My First Superhero Movie in Two Years

It’s been two years since I’ve seen a superhero movie. The shareholders passed the “No Tights” policy because the Hollywood machine started churning out Marvel and DC properties at a much higher rate, and left unchecked I would have devoured them all up. The policy works. I watch better films. When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse… Continue reading My First Superhero Movie in Two Years

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Coffee Break

I took a break from coffee. I did it because I wanted to see if I could de-acclimate myself enough so that when I started again I could get high, the way I used to feel when I first started drinking coffee. It was also the end of the year which obviously is a time… Continue reading Coffee Break

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Meet The Man Selling Influence Over His Personal Life Decisions

In an age of constant connectivity, it’s not uncommon to crowdsource a decision, asking friends, family and strangers on the internet for advice on mundane choices. But Mike Merrill has taken this idea to its logical extreme. In 2008, Merrill launched KmikeyM, a corporate-alter-ego-slash-trading-platform, where investors can purchase stock that gives them voting power over… Continue reading Meet The Man Selling Influence Over His Personal Life Decisions

The World’s First Publicly Traded Human Goes NSFW

By Leah Sottile For almost 10 years, Mike Merrill has sold shares of his very existence. Now he and his 600-plus shareholders are hoping an erotica scheme will boost his sagging stock price. If you really knew Mike Merrill, you would know that it is very un–Mike Merrill–like to lie bare-chested on the floor with his best… Continue reading The World’s First Publicly Traded Human Goes NSFW

KmikeyM Launches Kickstarter for Ghostwritten Crowdsourced Fanfic

This will be a work of self-published ghostwritten crowdsourced crowd-funded faux-autobiographical erotic fan fiction. The ghostwriters have written a prologue and we’ve come up with the first set of questions for the backers. What happens next is based on your choices. The smallest details, biggest plot points, and how explicit the book is…. The story… Continue reading KmikeyM Launches Kickstarter for Ghostwritten Crowdsourced Fanfic

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The Publicly-Traded Person Moves To Los Angeles

Decisions with shareholder input, but without shareholder vote. I’m moving to Los Angeles. I accepted an offer to become the majordomo of Sandwich Video. While this would normally be a time for high-fives and champagne, as a publicly-traded person there is some disappointment that such a massive and life-altering decision was not put to a… Continue reading The Publicly-Traded Person Moves To Los Angeles

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My Attempted Ether Binge

“There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge.” Hunter S. Thompson In 2015 I was excited about crypto and I wanted some ether, the digital currency that powers Ethereum. We live in a consumer society, I thought, how hard can it… Continue reading My Attempted Ether Binge

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💀 How It Ends

Graveyard

One of the big differences in being a publicly traded person vs. a publicly traded company is that while a company can live forever I will die. My younger brother, and shareholder, is the beneficiary of any of my assets should I die. His instructions are to work with Aaron (the architect of the site)… Continue reading 💀 How It Ends

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