Casablanca: The Single Most Famous Line in Movie History?

Casablanca: The Single Most Famous Line in Movie History?

Aug 16

Almost everyone in the world knows the answer to this trivia question: Which famous line did Humphrey Bogart repeat four times in what is arguably the most famous line in film history during the movie Casablanca? If you said ‘Here’s looking at you, kid’ in Bogart’s famous voice while pretending you were wearing a fedora, then join the club. Improvised by Bogart, Repeated...

Life, Death, and Who Played Sherlock Holmes: More Than a Trivial Mystery

Life, Death, and Who Played Sherlock Holmes: More Than a Trivial Mystery

Aug 15

Question? Can you name the actor, born in South Africa to British parents, who most often portrayed Sherlock Holmes in films? Keep in mind that he played the famed detective in 16 movies throughout the 30s and 40s as well as lending his voice to the famed fictional detective in more than 200 radio plays. Over time, his physical appearance became synonymous with the name Holmes. If you answered...

Book Trivia: Alice In Wonderland

Book Trivia: Alice In Wonderland

May 22

Did you know that the author of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland was a man named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson? He was better knоwn bу thе pen nаmе Lewis Carroll – wаs аn English author, mathematician, logician, clergyman, аnd photographer whо іs best remembered today аs оnе оf thе world’s mоst beloved authors оf children’s stories аnd nonsense poetry....

James Bond Makes An Arrest

James Bond Makes An Arrest

Dec 04

While on the subject, this one is also too good to be true, but it is true.  I remember, first hand, hearing this news report on the radio when it happened. It seems that Sean Connery, the first, and still most successful in terms of box office receipts, James Bond was pulled over for speeding and ticketed.  I’ve been ticketed 3 times in my life.  That’s a rather remarkable factoid when...

Beam Me Up

Beam Me Up

Dec 04

OK, to go with the admission that I’m a Jets fan, I’m also a Trekkie from way back.  So here comes a tidbit that has to be true because one would have to be way more creative than me to make something like this up. In Season 3, Episode 2, The Enterprise Incident, Captain Kirk schemes to steal a cloaking (or stealth) device from the Romulans.  Well, Capt. Kirk finally got his cloaking...

ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW AND REMEMBER!

ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW AND REMEMBER!

Sep 23

Fact: The first theater to be used solely for the showing of motion pictures was built by a Jew (Adolf Zukor). Fact: The first full-length sound picture, The Jazz Singer was produced by the Jewish Samuel L. Goldwyn & Louis B. Mayer (MGM). Fact: A Jew (Dr. Abraham Waksman) coined the term antibiotics. Fact: A Polish Jew (Casimir Funk) who pioneered a new field of medical research gave us a...