue: If his company ever goes under, they'll have one heck of a liquidation sale.

explanation: Kordich, better known as the "Juiceman," was the spokesperson for a line of juicers. more…

solved by: no one!


Nikki Forte

publication date: Friday, February 15, 2013

category: Fads

clue: Is "tattoo maven" a job description?

explanation: Forte was a designer, photographer, model, and magazine publisher known for her heavily tattooed appearance. more…

solved by: no one!

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Megan Massacre, Michelle McGee, and four for Kat Von D.


MC Mong

publication date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

category: Music

clue: This Korean pop superstar doesn't like it when laughter makes for a messy mix.

explanation: Mong frequently partnered with fellow comic singer Haha, but criticized their last partnership (as of this goo) was "unfocused and messy." more…

solved by: LaVonne Lemler and Joanna Woods

trivia: This goo was designed to trick players into guessing Psy, the superstar with the hit "Gangnam Style." Eight players ultimately did guess Psy, though some of them only guessed Psy in resignation after sensing that it was a trick and failing to find the right answer.


Elle Fanning

publication date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

category: Movies

clue: This young star was super when she was eight, especially for growing up in her sister's shadow.

explanation: Elle Fanning, sister of Dakota Fanning, starred in Super 8. 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, and Erik Bates

trivia: This goo was originally created for the Quindecennial theme. Fanning was born a few weeks after Celebrity Goo Game began.


Georg Gänswein

publication date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

category: Religion

clue: It's fair to say that this secretary is not guilty of the sin of vanity.

explanation: Gänswein was an archbishop and personal secretary to Pope Benedict XVI. Famous in part for his handsome looks, he was put on the cover of Vanity Fair without his permission. more…

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

trivia: This goo was created one day before Benedict made the surprise announcement of his resignation. Scott decided to leave it as it was.


Kerry Washington

publication date: Monday, February 11, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Her most famous role, which isn't in a movie, almost qualifies her for the Controversy category.

explanation: Washington starred in the TV series Scandal. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Chris Lemler, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Hurley, and Jessica Lee Rose.


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 Bonus Goos

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. Go »