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View Poll Results: NJ or CA
NJ 63 74.12%
CA 22 25.88%
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Welll...I was gonna defend Jersey, 'cuz Patti Smith grew up there, and Springsteen and Yo La Tengo are from there too.

Then I actually read this entire thread.

So California it is.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Welll...I was gonna defend Jersey, 'cuz Patti Smith grew up there, and Springsteen and Yo La Tengo are from there too.

Then I actually read this entire thread.

So California it is.
NJ is devastated............................
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Sin City
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I moved from NJ in 1999 and never knew the hate people had for the place until after I left. Even with that the place carries a certain stigma and no one's ever said anything slick to my face about NJ. I think the stereotype of NJ being the home of mobsters, thugs, and overall tough guys has actually given people from there a certain level of respect.

New Jersey's problem is not the way it's been portrayed by the media but the way it portrays itself. NJ is one of the worst states in terms of branding itself. I've said it many times before that for NJ to be looked at in a more favorable light they must change that license plate. The current plate is just bland yellow with simple script and that's exactly what people think of NJ when they see it, bland and boring.

A small, subtle change like that would do wonders for the state.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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NJ is one of the worst states in terms of branding itself.
NJ doesn't get the chance to brand itself. It's national reputation comes from the media across the river. And as we know, NYC loves to hate everything other than itself. Since we are the closest, we get it early & often.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Wink A vast NY wing conspiracy

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NJ doesn't get the chance to brand itself. It's national reputation comes from the media across the river. And as we know, NYC loves to hate everything other than itself. Since we are the closest, we get it early & often.
Yeah right.

The "NY media" likes to attack its own market. Makes alot of economic sense to offend some of your own consumer base doesn't it?

New Jersey's unfair image probably has alot to do with many factors, probably starting with the NJ Turnpike and Newark Airport area.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yeah right.

The "NY media" likes to attack its own market. Makes alot of economic sense to offend some of your own consumer base doesn't it?
It must be nice living in denial.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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It must be nice living in denial.
Is that best you can do?
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Aside from people online, I find that most people in real life aren't really in tune with California's negatives as much as its positives. Sure, it gets pretty annoying having someone not from here tell me what MY OWN CITY is like despite me living most of my life here. It's also pretty annoying to hear people think that all of California is LA, when not even all of LA County is the city of LA. Hell, where I live, a lot of people don't want to be a part of the City of LA, but it looks like we can't leave!

With New Jersey, I feel like everyone universally talks so much trash about it. "Jersey Shore" didn't help things out either, despite the fact that New Jersey probably offers way more than it's size suggests. Honestly, NJ is probably one of the most underrated states in the US simply BECAUSE a huge chunk of people think of it as "suburb" despite the beauty of places like the Delaware Water Gap to the quiet shoreline south of Atlantic City toward Cape May.

One of my friends is visiting from New Jersey right now, and we talked about this very thing.

At the end of the day, if you live your life through stereotypes, you will miss the nice parts about a place in search of looking for all that is wrong and confirming of your stereotype. Give every place a chance, and it will give something to you
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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^^ Nice.

How long ago is that from?
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