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Monday, January 8, 2001
Can you even write a check for that much?

Wednesday, January 10, 2001
A better question would be what CAN'T you do...

Friday, January 12, 2001
Make sure you keep the receipt...

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January 8, 2001: Skip: Dude, being in the 39 percent tax bracket really sucks! Will: I wouldn't know. So what is it going to cost you? Skip: Hmm... 400 billion dollars. Will: PBBBTTT!! Skip! You made one trillion dollars last year? Skip: Well, sure, but it took me all twelve months! Will: Well I would hope so! January 10, 2001: Will: Skip, how did you make a trillion dollars? Skip: Part skill, part luck, dude. I started with a million bucks... I bought tech stocks in 1999 and by 2000, thy were worth 1,000 times the original price. I figured they were overvalued, so I sold them all, reinvested the profits in the same stocks and sold short. By 2001, they had creashed to Earth and I was another 1,000 times richer. Voila! Trillionaire! Will: But what can you do with that much money? Skip: Well, I wasn't bashful about super-sizing my McLunch today! January 12, 2001: Will: So what do you do with 600 billion dollars? Invest it all? Skip: Not me! I already spent it! Will: You alread-- ON WHAT?! Skip: Government surplus! See? Will: Skip! You bought a space shuttle? Skip: Even better, dude, even better... Continued...