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Rafferty Barnes wrote:
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Two easily recognized contestants on today's show. :D

http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=385

http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=7260
Thank you for recognizing me after all these years.
I recognized you (and Dan) right away. I'm not currently in LL, but I seem to recall that you were my grand-LLama-mama. Nice job!

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Two game results ruined in one fell swoop as:
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Charles from the YouTube preview ep. showed up today. That instantly told me he won today and tomorrow's result I already know from watching that YT ep. ahead of the season beginning.

Today did have some surprises with Charles needing the last 400 pts. of R2 just to make the cut. Ken looked to be in good shape to beat Jonathan head-to-head, but it did not go that way.

Not being sure about answer 5 in the bonus round had me uncertain if it was going to be a tie or not. Prior to that Jonathan had the sucker's response for Hammer's favorite museum.

Knowing the result of today's game made it more fun to hear the Master Minds doing their playful smack talk in the opening.

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:07 pm
http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=6651 was on today's episode.
What about the runner up? Sports J! Terry?

Master Mind Ryan: Nice get on the last Q. The best I could guess for a Mayo connection was Charles Mustard.

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Master Mind Ryan: Nice get on the last Q. The best I could guess for a Mayo connection was Charles Mustard.
lol. thank you, Master Mark Barrett! :)

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The show must be doing okay and will be back for another season as a FB friend posted a casting notice. The industry down south expects to get going at some point as potential contestants must be available for taping from approximately August 2020 - November 2020. That narrows the taping range down. :)

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mrbungle wrote:
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Master Mind Ryan: Nice get on the last Q. The best I could guess for a Mayo connection was Charles Mustard.
lol. thank you, Master Mark Barrett! :)
Not to diminish your win, Ryan, but I thought the Boycott story was pretty well known. Especially given the description in the clue.

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alietr wrote:
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mrbungle wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:39 pm
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Master Mind Ryan: Nice get on the last Q. The best I could guess for a Mayo connection was Charles Mustard.
lol. thank you, Master Mark Barrett! :)
Not to diminish your win, Ryan, but I thought the Boycott story was pretty well known. Especially given the description in the clue.
Don't ban me: And yet two J! champs did not get it. ;)

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alietr wrote:
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Not to diminish your win, Ryan, but I thought the Boycott story was pretty well known. Especially given the description in the clue.
no diminishment taken! :D

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Stats through the 6/5/20 game (YouTube preview game now included)
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Appearances
Muffy: 45
Jonathan: 42
Ken: 35
Arianna: 5
LaKedra: 5
Ryan: 3

Bonus Round Outright Wins
Ken: 23
Muffy: 4
Jonathan: 3
Ryan: 3
Arianna: 2
LaKedra: 1

Bonus Round Losses
Muffy: 3
Jonathan: 2

Bonus Round Ties
Ken: 2 (Contestant Missed Tiebreaker & Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker)
Jonathan: 1 (Contestant Missed Tiebreaker)
Muffy: 1 (Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker)

Master Mind Bonus Round Average Score (Out of possible 5)
LaKedra: 5 (1 time)
Ken: 4.08 (25 times)
Jonathan: 4 (6 times)
Ryan: 4 (3 times)
Muffy: 3.25 (8 times)
Arianna: 3 (2 times)

Bonus Round 5/5 by Master Mind
Ken: 9
Jonathan: 1
LaKedra: 1
Muffy: 1
Arianna: 0
Ryan: 0

Bonus Round Wins By Contestant
4/10 - Marshall (4-3 against Muffy)
4/20 - Simon (2-1 against Muffy)
5/6 - Joe (3-2 against Muffy)
5/19 - Morgan (4-3 against Jonathan)
5/20 - Morgan (3-3 against Muffy)
6/1 - Charles (4-3 against Jonathan)
6/2 - Charles (4-4 against Ken)

Master Mind Wins Against Other Master Minds
Ken: 25
Muffy: 8
Jonathan: 6
Ryan: 3
Arianna: 2
LaKedra: 1

Master Mind Eliminated After Second Round
Jonathan: 21
Muffy: 19
Arianna: 2
Ken: 2
LaKedra: 1
Ryan: 0

Master Mind Runner-Up Against Other Master Minds
Muffy: 18
Jonathan: 15
Ken: 8
LaKedra: 3
Arianna: 1
Ryan: 0

Average 3-Round Score Per Appearance
Ken: 4426
Ryan: 4133
LaKedra: 3100
Arianna: 2680
Muffy: 2282
Jonathan: 1629

Highest Scores by Master Minds through 3 Rounds
Ken: 7400
Muffy: 6000
LaKedra: 5700
Arianna: 5100
Jonathan: 5100
Ryan: 4600

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Spoiler for the 6/5 episode, with an opinion solicited:
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On one question, both a contestant and Jonathan wrote and said "Antartica". This was accepted by Brooke, who correctly said "Antarctica".

Would a response of "Antartica" pass muster in FJ! nowadays? My personal opinion is NO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME, OF COURSE NOT!, but I wonder if this is a word that is mispronounced so often that the incorrect spelling becomes an alternate correct spelling.

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Linear Gnome wrote:
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Spoiler for the 6/5 episode, with an opinion solicited:
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On one question, both a contestant and Jonathan wrote and said "Antartica". This was accepted by Brooke, who correctly said "Antarctica".

Would a response of "Antartica" pass muster in FJ! nowadays? My personal opinion is NO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME, OF COURSE NOT!, but I wonder if this is a word that is mispronounced so often that the incorrect spelling becomes an alternate correct spelling.
Yep*
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antarctica
Ant·​arc·​ti·​ca | \ ˌant-ˈärk-ti-kə , -ˈär-ti- \

*Well, if it's a spelling category, no, but if Master Minds adheres to J! pronunciation rules, yes, the misspelling still counts
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They'll take 'nucular' and not bat an eye, so seems hard to believe they wouldn't.

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I can easily see "nucular" being accepted orally, but not as a written response to FJ!. I guess my question is: does a common mispronunciation result in the spelling becoming "correct" in a written context? I'd hate to think that the answer is "yes", but I realize that my views are extreme.

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Linear Gnome wrote:
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I can easily see "nucular" being accepted orally, but not as a written response to FJ!. I guess my question is: does a common mispronunciation result in the spelling becoming "correct" in a written context? I'd hate to think that the answer is "yes", but I realize that my views are extreme.
FJ uses pronunciation, not spelling. So if what you spell can be pronounced correctly, it counts.
But I don't know if Master Minds uses the same rule.
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Linear Gnome wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:15 am
I can easily see "nucular" being accepted orally, but not as a written response to FJ!. I guess my question is: does a common mispronunciation result in the spelling becoming "correct" in a written context? I'd hate to think that the answer is "yes", but I realize that my views are extreme.
Merriam-Webster lists that pronunciation of nuclear as nonstandard. It doesn't say that about Antartica. An authority makes all the difference.
I don't like it either, but I would guess that the silent-c version is more common around the US.

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Today's episode had Tom Colocci, who won $50,000 on WWTBAM last season.

In the final round, both Tom and Arianna missed the M in RMS Titanic, just as 98% of the audience missed during an episode of the WWTBAM shuffle format. Also a bit surprised both missed "The Little Prince" question.
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As I found out, for this week only, Master Minds airs 2 new episodes a day, so the 8:30pm airing this week is NOT a repeat airing, so the season finale is now June 26 instead of July 3.

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Today's episode had Tom Colocci, who won $50,000 on WWTBAM last season.

In the final round, both Tom and Arianna missed the M in RMS Titanic, just as 98% of the audience missed during an episode of the WWTBAM shuffle format. Also a bit surprised both missed "The Little Prince" question.
Jeez, I won that one 4-2-1 (it always helps to not have Ken around). It's a shame they offer no money whatsoever for the two contestants who don't make it to the final.

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Ivoryface86 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:18 pm
As I found out, for this week only, Master Minds airs 2 new episodes a day, so the 8:30pm airing this week is NOT a repeat airing, so the season finale is now June 26 instead of July 3.
Thanks for the heads up as I had no idea, although I checked and my settings had it scheduled to record anyway.

3 for me in the final round for sure with the (not gynoserve), independent country, and M in RMS. I may have got four as for the 5th Q I eliminated the Wilson and narrowed it to the Cleveland or Chase in being thrown by the public part of it. I was sure the Cleveland was public since there used to be a story about some rando dropping one in a Salvation Army bucket each Dec.

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