The Trivia Hound


Here's wishing all players
& lurkers a Happy New Year!

See you in 2006!

| posted by John, 5:30 PM | 1 comments |

333. India, 1894

DesiLinguist got #332!


We'll stay in India just a bit longer.



| posted by John, 4:11 PM | 2 comments |

332. India, 1893

DesiLinguist & Jim got #331!


The people of this village are about to partake in a high-stakes game. (Foreign film)



| posted by John, 10:19 AM | 3 comments |

331. Texas, 1892

GFT got #330!


These veterans of the Spanish-American War are on a mission all their own.

Tomorrow we'll spend New Year's Eve in India!



| posted by John, 4:47 PM | 6 comments |

330. Wessex, 1891

DesiLinguist got #329!


I hated the book and so never saw the movie.


| posted by John, 9:26 AM | 4 comments |

329. Arabia, 1890

Mom / DesiLinguist / Jim got #328!


I think my brother has a table like that one...



| posted by John, 5:20 PM | 2 comments |

328. Devonshire, 1889

Nora got #327!


What monstrous creature lurks within the fog?



| posted by John, 7:38 AM | 4 comments |

327. London, 1888

Jim got #326!


Let's go back to London, where some ghastly crimes have been committed.




| posted by John, 4:44 PM | 5 comments |

326. 1888

Jim got #325!


Ah, the things we do for love.



| posted by John, 10:22 AM | 2 comments |

325. Wyoming, 1887

Nora got #324!


These native Americans left dire conditions at their reservation in Oklahoma to return to their hunting grounds.


| posted by John, 10:01 AM | 3 comments |

324. Havana, 1887

Mom & Nick got #323!


Wealthy, marriage-minded bachelor seeks American woman for companionship, maybe more.




| posted by John, 9:53 AM | 4 comments |

323. Wyoming, 1886

Jim got #322!


Love it or hate it, this boy's story is probably one of the top films of the Western genre...



| posted by John, 11:26 PM | 4 comments |

322. London, 1886

Nick got #321!


Back to the timeline! Here we have a nice looking man whose portrait...er, it looks nothing like him!



| posted by John, 8:05 AM | 3 comments |

Mind the Gap

Numbers 292-321 were Christmas movies and have been moved here.

| posted by John, 3:47 PM | 0 comments |

291. 1886

Mom got #290!


After this we leave 1886 behind to begin our Christmas movie countdown! Stay tuned....




| posted by John, 3:47 PM | 3 comments |

290. May 29, 1886

While we wait on #289, I found this ad in the Atlanta Journal for a new drink. What are they selling?

Delicious!
          Refreshing!
                    Exhilarating!
                              Invigorating!
The New and Popular Soda Fountain
Drink, containing the properties of the won-
derful Coca plant and the famous Cola
nuts. For sale by Willis Venable and
Nunnally & Rawson.

| posted by John, 10:14 AM | 1 comments |

289. Nevada, 1885

DesiLinguist got #288!


Here's a tough question--when half the town commits murder, whom do you throw in jail?





| posted by John, 7:10 AM | 8 comments |

288. Hill Valley, 1885

Mom & Jim got #287!


In 1885 I met a couple of fellow time-surfers. I have a feeling we will cross paths again someday.




| posted by John, 6:37 PM | 2 comments |

287. San Carlos, AZ, 1884

Thanks Mom, Nick, and Jim for #286!


This leader of the Chiricahua Apaches is remembered for his resistance against the settlers.




| posted by John, 5:09 PM | 3 comments |

286. Shinbone, 1882

Mom got #285! She's 3 for 3!


This man took "disreputable" to a whole new level, but the man who garnered fame for killing him lives with his own deception.




| posted by John, 10:27 AM | 4 comments |

285. Tombstone, AZ, 26 October 1881

Mom got #284!


What do you want on your Tombstone?





| posted by John, 6:47 AM | 2 comments |

284. Wyoming, 1880

Mom got #283!


The sheriff in Big Whisky has faced criticism for his failure to properly deal with a recent crime against a "working woman." Now it's up to hired guns to bring Western-style justice.




| posted by John, 3:30 PM | 4 comments |

283. Hadleyville, NM, 1880

Nora got #282!


Being sheriff is often a thankless, lonely job.




| posted by John, 12:20 PM | 3 comments |

282. Walnut Grove, 1877

Nora got #281!


Christmas season in Walnut Grove!




| posted by John, 9:57 AM | 9 comments |

281. Japan, 1876

Amy got #280!




It's 1876 and in the US they are celebrating the centennial. In Japan, though, this American has other things on his mind.


| posted by John, 7:39 AM | 1 comments |

280. Texas, 1875

DesiLinguist got #279; he's 3 for 3!


Bandits along the border of Mexico have prompted the formation of a new breed of lawmen.




| posted by John, 11:55 AM | 2 comments |

279. The Sudan, 1875

DesiLinguist got 278!


We're back! Here's a British soldier, newly arrived in the Sudan, and the mercenary warrior who saved his life and befrinded him.



| posted by John, 7:31 AM | 1 comments |

I'm headed back to 1875. We can't skip 66 years of "history!" Before we leave, though, please take a moment to remember the 3,500 Americans killed or wounded at Pearl Harbor--it wasn't just a movie. See you all tomorrow.


| posted by John, 3:09 PM | 0 comments |

278. Hawaii, 7 December 1941

DesiLinguist got 277!


Before returning to the 1870s I wanted to see a movie. This one came out a couple of months ago.




| posted by John, 2:19 PM | 3 comments |

277. Hawaii, 7 December 1941

Nora got #276!


It will be up to these military men to pick up the pieces and lead the US into war.





| posted by John, 1:09 PM | 3 comments |

276. Hawaii, 7 December 1941

Still waiting on #276!


Assessing the damage after the attack.



| posted by John, 11:17 AM | 5 comments |

275. Hawaii, 7 December 1941

Mom & Scribe got #274!


Last night a freak magnetic storm arose and threw me off course. Instead of the Sudan in 1875, I found myself in the Pacific in 1941! You can see the remnants of the storm in this picture. You can also see the outline of a nuclear aircraft carrier--it's as out of place here as I am. I suspect it got sucked in by the same storm and dropped off here. We're going back to 1875 tomorrow, but since we're here, we might as well look around.




| posted by John, 7:06 AM | 11 comments |

274. Rock Ridge, 1874

Mom got #273!


Meet the Sheriff of Rock Ridge.






| posted by John, 4:52 PM | 5 comments |

273. 1874

DesiLinguist got #272!


Here's a personal favorite. Poor guy--the sun was in his eyes when I took this.





| posted by John, 3:24 PM | 2 comments |

272. South Dakota, 1873

Mom got #271!


...and in South Dakota...




| posted by John, 2:15 PM | 4 comments |

271. Nevada, 1873

Mom got #270!


Meanwhile, In Virginia City....



| posted by John, 10:33 AM | 2 comments |

270. Kansas, 1873

Jim got #269!


It's one year later, and we're still in Dodge City.



| posted by John, 7:08 AM | 2 comments |

269. Kansas, 1872

Nora & Jim got #268!


It's back to the Old West, and we begin in Kansas, where there's a new sheriff in town.



| posted by John, 3:50 PM | 3 comments |

268. London, 1872

DesiLinguist got #267!


This famous inventor and his companions are causing quite a stir. Who are they?




| posted by John, 7:30 AM | 3 comments |

267. Victoria, 1871

No guesses on #266!


This Australian is at once famous and infamous, a hero to some and a villian to others. Do you know him?





| posted by John, 10:36 PM | 2 comments |

266. New Zealand, 1870

Jim got #265!


Back in New Zealand, the fights between settlers and natives have come to a head. Finding his village destroyed, this man begins a personal war in which the prize is not land, but revenge. (Foreign film)




| posted by John, 4:49 PM | 2 comments |

265. Paris, 1870

Mom & Jim got #264!


Needing a break from the cowboy scene, I went back to Paris. While there I visited the Opera Populaire and saw this woman sing.



| posted by John, 7:15 AM | 4 comments |

264. Fort Apache AZ, 1870

Melissa & Jim got #263!


This orphan boy came to live at a new fort built to help control the White Mountain-Cibecue Apaches.



| posted by John, 8:48 AM | 2 comments |

263. Texas, 1869

Jim got #262!


A boy and his dog.



| posted by John, 8:29 PM | 3 comments |

262. Ft. Courage, 1869

Mom got #261!


After meeting the good people at Fort Courage, I had to wonder how the Union managed to win the war.


| posted by John, 2:30 PM | 2 comments |