These six bonus goos should be a piece of cake after an especially challenging winter tournament. Enjoy the relative cakewalk, and join us for the 60th season of Celebrity Goo Game on March 3rd.



Weegee

publication date: Friday, February 28, 2014

category: Journalism

clue: This freelance photographer didn't really have psychic powers enabling him to show up instantly at crime scenes, but his disturbing work still gave NYPD investigators the heebee-jeebees.

explanation: Weegee (real name Arthur Fellig) was a New York photographer in the 1930s and 1940s with a knack for showing up at fresh crime scenes, to get lurid photographs to sell to tabloids. His nickname was said to come from a mispronunciation of Ouija boards, alluding to an old joke about his psychic-like talent. more…

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


Evo Morales

publication date: Thursday, February 27, 2014

category: Government

clue: This socialist candidate came out of (far) left field to become Bolivia's first native leader.

explanation: Morales, a democratic socialist, was the first ethnically indigenous president of Bolivia. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Amy Austin


Miranda Cosgrove

publication date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

category: Television

clue: iCan't expect you to know every highly-paid Nickelodeon superstar, iGuess.

explanation: Cosgrove starred in iCarly. more…

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


James Cromwell

publication date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

category: Movies

clue: His co-stars have included superspy Jack Ryan, a talking pig, and the Borg.

explanation: Cromwell starred in The Sum of All Fears, Babe, and Star Trek: First Contact. more…

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

trivia: This goo was originally created to represent Piglet in the "Hundred Acre Wood" theme.


Nostradamus

publication date: Monday, February 24, 2014

category: Paranormal

clue: This visionary Frenchman may have foreseen five hundred years' worth of the future, or maybe we've just willfully interpreted his quatrains that way.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, and Aaron Shurtleff


Michael Sam

publication date: Friday, February 21, 2014

category: Sports

clue: In May, this tiger could become the the first openly gay professional in his sport.

explanation: A few weeks before this goo was published, Sam (a University of Missouri Tiger) made headlines by announcing his homosexuality soon before the NFL draft. more…

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


Other Themes in Winter 2014

Do Overs

We all make mistakes, but now you get to fix them. These ten goos were all incorrect guesses made for other previous goos, giving you a chance to guess right what was once guessed wrong. Go »

Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd

The biggest superstars in Southern rock are undeniably Jacksonville-based Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose hits electrified the nation in the 1970s. These five goos are inspired by five of their most famous songs. Go »

The Goo Game That Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

Do you get a thrill from climbing to a higher altitude? These five topographically-named goos, arranged in order of elevation, will have a special appeal to lovers of mountains and hills. Go »

The Game Masters

These ten famous people, all significant figures in their fields, would be instant experts if they applied their skills to ordinary games. The first week features five celebrities who would dominate at classic board games, and the second week switches to classic video games. Go »

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock has directed and produced some of the most indelible films in cinematic history. His legacy is honored this week with five goos inspired by five of his movies. Go »

A Few Sandwiches Short of a Picnic

This is not a good theme to play when you're hungry. Here are five goos who share their names with five kinds of sandwiches. Perhaps one of them will give you a good idea for lunch. Go »

It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated

2013 was a great year for movies, and that's reflected in the impressive array of titles nominated for Academy Awards. These five goos are the real historical figures depicted in some of the nominated films. If you can guess all five, try your hand at Predict the Oscars to win a prize. Go »

Bad News Brothers

Being elected President of the United States is an honor, but having one of these screw-ups for a sibling is not. In recognition of Presidents Day, here are five goos who embarrassed their brothers in the White House, in reverse presidential order. Go »

Winter 2014 Tournament

This winter has been an especially harsh one, and we'll all be glad to see spring weather. But there's still a few weeks left, and they bring another goo tournament. Face off against a series of opponents, trying to solve each daily goo the fastest. Only one player will survive to become the king or queen of winter. Go »