Snooki U.

[pullquote quote=”That Snooki is prolific. She’s like a little roly poly Charles Dickens.” credit=”Lin Brehmer”]This morning I pointed out to Mary Dixon that Snooki of The Jersey Shore has published two books and Mary and I have published none.  That Snooki is prolific.  She’s like a little roly poly Charles Dickens.  It is, therefore, not surprising that the venerable University of Chicago is hosting a symposium on Jersey Shore Studies.   It is free and open to the public beginning at 9am Friday at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St, but with the presentation of such subjects as “Foucault’s Going to the Jersey Shore, Bitch!” and “You Dirty Little Hamster!” advance registration will be wise.  Perhaps, we have misjudged this reality show.  Consider Spinoza’s  monad and how often Snooki offered hers to the camera and you will begin appreciate The Jersey Shore’s rejection of Cartesian dualism.  There are teachable moments.  For example:

While Snooki is writhing on the dance floor in an Italian discotheque, the inability of the camera to focus on the bottom of her mini-skirt recalls the eloquent John Prine, who reminds us in the song Bottomless Lake, “wear clean underwear.”  Or as Plato wrote, “any underwear.”

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When The Situation says, MTV Reality TV Show Mike The Situation“You need to on your tip-top game with your GTL to stay FTD to get the girls to DTF in MIA,” he is clearly parodying Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosphical examination of language.  Or maybe, he’s convincing us that the best situation always includes Alison Moyet.

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When Snooki says, MTV Reality TV Show Nicole Snooki Polizzi“I hate the ocean, it’s all whale sperm. Everybody Google it, because that’s why the water is salty,” she is invoking Herman Melville’s fear of the unconscious mind represented by the ocean that hides Moby Dick.  Insert joke here.

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Deena: What’s that church called? … It starts with a V. Vatican?
Ronnie: Vatican. That’s the one that Leonardo da Vinci painted with his hands.
Vinny: I’m pretty sure it was Michelangelo.
Is this an obvious allusion to T.S. Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock?  “In the room women come and go, talking of Michelangelo.”

No.  They are, in fact,  idiots and with every episode, they are solidifying an image of America from which our country will never recover.  But have fun at The Symposium.
I have to stop now.

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