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Spring 2021

Congrats on your solo, Steve --- awesome solve! Thanks for sharing your method! Go »

Love and Support

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Mrs. Goldblum Goo

I thought it was funny. :-) I don't think Chris is seriously asking, but if anybody is curious: That guess was not right because, per the Advanced Rules, descriptive phrases as disallowed, even if it's obviously the right person because only one person on Earth matches the description. Go »

Oscars 2021

Same here, Erik. Thanks to my kids (and Disney+), I've seen Soul, Onward, The One and Only Ivan, and Burrow. Go »

Steve Can Now Legally Vote on Funeratic

Thanks. Still learning and making plenty of mistakes... Here's to another 18 years of indecipherable goos, championing Rock Block tournaments, and bewildering Oscar predictions. Go »

Happy Birthday, Denise!

Hooray for birthdays and for spring weather! I hope you're having a great day, Denise. :-) Go »

Erma Bombeck

This was one tough goo! Looking back in trying to solve it, if I had broadened my "literature" search beyond authors, novelists, short story writers, poets, etc. Go »

Is This the World We Created?

Awesome! :-D The word "appropriation" gets thrown around a lot these days, but it felt wrong to build a whole tournament around the Live Aid concept without donating something to the actual cause, which is still important all these years later. Go »


Someone online wondered how the the "nosy neighbor" Agnes would be tolerated by Westview residents as they try to return to their normal lives. Go »

Celebrity Google Game Has a New Champ

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In two weeks, I expect to see all kinds of think pieces online about what it has been like to live with the coronavirus pandemic for a full year. Go »

Winter 2021

The good news is, I have decided to implement all of the above. I think all of those changes will be for the better, and I'm glad to hear support across the board. Go »

This is a Disgrace to America

Metallica recorded some classic metal albums in the 1980s, coasted into radio-friendly pop-rock in the 1990s, and were utterly adrift in the early 2000s before recovering and writing some kinda great (underappreciated IMHO) albums since then. Go »


Thank, Samir. Now I won't sleep tonight. Go »

Trump Wins

I told myself that I'd revisit two things on the last day of Trump's presidency. First up is the above discussion from just after Trump's election win in 2016. Go »

Apted Up

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Best TV of 2020

I intend to watch Schitt's Creek, Ted Lasso, and Cobra Kai soon, as I keep hearing good things about them all. Go »

Best Movies of 2020

Say what you want about 2020 being a bad year for movie-watching, but I think we came up with a pretty good list. Go »

Christmas Music

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Maybe Results Imaginary

I'm glad to hear that science is turning away from brain scans, even if it's for a bunch of other reasons that sidestep the fundamental problem that I mentioned above. Go »

Fall 2020

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Rock Block Rebuses

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Bless This Mess

Samir, we're the opposite here. I prefer to put away small appliances that we don't use, while Kelly wants them all out, all of the time, and we do it her way. Go »

President Biden

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Fake News

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R.I.P. Alex Trebek

I felt the same way about the show's celebration of intelligence, which is why I'm a bit dismayed to see this clip making the rounds this week. Go »

15 Days Before and After

And just to be even clearer, this scheduling-a-goo-for-a-specific-day thing is infrequent: It's something that I do to my own goos a few times each season and to player-created goos almost never. Go »

This Vote Counts, That One Doesn't

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The You Meal

Taco Bell for me too. Start with a burrito tortilla, add chicken and Mexican rice and a double portion of three-cheese blend, melt it in the steamer, and add white onion and sour cream before rolling it up. Go »

Longest Discussions

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Gay Marriage

I think we've mentioned it in passing, but I couldn't find an official thread here about gay marriage. Go »

Yankees Win! Theeeeee Yankees Win!

Read the subject. That is all. Go »

Rock Block

I'm pleased to introduce the newest game on, Rock Block. It's part strategy game, part collecting game, part business game, and part rock-n-roll fantasy league. Go »

Interesting Videos.....Or Whatever

Thought I would start a thread to post interesting videos in. Here's a pretty neat video. This girl is nuts for doing this though. Go »

Election Day

Let's begin. Go »


It's been three weeks since Rock Block launched, and the early rush of mass participation has given way to a few regulars playing constantly. Go »

Current Goo

Does the current goo have all the leaders stumped? Can I declare victory now? Or have we just not had enough time? Go »

Goo: Towers

Recently, I've been talking about taking the goo game in a different direction. That plan goes into effect tonight, with the start of Round XLI in five hours. Go »

"Shall We Play a Game?"

Time for a meme game (thanks Gina). 1. Pick five of your favorite movies that many people have seen. Go »

Round XXX Tournament

We will begin in just five days. Here is the line-up for Friday, July 27th: Mike Eberhart vs. Denise Sawicki Dave Mitzman vs. Go »

Go for the Gold!

Predict this year's Oscar winners and earn a prize!