Swing State

Politics and Humor…but I repeat myself

Between Two Ferns w/Zach Galifianakis…Perfect

“So I hear you won a golden globe…I’ll mark that under who gives a shit…”


January 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Lady Gaga (googoo) in The D tonight…

I see via FaceBook some of my friends are going…I also see via Facebook I have many more homosexual friends than I originally thought I did.

Here is some awesome GaGa from before she was a freak.

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

TV and Cultural Icon Threatens to Quit Over Program Time Slot Move

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me.  For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky.  That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with MTV to star on “The Jersey Shore.”  I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future.  It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule.  Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with Jersey Shore  in its infancy, MTV has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, MTV executives told me they intended to move Jersey Shore to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35.  For 60 years the Jersey Shore has aired immediately following the late local news.  I sincerely believe that delaying the Jersey Shore into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting.  The Jersey Shore at 12:05 simply isn’t the The Jersey Shore.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it.  My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Jersey Shore. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction.  Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter.  But with the Jersey Shore, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next.  My hope is that MTV and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.



January 12, 2010 Posted by | Just For Fun, News from the News, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wow…it has been a minute

Thought I would start blogging again…where to begin…hmmm???

How ’bout what I have been up to these last two years…nah who cares.  WAIT…I GOT IT!

January 12, 2010 Posted by | Just For Fun | , , | Leave a comment