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Sharks and Sandy

Finally, a Jersey Shore cast member I can actually relate to. This photo was supposedly taken in New Jersey in the wake of Sandy. I would venture to guess it’s a fake just on the idea that I doubt a shark would swim inland during a storm like that. As it turns out a lot of [...]

Ancient ‘New York City’ of Canada discovered

A settlements on the shore of Lake Ontario was once the New World’s answer to New York City. The ‘Mantle’ site would have been at its peak some 500 ye…

The Invasive Species Sushi

When he noticed a foreign species of Asian shore crab in his favorite beach, Bun Lai of Miya’s restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut, did what any sustainability-minded seafood chef would do: he made the [...]

Jersey Shore Cast Member Offered Anti-Endorsement Contract

A year ago, I mentioned the rumor that the elegant Coach handbag carried by Snooki from Jersey Shore was given to her by one of Coach’s rivals. The plan was to damage Coach’s reputation by associating that brand with Snooki. Coach isn’t the only brand that is being impacted by negative product placement. Now the clothing [...]

Italy to Jersey Shore: No, Grazie!

What? You don’t follow the high culture series Jersey Shore on television? Well, let me fill in the latest development of the “guido/guidette” lifestyle for you: the sophisticated cast of Jersey Shore tried to reconnect with their Italian heritage in Tuscan, Italy. All is fine, except for some strange reason, the Italians don’t want to [...]