You know him as Silicon Valley's Erlich Bachman. We know him as one of the funniest MFers out there (and also Fred from Big Hero 6 and Weasel from the upcoming Deadpool movie). Everyone else knows him as T.J. Miller, a comedian who has blown the capital-F up in the last few years, going from "Brian the Concierge" in Get Him to the Greek to that dude who is literally your favorite part of every show/movie, but especially Bachman on HBO's Silicon Valley -- the raunchy but lovable bong-ripping entrepreneur responsible for incubating Pied Piper in his house.
Despite his character's deep knowledge of the Bay Area's tech corridor ("Your muffins smell like shit, so do your ideas"), real-life T.J. Miller actually knows very little about real-life Silicon Valley. Like, very, VERY little. We know because we hung out with him recently, gave him a list of actually real startups, and asked him what he thinks they do. Then we made fake logos to match all of his guesses. Enjoy. (Because we know we did.)
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T.J.'s guess: "That’s a site that tells you the general migration patterns of whales. And it’s not a very funny site. It’s incredibly informative. It's for the maritime man in all of us." Actually: A crowdsourced business growth site
T.J.'s guess: "That's for people who are financially in debt because of a boat they own -- they're unable to become solvent, because of the size of the yacht that they've got." Actually: A boat rental site
T.J.'s guess: "That's my website. It’s a hybrid site of all the insults for when I totally burn people. It’s a marijuana enthusiasm site, and it’s also the sister site to IDon'tEvenKnowHer.com. Oh -- it’s also all the various places and phone numbers of the burner phones I’ve collected over the years." Actually: Whoa, he was almost right. A place to create burner phone numbers.
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