And Now I’m in Charge of a Million Dollars

by Joey deVilla on October 17, 2011

Joey deVilla eating a very gooey "Grilled Cheeseburger"

(That’s me having the “Grilled Cheeseburger” – a big burger patty stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches – at the Thomson Diner on Friday with my friends Natalie and Eldon. I thought it would make a good opener for this article.)

If I had a million dollars, I’d skip past the Barenaked Ladies’ to-do list and jump straight to the suggestion made by “Lawrence” in the movie Office Space:

Alas, I do not have a million dollars, but thanks to Shopify’s recent second round of funding, I’m now in charge of a million dollars. Since I can’t use it to make Lawrence’s idea my personal reality, I’m doing the next best thing: helping fund Shopify apps with the Shopify Fund. You can find out more in my tech blog, Global Nerdy, or in the Shopify Technology Blog.

Stacks of $100 bills arranged into an "S": "The Shopify Fund: A cool million for cool apps"

And here’s the whole “What would you do with a million dollars?” scene from Office Space:

And in the same spirit and theme, here’s the Geto Boys’ Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta, also featured in Office Space, as performed by Kermit the Frog (warning – swearing galore):

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Maria October 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Do you think they changed the name because of The Counter burgers in California? That’s what I thought it was going to be the first time I saw it was called The Counter.
What do you think?

Joey deVilla October 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Maria: This Toronto Life article says that they changed the name because of some kind of legal dispute and that the hotel isn’t forthcoming with any details.

David October 28, 2011 at 1:32 am

There is a bar here in Chicago that makes a burger topped with bacon, cheese, and mushrooms between two grilled cheese sandwiches. They call it “The American Dream”. I don’t supposed that would sell as well up there. It definitely is a dream.

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