I highly recommend that all of my readers watch the first season of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore for the following three reasons:
1. Learn about proles. There’s a meme in the comment threads in which white proles are glorified for being salt-of-the-earth type of people, but here you see the reality of proles, the loud and boorish behavior. As fun as the cast of the show is to watch on TV, you probably wouldn’t want to live next door to them.
1a. Learn about guidos. Guidos are a subset of proles from the New York City area, and probably the epicenter of guidoness is Staten Island. I do mention guidos from time to time on this blog. The Jersey Shore gives you an opportunity to observe this specific type of white prole for yourself.
2. Learn about game. I never write about “game,” but yet the theme shows up in the comments all of the time. One particular character on the show, Mike “The Situation” is a master of game. Nearly every episode he brings back girls for soaking in the hot tub and sometimes casual sex. Of course all of the girls he brings back are prole girls who like guidos. I’m not sure how he would fare if he tried to pick up upper-middle-class girls.
3. It’s hilarious. And for this, I credit not the morons being filmed, but the people behind the cameras and the people who do the editing. There is also some lesson there in value transference. This show made a group of low-IQ nobodies rich and famous, while the people doing the real high-IQ value creation work, the people behind the scenes, just got paid their regular salary or hourly wage and no doubt are still middle class.
Some other comments and observations:
a. Prole girls, at least of the guidette viariety, like “juiceheads.” That is, guys with so much muscle they probably have to be doing steroids. And they also have fake tans. These guidette girls have zero interest in dating pale and skinny but rich and smart investment bankers, for example. They’re not even that much into facial looks; it’s all about the muscular body.
b. Proles like to get into fistfights. OK, I already knew that, but on the Jerse Shore you can see it happening. One of the differences between proles and the higher classes is that proles have to always be ready to do violence while the upper classes don’t have that attitude.
c. Proles have casual sex and they often get so drunk that they throw up and black out.
d. “Creeping” means to go out and try to pick up girls. “Grenades” are fat ugly girls. “Landmines” are skinny ugly girls. The guys on the show will hilariously insult the ugly girls in a manner that’s extremely politically incorrect and impolite.
e. “Snooki” was actually quite cute. Now I know why she became the show’s breakway star despite being short and not especially pretty. She acts like a little girl and makes funny noises; it’s all very endearing and entertaining to watch.
f. “The Situation” is also quite enjoyable to watch, especially the way he constantly refers to himself in the third person as “The Situation.” “The Situation” also refers to his extremely defined abs. “Girls love The Situation,” or so he says. “The Situation” is the only guy on the show who doesn’t have any tattoos.
g. The proles on the show are happy being proles and have no desire to move up in class. Their “self-actualizaton” (to use a term from Maslow) is to be the best guidos or guidettes that they can be.
You probably want to call it quits after Season One. I started watching the second season, but for starters the second season was filmed in Miami where the cast were like fish out of water (or like guidos out of the tristate area) and the emphasis was mostly on some possibly manufactured relationship drama. The first season is obviously the only season where they act like their original selves, when they are still nobodies. By Season 2, they are already celebrities and on their way to becoming wealthy, although becoming wealthy didn’t magically give them any class.