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New Jersey selects new tourism slogan (Come see for yourself)
Reuters ^ | 1/12/06 | Inspector Clouseau and Pepe LePew

Posted on 01/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey announced a new tourism slogan on Thursday in an effort to shrug off the state's grim reputation for traffic jams, mobsters and toxic waste dumps.

"New Jersey: Come See for Yourself," was the winning entry in a statewide contest that attracted some 7,800 entries. The public was asked for suggestions after Acting Gov. Richard Codey rejected "New Jersey: We'll Win You Over" -- a slogan devised by an image consultant at the cost of $260,000 -- as too negative.

State officials earlier rejected sardonic entries including: "Come Out to New Jersey: It's Not as Bad as it Smells" and "New Jersey: Hey, at Least it's not West Virginia."

Residents of America's most densely populated state were asked to vote on five finalists, and the winning slogan, submitted by Jeffrey Antman of Passaic, got the largest number of votes, 3,373 out of a total of 11,227.

"When it comes to image, New Jersey really cares," Codey said in a statement. "I am proud to be governor of a state that has pride -- and shows it."

The winning entry beat out other finalists including: "New Jersey: Expect the Unexpected" and "New Jersey: The Best-Kept Secret".


TOPICS: US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: comeseeforyourself; fuhgeddaboudit; joisey; newjersey; nj; njcomeseeforyourself
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"New Jersey: Creativity-challenged..."
1 posted on 01/13/2006 7:52:06 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa slept here"


2 posted on 01/13/2006 7:53:48 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey and YOU - Hand over your $$


3 posted on 01/13/2006 7:54:28 AM PST by yobid (What we have here is a failure to communicate)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

See what for myself??


4 posted on 01/13/2006 7:55:04 AM PST by sarasota
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To: yobid

Only ONE of the reasons I left my home state!!


5 posted on 01/13/2006 7:55:23 AM PST by yobid (What we have here is a failure to communicate)
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To: sarasota
Well, there's lovely refineries along the Delaware River and several toxic waste dumps for your perusal!!
6 posted on 01/13/2006 7:56:43 AM PST by yobid (What we have here is a failure to communicate)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey-Get ovah heah!"


7 posted on 01/13/2006 7:56:52 AM PST by wingnut1971
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey: Our new governor only acts gay."


8 posted on 01/13/2006 7:57:03 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
New Jersey: Come See for Yourself

Um...isn't that simply gonna get the reply "No, I'd Rather Not?"

9 posted on 01/13/2006 7:57:43 AM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: sarasota
This?

Strippers to protest at State House (Smoking Ban in NJ)

10 posted on 01/13/2006 7:58:08 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (“Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?”)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey, Find out what is SUPER about a Fund.


11 posted on 01/13/2006 7:59:16 AM PST by bmwcyle (Gael Murphy is a bug)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey: The Best-Kept Secret" - Where Jimmy Hoffa's burried.


12 posted on 01/13/2006 7:59:22 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey Rocks!
Garden State Baby!


13 posted on 01/13/2006 8:00:53 AM PST by rjp2005
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To: HamiltonJay

Tony Soprano would love the new slogan. I don't know about Paulie.


14 posted on 01/13/2006 8:00:56 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey, armpit of America.


15 posted on 01/13/2006 8:00:58 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey: FUHGEDDABOUTIT!


16 posted on 01/13/2006 8:02:15 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Sir Gawain

Next to "Philadelphia, America's Anus"...


17 posted on 01/13/2006 8:02:20 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (“Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?”)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey: Don't Mess With Republican Biker Chicks!


18 posted on 01/13/2006 8:03:31 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"Our kids are dumber than Belgian kids!"


19 posted on 01/13/2006 8:04:34 AM PST by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey: Come SMELL for yourself.


20 posted on 01/13/2006 8:05:22 AM PST by flashbunny (Are you annoying ME? Are you annoying ME? You must be annoying me, since there's no one else here!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

When I did time in a truck years ago, I was rather fond of NJ's nickname on the CB radio... "The Garbage"


21 posted on 01/13/2006 8:06:14 AM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: Constitution Day
Funny. I also liked the one Britt Hume or his guest came up with:

New Jersey, You got a problem with that!

22 posted on 01/13/2006 8:07:37 AM PST by JimSEA (America cannot have an exit strategy from the world.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
New Jersey: We'll Win You Over - Whether you like it or not!
23 posted on 01/13/2006 8:08:14 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

24 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:06 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Gay State Conservative

"New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa slept here" - how about 'New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa sleeps here'


25 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:21 AM PST by Murtyo
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

"New Jersey: The Statue of Liberty is really ours."


26 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:21 AM PST by petercooper (Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending. Seal the borders.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey: Try Our Thick Frosty Shakes"


27 posted on 01/13/2006 8:10:23 AM PST by PaulJ
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I Came, I Saw, I Left.


28 posted on 01/13/2006 8:11:08 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey: I got your vacation right here, buddy.


29 posted on 01/13/2006 8:11:23 AM PST by Sender (Really. Please. Come on.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat; All

I've always been particular to:

"You fu**ing want a piece of me, pal?!"


30 posted on 01/13/2006 8:14:15 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"New Jersey: Come See for Yourself,"

Okay.


31 posted on 01/13/2006 8:14:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (I have a Chinese family renting an apartment from me. They are lo mein tenants.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
New Jersey: Come, enjoy our smoke free bars! *

*except in Atlantic City, where they paid off state representitives to exempt the casinos from the smoking prohibition

32 posted on 01/13/2006 8:15:59 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Murtyo

I'm pretty sure they didn't truck his corpse all the way from my native Detroit ;)

How about:
"New Jersey: Who farted?"


33 posted on 01/13/2006 8:16:19 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Im partial to

New Jersey: Experience Our Toxic Love

The Garden State--America's Smart*ss Little Brother


34 posted on 01/13/2006 8:17:33 AM PST by sully777 (Blame Canada!)
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To: Sender

LOL!


35 posted on 01/13/2006 8:18:48 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Gay State Conservative
"New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa slept sleeps here"

There. That's better.

36 posted on 01/13/2006 8:20:44 AM PST by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey: At Least We're Not New York"


37 posted on 01/13/2006 8:23:00 AM PST by TonyInOhio (Some people call me Maurice.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

“Joisey, come smell da wawdah.”


38 posted on 01/13/2006 8:25:36 AM PST by dighton
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Tourism and New Jersey are not words that I associate with each other.


39 posted on 01/13/2006 8:26:37 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
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To: Murtyo; Gay State Conservative
"New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa slept here" - how about 'New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa sleeps here'

No its Jimmy Hoffa sleeps with the fishes here.
40 posted on 01/13/2006 8:29:59 AM PST by TXBSAFH ("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey = Our governor is gayer than yours!


41 posted on 01/13/2006 8:31:53 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (It's my birthday, I can b*tch if I want to!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"New Jersey: Come See for Yourself,"

I did. Couldn't figure out how to get off the Garden State Parkway. Think I'll stay away from New Jersey.

42 posted on 01/13/2006 8:33:37 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: TXBSAFH

"New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa slept here" - how about 'New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa sleeps here'

No its Jimmy Hoffa sleeps with the fishes here.



Some say he's actually buried upside down in the middle of the 50 yard line at Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ

Others say he's buried at the end zones.


43 posted on 01/13/2006 8:33:43 AM PST by sully777 (Blame Canada!)
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To: sully777

They checked that one out with ground penetrating radar. No Hoffa.


44 posted on 01/13/2006 8:36:13 AM PST by TXBSAFH ("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
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To: flashbunny

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1510878/posts
What's That Smell?


45 posted on 01/13/2006 8:37:18 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
New Jersey: Come See for Yourself

The ugliest state in the union,
with the possible exception of Florida.
Oh, and BTW bring lots of dough for the myriad toll roads
where you can pay to beat your car to death.
And the state gestapo (I love those Nazi uniforms!) will
certainly not let you leave without some kind of traffic ticket.

Right! Come see for yourself!

46 posted on 01/13/2006 8:38:11 AM PST by trickyricky
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To: sarasota
How truly nasty it is...well beyond your imagination.
47 posted on 01/13/2006 8:38:25 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Diddle E. Squat

New Jersey--glad to have no relatives left there. Sorry that three chose to be buried there.

Sorry to have to even go through there in view of the fact that the State Police can only be compared to the KGB and the Nazi band.


48 posted on 01/13/2006 8:38:54 AM PST by Spirited
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To: sarasota

See that NJ is worse than you imagined.


49 posted on 01/13/2006 8:39:58 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

What a coincidence, that's the same slogan as the BadaBing!


50 posted on 01/13/2006 8:41:04 AM PST by Daus
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