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N.J. Rejects Joke Slogans
The Washington Times ^ | 26 December 2005 | Reuters

Posted on 12/26/2005 8:51:59 AM PST by COBOL2Java

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 last week 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 acting Gov. Richard J. Codey threw out "New Jersey: We'll Win You Over."

"It makes me think of when I was young and single and asked a girl out," Mr. Codey said of that slogan, created by a consultant who was paid $260,000. "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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: codey; nosenseofhumor; tourism
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What are the five finalists?

  1. "New Jersey: Expect the unexpected."
  2. "New Jersey: Love at first sight."
  3. "New Jersey: Come see for yourself."
  4. "New Jersey: The real deal."
  5. "New Jersey: The best kept secret."
N.J. voters have until Jan 1 to make their selection.
1 posted on 12/26/2005 8:52:00 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey Turnpike. We'll pull you over.


2 posted on 12/26/2005 8:53:33 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

I grew up in NYC. I can always remember the reply when someone said they were from NJ. "Oh, you're from New Jersey? What exit?"


3 posted on 12/26/2005 8:54:45 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Katrina Media never gets anything right, so why should I believe them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey.....not enough ocean to wash it clean


4 posted on 12/26/2005 8:56:54 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: COBOL2Java
New Jersey: "The Best Dem Whorehouse East Of Philly."

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

5 posted on 12/26/2005 8:57:15 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: Just like Cleveland. Only Bigger.


6 posted on 12/26/2005 8:57:43 AM PST by freebilly
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To: COBOL2Java

Why do they call New Jersey the Garden State?


7 posted on 12/26/2005 8:59:50 AM PST by zarf (The BCS sucks.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Wisconsin tried doing the samw thing a few years ago. I wasn't a Wisconsinner, so they wouldn't let me vote for "Eat Cheese or Die!"


8 posted on 12/26/2005 8:59:52 AM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: Where Harlem meets Love Canal....


9 posted on 12/26/2005 8:59:58 AM PST by freebilly
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To: COBOL2Java; the gillman@blacklagoon.com
I grew up in NYC. I can always remember the reply when someone said they were from NJ. "Oh, you're from New Jersey? What exit?"

Oh, well, as if NY'ers aren't identical with the LIE. Ah, but "The City" folk are superior to Jerseyites and Lahngislanders.....

10 posted on 12/26/2005 9:01:28 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: COBOL2Java
promote a state not widely known for its pristine countryside and sun-soaked beaches

How about...

New Jersey: Come and visit our pristine countryside and sun-soaked beaches!

Can I have my $260k please?

11 posted on 12/26/2005 9:01:34 AM PST by socal_parrot (The diet starts today!)
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To: zarf

"Why do they call New Jersey the Garden State?"

It's covered with manure.

Corruption grows in NJ.

Dems can harvest votes from the ground.


12 posted on 12/26/2005 9:02:33 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: COBOL2Java
New Jersey: Because they had to put the road from New York to Philadelphia somewhere.
13 posted on 12/26/2005 9:03:44 AM PST by wireman
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To: COBOL2Java
I grew up in New Jersey. Actually it was a great place to grow up. I played in the woods and meadows (until the developers came), spent a lot of time camping and hiking in the Watchung Mountains, went to Lake Hopatcong and Kemah Lake. My Dad still lives in Andover which is absolutely beautiful.

New Jersey: A Good Place to be from....

14 posted on 12/26/2005 9:07:50 AM PST by freebilly
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To: freebilly

New Jersey: Discover the State the mob runs.


15 posted on 12/26/2005 9:10:06 AM PST by Swanks
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To: zarf
"Why do they call New Jersey the Garden State?"

Because there are a lot of 'waste management' people planted there.

16 posted on 12/26/2005 9:11:19 AM PST by harpu
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To: COBOL2Java

"New Jersey: When you're here, you're Family. Or else."


17 posted on 12/26/2005 9:14:07 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: "Too Dumb To Pump Our Own Gas"


18 posted on 12/26/2005 9:16:43 AM PST by Alouette (This tagline has been banned or suspended.)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey....Welcome to the Garden state. Now fork over your $$ and enjoy your govt. screwing you over and again.


19 posted on 12/26/2005 9:17:42 AM PST by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: COBOL2Java
...acting Gov. Richard J. Codey threw out "New Jersey: We'll Win You Over."

"It makes me think of when I was young and single and asked a girl out," Mr. Codey said of that slogan, created by a consultant who was paid $260,000. "She turned me down. I said "Give me a chance, I'll win you over."

He paid $260,000 of our tax dollars to come up with a slogan, then rejected it because it reminded him of a time he couldn't get laid as young man.

20 posted on 12/26/2005 9:18:23 AM PST by NJRighty (Liberals interpreting the Constitution? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!)
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To: NJRighty

I sent the suggestion "New Jersey- It's so damn expensive to live here, so you might as well just visit" , but they didn't like it.


21 posted on 12/26/2005 9:28:01 AM PST by pineybill
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To: Swanks
New Jersey: "The State The Sopranos Made Famous."

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

22 posted on 12/26/2005 9:31:22 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: COBOL2Java
New Jersey: Who Farted?

New Jersey: Kiss her where it stinks!

New Jersey: Those aren't projects, those are the ancient ruins of Newark!

New Jersey: What's my cut for this slogan?

23 posted on 12/26/2005 9:33:24 AM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: freebilly
I hunted St. Paul's Abbey property for over 18 years, back in the '60's. I had a friend, who's brother was a priest there, and had written permission. Nice little bass pond there too. ;)

Ahhh ... the good old days!


Merry Christmas!





24 posted on 12/26/2005 9:34:07 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: zarf

Because the southern portion of the state once produced a large share of the tomatoes, eggplants and green vegetables for the major cities on the east coast.


25 posted on 12/26/2005 9:34:22 AM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: COBOL2Java

26 posted on 12/26/2005 9:37:38 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: zarf
Why do they call New Jersey the Garden State?









Just a small sample...
27 posted on 12/26/2005 9:38:16 AM PST by motzman (it's 10pm...have you rebuked a kook today?)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: Where the men are men and all that other nasty stuff!


29 posted on 12/26/2005 9:40:22 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: marblehead17

ping


30 posted on 12/26/2005 9:42:28 AM PST by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: COBOL2Java
New Jersey: Everybody's gotta be somewhere.

New Jersey: Not quite as corrupt as you've heard.

31 posted on 12/26/2005 9:43:44 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: Pay Up.


32 posted on 12/26/2005 9:44:26 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Joisey: Dat's not my job, and I'm on break anyway.


33 posted on 12/26/2005 9:45:21 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: So much more than the Newark terminal


34 posted on 12/26/2005 9:46:51 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: COBOL2Java

"Go ahead kiss her where it stinks"; NEW JERSEY


35 posted on 12/26/2005 9:53:43 AM PST by JABBERBONK
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To: zarf

Because there are lots of chemical plants and power plants there.


36 posted on 12/26/2005 9:58:12 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: Where even the dead vote for gun control, even though it didn't do them any good.

New Jersey: Where the taxes are even higher than the stench of corruption.


37 posted on 12/26/2005 9:59:59 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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My aunt and uncle lived in Neptune City when I was little. In order to visit them, my dad had to drive through Elizabeth (the armpit of the nation) and it's pork rendering plants. I can remember holding my nose for that part of the trip and joking about "The Garden State"...


38 posted on 12/26/2005 10:00:31 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Katrina Media never gets anything right, so why should I believe them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

39 posted on 12/26/2005 10:42:02 AM PST by gcruse
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To: zarf

Why do they call New Jersey the Garden State?


Because farming was and still is a major industry. During Colonial times, New Jersey was described as having the finest farmland of any of the 13 colonies.

Don't believe everything you hear about NJ. It has its problems like every place else but most of the state is rural and very beautiful.


40 posted on 12/26/2005 10:45:42 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey is the Crossroads of the American Revolution 1775-1783)
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To: COBOL2Java
In the light of NJ ditching all the joke slogans, I suppose the slogan should be:

New Jersey: "Do we amuse you? Do you think we're here for your F'n amusement?"

42 posted on 12/26/2005 10:57:52 AM PST by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. <<<Sarasmom is a F'n lunatic - Beware>>>)
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To: zarf
Batsto New Jersey - Horse Barn in Winter
43 posted on 12/26/2005 11:11:20 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey is the Crossroads of the American Revolution 1775-1783)
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To: FrPR
That slogan is incomplete without an image. ;-)



NEW JERSEY:
I GOT YOUR MOTTO RIGHT HERE!

44 posted on 12/26/2005 11:19:31 AM PST by uglybiker (Iraqis have purple on their fingers. Liberals have brown on their thumbs.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I still like:

"New Jersey: You got a problem with that?"

Jack.


45 posted on 12/26/2005 11:19:54 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersey: DON'T fuhgeddaboutit.


46 posted on 12/26/2005 11:21:11 AM PST by ikka
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To: COBOL2Java

New Jersy: Did We Take A Wrong Turn?


47 posted on 12/26/2005 11:24:39 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: COBOL2Java

If those are the five finalists, they should have stuck with the one they had.


49 posted on 12/26/2005 11:31:23 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Santa Claus is an illegal alien.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Jersey: WTF are you lookin' at?


50 posted on 12/26/2005 11:32:50 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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