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What would you do if you’d won the lottery ten years ago? Five? Now?

(Given our lack of updates over the past four years, we’ve decided to start updating this with some hypotheticals and conversations. At least until we get the podcast started again.)

Mr. D: Ten years ago, I would have quit school, moved to Albuquerque to be with my girlfriend, bought a house and generally ruined my life.

Dr. C: Agreed. And I would probably have… rented an office space, hired a few freelance writers, and started my own humor magazine.

Mr. D: And you would have been successful, too! The only thing that stopped you was having to do all of the business side. What about five years ago?

Dr. C: If I’d won like $10 million five years ago, I would have probably taken a leave of absence from my Ph.D., moved to California, and tried to be a screenwriter for a few years. I had that draft I was ready to send out and never actually pulled the trigger on.

Mr. D: Yeah, I think that might have worked out, too. I think I would have… bought a house and things for my wife. And… oh shit! I would have lost half of that when we split up!

Dr. C: Ha ha ha ha ha. Why is it that every time you get money, it ruins your life, but every time I get money, I’m awesome?

Rules for Shotgun

In reference to the last episode and taken from this website and this other one:

  1. Shotgun must be said audibly to all present or the person’s hand must be on the door handle
  2. Window is a separate option that must also be called independently. All other rules for Window are the same as those for Shotgun.
  3. The car must be visible, you must be outside or in the parking structure, and the ride must be imminent. Early calls are strictly prohibited. (Often this rule is split up into several other rules.)
  4. Shotgun may not be called for anybody else.
  5. Shotgun only applies among equals who are of more or less the same age, gender, and status. Also, the seat must be vacant when called. In cases where Shotgun is not available (for instance if the person with directions, an elder, or a disabled person needs the seat), anyone who called Shotgun automatically loses their bid.
  6. In case of a tie, Rock, Paper, Scissors or Mad Dash to the Car rules may be instituted in lieu of the driver’s tie-breaking decision. This is the driver’s choice and one must familiarize oneself with the local rules before playing Shotgun.
  7. The order for automatic Shotgun is as follows: owner of the car, disabled person, elderly person, person who knows the directions, spouse/partner of the driver, all other claimants.

Shotgun is awarded to the quickest thinker for a reason: he must serve as navigator, radio controller, and cop watcher. Theoretically, being the first to call Shotgun better allows for this. Failure to abide by these rules or duties may result in the person with Shotgun being forced to ride Bitch.