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Signs of the Apocalypse: 'Jersey Shore' cast rings the Opening Bell at NYSE

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Image Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesAs fun as it was seeing JWoww squeezed into her job-interview pantsuit, it can’t mean good things for our ailing economy when the cast of Jersey Shore opened trading at the New York Stock Exchange by ringing the ceremonial Opening Bell. (Can’t we add some kind of “Snooki” clause to that financial reform bill to prevent this type of thing from happening?) On the other hand, when a pack of drunken nitwits — who are so lacking in talent, even their own parents are left wondering why they’re famous — manage to collectively negotiate a fat new contract for a third season of their hit reality show, perhaps that’s capitalism at its finest.

But it’s also a sign of the apocalypse.