Is Leaving “Jersey Shore” Like Quitting the Beatles? Rob Sheffield on America’s Inner Guido

January 8th, 2010 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Like the rest of America, the Rolling Stone crew is addicted to MTV’s latest reality circus Jersey Shore, starring eight “guidos” and “guidettes” in search of love, parties and hair gel while sharing a beach house in New Jersey’s Seaside Heights. In addition to introducing us to characters like Snooki and Pauly D, practically every sentence uttered by this over-tanned crew is worthy of Bartlett’s Book of Quotations.

For instance, when asked by In Touch about cast member Angelina leaving the house early in the season, six-pack-obsessed “The Situation” responded, “We wish she had stayed. What was she thinking? It’s like leaving the Beatles.” Yes, earnestly, the Situation compared a reality star’s exit two episodes into the season to leaving the Fab Four, perhaps the most iconic band ever. Don’t worry, we threw up in our mouths a little, too.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield explores America’s Inner Guido with an in-depth look at the Jersey Shore phenomenon and how these eight Italian-Americans just may be what this country needs right now. “A typical night out in Seaside Heights involves getting the crap kicked out of you by girls with names like JWOWW and Snooki after a few sips of Ron-Ron Juice,” Sheffield writes. “Can this be real? Who cares? It’s a runaway American dream where the highway’s jammed with broken guidos on a last-chance hair-gel drive.” Check out Sheffield’s entire Jersey Shore piece below:

• America’s Inner Guido


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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