August 10, 2011

Jesus and The Jersey Shore?

While surfing the web today, I came across a page that I found to be absolutely ridiculous, mildly entertaining. I will be the first person to admit that I have never been able to sit through, watched an entire episode of MTV’s The Jersey Shore, nor am I a practicing Catholic-BUT I am pretty sure the cast of the Jersey Shore have a few hours of Confession ahead of them if their sins are to be forgiven.

The website…. I am getting there, I feel it calls for some background beforehand.

Obviously The Jersey Shore is a trashy show. I say obviously because even if you don’t watch the show (like me) you would have to be living under a rock to have missed all of the publicity the show, and its cast have had. Some will say there is no such thing as bad publicity right? Wrong. Personally I would not want my name associated with the show, or its cast. But this is not personal, I am just stating the facts here.

Snooki has become a household name in many places. Correct me if I am wrong, please, but both the men and women who star in the show pride themselves on how many people they can have sex with-which must also mean that none of them are married. They even have a name for it SMUSHING. WTF?

and I quote…..
smush (Jerseyan, v.)—to have sex with, ideally involving a guido and a guidette.
stage-five clinger (Jerseyan, n.)—a member of the opposite sex who becomes excessively attached incredibly early on in the relationship.
trombare (Italian, v.)—to have no-strings-attached sexual intercourse. Though this term literally means “playing the trumpet,” colloquially it refers to uncomplicated sex. Apparently, playing the trumpet is considered an easy task for Italians.
DTF (Jerseyan, adj.)—ready, willing, and able to have sex. Literally, “down to f–k.”
get it in (Jerseyan, v.)—to smush a partner who is not ideal for a relationship, but is DTF.”

Like I said, I am not a practicing Catholic, but I am a woman. I find these terms, and the show itself, demeaning, derogatory, stupid, ignorant, the list goes on and on. Basically, you don’t have to be of any faith to recognize the terrible things these “adults” are practicing in front of the world, for our kids to watch. But really my reason for writing this is not so melodramatic.

Enter the oxymoron that is Jersey Shore Rosary Beads. Yes you read that right. I have found a website, endorsed by the members of said show, that sells handmade, “Iced Out” Rosary beads.

That’s right folks for anywhere between $119, and $150 you can be the proud owner of handcrafted, “Bling” filled ROSARY BEADS. Unbelievable? Yes. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Surprising? Not really. After my initial amazement I reminded myself that we as a nation have accepted these people into our homes, on our televisions, and yes into our hearts (not all of us! I know that! Please refrain from stoning me). When you look at what we accept as entertainment, it is not hard to believe that things like Jersey Shore Rosary Beads exist.

That discussion though is for another time and place, I really just wanted to share with you my amusement , thoughts on my find.

Love and Light y’all!

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