Zombies may be the hottest thing in Hollywood, but you have an entirely different horde to fend off: Ten goos who have an unusual initial in common. They may come last alphabetically, but they have a prominent place in this goo season.



Zig Ziglar

publication date: Friday, March 22, 2013

category: Business

clue: Before his recent death, he turned a successful career into sales into an even more successful career motivating professionals.

explanation: Ziglar was a motivational writer and speaker who passed away in November 2012. more…

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


Zab Judah

publication date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

category: Sports

clue: This welterweight champ doesn't let anyone call him Judas.

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


Zac Brown

publication date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

category: Music

clue: With his eponymous band, this country star has recorded hits including "Chicken Fried" and "Goodbye in Her Eyes."

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


Zachary Taylor

publication date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

category: Government

clue: If George W. Bush was known as "W," and Barack Obama's campaign logos were based on the letter O, this was the only president who could have gone by Z.

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


Zoe Saldana

publication date: Monday, March 18, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, and Avatar films have made her a star.

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


Žydrunas Ilgauskas

publication date: Friday, March 15, 2013

category: Sports

clue: This 7' 3" Lithuanian definitely fit the nickname "Big" Z during his years with the Cavaliers.

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


Zebulon Pike

publication date: Thursday, March 14, 2013

category: Exploration

clue: His career as an explorer peaked somewhere in Colorado.

explanation: Among Pike's discoveries was the famous mountain that came to be called Pike's Peak. 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, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates


Zoë Kravitz

publication date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

category: Family

clue: She has appeared in a few movies, but she's still better known as the child of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz.

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


Zachary Levi

publication date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

category: Television

clue: His sitcom hero gave NBC viewers no cause to chuck their remotes.

explanation: Levi starred in Chuck. 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, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates


Ziggy Marley

publication date: Monday, March 11, 2013

category: Music

clue: This head melody maker has the spirit of reggae in his genes.

explanation: Marley, son of Bob Marley, performed with the band the Melody Makers. 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, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates


Other Themes in Spring 2013

Do Overs

Last month's tournament was especially difficult, and many wrong answers were guessed. Here's your chance to try again: Each of these five goos was a frequent incorrect guess made for another recent goo. Go »

Bang the Drum Badly

They can't all be Neil Peart or Dave Grohl. For years, rock fans have made fun of bad drummers sticking out in good bands, and these five names have all come up in discussions of rock's worst big-time drummers. Try to keep pace with them. Go »

Cyberpunk'd

Cyberpunk fiction depicts futuristic worlds where technology can do anything except free humanity from its nihilistic dystopia. These six visionaries have developed the genre in different mediums. It's up to you to name them all, and that's no April Fools prank. Go »

Fashion Show

They say clothes make the man. They also made the careers of these five goos, who are some of the biggest names and most successful designers in the fashion industry. There's no need to dress up your answers; just get the names right. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

Thirsty? Can I pour you a drink? Belly up to the bar and play the Celebrity Goo Drinking Game, where all of these famous people share their name with drinks you can order at a bar, pub, saloon, tavern, lounge, drinkery, tap room, gin joint, ale house, or watering hole. Go »

Deadly Development

Science can be hazardous to your health! These five pioneers of technology and new ways of living were too clever by half, killed by the very inventions that they hoped would better the human race (or at least further their careers). Go »

Mothers and Daughters

Some great women had a role model for their success. In honor of Mother's Day, here are ten famous mother-daughter pairs who achieved fame in the same profession. For each goo, you must guess both names to be correct. Go »

Spring 2013 Tournament

It's the eye of the tiger. It's the thrill of the fight, risin' up to the challenge of our rival. And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and he's watchin' us all with the eye... of the tiger. Go »

Spring 2013 Bonus Goos

This season is almost over! Before summer officially arrives on June 3, enjoy these six bonus goos that are just for fun, with no bearing on the game score. Go »