Cultural Downfall, Season 2


The second season of MTV’s abomination, Jersey Shore, begins tonight.

If you ever thought to yourself, “What if an Ed Hardy shirt and an Ed Hardy hat fucked and had eight kids?”, this show gives you the answer.

And it’s a massive hit.  Like any other reality show, it appeals to the viewer’s desire to see someone fuck up worse than they do on a regular basis.  It’s a train wreck and that’s why it’s a hit.

We’re at the point where all you have to do to be famous is be an absolute degenerate who is willing to exploit themselves on a reality show.  These morons get asked by celebrities to pose for pictures and don’t get the fact that it’s a goof.  Sad but true.

Jersey Shore is the absolute bottom of the barrel.  I’m honestly dismayed.  What is worse than this as a form of mainstream entertainment?

This garbage makes Jerry Springer look semi-normal.

How long is it until we just watch people throw their own shit at each other?

The Situation, a character on the show who is referred to by the phrase he originally used to name his abs (for real), said about the new season, “”There’s so much more hookups, make-ups, breakups, the whole nine, and you guys are definitely going to love season two. Sit back and relax! You guys can see how to party!”

Leaving aside the complete affront to the English language…

What kind of person must you be to give a shit what the fuck happens to 8 retards with bad tans, worse haircuts, and totally meaningless lives?

In a recent New York Times profile on the oompa loompa who portrays the show’s “star”, her own father says, “She’ll be up there hooting and hollering, and I’ll say to someone, ‘What is it that draws you to my daughter? Be honest.’ Because it’s very hard for me to see what it is. She don’t sing. She don’t dance. I don’t want to say she don’t have talent …”

But you do want to say she has no talent, dad.  Because she doesn’t.  There’s no argument to be made that the show or any of the characters do actually have some real talent or redeeming value.

Becoming a ‘hit’ to mainstream America is no longer a sign of any talent or intelligence.

And neither is watching Jersey Shore.

This is, in real terms, a major sign of a total cultural degradation.

It’s so bad that it’s not even acceptable as a guilty pleasure.

So fuck you, MTV.

And fuck you, Jersey Shore viewer.  You are helping this shit continue.