For someone who grew up nearby, MTV’s Jersey Shore is bringing back memories. It’s also making me sad that there are so many positive things about Italian Americans, beaches, and the word ‘Snooki’ that people don’t realize.
What a shame to cave into the stereotypes! Here are a bunch of things you didn’t know but will probably make you feel better about humanity than what you see on Jersey Shore.
Six things related to ‘Jersey Shore’ that aren’t stupid
Despite the fact that most of the Jersey Shore kids claim Italian American heritage, it’s best to focus on the long list of Italian American influencers of U.S. history and culture. Shout out to Christopher Columbus!
Oh, It’s also tastier.
Snooky Pryor (1921-2006) was a blues harp player born in Mississippi, known for developing a Delta blues style of music. While he served in the Army, he was responsible for blowing the bugle calls into the PA system. This gave him a chance to experiment with playing the harmonica in a similar way, helping his music career develop.
Hey New Jerseyians, watch out! Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, um, totally beats you: Located on a branch of the Susquehanna River, this shore was known for its farms, railroad shops, cigar factories, and a large silk mill… in the past.
Hey, retro is cool, is it not?
Forget the rowdy cast of the MTV hit… If you were a Jersey Shore-goer in 1916, what made you sweat were the man-eating sharks!
Over twelve deadly days, four swimmers were killed and one injured during a heat wave that sent swimmers and sharks alike for some respite off the coast of New Jersey.
Kinda makes the punches thrown by and at the show’s cast seem less violent…
What’s ‘The Situation’? It’s a lot of things, but currently it’s also getting a bad rap because someone made it their nickname. To clear the air, here are some other things with more claim to being The Situation:
- Global warming
- Universal health care
- World hunger
- A 2006 thriller film
- A rock band from the 2000s
- An self-titled album by a rock band from the 2000s
Actually, never mind.