If you wanted to be a truly legendary designer during the 20th century, you had to make at least one great chair. The world we live in - offices, especially - is adorned with countless knockoffs of the innovative chair designs of the masters. You'll doubtless recognize the shapes and angles of these chairs - but can you name them and their designers?
From football, baseball, and basketball to mothballs: some of these sports team mascots were discontinued because they disturbed our changing social sensibilities - others because they were simply disturbing. Can you name these much-loved, much-hated icons of simpler, in some cases stupider times?
Before any of us heard the term "graphic novel", we all loved books that told their stories through a combination of words and pictures. Do the eight images below, each taken from the cover of a classic children's book, stir any long-lost literary memories of your own?
As our Cubicle Fever Woot-Off grinds on, here's another piece of work-related (but not that way) frivolity to provide a few minutes of relief from your salaryman anomie. Below you'll find eight workplaces from television programs, some with their names blurred. Can you identify the shows, and the fictional workplaces where their characters punch their imaginary timeclocks?
Open your heart to the Valentine's Day edition of the Trivial Eye, which gets to the heart of the holiday with all the hearts and Harts your heart could desire. Look into your heart and identify these eight hearty homonyms, homophones, and namesakes. It's not for the faint of h(e)art.
Here are portraits of eight classic mixed drinks - well, OK, some more classic than others. Until we can send flavors through the Internet, pictures will have to do. Your palate would recognize them, but what about your eyes?
Is the gaming controller an endangered species? Between motion-sensing and touchscreens, the need for a joystick, keypad, rollerball, or gun-shaped intermediary might be waning. So let's take a look back at the controllers that filled our sweaty little hands with fun for the last thirty years. How many can you name?
OK, maybe the '80s got it started with Dragnet, but we really have the '90s to blame for the plague of Hollywood remakes of old TV shows. If it was on the Nick at Nite lineup, you can bet some producer was trying to convince Judge Reinhold or Kelly McGillis that it would be a perfect family-friendly comeback vehicle. Can you endure the awful memories long enough to remember these eight '90s movies based on much earlier TV sources?
Breweries have traditionally spent a lot of time designing distinctive, elaborate labels, which is weird because it's not like people need a lot of encouragement to drink beer. Just look at that plain can Archie Bunker drank: he knew it's what's on the inside that matters, not the outside. Anyway, if you've spent a lot of time locked in a lonely stare with a vessel of suds, you'll have no trouble identifying the beers and brewers associated with these visual chasers. Congratulations?
James Bond: the man who saved the Trivial Eye. Yes, for my visual-trivia column's return after a two-month hiatus, what better subject than the deathless British agent's various visual (re)incarnations? Over the last 60 years, 007's cover artists have taken full advantage of their license to depict. Do you know which Ian Fleming novels are interpreted in the cover illustrations below?