Artist rendering of the Snooki Ball

Looks like the Waterford Crystal New Year's Eve ball in Times Square will have some competition this year: Snooki. The Jersey Shore star is reportedly going to be put in a ball and lowered into Times Square as part of MTV's New Year's Bash. Her castmates will also be on hand, leading the crowd in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for group fist-pumping. Can everyone just let out a collective SIGH at midnight this year? Let's cleanse the palate and go back to simpler times: