Monday, June 23, 2008
You from Jersey? I'm from Jersey! hahahahahaha
A certain no longer blog love crush of mine wrote recently:
So, do you have that great big hair with claw bangs hanging over your forehead? And do you smack gum and talk about how your cousin Vinny got drunk and tried to make a bona fide left turn, but wound up stuck in the gas station where you are not allowed to pump your own gas? Because that is what I imagine when I hear, "I'm from New Jersey."
See, there are all different sorts of people from New Jersey. The ones that MrT was referring to are the ones that say "I'm from Jersey", not I'm from New Jersey. But even they are cool. People from New Jersey are great - they are down to earth, friendly, helpful, sometimes loud, sometimes crude, but usually frank, people. And no, it isn't because the toxic waste dumps have altered their DNA. Even as yewts they learn the art of telling it like it is and busting your balls. And so what if there's an invisible thread tying all New Jerseyites to the exits of the NJ Turnpike? Such wondrous roads should be central in everyone's lives. And so what if you might someday wake up with a horse's head in your bed? There's amazing Italian food to be found in most locales in the state, and that's well worth it.
*Note: title is from Joe Piscopo's "You from Jersey?" routine on "Saturday Night Live."