How Many Times Have You Been Emailed You've Inherited Millions (USD)?
If I had a nickel for every time I've been told I have been allotted millions of dollars United States Money by some foreign stranger with two first names for a name, I'd actually be fairly well-to-do.
This morning, a Mr. Michael Anthony promised me $10.8 Million. That's a little less than many sums I've been promised. It will have to do, I suppose. Yet this offer still caught my eye. Why?
Well, if you are a bit older, stop and think a minute. Doesn't that name seem familiar? Mr. Michael Anthony ?
That was the name of the man whose employer was none other than the famous fictional billionaire John Baresford Tipton Jr. (Paul Frees) from the 1956 television show The Millionaire ! Michael Anthony (Marvin Miller) would be given a check for $1 Million to give to some particular individual whose life would be greatly changed by the gesture.
It was a great TV show. One of my childhood favorites. The year was 1956. And here I am, thanks to inflation, having Mr. Anthony proffer to me ten times that - $10.8 Million. What a great honor. I immediately filed the offer in my gmail electronic circular file cabinet.
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