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Over the years I’ve referred 68 people to Airtable and with their generous referral policy I’ve been able to have a pro account for free. Sadly I recently ran out of credits and while I use hardly any of the real pro features I do enjoy the extra colors and a few of the apps.

If you’ve never tried Airtable and you spend any time at all with spreadsheets you should sign up for an account using my referral link. They do an amazing job of onboarding new users and the free account has pretty much all the functionality you…


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I am very serious about selling shares in myself. You could even say I’m deadly serious. But the impulse of KmikeyM has always been to experiment and play with capitalism. The slogan I’ve used for years, “Community Through Capitalism” is about how relationships are built because of capitalism. It’s a multiplayer game and by selling shares of myself we all get to play around with this concept that is so ubiquitous it is almost invisible in the rest of our lives.

I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more…


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Background

On September 13th 2020 I posted a question about updating my rule on not watching superhero fare. In the original proposal from 2017 I had included a clause that allowed me to watch any movie that won an Oscar. With HBO’s Watchmen getting a slew of Emmy nominations I wanted to update the rule to include Emmy wins.

I posted four options about updating my policy and the “wildcard option” was the clear winner:


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I’ve been a publicly traded person since 2008, and I’ve always called myself the “first” because I hoped more would come after. Today, 12 years later, the prophecy has been fulfilled! Alex Masmej has used cryptocurrency to become the second publicly traded person. I first spoke with Alex when we were both on a panel about personal tokens but thought it was worth following up.

Mike: Let’s start with the basics, who are you? Where do live? What do you do? Give me a little sense of who you are…

Alex: Hi Mike, thanks! I’m Alex Masmej, 23, and I…


This is a chapter 6 of a crowd-sourced ghostwritten fan-fiction.
Previously:
Chapter 5: The Eyes

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One does not spend much time imagining what it might sound like if the rubber sole of their sensible, mid-tier in terms of both fashion and performance — which is to say dull, but good for walking and weak ankles — sneaker pressed down upon a mutilated human face. For this reason, Max could not have reasonably anticipated that the noise would so recall the glum spray of a whoopee cushion that’s been filled and refilled too many times in rapid succession by the goopy…


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There’s a wise old saying that “All good things must come to an end.” So it’s with a potent mixture of emotions — gratitude, sadness, regret, highs, lows, some middles, joy, grief, incandescent rage, the love that a mother feels towards her newborn child, that feeling of accomplishment you get when you take out the recycling late at night, and, finally, excitement for the future — that I’ll be ending my time with Sandwich Video.

I’ve had an indelible and incomparable two years at Sandwich Video. I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of this incredible journey. While…


This is a chapter 5 of a new kind of storytelling. It is penned by ghostwriters, the characters were created based on a crowd-funding campaign, and the plot is guided by a handful of supporters who paid to vote on what happens next. You can read more in this Playboy article.

Previously: Chapter 4: Leaving Los Angeles.

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The state bird of New Mexico is the Great Roadrunner, but they crossed the border close to midnight and did not see a one.

The group stumbled out of the van into a gas station with an attached shopping plaza offering, at its…


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This is a draft of chapter 4 of a new kind of writing. It is penned by ghostwriters, the characters were created based on a crowd-funding campaign, and the plot is guided by a handful of supporters who paid to vote on what happens next. You can read more in this Playboy article.

Previously: Chapter 3: Making Choices Together.

The snare drum stream of wet smacks that flooded through the walls and made the air muggy for breathing refused to be ignored, though this didn’t stop Max from trying. …


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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 came out, people freaked. A shareholder mentioned that it was good enough to violate the No Tights edict. It seemed like I might be missing a culturally significant moment, so I put up the idea of a No-Tights exemption. …


I took a five day break from caffeine and it didn’t change anything and I’ll never do it again.

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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 when we lie to ourselves and pretend we can flush things out of our system and “start fresh.” So I put it to a vote for my shareholders.

Mr. Mike Merrill

Publicly traded person and lover of capitalism.

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