Okay, so I know MTV's The Jersey Shore is, well, I won't go so far as to say it's popular...but many people know of the show. I've never seen it, but I've seen some of the cast members on a couple of news bits. I was recently flipping through the channels and came across another show featuring similar "characters" and although I can't recall the name, Jersey was in the title. There was a salon involved. I watched only a few minutes out of sheer curiousity. I had never heard of the term Guido (spelling?) before these shows appeared. I don't know if that's a good word or bad word, racial, no clue. But I know it's used when discussing these shows. Okay, so here's the thing. I realize the characters from these shows in no way represent New Jersey as a whole. But the big hair, intense tans, layers of make-up, muscles...is this all for television? Thoughts? Insight?