Relax, New Jersey-ites. Though they’ve tried their damnedest, the cast of “Jersey Shore” has not succeeded in making the Garden State look bad. When it comes to their opinions of NJ, a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll of 711 adults released today could not find a statistical difference between people who watch “Jersey Shore” and people who don’t: 43 percent who’ve seen the show think NJ is great, while 41 who haven’t seen the show are also fans. See, the American public is not stupid. They know there is more to NJ than just Snooki and The Situation — like Princeton University, Bruce Springsteen, and, um, “The Sopranos.”
Last week I made a joke in the comments section on the post “22 Things We Never Thought We’d Do For A Man, Until We Did” and said I moved to NJ for a dude. That seems to have ruffled some Jersey feathers. I was just kidding. Even though I eventually moved, I am still a big Jersey fan. After the jump, five nice things I have to say about the state of New Jersey: Keep reading »
“Our worst enemy is the young ladies. The young girls are bad. I don’t know what they’re drinking today, but they’re bad.”
That’s Jersey City, New Jersey’s Schools Superintendent Charles T. Epps Jr. speaking to a group of Jersey City pastors last Wednesday. Epps was speaking about his efforts to recruit more mentors in the city’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Do I even need to tell you how f**ked up it is that these words came out of the school superintendent‘s mouth? This is what sexism looks like, people. Facepalm. [NJ.com via Clutch Mag] Keep reading »
What happens when “Jersey Shore” meets “Bridezillas”? The best Worst TV Ever.
On VH1′s new show “My Big Friggin’ Wedding,” the producers of “Jersey Shore” follow five real-life couples — two from Long Island, three from New Jersey — as they try to sober up long enough to walk down the aisle. Meet Tammie and Danny from Massapequa, NY; Amanda and Matt from Elmwood Park, NJ; Megin and Johnny from Wood Ridge, NJ; Alyssa and Tyler from Egg Harbor, NJ; and Sandra and Joey from Lynbrook, NY. It’s got drinking! It’s got the bride’s mom barfing at the bachelorette party! It’s got racist relatives! And it’s got Johnny, the “Meatball King of New Jersey”! (Sorry, ladies, he is obviously taken.) “My Big Friggin’ Wedding” will debut Monday November 1, at 9 p.m. EST on VH1, and yeah, I will so, so be watching this. [VH1] Keep reading »
Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It’s a good thing Glenn Beck’s group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, a young adult book about gay and lesbian teens, from the shelves. Keep reading »