Monday, March 28, 2011

"If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?"

I know that technically intelligence is directly related to wealth/success, but sometimes I listen to folk who SWEAR they know all and I can't look but flash back to this animated moment.

Software designer Edward Nygma (The Riddler) returns to his office and finds it locked. His boss, Daniel Mockridge, smugly informs him that he has been fired. Nygma protests, saying that the company, Competitron, is now making millions from the computer game he designed, "Riddle of the Minotaur."

Mockridge airily dismisses this, and reveals that quite a while ago, he tricked Nygma into signing a contract that did not give him any royalties or copyrights to the game, in order to secure the vast fortune for himself. Nygma challenges that Mockridge's greed is no match for his genius, to which Mockridge responds:  

"If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?"


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