Monday, October 31, 2005

Fertile Minds

So New Jersey Gov Codey has rejected "We Will Win You Over” as his State’s new tourism slogan. A slogan that cost New Jersey taxpayers $260,000. As a Native New Jerseyite I remember, not at all fondly, the Thomas Kean era pitch: New Jersey & You: Perrrfect Togetha.
Here’s my submissions
(cost: $0):
• New Jersey & You: Not Incompatible.
• New Jersey: New York's 63rd County.
• New Jersey: A State.
• New Jersey: Springsteen Still Proudly Lives Here, Albeit On A Secluded Estate Nowhere Near Anything Or Anyone.

11 Comments:

Blogger LisaBinDaCity said...

New Jersey: The best suburb that Philadelphia and New York has to offer.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only appropriate motto for New Jersey is "Look Before You Laugh." This was the actual motto of New Jersey Magazine, which stopped publishing sometime in the 1980s.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Jersey: You gotta problem wit dat?

PS - You don't like Candace Bushnell? She spoke at APG a couple of years ago. Gloria Steinem would be spinning in her grave. (She's not? Are you sure?) Most of the women - working planners, remember - wanted to line up to kick her ass. Twat.

8:43 PM  
Blogger ozlife said...

My slogan might be - New Jersey? I piss you off. You piss me off. Get over it, I know people.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Jersey native. I hate people who hop on the bash jersey band wagon. Have you ever spent time in Jersey? (probably, most of you NYC fuckers are from there originally) The state has really nice towns, it's close to major cities, and the people from Jersey are proud to call it home. If you dislike NJ, what do you think of Mass? That state truely does suck, shitty weather, populated by drunks and home to the worst city in the US: boston.

Other than high car insurance and an unsightly view from the turnpike, NJ is top notch.

Slogan:
New Jersey, we're owning and not renting

2:39 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

and here's some of the things you "own"

•several counties with the worst cancer rates in the country.
•one of the most corrupt state governments in the country.
•many of the worst drivers in the country
•a Napoleonic Complex the size of Alaska

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Jersey: It smells just as bad on this side of the river, too.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

New Jersey: The light at the end of the tunnel.

Eh, some parts of NJ are gorgeous, and some parts are hell on earth. There's no winning side to this argument.

(But I love Boston!)

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Ex-pat said...

corruption: true. but no more so than brooklyn. and at least our corrupt officials are fabulous.
worst drivers: true. but you try avoiding a few fender-benders when there are 8 million people on the road.
a Napoleonic complex: true. but we are literally in the shadow of the largest, most arrogant city in the world. it's like if your older brother was pierce brosnan and you were rick moranis.
cancer rates: i resent that. wtf do you think that means? it means the entire country (but mostly the corporate raiders on wall st) gets rich off the ancient industrial complex built in jersey because it happened to lay between two of the country's most important cities and had easy access to miles and miles of useful waterways. the whole economy runs on the jersey smog! and THAT, i think, is the perfect slogan. New Jersey: our waste runs through your veins.

11:49 AM  
Blogger DC1974 said...

New Jersey: More than a Turnpike
New Jersey: Better than Old Jersey
New Jersey: Betchya Don't Know Why We're the Garden State

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Geoff said...

I am from NJ, living in NYC. Bruce lives down the street from my family home - I'll give you the address if you want. There is no sense in defending it. People will always mock it and I hope they keep it up. Corrupt, dirty, ugly, whatever... I like it.

New Jersey: The hollywood birth canal
New Jersey: Wide at each end skinny in the middle - you wish you had our figure
New Jersey: We'll keep pulling you back in
New Jersey: Where would you rather go? Long Island?

5:43 PM  

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