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A billion dollars. Yeah, sounds pretty nice right? At the point two movie references should come to mind. One is Sean Parker (aka Justin Timberlake) in The Social Network talking about how a million dollars isn't cool, but a billion is (paraphrased). Link. The other is actually only a million dollars, but the scene is the "What would you do if you had a million dollars?" question from Office Space.(Link - Language warning!) While the thought of making a million or a billion dollars sounds great so you can run a social network, do nothing, or even two chicks at the same time, the hardest part is actually making the money. That brings us to a discussion I had with a coworker this week. And contrary to popular belief, while trivia is my passion and a joy in my life, it is not YET my career.
A coworker mentioned that he read an article on how to become a billionaire by 40. The man is 33 so I'd say he's a little late getting started. We'll get to the details in a moment, but what struck me was that he was seriously discussing what it would take to get to the "billion with a 'B'" level. After discussing the steps he laid out, I had to read the article for myself. So that I don't get in trouble (and sued for a billion dollars), I won't link to the article or mention the author. Suffice it to say that the person writing the article on how to become a billionaire by 40 is 1) 53 years old and 2) NOT a billionaire. Let's use that as a foundation while we dive into the steps to becoming a billionaire by 40.
Step 1: Become a technology entrepreneur.
Step 2: Invest in mutual funds.
Step 3: Save money.
Step 4: Setup a trust that will earn money.
That's it. Do those 4 simple steps and boom, you're a billionaire by 40. If you see some obvious flaws in this 4 step plan, you now know why I had to share this bit of idiocracy. Step 2 is overly simplistic but makes some sense on how to help establish wealth. Step 3 is the most sound piece of advice in this flawed approach. I honestly don't think the author understands Step 4; it probably just sounded good and they needed a fourth step so the entire plan seemed legitimate. But let's take a look at Step 1, become a technology entrepreneur. I bet you never knew it was so easy to become a billionaire. According to this expert, all you need to do is invent, design, build, and maintain another Facebook, Twitter, or Google. Wake up one morning and, while you're nursing that hangover and sipping your coffee, you'll be reborn with an idea for the next Facebook.
Another amazing hole in this scheme is that "by 40" assumes no starting age. I guess it isn't necessary if you are truly a technology entrepreneur and an innovator. You are the next Steve Jobs and you're on your way to a billion dollars. I could rail on this moron for days, but instead I decided to share with you my steps for making a billion dollars. Being a former computer programmer, this takes into consideration that things don't always go according to plan. That is why I have composed it in a way that has steps in the event one step fails.
The PubGuys Guide to a Billion Dollars
Step 1: Be born with a billion dollar trust fund
OR
Step 1: Marry {insert billionaire's name}
OR
Step 1: Sue a company for a billion dollars - if just short of a billion dollars....
Step 2: Become a Wal-Mart Greeter
OR
Step 1: Invent something worth a billion dollars
OR
Step 1: Become the luckiest gambler in history and always double up. Though you might get kicked out of a few casinos before you get to a billion dollars.
If these steps seem equally asinine, that was my intent. Chase happiness, not money. Though a sure-fire way to make a boatload of money is to invest in the PubGuys and help us grow!
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With that out of the way, let's talk about trivia. Another HOT night in Arlington, and this time the culmination in the Power Hour was a tie! With a closer guess of the total number of websites on the internet, William Shatnerface just edged out Brews Your Daddy for the win and preventing the clean sweep from BWD. In Game 1, we saw our second place team, Quiz in my Pants put up a good and noble fight, but fall just short of the top spot. We also welcomed a few new teams on the night. Thanks for coming over to Arlington from Ft Worth Kevin's Bacon and welcome to the game, The Red Vag of Courage.

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PGAdam

Scores for 2015-06-03


Game 1

brews your daddy
34
quiz in my pants
29
william shatnerface
27
bar
24
kevin's bacon
24
the red vag of courage
21
sodomatic weapons
21
merkins
21
menace 2 sobriety
21
gruesome twosome
17
hard heads
3

Game 2

brews your daddy
38
william shatnerface
38
quiz in my pants
34
the red vag of courage
29
sodomatic weapons
26
bar
23
kevin's bacon
20
merkins
20
carlly
15
gruesome twosome
14