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Vinny From 'Jersey Shore'

Grilled ... How Many STD's

Do You Have?

10/7/2012 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

100512_vinny_jersey_shore_insult_launchVinny from "Jersey Shore" was the latest victim of a college prank -- when a student hilariously interrupted a speech he was giving, to ask him a very important question ... specifically how many STD's he got from being on "Jersey Shore?"

Vinny -- who is on a college speaking tour right now to teach others how to overcome anxiety -- was at Niagara County Community College Wednesday ... when he was caught off guard by a prankster planted in the audience.

In the video ... a student uses the very serious Q & A session to ask Vinny a not so serious Q ... mainly, whether or not he contracted any gross diseases from "Shore" -- ya know because of all their sexual shenanigans.

Vinny, in an ironic twist, gets pretty anxious about the whole thing -- and then shoots off some choice words to his new friend.

Enjoy.

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Nick    

If i was Vinny i would of asked the kid how many boxes of twinkies he went through for lunch

683 days ago
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lucy    

why are colleges wasting their money on this idiotic guy who's never even finished college? they should spend their money on a more inspirational and well respected person.

683 days ago
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Jordan    

What are the Odds Vinny can count that high.

683 days ago
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Cool Breeze    

Why is this ******* giving advice to people?

683 days ago
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BB not bb    

Vinny's self improvement programs incorporates New Age ideas from the pop self help gurus like Deepak Chopra. I can't read their books, so his book breaks it down so that a regular person who is not interested can get an idea of what they are getting at. It seems erasing the ego is the key, which in Budhism, leads to Nirvana or melting into the ether and ceasing to exist.


That is the danger I find with these philosophies. They may help someone get over anxiety in the short term, but in the long term, they take you away from your true self and dealing with what makes you anxious.

If jokes, questions, criticisms make you anxious, you will have to hide in your tower of egolessness to cope. If you are confident in who you are, you can laugh these things off. I think humor is a good way for coping with anxiety. You can just make a joke out of things and not take them so seriously.


A certain degree of detachment is alright, but when you totatally detach yourself from the world, you become arrogant and insane. I think people tend to be anxious when they are growing up because the world just seems so overwhelming. Breaking it down into smaller pieces helps.

683 days ago
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Latch Johnson    

He didn't get anxious at all. Once again tmz lying to get us to read and watch videos. Well played tmz, well played.

683 days ago
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wendy    

I think the story line here should be more on the fact that someone from jersey shore is speaking at a college.

683 days ago
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jordan    

i was there that day...the kid that asked that question is such a dumbass. i actually work at the college and heard most of the speech and Vinny had some good points. i just started reading his book and in my opinion if he did wright the book it is repeatable im enjoying reading it.

683 days ago
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BB not bb    

@Jordan, whether someone asking a question is a a dumbass or not isn't really the point. How you deal with what people are doing is the point. Vinny comes up with he will pray for the man, the man has problems which cause him to ask his questions, and that he is an example of an oversized ego. That is pretty presumptuous because maybe the man was just trying to be funny or provacative and not take the whole guru of wisdom thing so seriously.


When Vinny applies his philosophies to dealing with people like Mike and Angelina on the show, I think he can be pretty disrespectful in his own way. He ends up with an air of judgementalism. Sometimes people's egos do get in the way of themselves, but that is just a Freudian rubric that isn't necessarily relevant to everyday life.


I think by embracing the ego instead of shutting it down, what you do is learn to cope with it and train it to behave the way you want. Feeling above it all isn't really what you want. It is better to be down to earth and able to accept yourself for who you are. That way, you will be more accepting of others as well, even if they are annoying, rude, embarrasing, or irrelevant.

683 days ago
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jordan    

i was there that day...the kid that asked that question is such a dumbass. i actually work at the college and heard most of the speech and Vinny had some good points. i just started reading his book and in my opinion if he did wright the book it is repeatable im enjoying reading it.

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683 days ago
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Matt    

Donnie darko VS jim cunningham haha

683 days ago
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arealrascal    

Hilarious! Trolling the Jersey dumbasses. Two years from now, the idiots on the show will be lucky to find employment at Applebees.

683 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

Vinny speaking to college kids? Next will be Kardashian tramp (s), Snooki and oh yes, Honey Boo Boo's mama.

683 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Vinny that was a legit question, why get your undies all bunched up? The truth hurts eh? I'm sure he has herpes so that would be one.

683 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

How is Vinny a mentor for colleges? I bet he dropped out of high school like most New Yorkers do.

683 days ago
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