Skip to comments.NJ: Tourist slogan search bars sarcasm
Posted on 12/21/2005 6:51:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey, trying to overcome its reputation for corruption, traffic and toxic waste dumps, has rejected dozens of sardonic and sarcastic entries in a contest for a new tourist slogan.
A list of five possible slogans released on Wednesday leaves out "New Jersey: We can always use another relative on the payroll," and "Come to New Jersey: It's not as bad as it smells."
Voters get to pick the winner in the competition launched after Gov. Richard Codey nixed "New Jersey: We'll Win You Over," created by a consultant who was paid $260,000 (149,000 pounds).
"It makes me think of when I was young and single and asked a girl out," Codey said in a statement. "She turned me down. I said, 'Give me a chance, I'll win you over.'"
Nearly 7,800 entries were submitted to promote a state not widely known for its pristine countryside and sun-soaked beaches.
The five finalists are: "New Jersey: Expect the Unexpected," "New Jersey: Love at First Sight," "New Jersey: Come See for Yourself," "New Jersey: The Real Deal" and "New Jersey: The Best Kept Secret."
Voters in the Garden State have until January 1 to make their selection.
Exit 2, and a bit to the east.
The best one so far!
New Jersey: You talkin' to ME???
New Jersey-Somebody's Gotta Live There!
was in NJ last month - what a sh#t hole!
My back yard is bigger than that whole frickin' state!
New Jersey: Stuck on Stupid.
"New Jersey...Sorry About The Smell!"
"New Jersey...Corruption is Job # 1!"
New Jersey: More Interested In Frolicking Gay Sex Than Homeland Security
New Jersey: You Have the Right to Remain Silent
"New Jersey: You Got A Problem With That?"
Submitted by Mr. T. Soprano of Bergen County
New Jersey: So nice, the Giants and Jets call it home
New Jersey: All the Taxes of New York Without Any of That Annoying Fun
There's one area out in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Counties (a little ways north of Princeton) that is dominated by some very old, very quiet money -- and where Steven Forbes is one of the poorest residents in his neighborhood.
And there isn't a prettier place in autumn than northern New Jersey or downstate New York, either.
New Jersey: You Can Get Here from There-But Why Would You Want To?.
New Jersey: Never a Discouraging Word, You Effing Cowboy!
New Jersey: Endless Sky-Borne Pollutants
New Jersey: Where You Drive on the Parkway and Park on the Driveway.
New Jersey: Where'd Ya Get Your Driver's License--Sears?
New Jersey: Where the Cars are Inspected and the Driver's Ain't
New Jersey: Are You Looking at Me?
New Jersey: What Trenton Makes, Is Sh@t!
New Jersey: Where Corruption is a Fine Art.
New Jersey: Takes Your Breath Away--in Secaucus.
New Jersey: EZ Pass, My @ss!
New Jersey: To Live here, is to Die Here.
New Jersey: $ 26 Billion Dollars a Year;8 Million Citizens- You Do the Math!
New Jersey: Stuck on Democrats.
New Jersey: For the Grime of Your Life.
New Jersey: You Think It's Easy being a Nation's Armpit?
New Jersey: Kiss Your Wallet Good-Bye!
New Jersey: The Sky's the Limit--for Taxes
New Jersey: We'll Kick Your @ss!
New Jersey: Move Out While You Still Can Afford To.
New Jersey: Yeah,You Want the Beach, You Gotta Pay!
New Jersey: More State Police than in Russia.
New Jersey: Dude, Where's My Car?
New Jersey: If It Ain't Taxed, It Doesn't Exist.
New Jersey: Design Without Intelligence.
NEW JERSEY: Like Moscow, but with a beach.
'Joisey. You Dink I'm Funny? How'm I Funny??'
You could have fun with that one and some fake TV ads. Middle America family vacations in NJ- having fun. Gangsters roar up and dump a body at their feet. Cut to the slogan. Next one could use Hip-hop muggers sticking them up; you could make a whole series.