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#31460 - 06/15/01 10:54 AM Re: Scenic NJ
Bobyoungbalt Offline

Registered: 11/22/00
Posts: 1289
On second thought, I don't want to seem to be too hard on NJ. There is one good thing about it -- it's against the law there to pump your own gas. When you buy gas in NJ, someone comes and pumps it for you, just like they used to in the dear dead days gone by, although they don't check your oil and tires or wash the windshield, and they don't wear uniforms with those little black leather bow ties.

#31461 - 06/15/01 12:49 PM Re: Scenic NJ
Fiberbabe Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/12/01
Posts: 771
Loc: Portland, Oregon
You want scenery *and* enforced laziness at the pump, Bob? Might I suggest Oregon, the best of both worlds...

#31462 - 06/15/01 02:17 PM Re: Scenic NJ
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
But does it have great place names-- that are funny sounding too? Ho Ho kus to you too!

my other obsession

#31463 - 06/15/01 11:02 PM Re: Scenic NJ
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 4189
Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...

Growing up in a tree-lined suburb in Union County (not far from that microcosm in immediate proximity to New York City where the swamp/factory stench cliche does exist), we, too, made regular jokes about "you smell like you're from Secuacus" or "you smell like the pig farms in Secuacus". Pig farms have a tendency to smell that way even if they're in a pristine state like Montana! The original Saturday Night Live blasted us with their "stench over in Jersey" jokes in the '70s, and everybody bought that image hook, line, + sinker! But it's just that little dot in the extreme Northeast corner of the state! Again...Get off the turnpike!

And, personally, I think Jimmy Hoffa wound up in the meat packing plants in Newark...salami or head cheese anyone?

And if somebody says Joisey I'll scream!

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