Step up and collect your prize

But first, a few boasts:

Bow before my greatness. Genuflect to my superior intellect. Tremble in fear of my awesome mind, for I have triumphed in an Internet trivia contest. I am an HQ Trivia champion.

Yes, I beat out some 300,000 competitors to emerge victorious without even using an earned extra life. I would place a video of Queen’s We are the Champions here if I did not find the song and the band almost as odious as Steve Miller and Aerosmith.

The prize was a nice $5,000.

There is, of course, a downside:

I should point out that I was not the only winner: about four thousand shared the pot. My cut was right at $1.25.

Still, at the top marginal rate, the taxman gets only 46 cents.


  1. fillyjonk »

    9 September 2018 · 8:44 pm

    Heh. Reminds me of a class-action suit I was a complainant in. (it might have been the one about CD price-fixing).

  2. McGehee »

    10 September 2018 · 8:25 am

    To really resemble a class-action suit, the organizers would have had to get at least $2,000 of the $5,000.

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