A number of folks with a little too much time on their hands studied the last episode of The Sopranos as if their lives depended on it. And it did weird things to their mind:
“Soon, onion rings appear. (Yes, still more orange food. And I feel like I’m being hit by a hammer at this point.) And then something else truly odd happens – all three consume the onion rings not the way that ordinary human beings eat onion rings – bite off a chunk, chew, swallow, etc. – but by sliding the whole rings onto their tongues. Like communion wafers. Honest, it’s right there on the film. It’s really odd. Look at it again. And just so we don’t miss it, David Chase even highlights this strange series of actions with three separate close-ups.”
Chase insists that what you saw (and didn’t see) is what you get. “There are no esoteric clues in there. No `Da Vinci Code,’” he declares. He says it’s “just great” if fans tried to find a deeper meaning, but “most of them, most of us, should have done this kind of thing in high school English class and didn’t.”
You gotta love David Chase and his “thanks for nothing, dorks” pimpslap. If fanboys spent as much time on their mack game as they did deciphering the Sopranos, they’d probably be…wait a minute, who am I fooling?
Next time you think about wasting time trying to decipher a crappy television episode, horrid movie, or even bizarre haiku, remember one thing:
Sometimes an onion ring is just an onion ring.