And Now I’m in Charge of a Million Dollars

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):

4 replies on “And Now I’m in Charge of a Million Dollars”

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?

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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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