Friday, April 30, 2010

jersey fever

Want to sell something? Jump on the New Jersey bandwagon and your sure to be heard. Reality shows on TV are popping up everywhere with a Jersey theme. People can't get enough of this culture. MTV's Jersey Shore got higher ratings this past December than any current show MTV has filmed, and with The Hills ending soon, this new show could definitely take its place. The Real Housewives of New Jersey was the first 'Real Housewives' episode to garner more than 3.5 million viewers. And Cake Boss? The Italian cake making guru was on Oprah last week!

Why do people love New Jersey? Maybe it's because they seem more real than the skinny blond O.C. women we always see. Or maybe they're just more fun than an every day black suit wearing CEO in Manhattan. I say it's a little of both. They do things most of us wouldn't do but have always thought about (flipping over a table at dinner because the other person is just making you so mad). They have self confidence that many of us want or have but try to hide (Jersey Shore has a guy that calls himself 'The Situation' because of what happens when he shows women his abs). They are, in a sense, our secret selves.

Next time you see a guido selling something, remember that many people may be laughing on the outside and secretly wanting the product on the inside.

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