Posts by Ryan Michael Murphy

When Queers Can Get Married

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 […]

Dining in Hollywood: Part 1

“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; […]

Hotter Than A Hoochie Coochie

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 […]

How To Travel

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 […]

Why Travel

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 […]

#OccupyWallSt and the Dilemma of Protest

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, […]

Technology Holding Businesses Accountable

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 […]