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Jul. 25 2010 - 4:42 pm | 57 views | 0 recommendations | 4 comments

We already know the real Snooki

As much as Professor Thompson is a fan of the show, “I certainly wouldn’t want to be stuck in an elevator with her,” he said. The fact is, Snooki is much more interesting as a character than she is in any other context. “We don’t even know how to define what Snooki is so good at,” he said. He thinks she has a “delicious artlessness,” an unprocessed quality.

via Snooki’s Time on ‘Jersey Shore’ – NYTimes.com.

Remember when I asked whether or not we want to get to know the ‘real people’ behind our favorite acts?

When it’s not an act, we want to know even less about it. And this is kind of the bummer of the reality TV-era. Celebrities used to be heroes – that’s why they were ’superstars.’ Now you can’t really call them that, because there’s nothing ’super’ about them. They’re just like everybody else, just like dumb you and me, a mirror image of ourselves on the screen that we look at for comfort, in place of something magnificent to which we aspire.


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    I read that piece. I’ve never watched the show. It’s a little like rubbernecking, a cheap, easy way to laugh at someone you really disdain without them knowing it. I’ll pass.

    I also find the fact that any moron who can attract the camera’s gaze becomes a “star” depressing in the extreme. Just because you’re popular doesn’t mean you’re actually very interesting.

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    Snooki is not like you and me. You take that back right now, Michael Roston.

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