David Gianatasio ventures a tad off topic:

MTV identifies with an oversize hamster whose owner neglects him during the World Cup. MTV figures you might likewise skip its programming. But get real. Folks avoid MTV because its shows suck. That includes Jersey Shore, which people watch only so they can complain later.

Oh, do not under-estimate the refined hathetic qualities of Jersey Shore. Gianatasio also points to similar spots featuring Russian and Korean fans.

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