Thursday, May 13, 2010

Success of MTV's Jersey Shore Bad for Libraries.

The State of New Jersey is in a tough situation. A revenue shortfall is forcing Governor Chris Christie to make some hard decisions: How can New Jersey raise money? What does New Jersey produce that people want?

The answer clearly, based on the popularity of Jersey Shore, the MTV hit reality show about a group of re-tah-ded guidos and guidettes, is that America wants more stupid New Jerseyans. And the simplest way to guarantee that New Jersey can produce season after season of new cast members is to close down the public libraries.

So that's what the governor proposes: Close the libraries and "Keep New Jersey Stupid." It's not the official state motto, but it's got its supporters.