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What Mastermind topic

Postby mrc1 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 18:35 pm

We were at a wedding yesterday and one of the blokes on our table asked what each of our specialist topics would be if we applied for Mastermind, which I thought was a great conversation starter.

I see myself as more of a general knowledge man so don't have a massively specialist subject, but would probably go with something along the lines of Antarctic exploration. Laura went with Henry VIII.

What would yours be?
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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Agent57 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 18:54 pm

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby meanredspider » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:09 pm

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby cyclingprop » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:17 pm

The number 12 and the letter E.
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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Asprilla » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:21 pm

cyclingprop wrote:The number 12 and the letter E.


Which episode of Sesame St was brought to you by the number 12 and the letter E?

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby UndercoverElephant » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:47 pm

Asprilla wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:The number 12 and the letter E.


Which episode of Sesame St was brought to you by the number 12 and the letter E?

At Love Parade 2001 in Berlin, what did I drop?


Either your trousers or the soap.

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Asprilla » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:50 pm

UndercoverElephant wrote:
Asprilla wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:The number 12 and the letter E.


Which episode of Sesame St was brought to you by the number 12 and the letter E?

At Love Parade 2001 in Berlin, what did I drop?


Either your trousers or the soap.


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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Chadders81 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 20:05 pm

I'm reliably informed that you have to supply several because it changes as you progress through the series and most have been taken.

I'd go for the Wu Tang Clan, The Wire and The Tour de France. I'd be our first round.

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 21:17 pm

I am ashamed to admIt this, but if I wanted to progress beyond the first round, it would be Star Trek.

What? It's just one of those things where detail sticks, ok? It happens. Live with it.

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby SteppenHerring » Sun Nov 04, 2012 21:34 pm

Oo. A few.
1. The life and works of Franz Kafka
2. Life and works of Alban Berg
3. Buffy the Vampire slayer series 1 through 7
4. The Archers

Could probably take a round on the works of Iain (M) Banks too.
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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby CiB » Mon Nov 05, 2012 01:01 am

The EMI 2001. Gotta pick a specific narrowband subject, not something too wide ranging like The Middle Ages.

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby TailWindHome » Mon Nov 05, 2012 08:35 am

Greg66 Tri v2.0 wrote:I am ashamed to admIt this, but if I wanted to progress beyond the first round, it would be Star Trek.

What? It's just one of those things where detail sticks, ok? It happens. Live with it.



We're invoking the Circle of Trust here, yeah?

Sure?

Ok.

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby The Fuggler » Mon Nov 05, 2012 09:17 am

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby mudcow007 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 09:18 am

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Wallace1492 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 09:20 am

The life and work of Arthur Stanley Jefferson
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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby msmancunia » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:39 am

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby MisterMuncher » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:50 am

I've sat in the big black chair. You need to pick four topics.

I went with the history of the Electric Guitar since '52 for openers. Follow-ups were to be The films of Kevin Smith, Jimi Hendrix and the Hellblazer comics. I got knocked out in round one, falling into a bit of a "group of death" where every contestant's score would have won any other show in the series.

I'd love to give it another go some day.

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:53 am

mrc1 wrote:We were at a wedding yesterday and one of the blokes on our table asked what each of our specialist topics would be if we applied for Mastermind, which I thought was a great conversation starter.

I see myself as more of a general knowledge man so don't have a massively specialist subject, but would probably go with something along the lines of Antarctic exploration. Laura went with Henry VIII.

What would yours be?


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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby Hoopdriver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:07 am

Being a journalist means you get to become a short-term expert on a lot of things (which you promptly forget later) Right now I would choose Big Cats on the Serengeti, a well as the two topics of stories i am presently working on.

I would also, like the OP, choose History of Antarctic Exploration

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Re: What Mastermind topic

Postby rjsterry » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:19 am

More of a generalist here, but I could try for castles of England and Wales, or the history of the city of Bristol, with particular reference to the development of its street network.
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