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.