Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Overheard on CNN.com: 'Sorry Italy'

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'Jersey Shore' cast heading to Italy

Comment of the day:

Dear Italy,

Sorry about this one.

Love, The United States of America – sarge08

 

MTV announced that Snooki, Vinnie, JWOWW and the rest of the “Jersey Shore" gang are heading to Italy, but many CNN.com readers aren't excited about this American export. Some, such as pini1973, called them "a disgrace and an embarrassment" to Italians and said Italy shouldn't let them in the country. Others, such as bloofer, hoped Italy would keep them.

 

There were also concerns that the group would cause a diplomatic catastrophe and speculation that the cast either would end up partying with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or in jail with Amanda Knox.

 

Should teachers grade parents?

A Florida bill that would require teachers to grade their students' parents sparked a big debate over who is responsible for children's education.

 

Reader herself says there are already laws requiring kids to go to school and that teachers should be under scrutiny: “When I get to grade my kids' teachers and there is actually some accountability, then I'll discuss having them grade me. This business of just sending homework for parents and teaching by work sheet is for the birds."

 

But sadie3850 says every teacher knows that parents are the key. "It's (a) three-legged stool folks -- commitment from teachers, parents and kids -- yes, kids need to be involved and responsible for their own learning -- not just sitting there like dopes waiting for knowledge to be pored in their heads. And the districts with the best scores are the districts with the most functional parents."

 

TripAdvisor names dirtiest hotels

Stains, smells and creepy-crawly roommates were just a few of the complaints about some of the worst-rated hotels in the United States, but missagatha said one hotel's ranking shouldn't have been a surprise.

 

"I have studied the life of Jack London and Jack London Inn actually sounds like it captures the spirit of Jack London, who spent large portions of his life in similar squalid conditions. Not that that makes it an enjoyable hotel experience."

 

Spankie1 always removes the comforter at any hotel because "I would rather be cold than sleep under a piece of linen that rarely, if EVER, gets washed. Freaking gross. Hotels are disgusting. … I cannot imagine walking barefoot on hotel carpet.”

 

Catharsis88 said removing the bedcovers probably is a good idea. "I had a friend who worked at a hotel one time and she told me they washed the bedsheets daily but the bedcovers got washed once a week. That's just plain nasty."

 

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

21 Comments
January 26, 2011
Click to view Garza2525's profile

Good thing the water obscures Snooki's lower half. But next time block out the face, too.

January 26, 2011
Click to view CDCRwife's profile

Dear Italy,

Dese guys are Eyetalians.  Yours problem now.

January 26, 2011
Click to view karmasabich's profile

Are you kidding me?  Why would anyone pay attention to these uneducated idiots that write comments like this.  Give me a break.  Do you really think Italians actually care?  Yah right.

January 26, 2011
Click to view Thawtpolice's profile

Let me get this straight, the original article that got the comments about these dregs going to Italy is now the evening news?  This could set back relations with Italy for years to come. Hopefully these dolts try to pick a fight with some capo's. Isn't their 15 minutes of infamy up yet?

January 26, 2011
Click to view clindsey35's profile

WOW  the air brushers had their work cut out for them!!!  i guess photoshop had to run out their next edition to get that picture looking the way it is!!!

January 26, 2011
Click to view JBuBBs's profile

Snooki looks like she has a case of IBS and drops some wicked nasty trots. Never seen the show but they all look pretty annoying

January 26, 2011
Click to view LiberalNewz2's profile

They're goin ta Italy ta get some cultchaa

January 26, 2011
Click to view proudlib22's profile

is it just me or doesnt snooki look like an umpa lumpa from willy wonka's factory..

January 26, 2011
Click to view laxtheworld's profile

I have to agree with garza2525, Snooki should be required to wade in waist deep water for the entire show and/or public appearances. 

January 26, 2011
Click to view DigitolGuy's profile

The problem here isn't the talentless hacks that this show is about.  The true problem is the morons who follow these clowns.  Snooki has a book on the NY Times bestseller list?  Really?  If people stop paying attention to them, they will eventually return to the rocks they slithered out from.  I can't stand the fact that I'm posting something regarding them, however I'm here to speak the truth.  Stop posting on stories regarding them and encourage all like minded individual to do the same!!

January 26, 2011
Click to view MPLArms's profile

How many more countries do you want to PO at once?

We have a brood of Kardashian trash.

January 26, 2011
Click to view MelLastman's profile

Cultured, educated Italians won't be surprised by the boorish, ignorant, slutty guttersnipes we return to them. What they sent to us in the first place were not the best of society.

January 26, 2011
Click to view MPLArms's profile

LAX,

Can that be in a shark tank...Please?

 

January 26, 2011
Click to view Chely's profile

NO! They are embarrassing!People talk to much sh** about Americans what a way to show them by sending trash over there.

January 26, 2011
Click to view justinfo916's profile

After we send them there can we revoke their passports?

January 26, 2011
Click to view JDMar's profile

the photographer should've thrown a microwave then a toaster into the hot tub

January 26, 2011
Click to view BlueK's profile

Everyone talks about how ugly Snooki is (I'm not really arguing), but that one to the right of her in the picture...YIKES!  How have we overlooked that tragedy?  I just the way people block out repressed memories.

January 26, 2011
Click to view MPLArms's profile

JD,

Nice thought, but the cop's would never buy it.

However, if a light fell...by accident, (wink,wink,nod,nod) we'd be good.

 

January 26, 2011
Click to view racerkenji's profile

You totally misunderstand this Jersey show.  They are not acting, it is real.  Some parent out there is crying out loud...  " next time, I'll use a condom "  They can be used as a birth control advertisement.  If you do drugs and have sex, you will create this...  oompaloompa.  Let's not forget the doiiyyyy guys.  Hey, you need people to lift rocks and dirt so let them live out their happy lives. 

I can't believe I even give a turd but Italy won't be happy.

January 28, 2011
Click to view mahashuia12's profile

i so tired of staying in the shadows while watching this countys freedom being taken away one bt one come on a text law what kind of mess up crap is this,,,so what if i deside to walk on the side walk a cop can arrested me for that,, that is messed in every way posbile and bu the time you know they will make it were can not do any thing out side and be the time you know it they are starting to make another law taking away one of are freedoms this country needs to stop the crap and make stense of some of those messed up laws

January 30, 2011
Click to view MMAOutlet's profile

More interesting than Jersey Shore is the concept of teachers grading parents. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that parents interest in their child's education is a major factor on whether they'll be a star student or not (perhaps the biggest factor).

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