Vinny from Jersey Shore Is Now a Columbia Professor

Apparently Vinny Guadagnino, the big-dicked guido from Jersey Shore, the greatest sociological experiment of our time, was a guest speaker at a Columbia sociology class yesterday. And it sounds like the students weren't too happy about it.

Vinny got up and spoke about bullying in Professor Diane Vaughn's "Mistake, Misconduct, and Disaster" class. I mean if it weren't for those three things, there wouldn't even be a Jersey Shore. Vinny was invited by a student of the class who's also an intern at Do Something, the anti-bullying organization that Vinny works with on the regular. He speaks loudly and, uh, carries a big stick.

TMZ says one student asked, "What gives you, as a cast member of Jersey Shore, the right to interrupt this class and then lecture us on setting a good example?"

That's a very good question, but I have an answer. Didn't you hear that Jersey Shore is now a suitable topic for academic debate? Just ask the New York Times which covered the Jersey Shore Studies conference last Friday at the University of Chicago. Not only did I attend, but I presented as well. And I spent the entire day talking about Vinny, Snooki, Deena, and race, gender, class, and sexual politics. Pick up the Foucault, everyone, and throw it at your TV screen, because if you're not applying it to Jersey Shore then you are not on the cutting edge of academia. That said, I have a whole academic presentation (which the Times called insightful and entertaining) all set to go entitled "Stereotype, Authenticity, and the Warped Reality of the Jersey Shore" and I'm willing to travel to Columbia or any other university that will have me. You're not going to be the only one to get an honorary PhD out of this show, Vinny.

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