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.



Jason Russell

publication date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

category: Humanitarianism

clue: This director is best known for exposing the once powerful.

explanation: Russell worked for an activist group opposed to African warlord Joseph Kony and his use of child soldiers. Russell's film Kony 2012 became a viral hit, but soon after it made him an overnight celebrity, he had a psychotic break and was arrested for exposing himself in public. more…

solved by: Justin Woods and Joanna Woods


Ridley Pearson

publication date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

category: Literature

clue: This theme park aficionado has made a killing on the bestseller lists.

explanation: Among Pearson's books were the Walt Fleming series (Killer Summer, Killer View, Killer Weekend) and the Kingdom Keepers series, which takes place in Disney theme parks. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein


Eve Ensler

publication date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

category: Theater

clue: This writer has found estimable success with a laser-like focus on one body part.

explanation: Ensler was best known for The Vagina Monologues. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Mike Rothstein


Téa Leoni

publication date: Monday, February 17, 2014

category: Movies

clue: Her resume includes restless spirits, huge lizards, and alternate realities.

explanation: Leoni starred in Ghost Town, Jurassic Park III, and The Family Man. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: This goo was originally part of the Fall 2013 Tournament. Server problems kept Funeratic offline for a day, and Scott removed this goo from the schedule to get the tournament back on track.


Bob Keeshan

publication date: Friday, February 14, 2014

category: Television

clue: This veteran actor was promoted to captain at the age of 28.

explanation: Keeshan played the title character in Captain Kangaroo. more…

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

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


Stubbs

publication date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

category: Government

clue: There's something Egyptian about this Alaskan mayor's office.

explanation: Stubbs was a cat who served in the entirely honorary office of mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, becoming a tourist attraction. In ancient Egypt, cats were revered and afforded a high place in society. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Mike Rothstein


Madeleine L'Engle

publication date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

category: Literature

clue: How many Christian children's authors base their books on quantum physics?

explanation: L'Engle's most famous book, A Wrinkle in Time, used theoretical quantum physics as the basis for major plot elements. more…

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


Arthur Chu

publication date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

category: Television

clue: This master shoretegist has given opponents quite a run for the first place tie.

explanation: Chu was a 2014 Jeopardy! player who used fan-derived wagering theories, including "shoretegy" (strategy) and trying to tie for first place instead of win, in a highly unorthodox approach to the game. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Mike Rothstein, and Aaron Shurtleff


Sally Hemings

publication date: Monday, February 10, 2014

category: Controversy

clue: That a president had an affair with his wife's half-sister is the least controversial part of the story.

explanation: Hemings was a mixed-race slave to Thomas Jefferson, related to his wife Martha Jefferson and Hemings had six children together, and their descendants' struggle for recognition was difficult. more…

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


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 Bonus Goos

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. Go »