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Old 07-06-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Well, one reason people may stereotype could be that those of us who are not from NJ run into people from NJ that live up to the stereotype. I just broke up with a Puerto Rican guy who grew up in Jersey City, thinks it is cool to talk like Tony Soprano, and thought he could act like that too (but didn't have Tony's money or power). He wore a thick gold bracelet and a horrible white gold & star sapphire pinkie ring that he had inherited from his now deceased alcoholic step-dad, who used to beat up his enemies in front of him, while he took him to strip bars and gambling joints until his mom booted him out. He still thinks that gold nugget jewelry is cool. This guy, although very charming, funny as hell, intelligent and very capable, doesn't want to work, didn't go to college, pretends he is a Mercedes when he is just a rust-bucket 1977 Cadillac - his favorite car (he collects them and has 3 at the moment). He's never been out of the US and thinks that the only place you can get a good Italian deli sandwich is in Hoboken. A living stereotype if I ever saw one. The only things I've ever seen of Jersey is the Turnpike when I'm on my way to Philly to visit a friend and the Jersey shore which, sorry but it does not even begin to compare with the West Coast of California. Most of the people were fat, ugly and had tattoos. I never saw so many unattractive people in one place in my life. I know that sounds shallow, something which I know I'm not, and I do try to be objective but there is no comparison to the beaches in California or even in the Gulf Coast or Florida.
So you're not shallow, but you base your opinion of an entire state on meeting one loser? And you judge what an entire state looks like based on a ride on the NJ Turnpike?

I'm sorry you find NJ people so unattractive. However, I've been to California and anyone in NJ could look like a Californian if they wanted to purchase certain body parts and then be lipsuctioned, lifted, peeled and enhanced. But then I would be judging an entire state based on my limited observations, wouldn't I?
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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Because of shows showing to everyone around the nation such as (the Sopranos) show dirty, ugly places in NJ.

I am from NJ and lived in Texas for a year in a half and everyone in Austin I spoke to thought NJ was a dirty, factory-laden wasteland because of what they watched on the TV. NJ needs a good PR marketing campaign and TV shows that show it in a bad light don't help.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Because of shows showing to everyone around the nation such as (the Sopranos) show dirty, ugly places in NJ.

I am from NJ and lived in Texas for a year in a half and everyone in Austin I spoke to thought NJ was a dirty, factory-laden wasteland because of what they watched on the TV. NJ needs a good PR marketing campaign and TV shows that show it in a bad light don't help.
That's because the area in the Soprano's is in Essex County (where Newark is) so it happens to be one of NJ's less desirable counties. But I agree, NJ should show other states is beauty so people don't still think we are living by factories in 2015.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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A lot of people who don't live here stereotype NJ as being full of "only factories" or "an industrial wasteland". I find it funny because I believe around 80% of NJ is picture perfect suburbs, around 10% shore towns, and than the next 10% small ghetto cities. NJ isn't called the Garden State for nothing, it is really beautiful in most of NJ so why do people continue to think we all live by power plants?
Because NJ sucks. Oh, and we have the most Superfund sites in the country...
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Because NJ sucks. Oh, and we have the most Superfund sites in the country...
And yet, you live here.

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Old 07-07-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Because NJ sucks. Oh, and we have the most Superfund sites in the country...

Always a pleasure Mamabee - Oh wait, I think I hear Kentucky calling you? Can I give you a hand with thoses boxes??? Move on my dear, move on!
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Because NJ sucks. Oh, and we have the most Superfund sites in the country...
Thats the best part, now I can grow 3 arms.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Thats the best part, now I can grow 3 arms.
And glow in the dark!
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Thats the best part, now I can grow 3 arms.
3 arms? So I can still eat my veal parm hero and...well...you know....

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Old 07-07-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: GA
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That's because the area in the Soprano's is in Essex County (where Newark is) so it happens to be one of NJ's less desirable counties. But I agree, NJ should show other states is beauty so people don't still think we are living by factories in 2015.
Hardly.....
Many counties in NJ have undesirable areas. Essex has many nice towns like Cedar Grove, Livingston, Verona, Glen Ridge, etc.
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