This Is Art. 'Jersey Shore' Performance Art.

08.09.11 7 years ago 9 Comments

This video made my day. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, best known as the beefiest Guido on the “Jersey Shore,” enters the confessional room with Nutella on his face and the nose of a Pinocchio doll in his mouth, and begins slurring through a monologue before falling silent mid-sentence.

I don’t know what else to say about this except to call it art. Sure, it’s just a drunk idiot trying to figure out what he’d done that night, something that I and countless other drunks do on a regular basis. But the fact that this was captured on camera and beamed out into the world for everyone to watch makes it fascinating to me. It makes me want to search for meaning where there is none. “Pinocchio’s nose in his mouth is clearly a metaphor for the lies we tell ourselves, while the Nutella blackface serves as a commentary on Italy’s troubled race relations stemming from its proximity to northern Africa.” Man, this is easy. I should have taken more art history classes.

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