The Two Ronnies were True Masterminds

British regulator Ofcom has ruled against Simon Curtis who was called “astoundingly thick” on the air because he got only one question correct on Mastermind’s specialist subject round.

Rum go for Curtis; maybe he should have tried answering the last question asked instead of the current one

p.s. To get the joke about Burke’s peerage vs. Berks, it may help to brush up on the rules of Cockney slang

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

One thought on “The Two Ronnies were True Masterminds”

  1. Nice one, Dr. Humphreys! I love the Two Ronnies! Since seeing your post and been reminded of this i have just wasted a wonderful couple of hours going through some Youtube clips of their old shows! They were so talented and great actors too…

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