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Jersey Shore

Sandy: One Year Later

October 29, 2013

One year ago the Northeast got slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  Today, vigils abound.  Many are still without their homes rebuilt.  It hasn’t been easy for many on Staten Island or down the shore.  Sandy was a 100-year storm — the way it hit, the size of the storm, the vulnerability of the area impacted.  I [...]

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My Sandy Experience

November 4, 2012

Well, Hurricane Sandy was one to remember.  The rains came by Monday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 5:30pm the lights were flickering a bit, but my area has underground power lines and I’m a few blocks from a major hospital, so I wasn’t too worried.  By 7:45pm, the lights went off and didn’t come back [...]

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Here Comes Sandy!

October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is forecast to nail the Jersey Shore sometime tomorrow night.  As you can imagine, the supermarket shelves are bare, many stores are closed, and a general sense of excited panic has gripped the Garden State.  Governor Christie is on TV every few hours telling us to use common sense and not to be [...]

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Even “Jersey Shore” was on the Dole

September 15, 2011

You knew somewhere deep down that this one was coming:  apparently, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved nearly $420,000 of taxpayer funds to cover production costs associated with the 2009 season of MTV’s Jersey Shore. I’m sorry, but a sleazy fist-pumping Guido-promoting MTV reality show didn’t need any more “stimulus” — I think you [...]

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Here’s the Situation: NOW Abercrombie is Concerned About Its Image

August 17, 2011

There are a lot of Barack Obama news items out there today, but I figured I would do a post about someone a little more serious than our commander in chief.  So let’s talk about “the Situation” from Jersey Shore and Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F).  According to many news reports, A&F has offered to pay [...]

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MTV Turns 30

August 1, 2011

Thirty years ago today, a few cable providers started carrying MTV.  August 1, 1981 saw the beginning of a major revolution in the way people got music, the way musicians got heard, and the culture gets spread.  I believe, as do many others, that MTV reached its peak in the 1980s, or maybe even the [...]

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Patrick Kennedy — The Newest Addition to the Jersey Shore

July 27, 2011

I thought I moved away from Rhode Island — away from those insane drivers, away from its hopelessly broken economy and politics, away from its hodgepodge of mentally handicapped voters, and most importantly away from the Kennedy’s! Unfortunately, it was not to be.  Former RI Congressman Patrick Kennedy married a Jersey-girl and plans to move [...]

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Snooki, the New Face of Rutgers

April 1, 2011

Last night, Jersey Shore‘s “Snooki” made an appearance at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  Since I live and work in the same county, this got quite a buzz today around the water cooler, especially since she cost the university about $32,000 from their mandatory student activity fees!  Commencement speaker (and Pulitzer-prize winning author) Toni [...]

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“Tanning Tax” in Full Effect

July 1, 2010

In order to support ObamaCare, two branches of our government agreed that a 10% tax on tanning services at tanning salons was sooooo necessary that it needed to be enforced by the power of law beginning today, July 1.  The government feels that over ten years this tax will generate $2.7 billion in new revenue [...]

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Jersey Woman Seeks to Embrace New Levels of Fatness

March 18, 2010

First Jersey Shore, now Donna Simpson?  2010 is a bad year for Jersey, but I’m telling you, while Jersey girls have their own unique kind of baggage, they aren’t generally that bad! Speaking of “baggage,” by now you’ve heard the buzz about Donna Simpson, that 600 lbs. woman who’s aiming to be the world’s fattest [...]

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Leaving New Jersey

February 4, 2010

No, I’m staying, but a recent study just found that from 2004-2008 $70 billion did leave the Garden State, while the amount of money donated to non-profit organizations dropped $1.3 billion — that’s partly due to the fact that charitable giving in New Jersey is NOT tax deductible! Yeah, we suck.  Especially when MTV’s Jersey [...]

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