November 14, 2005


New Jersey Looks For New State Slogan (Local 6, November 14, 2005)

Make us a slogan we can't refuse, the state of New Jersey said. We got your slogan right here, the people replied.

A push to come up with a new slogan for the Garden State has become an excuse to crack New Jersey jokes.

We've got a couple copies of Robert Liparulo's terrific new thriller. Comes a Horseman*, to give away to the best entries here.

* Thanks to the folks at West Bow Press and The Book Report Network

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2005 11:57 PM

New Jersey: Enough with the exit thing, already!

New Jersey: It's not all refineries.

New Jersey: At least we're not Queens.

New Jersey: Sinatra, Springsteen, Bon Jovi.

New Jersey: If it wasn't for us, Philadelphia would be right up next to New York.

New Jersey: The Badda-Bing State.

New Jersey: Brennan, Scalia, Judd.

New Jersey: Usually visible from Manhattan.

New Jersey: Hey, the Statue of Liberty has to have her back to something...

Posted by: David Cohen at November 14, 2005 9:45 PM

New Jersey: Where The Bodies Are Buried
New Jersey: The Superfund State

Posted by: Palmcroft at November 14, 2005 9:47 PM

New Jersey: America's Landfill

Posted by: Mike Morley at November 14, 2005 9:48 PM

We may be America's armpit, but at least we're America's chemically-sweet smelling armpit.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at November 14, 2005 9:49 PM

New Jersey: Home of the Giants!

(the Jets, too - but we're not talking about them this year)

New Jersey: Where the governor was a girlie-man!

New Jersey: Bribe your way to the top!

New Jersey: Home of the rest stop in-the-middle!

Posted by: ratbert at November 14, 2005 9:50 PM

New Jersey: What...are you kiddin' me?!

New Jersey: There's gotta be a pony in here somewhere.

New Jersey: As seen on Cops.

New Jersey: The car alarm IS NOT our state anthem.

New Jersey: That's right, pal. 'JERSEY!

New Jersey: Gotta problem widdat?!

Posted by: John Resnick at November 14, 2005 10:16 PM

Jersey: Lucky Pierre to NYC and Philly.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 14, 2005 10:50 PM

New Jersey: We put the "People" in The People's Republic Of New Jersey.

Posted by: Pete at November 14, 2005 10:51 PM

New Jersey - the Goat State: It's not just for kids anymore!

Posted by: obc at November 14, 2005 10:52 PM

New Jersey: What Tijuana aspires to be.

New Jersey: At least we aren't Mississippi.

New Jersey: We're not the [anal orifice] of the East Coast, we only smell that way because we're within [flatulence]ing distance.

New Jersey: The TollBooth State.

I gotcher New Jersey right here! [under picture of potbellied man grabbing crotch.]

New Jersey: Bringing the Third World a little closer to home.

New Jersey: Be thankful, we don't like potholes either.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 14, 2005 11:00 PM

New Jersey: This side up. Open other end.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 14, 2005 11:03 PM

New Jersey! It's more than just cows and cash!

Posted by: Brooks at November 14, 2005 11:17 PM

New Jersey: America's Compost Heap.

Posted by: Mike Goblet at November 14, 2005 11:32 PM

New Jersey: The Left Bank of the Delaware!

Posted by: Random Lawyer at November 15, 2005 12:02 AM

New Jersey: Qua mei?

(note: all good state mottos are in Latin, and only an Atlantic City hick would suggest otherwise :-)

Posted by: Steve White at November 15, 2005 12:16 AM

NJ - now taking bets in Atlantic City on which governors across America are also gay.

Posted by: obc at November 15, 2005 12:38 AM

New Jersey: Significantly newer than Old Jersey

New Jersey: More than just Newark, we swear

New Jersey: Live free or don't

New Jersey: You're going to love it here

Posted by: Timothy at November 15, 2005 1:34 AM

NJ - Vote Democrat or Die - (when you'll vote Democrat anyway from the grave.)

Posted by: obc at November 15, 2005 1:37 AM

New Jersey: Just call us Baja New York.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at November 15, 2005 2:15 AM

New Jersey: All your graft belong to us.

Posted by: AllenS at November 15, 2005 3:32 AM

New Jersey: To the left of NYC.

New Jersey: You can't get there from here.

Posted by: AllenS at November 15, 2005 5:59 AM

New Jersey: Where life is cheap but the taxes aren't.

New Jersey: Home of the jughandle turn.

New Jersey: Jimmy Hoffa sleeps here.

New Jersey: The mediocrity of Philly, the rudeness of New York.

New Jersey: Peace, love and Secaucus.

Posted by: Greg Hlatky at November 15, 2005 7:13 AM

New Jersey: You're going to love it here. Capice?

New Jersey: We'll make you an offer you can't refuse.

New Jersey: Lagos West.

Posted by: Greg Hlatky at November 15, 2005 7:20 AM

The Paris of the new millennium...

Posted by: mike at November 15, 2005 7:39 AM

New Jersey: Somewhere between New York and Pennsylvania

Posted by: Brandon at November 15, 2005 8:00 AM

Jim in Chicago:

Send you're address--that's a winner.

Posted by: oj at November 15, 2005 8:07 AM


You too: "New Jersey: There's gotta be a pony in here somewhere."

Posted by: oj at November 15, 2005 8:22 AM

New Jersey -- Free to get in. Six dollar toll to get out.

Posted by: John at November 15, 2005 8:46 AM

"New Jersey - the swag state."

"Lower your expectations - settle for New Jersey."

Posted by: Darryl at November 15, 2005 8:51 AM


Posted by: oj at November 15, 2005 9:32 AM

New Jersey - Born to Run Away From.

Posted by: pj at November 15, 2005 9:52 AM

"Put the nozzle in here"

Posted by: babe ruth at November 15, 2005 10:36 AM

New Jersey: You should see the other guy.

New Jersey: Who needs mountains, waterfalls and scenic vistas when you've got Hoboken?

New Jersey: We coulda been a contenda.

New Jersey: Where self-service is a dream.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 15, 2005 11:48 AM

New Jersey: Less fragrant than Secaucas.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at November 15, 2005 12:07 PM

New Jersey: Ya wanna piece 'a me?

New Jersey: Ya wanna piece 'a Jimmy Hoffa?

Posted by: jgm at November 16, 2005 12:00 AM

New Jersey: What's it to ya.

Posted by: Luciferous at November 16, 2005 10:31 AM