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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:38 PM
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Snooki of 'Jersey Shore' gets $2K more than author Toni Morrison to appear at Rutgers
Snooki of 'Jersey Shore' gets $2K more than author Toni Morrison to appear at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY Whats worth more? A commencement speech by a Nobel-winning novelist? Or a pair of Q&A sessions with one of reality televisions biggest stars?

At Rutgers University, Snooki edges out Toni Morrison by a couple thousand dollars.

Last month, Rutgers officials said they had booked Morrison author of "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and other novels to speak in a 52,000-seat football stadium at commencement in May. She will be paid $30,000, marking the first time Rutgers has written a check for a graduation speaker.

Snooki's appearance at Rutgers met with mixed reactions from students Snooki's appearance at Rutgers met with mixed reactions from students Over 1,000 Rutgers students lined the Livingston Student Center to see MTV's Snooki in a question and answer session. The Jersey Shore reality star 'sold out' two separate sessions but admission was free on a first come, first serve basis. Students waited in line as early as 1pm for an 8pm start. The Rutgers University Programming Association paid $32,000 for Snooki's appearance.

Tonight, Rutgers students said they had also made a big-name booking. Snooki the "Jersey Shore" star whose real name is Nicole Polizzi appeared at two question-and-answer sessions at the Livingston Student Center in Piscataway.

Her fee: $32,000

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/snooki_of_jersey_shore_gets_2k.html
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:46 PM
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1. Boo On Rutgers
what a waste of money.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:46 PM
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2. OBAMA APPROVAL RATINGS ON THE RISE AMONG MILLENNIALS, ESPECIALLY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES...
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:50 PM
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6. Then I say Snooki should be chosen as President Obama's running mate instead of Biden
just think, he can't lose. Obama/Snooki ticket lol
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:46 PM
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3. Wow, that's an interesting comparison snooki and Toni Morris and snooki and the twins get the extra
money for a donation to Hooters?
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:48 PM
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4. this is a poignant commentary on our society's values n/t
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:51 PM
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8. Yes it is, pretty messed up really.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:49 PM
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5. All she does is drink, stagger around drunk, showing her thong (Snooki that is)
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:58 PM
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10. I didn't even know what a snooki was until this post and I googled her name, wow! Who is going to
bring her home to mom? I mean, she's a little over the top and if all she does is drink, stagger and show her thong, then that explains the college interest in her assets and her conversational abilities, but two sessions of question and answer? What were some of the questions? I mean what do you ask someone who's life is about drinking, staggering and thong showing? I guess 40 really is old, I just didn't realize it until this post.
Lou
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:18 PM
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14. She's a huge reality star from being on Jersey Shore. The whole cast are millionaires
Probably the biggest reality stars at this point.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:20 PM
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15. Yeah, I found that out by doing some research after I heard her name, thanks for the comment
Lou
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:50 PM
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7. The invisible hand of the free market strikes again n/t
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DeltaLitProf Donating Member (459 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 10:58 PM
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9. Toni Morrison has already written herself a Snooki
Dorcas Manfred in Jazz. Am I wrong?
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:00 PM
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11. Ok, but do you think Joe would have fallen in love with Snooki?
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:02 PM
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12. of course I could see Snooki abandoning Joe for a younger man
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:11 PM
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13. Future generations will weep, curse, and shake their heads in disbelief at us for so many reasons.
This is but one.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:24 PM
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16. I'm glad I'll be dead by then, wasn't me that caused this break down in everything itwas those pubes
and their Koch GOP FOX right slanting Supreme Court corporate pigs. They'll try to rewrite history, the pubes that is, but hopefully, in the future there will be a tool to force people to tell the truth.......god knows god doesn't work.
Lou
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 11:32 PM
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17. Why is Morrison getting paid to be a graduation speaker?
And what would she have netted if she'd appeared in a Q&A "guest speaker" setting instead?

Snooki is a waste of just about everything that can be associated with her, but colleges in general have a long record of paying a ton of money for bullshit. This is nothing new, and it's not really that shocking.
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