MTV Japan calls Jersey Shore the ‘Macaroni Assholes’

Take your pick for the pricks: the Jersey Jerkoffs, the Macaroni Assholes or more boringly translated by others, the Macaroni Rascals*.
The fun this about Japanese it’s wildly vague and in this case yaro/yaro means asshole or  butthead in japanese, which can just mean dude or rough guy but the nuance of this word is mainly negative meaning asshole, jerk, SOB, bastard, bugger, hoser, mofo, etc.*

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MTV Jersey Shore ~ Macaroni life of New Jersey Assholes
—MTV, Western music and entertainment events—
No.1 rated–The hottest new reality show MTV Jersey Shore ~ Macaroni life of a Jersey Jerkoffs has arrived in Japan at last! Check out their unique slang and pronunciation is being used on the show! Enjoy the following wallpapers, screen savers and English lessons!

*Ok, ok, some translation dictionaries like the translate this as “Macaroni rascals,” but do wanna believe a dictionary called OldDick? In the argot of Yakuza/gangsters, “kono yaro” literally means “that guy” or “those guys,” the actual expression is closer to “that asshole” in Japanese, so believe what you want. Come to think of it, I sort of like calling them the “Jersey Jerkoffs.”

Tip-of-the-hat to David Marx for this story idea from his report…
CNNgo: ‘Jersey Shore’ in Japanese: ‘Macaroni Rascals’

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6 thoughts on “MTV Japan calls Jersey Shore the ‘Macaroni Assholes’”

  1. I haven’t watched MTV in years… especially since I have no telly in Japan… to tell you how far it was, last time I watched it… they were playing music videos…

    Incredibul no ?

  2. Coligny wrote:
    I haven’t watched MTV in years… especially since I have no telly in Japan…

    Doood. Whatz this “TV” thing?

    MTV Japan broadcasts via the Internet all my favorites like Pimp My Ride!!

    MTV Pimp My Ride
    ~車改造大作戦!~ Season 5
    Episode 1: 改造車のその後 特集 #1
    Pimp_my_Ride my cadillac

    A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
    Season 1 Episode 1 – バイセクシャル #1
    Shot at Love with Tila Tequila  Shocking Confession MTV JAPAN

    MTV Japan still plays music videos for 75% of the broadcasting time. Of course, MTV Japan is the greatest failure of all the countries that MTV is broadcast. Like “‘Macaroni Assholes,” as whole MTV doesn’t translate well into Japanese and saccharine J-Pop doesn’t present well in the MTV format.

  3. Ihave only watched a few episodes of JerseyShore because it’s so embarrassing! I’ld never watch it again, what crap…

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