Buzzing and Bragging About All Things New Jersey

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 11:03am  |  COMMENTS (11)

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Ah, New Jersey.

What’s not to like? C’mon admit it, you kind of love it here, right? BuzzFeed does, and put this fabulous throw-down post up a few days ago — a fun, funny, righteous and irreverent look at “Why It’s Awesome to be From New Jersey.”

Are you feeling the awesomeness lately?

Hop over and take a look at the silly/serious, image-laden post (some slightly less suitable for work others), which is all you’ll ever need to send to any Jersey-bashing frenemy you may encounter. There’s pizza, beaches, tough and talented guys and gals, Taylor Ham (or is it pork roll?), gas pumps, jug handles, the triple-S threat – Sinatra, Springsteen and the Sopranos — and a lot more. Toss in a healthy dose of braggadocio. Why not?

Okay, they left out diners. And maybe you’ll think of a few other things. What do you love about your state? And what else should Buzzfeed have included?

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11 Comments

  1. POSTED BY shrimpalert  |  February 28, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Lots to offend in that post but perhaps nothing more offensive than the sight of Taylor ham, egg, and cheese on something that resembles a bagel. Why must New Jerseyans insist on ruining a perfectly good bagel with such excess? Whatever happened to the schmear?

  2. POSTED BY MellonBrush  |  February 28, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Nothing can top the Jersey Shore on a breezy summer day when night descends after a glorious beach day and the smells of the food vendors waft through the air punctuated by the laughs and happy screams of young people having the time of their lives. Nothing.

  3. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  February 28, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Well said Mellon.

  4. POSTED BY jerseygurl  |  February 28, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Agree, Mellon. Glad to see you back here! I think a close second is spending a day in the water “jumping” the waves and body surfing. My mother had a hotel “down the shore’ when I was a little girl. There is nothing else in the world like it.

  5. POSTED BY cathar  |  February 28, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    Without even going to the site, just going by the chunk of the original bit above, there is very, very, very little indeed to “brag” about in connection with Camden. (Unless it’s its sometime lead in the national murder rate.) And precious little to crow about in Newark, too.

    Even Jersey City is at best a mixed blessing.

  6. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  February 28, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    As a Jersey City native cathar, I both take offense and agree.

  7. POSTED BY johnqp  |  February 28, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    “Nothing can top the Jersey Shore on a breezy summer day when night descends after a glorious beach day and the smells of the food vendors waft through the air punctuated by the laughs and happy screams of young people having the time of their lives. Nothing…”

    Wow – man ! What chords are you setting those fine words to ??

  8. POSTED BY PAZ  |  February 28, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    I once did a mail art piece called “Notes from the cancer zone”. That was back in the 70’s. I could probably do it again, not much has changed since then. I had high hopes for the future of our planet (The naivete of youth).

    Now I iPhone foto things that give me a little boost in the medulla. It’s how I self-medicate with pixels fighting against the reality of a dying planet.

  9. POSTED BY firstdog  |  March 01, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    Jimmy Buffs & Ruts Hut, Joe Piscopo “you’re from Joisey? What exit?” Right turn on red-unless signed- Tony Soprano ” take him to The Pinelands exit 12 (0ff the turnpike)”
    Sauce = gravy

  10. POSTED BY State Street Pete  |  March 01, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

    shrimpalert, this New Jerseyan would agree – taylor ham, egg, and cheese in a hard roll please.

  11. POSTED BY firstdog  |  March 01, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

    Funny story about a hard roll. Some friends moved from Jersey to Vermont. Shopping around where the locals go, they found what they were told is a Deli. They go buy this and that and ask for some hard rolls. The guy behind the counter replied ” you want day old rolls? “

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