Posts by Ryan Michael Murphy
In honor of election day, I’m releasing this satire music video that some friends and I made in support of gay marriage. The song was written by contributor Ellis Millsaps and recorded by Neon Madmen. I think that its pretty clear what we’re trying to say with the video, but since this is the internet, I’m […]
“I was watching this show about the one hundred greatest football players of all time, and there was this jazz musician from New Orleans who introduced Barry Sanders. I forget his name. He was saying that watching Barry Sanders play football was like watching art in motion. It didn’t matter which way he was going; […]
You are a busy person. You have to drop the kids off at soccer practice, cook dinner, and still manage to find the time to watch 6 hours of TV. I’ve created this handy list that will improve the two most important aspects of your life, your sex and your blog, in less than 5 […]
We made our first mistake yesterday, Grace and I realized in the checkout line at Wal-Mart. Our sunscreen, inner tubes, and lifejackets beeped and passed into bags, but we relinquished our PBR tallboys to the imposing woman in the blue apron. For just a second, I considered trying to pay her off. We knew a […]
Everyone has an opinion on taxes. Most people don’t know what they’re talking about. This is a series of posts explaining our system of taxation and providing some tools to think about tax policy. This post is a whirlwind tour of federal income taxes in the US.
This is the second post written to promote the Meet, Plan, Go! conference in New Orleans where I’ll be speaking on October 18th. The first post gives my case for why you should travel. These are just my travel preferences. I can’t pretend that my preferences are objectively better. I’ve enjoyed traveling the most when I’ve been […]
Teaching a Chinese schoolkid who’s boss This post is written to promote the Meet, Plan, Go! conference in New Orleans where I’ll be speaking on October 18th. Everyday, we carry with us innumerable assumptions. It took us a lifetime to weave this web of assumptions. This web supports every aspect of our lives. It defines how we […]
I went to New York last Sunday for Finovate, but there was something else I wanted to see while I was there. Last Saturday, a few thousand individuals indignant with our current political state attended a US Day of Rage. Their slogan was “One Citizen, One Vote, One Dollar”. The message is that only citizens, not corporations, […]
I went to Finovate in New York City with Rebirth Financial this past week. It was a great experience for me and the company. The networking, information, advice, and press were all extremely valuable. I wrote about the event from our company’s perspective on the company blog. There were two other companies presenting at Finovate […]
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