‘Jersey Shore’ gets Abercrombie & Ditched

Guido by association: Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has offered to pay cast members of HBO’s “Jersey Shore” to stop wearing its clothes because images of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and the other Guidos and Guidettes wearing A&F clothing goes against the “aspirational nature” of its brand.

The Situation said he was happy to take the money and would go and aspirate on somebody else’s brand.

“Fail” is to “test” as “low-wage” is to “job”: The organization behind the ACT college entrance exam says in its report on the 1.6 million graduating seniors who took the exam this year that only 25 percent met or surpassed all four of its benchmarks, meaning 75 percent of those students aren’t ready for college.

Which is fine, since about 75 percent of most parents aren’t ready to pay for it.

Nice weather we’re having: The Transportation Security Administration has launched a new pilot program at Logan International Airport in Boston in which screeners engage passengers in casual conversation in an effort to detect suspicious behavior betrayed by nervousness or facial expressions.

And this way you get to know your screener a little better before he or she gropes you.

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