The Jersey Shore phenomenon continues unabated. I’ve been asked to weigh in on its cultural significance, ie whether it reinforces negative stereotypes or gives our impressionable youth poor body images and such. That would be all well and good if I had a sociological background or gave a shit about the youth. Subjectively speaking, there is very little I feel qualified to weigh in on. However, if an omniscient, objective being – such as Google – were to categorize me as an expert (like, say, in candy or chips) then I might have something to say about this shit.
I’ve watched the show, I’ve eaten the food, let’s see who is like what.
Angelina / Microwave popcorn
Pros: Convenient and quick (perfect for married guy on the go)
Cons: Somewhat combustible and will be more impressed with itself than you’ll be, everyone will be happy when it’s over
Vinny / M&Ms
Pros: Modest outward appearance belies the good times that lie ahead
Cons: Lowered expectations might artificially enhance perception of delightfulness somewhat
Sammi / Dental Floss
Pros: Provides a basic utility
Cons: Difficult to deal with, often results in bleeding, boring
Ronnie / 3 Musketeers
Pros: Simple yet satisfying; you know what you’re gonna get
Cons: Stumpy, and, at the center, whipped
J-WOWW / Strawberry Pop-tarts
Pros: Unexpectedly tasty, always a slightly better experience than you expected
Cons: May contain artificial ingredients
Pauly D / Funyuns
Pros: Literally bring the fun wherever they go, distinctive appearance announces the party is in full effect
Cons: Surfaces of both funyuns and Pauly D’s noggin may cause abrasions or other damage
Snooki / Cheetos Puffs
Pros: Strangely satisfying and comfortable once you get over your initial contempt
Cons: Orange residue hard to scrub off
Mike / TGIF Potato Skins
Pros: Elaborate product name/marketing suggests a winking self awareness; who doesn’t fucking love potato skins?
Cons: Causes extremely bad breath and a slow realization that it was nowhere near as good as the hype (or the double red striped bag)
Jeebus, I swear to God a buddy of mine texted me while I was doing this and asked if I want to go to Foxwoods and drink with these guys this weekend. After having successfully avoided a tempting AC trip with XMASHANGOVER this weekend. How much strength can one man have?
And what the hell is wrong with this template? The spacing keeps changing and is seriously pissing me off. May have to change the look of this place a bit, can’t be wasting time with all this spacing nonsense. Work, dammit!