Friday, January 13, 2006

New Jersey. Streams of Whiskey and Lakes of Stew.

New Jersey has itself a new slogan: Come See For Yourself. Ducky. But the problem isn’t a slogan. The problem is the State name: New JERSEY. the word “Jersey” has become irrevocably synonymous with crappy, smelly, SUBPAR. Just say it: JURZEE. Yuk. It is a bad bad word.
Which is why Governor Richard Codey should just unilaterally change the State’s name to one of the following:
New J
New Blood (how cool would that be?)
New Love
New Wave
New Improved
Angelina Jolie
Max Power (what Homer once changed his name to)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of the unintended double meaning, NJ's new motto got me to thinking about other taglines from hell. Who can forget:
"We want you to live" (Mobil Oil)
"Why fool around with anyone else?" (FedEx)
"Eat Jimmy Dean" (Jimmy Dean Sausage)
Double entendres serve as great taglines when they're clever and communicate a double positive. Sadly, though, NJ's new moniker only reinforces an already horrific reputation and leaves the state open to further ridicule. Sad as it may be, New Jersey's reputation as a dump is well earned and until they begin to clean things up, the most clever words in the world won't make any difference.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the double entendre is way too subtle. It should be:

Cum. See for yourself.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Nandi said...

I like "New Jersey: Come for a weekend, leave with a lump in your breast"

4:38 PM  
Blogger zincink said...

Come see the car crusher junkyard, or how about the sex motels, maybe you could tour our famous DMV, nothing like the smell of the medical waste incinerator when the wind blows in during the summer. I know you want to swim in our look! medical waste! ok i'll stop..i live here. i'll give my state a big hug now..

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"New Jersey: The State of Inconvenience" says it all for me.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really dig how that NJ graphic looks like a crumpled two-liter bottle.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:00 PM  
Blogger concha said...

um, it looks more like a used condom that's been thrown on the street. which is probably a pretty accurate mascot for them...

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm from New jersey

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, it's fun to make fun of New Jersey, but the whole state is not the Turnpike at Ikea in Elizabeth kids. Stop being brats and actually explore areas beyond Brooklyn and the Hamptons.

5:05 PM  

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