We don't want this to become a Jersey Shore blog, but we can't help avoiding all the hype that obviously coincides with Guidos. I am personally an entertained fan of the shore for mere amusement of their stupidity. Others are real true fans that admire these people, while the third class of people I have met simply hate the show. Each of these categories are very distinct.
Most people that hate the show are non-Guidos/Guidettes that grew up around Guidos and Guidette (Northeastern U.S.), with a handful of people from this region that fit into the same category as I do (those that watch out of mockery), and a very small handful from the Northeast that love the show.
Most people that love the show come from regions other than the Northeast. With friends all around the country, it's easy to get a good gauge on regional attitudes toward the show. I have found that people that love the show the most are those that have never been around Guidos and find them fascinating and entertaining.
This brings me to two points: The show is helpful and detrimental.
How is it helpful? Well, for those that love the show, it provides entertainment and joy to their lives. It also educates anyone that watches the show about what Guidos are and how a lot of people act in New York and New Jersey.
How is it detrimental? Well, for those that aren't huge fans of Guidos, it now promotes Guido behaviors even more. Every single Guido and Guidette that has tuned into the show now thinks it's even cooler to act like a Guido. I'm sure even non-Guidos have now converted. What makes it even worse is all the hype in the media (yes, this being one of them) and celebrities promoting the show.
I'll let you decide where you fit.
Until next time,