I guess since the economy can’t get any worse, why not invite the folks from The Jersey Shore to come and ring the opening bell?
On-hand were Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni ‘J-WOW’ Farley, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Paul ‘DJ Pauly D’ DelVecchio, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Angelina ‘Jolie’ Pivarnick.
While I realize that the ringing of the bell is more ceremonial than anything else, I can only imagine what most thought about Snooki being anywhere near investors.
CNBC’s Mark Haines was watching the event with Erin Burnett, trying not to say anything “inappropriate,” so this is all they got out of him:
“These people are not from New Jersey. They’re from other places who came to the Jersey Shore for the summer. But they are not from New Jersey. Have I made that clear?”
He then went on to say that he usually interviews the ringers of the bell but that they were not permitted to speak to any press. That’s probably smart on MTV’s part. Check out the video after the jump!