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    Default Let's Hear it for New Jersey!

    Just to lighten things up abit, this is for all you Jersey-bashers out there (courtesy of Dep. Chief Tom Aurnhammer-transplanted NJ native)"
    It is national Be Kind to NJ month



    Ode to New Jersey:

    New Jersey is a peninsula.

    Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern
    seaboard, from Maine to Florida.

    New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as
    Metropolitan areas.

    New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.

    New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.

    New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the US.

    New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as
    the Diner Capital of the World

    New Jersey is home to the original mystery pork parts chub (no, not spam)
    Taylor Ham or Pork Roll. Yo!.....with fried egg & mustard on a hardroll.

    Home to the less mysterious but best Italian hot dogs and Italian sausage
    w/peppers and onions.

    North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with
    seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.

    New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John
    P. Holland.

    New Jersey has 50+ resort cities &towns, some of the nations' most famous:
    Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch & Cape
    May.

    New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for Water
    Quality Control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.

    New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest
    chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.

    Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.

    New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production (and
    here you thought Massachusetts?)

    Here's to New Jersey-the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery
    in
    America opened in Hoboken.
    Tennis Outlet, worlds largest tennis store

    New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric
    guitar in Mahwah in 1940.

    New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the
    US, located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80% of what our nation imports comes
    through
    Elizabeth Seaport first.

    New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports at Newark Liberty
    International.

    George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War battles
    were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.

    The light bulb, phonograph (record player) and motion picture projector,
    were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ laboratory.

    We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.

    The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.

    The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.

    The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ

    New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.

    The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on their
    playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.

    And Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

    New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle
    East countries.

    The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains.

    New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)

    New Jersey had the first Medical Center, in Jersey City.

    The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway
    highway.

    NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson. (Holland Tunnel.)

    The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the
    birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

    The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in 1889.
    (Rutgers College played Princeton.)

    The first Drive-in Movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ.

    New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S " Pro Football Teams!

    The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.

    All New Jersey natives: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason
    Alexander, Queen Latifa, Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis, Shaq, Judy Blume,
    Aaron Burr, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello,
    AlanGinsberg, Norman Mailer, Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander
    Hamilton, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson,
    Walt
    Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero,
    Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito,
    Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsyth, Meryl
    Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae,
    Kevin
    Spacey, John Travolta, Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie
    Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral
    Wm.Halsey,Jr., Daniel Provenzano
    Dave Thomas(Wendy's), William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Paul
    Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia and of course.........Frank Albert
    Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino.

    You know you're from Jersey when....

    You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges".

    You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.

    A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.

    You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.

    You've eaten at a Diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3a.m.

    You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.

    At least three people in your family still love BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and you
    know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.

    You know what a "jug handle" is.

    You know that WaWa is a convenience store.

    You know that the state isn't all farmland.

    You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey - there's the SHORE and
    you don't GO to the shore, you go "down the Shore". And when you are
    there, you're not "at the shore," you are "DOWN THE SHORE".

    You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.

    You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.

    You know that this is the only "New..."state that doesn't require "New" to
    identify i t(like, try...Mexico,...York, ...Hampshire - doesn't work, does
    it?)

    You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a
    fast food sandwich.

    You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.

    You don't think "What exit" is very funny.

    You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton - that's for
    out-of-staters.

    The Jets - Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar, make
    that Eagles - Giants!

    You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.

    You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.

    Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.

    You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening credits.

    You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.

    You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people
    from Central Jersey go to Belmar and people from South Jersey go to
    Wildwood.

    You weren't raised in New Jersey -- you were raised in either North Jersey,
    Central Jersey or South Jersey.

    You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.

    You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel, Bamberger's
    and Orbach's.

    You've had a Boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.

    You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.

    And finally...

    You've NEVER, NEVER pumped your own gas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.

    George, don't forget Jersey white corn....best corn you will ever eat.


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    Originally posted by tanker5117



    George, don't forget Jersey white corn....best corn you will ever eat.


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    You know that the state isn't all farmland.
    Oh is that what you guys call it? We've always just called it landfill. HA HA HA HA HA HA
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    Oh is that what you guys call it? We've always just called it landfill. HA HA HA HA HA HA
    The landfill is across the water in Staten island.


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    I cant BELIEVE someone missed the obvious...................NJ is a great place to visit because George lives there !
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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    NJ is a great place to visit because George lives there !
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    New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    Oh dont tell New Yorkers that!!
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    Originally posted by Weruj1
    I cant BELIEVE someone missed the obvious...................NJ is a great place to visit because George lives there !
    I thought that was one of the cons?!?!?

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    Ahhh yes Jersey............I was there last week. Its the only state where you can go from the scenic and relaxing drive down 72 from Egg Harbor and the GS parkway and its pine trees with deer on the side of the road and end up the urban hell that is Camden and Pensauken.

    Im going back there (Cherry Hill) either next week or the week after, may God have mercy on my soul.
    I dont suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

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    I WANT TO THANK YOU GEORGE FOR BRINGING BACK SO MANY MEMORIES OF MY YOUTH. NORTH JERSEY, DOWN THE SHORE ETC.... I AM REALLY DYING FOR A ROLL AND SOME BUTTER, I KNOW YOU DIDN'T WRITE THE LIST BUT THEY FORGOT THE WAFFLE AND ICE CREAM ON THE BOARDWALK!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN
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    Originally posted by Weruj1
    I cant BELIEVE someone missed the obvious...................NJ is a great place to visit because George lives there !
    Trust me. When this boy puts in his papers in the next couple of years, somewhere WAY further south than NJ will be where George Lives. NJ will still be a nice place.

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    Originally posted by TLFD40
    I WANT TO THANK YOU GEORGE FOR BRINGING BACK SO MANY MEMORIES OF MY YOUTH. NORTH JERSEY, DOWN THE SHORE ETC.... I AM REALLY DYING FOR A ROLL AND SOME BUTTER, I KNOW YOU DIDN'T WRITE THE LIST BUT THEY FORGOT THE WAFFLE AND ICE CREAM ON THE BOARDWALK!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN
    It's great when you get away from here and talk about things like that. 24 hr. diners? Buttered roll? Taylor ham? They look at you like you are nuts.

    "Down the Shore" is on the same par with "Down Neck". (People from 49 states scratching their heads and saying "What the hell is Down Neck"?)

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    Boylan's Birch Beer!!!


    Boylan's Creamy Red



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    For those of you that have never seen the Boylen's brand, here is what you need to look for.

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    I just told the wife to pack the bags, we are headed South to Bayonne. I want to hit every bakery there is and get bagels, black and white cookies, sugar cookies with sprinkles, sprinkled donuts and then get a thin pizza........there's no place like home, there's no place like home (clicking fire boots together)....... George, you are killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I've got no kick against the Garden State.

    Love the clam chowder! Hate the Freehold circle!

    And I can't forget that my youngest child was born in Toms River, so I guess I'm a bit prejudiced.

    Exit 74, GSP used to be home. How did Jersey get stuck with January for a be kind to month, anyway?

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    Took a summer road trip to south Jersey back in high school. Spent a weekend at a place just outside of Cape May with an evening spent in Wildwood. Nice area, lots of fun, and the fresh crabs are out of this world!

    My DC and one of my Lt.'s are from Jersey. They introduced me to Taylor Ham. Cant beat it with an egg on a hard roll. Fantstic stuff!

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    From the Boylan's website:

    " Although we may be the smallest soda company around, our flagship brand "BOYLAN'S ORIGINAL BIRCH BEER" is the most locally loved soft drink of its time. Rich with history, Boylan's Birch Beer started in a apothecary in the early 1890's and developed into the most popular flavor of The Boylan Sodaworks. Boylan was a bottling and keg filling operation located in the heart of Paterson, NJ, the first industrialized city in the country. Competition increased however, and in the 1930's Boylan was forced to close its bottling lines, leaving Boylan's Draught Birch Beer as its only product. Shortly thereafter, the rights to the name, the formula, and the sole route was purchased by the driver. He, by himself, was responsible for pulling Boylan's Draught Birch Beer from near extinction to a beverage that is enjoyed by thousands at Fourth of July parades, town picnics, hot dog stands and many good times. His reward for this accomplishment was a 7 day - 80 hour work week, but he would have it no other way. In appreciation of our grandfather's effort, we honor him with this bottling project."
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    Simply the finest soft drink around these here parts!



    That it is, Ed. The problem is finding it. Not too many places carry it and as the supply is limited, when I do find it, I tend to keep that information to myself.



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    How did Jersey get stuck with January for a be kind to month, anyway?
    Had to be during the winter, we wanted to make sure all of our "visitors" had left the area.
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    Trust me. When this boy puts in his papers in the next couple of years, somewhere WAY further south than NJ will be where George Lives. NJ will still be a nice place.
    You're talking about FLORIDA, right? Right???

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    Originally posted by ThNozzleman

    You're talking about FLORIDA, right? Right???
    I don't know...I have relatives in Roanoke, VA. Or is that too close to TN?

    You definitely will not see me in FL, either.

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