Wow! There sure has been a lot of news coverage of Super-Storm Sandy. We love watching Anderson Cooper desperately clutching his microphone in a horrendous deluge of wind and rain. "What? I can't hear you? The rain is too loud." Go inside, Anderson! At any rate, we here at the DUNER BLOG noticed that, despite the 24/7 coverage of the storm, many important stories are missing. For example, we saw tons of coverage of Manhattan's flooded subways, Staten Island's power outages and the Ivy League schools cancelling classes. But we haven't heard anyone answering the real question on every one's mind during this crisis: What happened to all of the places in Seaside Heights featured on MTV's hit TV show The Jersey Shore?
Well, for starters, don't panic. The actual home where the cast lived, screwed and cursed together...is still intact! Owner DANNY MERK confirmed the house was okay but "the basement is flooded." (It has a basement?) Unfortunately, the rest of the resort town didn't fare as well. In fact, a whopping 90% of all structures in Seaside Heights were damaged or destroyed by Super-Storm Sandy. Today, the town is abandoned and residents are not allowed to return home. The National Guard and Ocean County Sheriff's Office patrol the flooded streets and washed-out roads...without a hottie in sight.
In reality, most residents of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, hope these memories from the profanity-laced MTV show get washed away with the jetsam of the SuperStorm. Don't believe us? Well, the Seaside Heights city website clearly states: "Our town is not a haven for intellectually challenged, morally bankrupt youths" like those celebrated on the cable TV show. However, it's not that easy to get rid of a money-maker. While the original show has been officially cancelled, spin-offs are in the works. A number of bars in town turned down MTV execs and rejected contracts to film in their establishments, so stay tuned.