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British man finds use for English Lit degree: explaining himself to the Brits’ version of the IRS

November 16, 2012

I’m betting he never reported any of this “income:”

Man Earns $90K Per Year Playing Bar Games

English lit grad Christian Drummond makes 60,000 pounds (or $90k) a year playing pub quiz machines all over England. Yep, in England there are machines in bars that ask you questions and then give you money. It’s sort of like an ATM for super smart people. To accomplish the goal, Drummond has hit up over 10,000 pubs and has memorized a lot of useless stuff — like the names of all 500 Charles Dickens characters. And you thought an English degree was useless..

He says he’s quitting now because it’s become drudgery, which means memorizing all those Dickens characters has turned him into a Dickens character. The story never tells us his tax status, and I guess I don’t know what the British government would make of it. I can tell you, though: if you’re doing this in the U.S., you better either report it, or don’t let the media do a story about it.

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