Tag: The Sopranos

The Sad Story Behind Trivago Guy

The Sad Story Behind Trivago Guy

Funny Stuff
If you've seen any ads for the German travel agency Trivago, you've no doubt taken note of their oddly disheveled spokesperson, known in Internet circles simply as "Trivago Guy." While I'm supposed to be listening Trivago Guy's pitch for finding the best price on a hotel room, I'm instead transfixed by his "sad divorced dad" vibe. I find myself asking questions not about how to find the best fleabag hotel room in Terre Haute, but more important things like, "Where did this guy come from?" "What unspeakable tragedy befell him to make him show up to an ad shoot dressed this way?" But most importantly, "What the hell happened to Trivago Guy's belt?" Turns out the answer was there all along, and it can be found in The Sopranos. In the season one episode "Down Neck," we find out th
Extreme Makeover: Band Edition – Journey

Extreme Makeover: Band Edition – Journey

Music
The Problem: How does a band that has been around for more than 30 years and is more than 20 years past its commercial peak stay relevant? Well for Journey, it ain't easy. Life after Steve Perry has been rough for the group, which is currently without a lead singer. Except for the recent popular buzz generated by the use of "Don't Stop Believin'" in the series finale of The Sopranos, Journey's role is now limited playing old hits to a small core of devoted fans. The Solution: A makeover is just what this group needs to shed its image as washed-up corporate rockers! And that makeover starts with the name, because like it or not, "Journey" is primarily thrown around as an insult outside of fan circles. As in, "Man, after David Lee Roth left Van Halen they turned into Journey", "...
What the…?

What the…?

TV & Radio
(Let me preface this by admitting that although I dig The Sopranos, I don't have HBO and the only season I have seen in full is the first one. I have seen various other episodes throughout the series, so I have a general idea of the major storylines.) Regarding the end of The Sopranos - Being that I am not a hardcore fan and haven't even seen every episode, it's hard for me to get to lathered up about the intentionally vague series ending tonight. I have to give David Chase credit for at least trying something different, but I know that a lot of fans already feel cheated because Tony's final fate wasn't shown. Regardless, that last 10 or 15 minutes was probably the most riveting television I've ever seen. It's reasonable to assume he got shot in the diner (well, in the head really...