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(Washington Post)   West Virginia senator steams at MTV for its new 'Jersey Shore of Appalachia': How dare you make fun of our toothless, in-bred hillbillies?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2012-12-07 12:59:18 PM  
 
2012-12-07 01:15:12 PM  
Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?
 
2012-12-07 02:06:58 PM  

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?


I think they're still trying to work out "cups connected by string" communication technology.
 
2012-12-07 02:10:14 PM  
My ex wife was the child of WV Hillbillies who moved to a more civilized area. Now that i think about it it explains a lot of what was wrong with our marriage.
 
2012-12-07 02:11:24 PM  

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?


I am sure you are joking, but actually, I cannot use my cell phone at my father's cabin in the woods, but if we wanted, we could get high-speed internet hooked up. If I ever become suddenly wealthy(snort!) I will move there in a heartbeat
/don't live their now
//I am related to people that match just about every stereotype you can imagine
///except the incest one, thank jebus!
 
2012-12-07 02:12:06 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Too late: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia


You're not suggesting a documentary following a very notable and famous (in certain circles) guy and his family is perfectly analogous to scripted "realty" television, right?
 
2012-12-07 02:14:10 PM  
K-State fans learned the West Virginians are quite sensitive about the way their home state is perceived by outsiders. And this is coming from Kansans.
 
2012-12-07 02:16:37 PM  

Killer Cars: "realty"


You know, scripted realty television does not sound terribly exciting.

/hurr
 
2012-12-07 02:16:46 PM  

How dare you make fun of our toothless, in-bred hillbillies?


Only WE can make fun of our toothless, in-bred hillbillies!
 
2012-12-07 02:17:31 PM  
Done in one.
 
2012-12-07 02:18:02 PM  

Killer Cars: CapeFearCadaver: Too late: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

You're not suggesting a documentary following a very notable and famous (in certain circles) guy and his family is perfectly analogous to scripted "realty" television, right?


Boone County Mating Call
 
2012-12-07 02:18:19 PM  
Hey, everybody, there's a new reality show that's basically Jersey Shore in West Virginia and THE MAN says you shouldn't be watching it! Quick! Everyone over to MTV!
 
2012-12-07 02:19:36 PM  

Joe Manchin


Punt Speedchunk!

Blast Hardcheese!

Joe Manchin!

Thick McRunfast!


Bob Johnson!
 
2012-12-07 02:20:14 PM  
He's never seen Justified, has he?

Yeah, I know it's Kentucky...but close enough
 
2012-12-07 02:21:33 PM  
Someone i'm friends with on facebook wrote that the town in this show is his ancestral homeland.

I'll probably give it a shot. I love reality shows about rednecks. Gold rush, moonshiners, redneck rockets (which i just saw for the first time the other day), these are the things which fill my DVR.
 
2012-12-07 02:25:23 PM  
Wait until he gets a load of Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.
 
2012-12-07 02:26:27 PM  
Shows about inbred hicks with dentistry problems really annoy me. All that "Right ho, Guv'nah!" "Bugger all! Where'd I park my lorry?" and "Naff off, you wanker! I'm not some poncy yob, I'm the bloody Prince of Wales!" Who understands that stuff?
 
2012-12-07 02:31:05 PM  
Wait, there is a West Virginia? Why would they do that???
 
2012-12-07 02:33:33 PM  

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?


You bet they do. They boondoggled $20,000 Cisco routers for Libraries with four computers.
 
2012-12-07 02:43:03 PM  

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?


YES BECAUSE I AM USING THEM RIGHT NOW.

I like Joe Manchin, and I voted for him, but he's missing a certain angle here. When Jersey Shore became popular, thousands of college students flocked there because it looked cool. This show could be great for tourism. Spring Break West Virginia. I like it.

Actually, I don't care either way.
 
2012-12-07 02:45:03 PM  

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?


It's a series of tubes.
 
2012-12-07 02:48:07 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave


InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?

It's a series of tubes.


Not a series of rubes?
 
2012-12-07 02:51:42 PM  
Many many couches will die for this injustice...
 
2012-12-07 02:55:04 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Summer Glau's Love Slave

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?

It's a series of tubes.


Not a series of rubes?


Tubes and rubes - just like in Alaska.
 
2012-12-07 02:55:30 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: Many many couches will die for this injustice...


Lulz.
 
2012-12-07 02:59:50 PM  
I have friends in (and around) Sissonville. I bet they are just swelling with pride. I can't wait to talk to them and congratulate their good fortune.
 
2012-12-07 02:59:59 PM  

NashMcNash: InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?

YES BECAUSE I AM USING THEM RIGHT NOW.

I like Joe Manchin, and I voted for him, but he's missing a certain angle here. When Jersey Shore became popular, thousands of college students flocked there because it looked cool. This show could be great for tourism. Spring Break West Virginia. I like it.

Actually, I don't care either way.


You know, you actually have a very good point. They should make sure they show the "gang" doing a lot of outdoorsy stuff and showcase some of the classic WV landscape. Could actually be good for tourism.
 
2012-12-07 03:01:33 PM  
www.accessnorthga.com

Strangely, has no problem with HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO.
 
2012-12-07 03:01:36 PM  
Eh, who cares. I'm more amused that WaPo titled their blog about Congress "2chambers".
 
2012-12-07 03:20:30 PM  
Manchin wrote. "I cannot imagine that anyone who loves this country would feel proud profiting off of 'Buckwild.'"

Given that he's currently profiting off of his constituents stupidity.
 
2012-12-07 03:22:33 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Too late: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia


I have some real redneck friends here in GA who are a blast; I expected to be charmed when I saw this. I was horrified instead by the broad doing drugs in the hospital right after giving birth then whining in a bar because the evil county took her precious baby away.

Staple it shut.
 
2012-12-07 03:35:57 PM  

Snarfangel: Shows about inbred hicks with dentistry problems really annoy me. All that "Right ho, Guv'nah!" "Bugger all! Where'd I park my lorry?" and "Naff off, you wanker! I'm not some poncy yob, I'm the bloody Prince of Wales!" Who understands that stuff?


Yeah, I had a Brit tell me once that I would love to be British. I said I guess I wouldn't mind, provided I never actually had to live in Britain. Ever.
 
2012-12-07 03:37:17 PM  
But the WVians were surely willing to have a laugh at the expense of NJ
 
2012-12-07 04:05:07 PM  
Hoo, boy! MTV done messed with the whole trailer park!

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2012-12-07 04:33:22 PM  
He should complain that CSI:WV didn't air because test audiences were disappointed that they never solved a single case. DNA evidence implicated everyone in the state.
 
2012-12-07 04:37:36 PM  

theurge14: K-State fans learned the West Virginians are quite sensitive about the way their home state is perceived by outsiders. And this is coming from Kansans.


It was pretty awesome that WV forced Virginia's governor to make UVa apologize for humiliating them in the Continental Tire Bowl a few years back, ending in the demise of the Pep band.
 
2012-12-07 05:23:57 PM  

InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?


No, this communique is your imagination.
 
2012-12-07 08:03:43 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: How dare you make fun of our toothless, in-bred hillbillies?


Only WE can make fun of our toothless, in-bred hillbillies!


Yeah, my father was raised in the north Georgia/south Tennessee/n Carolina area and even they make fun of west Virginia mountain people.

The place is weird and if this guy is upset most of his residents in rural areas live in squalor and are uneducated, then that's his problem.
 
2012-12-07 08:19:11 PM  

NashMcNash: InspectorZero: Does West Virginia even have the interwebs?

YES BECAUSE I AM USING THEM RIGHT NOW.

I like Joe Manchin, and I voted for him, but he's missing a certain angle here. When Jersey Shore became popular, thousands of college students flocked there because it looked cool. This show could be great for tourism. Spring Break West Virginia. I like it.

Actually, I don't care either way.


Bad idea, you've never seen Wrong Turn I take it?
 
2012-12-07 08:31:48 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Joe Manchin


Punt Speedchunk!

Blast Hardcheese!

Joe Manchin!

Thick McRunfast!


Bob Johnson!


you forgot Big McLargehuge
 
2012-12-07 08:39:26 PM  
Joe Manchin is a farking embarrassment to this state. Hell, the whole Manchin clan is. As Secretary of State his uncle A. James used to throw a shiatfit in the 80's whenever a TV show made fun of us. Night Court biatchslapped his corrupt ass with the Bob & June Wheeler storyline.
 
2012-12-07 08:53:04 PM  
I just watched the trailer and it's 2 minutes of "hold my beer and watch this".
 
2012-12-07 10:42:57 PM  
Interesting to read the comments about the show from Sissonville residents starting last spring. First there is a bit of enthusiasm, then some disbelief and finally a large measure of embarrassment & regret about exactly what the show portrays. And of course, there is the inevitable labelling of various females cast members as "sluts" while the guys get off with the "idiot" label at worst.

Sorry to tell you WV, I am sure you had a good laugh at Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, Mob Wives and others - if you thought your state was immune, think again.

Here is just one of probably many message boards............

Buck Wild MTV in the Sissonville Forum - (topix.com) 
[scroll down past the blank white area that first appears] 
 
2012-12-08 01:33:16 AM  
The show looks like an idealized interpretation of West Virginia in the eyes of the 16-22 year old WV populace.

It's all muddin and drama and country shiat. It will do great around here.
 
2012-12-08 03:50:19 AM  

Snarfangel: Shows about inbred hicks with dentistry problems really annoy me. All that "Right ho, Guv'nah!" "Bugger all! Where'd I park my lorry?" and "Naff off, you wanker! I'm not some poncy yob, I'm the bloody Prince of Wales!" Who understands that stuff?


"Yes, this is Queen Elizabeff and I'm calling just to check in on Her Ladyship, Duchess Kate."
 
2012-12-08 03:52:49 AM  
I have heard that a lot West Virginia and New Jersey have some sort of arrangement whereby WV college students go to NJ state schools as in state students and vice-versa. As such there are swarms of guidos and guidettes in Morgantown who apparently couldn't get into Rutgers. Maybe someone can confirm this. My point is it seems MTV could actually have a Jersey Shore: Appalachia.
 
2012-12-08 09:25:24 AM  

rmcooper4: Can't confirm that but I do know WV used to have an arrangement with the Northeast back in the 1920"s where they brought in Italian immigrants to replace the discontented wage slaves murdered by imported Pinkerton detectives. The strikebreakers returned home but most of the Italians married in and those that didn't are probably so inbred that you can't tell the difference between them and the locals. Well, the melungeons, anyway. Either way, it would be hard pick them out since they sound just like the rest of the hillbillies, unlike most of the cast of "Buckwild".

 
2012-12-08 10:04:00 AM  

rmcooper4: I have heard that a lot West Virginia and New Jersey have some sort of arrangement whereby WV college students go to NJ state schools as in state students and vice-versa. As such there are swarms of guidos and guidettes in Morgantown who apparently couldn't get into Rutgers. Maybe someone can confirm this. My point is it seems MTV could actually have a Jersey Shore: Appalachia.


WV has a black QB named Geno. You're on to something.
 
2012-12-08 11:51:45 AM  
1962, and my dad gets a job in West by god viginny. I'm in 4th grade.
We're reading Br'er Rabbit's tar babby, and eating Poosh Ups for snacks.
He got transfered to Pennsylvania, thank christ, or I'd be just another hickabilly racist.

Poosh-ups are those frozen orange colored treats in a cardboard tube with a stick in them.

Farking hillbillies.
I stopped a mile from the town we once lived in driving through for a yard sale.
Bunch of busted harmony guitars, and velvet elvis paintings in damaged frames.
Those folks didn't even know the name of the creek on the other side of the road, or the town down the street.

You could nuke it from orbit, but you would still have everything else below the Mason-Dixon to blow away, too.

Yee farking Haw.

/Most folks don't know what yee haw really means.

//Is it from Gee and Haw, wagon driving commands?

///No. It's biblical in origin. Son a a Pharaoh, actually. He uses to drive his chariot recklessly and run folks over. They would see him coming and shout his name as a warning.
 
2012-12-08 12:07:08 PM  

vudukungfu:
Six of one, half dozen of the other. If those Pennsylvanians hadn't enlisted the Scots-Irish to push you off the land, you'd be complaining about those godawful Quebecois.

 
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