The Pauly D Project and Punk'd: more free vacations

More news carried on the winds of the apocalypse: Jersey Shore -- which has made this world forever-unclean with its moral and intellectual bereftness hinging on countless obnoxious idioms like "T-shirt time" -- begins its self-replication process with a spinoff, The Pauly D Project. Like the mythical Hydra, dismembering the Jersey Shore produces an entire half-hour production dedicated entirely to the walking spray-tan from the Shore.

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Premiering Thursday, March 29 at 10:30/9:30c on MTV, The Pauly D Project will apparently follow the DJ's recording contract with 50 Cent's record label and beyond. Or, according to Snooki, his all-expense-paid vacation. Unless it never occurred to you that the infamous guidos and guiidettes don't need the jobs they're shown half-assing on television for a few minutes each episode, then it shouldn't come as a shock to learn how the cast of Jersey Shore really feel about their time under the spotlight. It might come as a shock, however, to learn how much money they brought in for the state.

It's hard to believe that Snooki and J-Wow have political convictions, but it doesn't amount to much more than "we don't like our governor because he's dumb."

Slated for 12 episodes, The Pauly D Project only replaces Jersey Shore instead of accompanying it, which should be counted as a minor blessing. It's still bittersweet, however, as it follows up the return of Punk'd after its five-year hiatus. Lacking its former host Ashton Kutcher - who is entertaining a different breed of moral and intellectual bereftness as Chuck Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men - Punk'd brings in a cavalcade of guests like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, who are more age-approrpraite for the immature humiliation that brings celebrities to the point of desperate, anxious, rampant paranoia.

By Mark D Curran

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On: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Eric - TV Geek Army "Revered Leader" said:

To be slightly fair, Pauly does seem to be the one who is genuinely cheerful about working at the various retail-level gigs that the gang has been assigned to over Jersey Shore's five seasons. 

I'm a card-carrying J-shore "apologist" and will be curious to see what the kids are up to in different environments. 

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