The Trivia Hound


707. At the Movies, Oct. 1950

Nora & Jim got #706!


Two classics were released this month! Here's the first one.


| posted by John, 6:13 PM | 2 comments |

706. San Pietro Island, 1950

Jim got #705!


Back to films!

| posted by John, 4:21 PM | 2 comments |

South Korea, June 1950

Korean War begins


North Korea just invaded! Could McCarthy be right about the Communist threat?


*This isn't a movie or anyone to ID...
| posted by John, 5:26 PM | 0 comments |

705. U.S., May 1950

DesiLinguist got #704!


...And who's this?

| posted by John, 6:27 PM | 3 comments |

704. West Virginia, Feb. 1950

Jim got #703!


This man had some shocking news for everyone.

| posted by John, 6:48 PM | 2 comments |

703. Las Vegas, 1950

DesiLinguist got #702!


Dancing lessons from dad...


| posted by John, 5:37 PM | 2 comments |

702. London, 1950

Roy & Jim got #701!


This little lady may not look controversial, but...

| posted by John, 5:51 PM | 2 comments |

701. Boston, Jan. 1950

Roy & Jim got #700!


If they can pull it off, it will be the biggest caper in U.S. history.

| posted by John, 8:59 AM | 3 comments |

Welcome to



Born this year: Andy Kaufman, Morgan Fairchild, Cybil Shepherd, Michael Ironside, John Hughes, Jay Leno, Jerry Zucker, William H, Macy, William Hurt, Bud Cort, Bruce Boxleitner, Bill Murray, Randy Quaid, John Candy, Don Johnson, and Leonard Maltin!
| posted by John, 8:49 AM | 0 comments |

Welcome to a new decade of fun and excitement!

| posted by John, 10:20 AM | 0 comments |

700. Rorschach Test, 1949

Jim got #699!


We've reached another milestone--#700! This is probably a good time to say goodbye to the 1940s and ring in a new decade. I thought it would be fun to bid farewell to the '40s with something that's just starting to catch on. Soon it will be as common as a clothespin... and in about forty years it will vanish. What is it? (I think my regular players will all know. Show it to a twentysomething and let them guess!)

| posted by John, 7:49 PM | 3 comments |

699. New York, 1949

Nora, Roy & DesiLinguist got #698... it was a group effort!


America's first PI show!

| posted by John, 9:40 PM | 3 comments |

698. Santa Clara, 1949

Jim & DesiLinguist got #697!


Shave and a haircut!


| posted by John, 7:57 PM | 5 comments |

697. Kenya, 1949

Jim got #696!


This is a creepy place! The statue behind the man looks just like the Sumero-Babylonian demon Pazuzu, doesn't it? But it couldn't be, could it?


| posted by John, 7:03 PM | 3 comments |

696. New York, 1949

Jim got #695


A common man--even an unlikeable one--can still be a tragic figure once his choices in life catch up to him. This tragic hero is talking to his neighbor's son--a boy he never approved of, but one who grew up to become far more successful than his own sons.


| posted by John, 7:56 AM | 3 comments |

695. Mexico, 1949

DesiLinguist got #694


We've reached the last days of the 1940s! Let's start 1949 in Mexico, where a couple of cowboy types have gone looking for a new life.


| posted by John, 10:07 AM | 3 comments |

Welcome to



Born this year: John Belushi, Brent Spiner & Gates McFadden (Star Trek: TNG), Erik Estrada, Patrick Duffy, Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice), Tom Beringer, Shelley Long, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Juanin Clay (WarGames), Tom Waits, and Sissy Spacek.
| posted by John, 8:03 AM | 0 comments |

694. Bavaria, 1948

DesiLinguist got #693! He's our film noir expert!


Repercussions...


| posted by John, 10:43 PM | 2 comments |

693. Vienna, 1948

Jim got #692! And he's on dial-up!


What, no comments on my tribute to Burma-Shave? Oh well. Due to a series of unfortunate events, the TriviaHound is pretty much stuck without blogger access during the day. So look for posts in the evening or early mornings, for now. Here's a classic!

| posted by John, 6:25 AM | 1 comments |

692. At the Movies, 1948

Jim got #691!



Do you remember her?

| posted by John, 9:06 PM | 2 comments |

691. 1948

Still waiting on #690!



Who is this famous mouse and what show is he featured on?


| posted by John, 12:06 AM | 4 comments |

690. 1948

Nora & Roy got #689!



Anybody have a clue what this contraption does?



| posted by John, 11:43 AM | 4 comments |

689. Los Angeles, 1948

Roy got #688!



Meanwhile, across town... her husband is so sure she's cheating, he hired a hard-boiled detective to follow her.


| posted by John, 8:54 AM | 6 comments |

688. Los Angeles, 1948

Nora got #687!



A year after the infamous murder of the Black Dahlia, the case remains unsolved.


| posted by John, 3:25 PM | 2 comments |

Welcome to 1948!


Born this year: Marc Singer, Christopher Guest, Bernadette Peters & Mercedes Ruehl (same day!), John de Lancie (Star Trek's Q), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rhea Perlman, Phylicia Rashad, Garry Trudeau (of Doonesbury!), Sally Struthers, Jean Reno, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, George Wendt, Vincent Schiavelli, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gerard Depardieu!
| posted by John, 11:46 AM | 0 comments |

687. Dec. 1947

Roy got #686!


Say kids! What time is it? (and if you don't know, ask any Boomer).



| posted by John, 7:43 AM | 8 comments |

686. Chicago, Oct. 1947

No guesses on #685?



Entertainment has found a new medium! Though televisions have been around for a while, only now in 1947 are they coming into wide use. This year saw the first broadcast of the World Series, first presidential address, and the first appearance of this, um, person! (#685 may be obscure but this one's not! No one over 35 has any excuse...)


| posted by John, 2:36 PM | 4 comments |

685. At the Movies, Oct. 1947

Jim got #684!


Carnies!



| posted by John, 7:52 AM | 1 comments |

684. 14 Oct. 1947


Here's another famous person in the news.


| posted by John, 1:34 PM | 2 comments |

683. 7 Aug. 1947

DesiLinguist got #682!


Who is this famous person in the news?

| posted by John, 10:30 AM | 3 comments |

682. New Mexico, 9 July 1947

Roy got #681!


Strange contraption seen flying around... could it be from outer space?


| posted by John, 8:53 AM | 2 comments |

681. Liverpool, 1947

Jim is top dog on the TriviaHound!!


This is sort of a modern blending of the Smyrna and Oedipus myths. Ew!



| posted by John, 2:46 PM | 2 comments |

680. Brooklyn, 1947

Jim got #679!


If misery makes good film, this one should be near the top...


| posted by John, 10:51 AM | 1 comments |

679. Princeton, 1947

Jim got #678!


Here's a student with a fixation on patterns.



| posted by John, 8:19 PM | 1 comments |

678. Hollywood, 1947

Jim got #677!


First film of the new year!


| posted by John, 12:56 PM | 1 comments |

Welcome to


Born this year: Farrah Fawcett, Peter Strauss, Edward James Olmos, Rob Reiner, Richard Lawson, Billy Crystal, Glenn Close, John Ratzenberger, David Letterman, James Woods, Ah-nold, Kevin Klein, Richard Dreyfuss, Dwight Schultz, Ted Danson, Tim Matheson, and Jim!

| posted by John, 11:49 AM | 0 comments |