Monday, January 08, 2007

The Delicate Bouquet of New Jersey

Headline on CNN : Mystery smell settles over Manhattan

My version would be:

Wind Changes: Manhattan finally gets whiff of Newark

Update:
Later, it is believed that the odor was emanating from Secaucus, New Jersey. Indignant at the state being accused of breaking wind, NJ spokesperson comes back with "Whoever smelled it, dealt it." Manhattan was later heard to respond with "We're rubber, you're glue.."

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2 comments:

Christine said...

hey, hey, hey...

enough of picking on NJ. Just as New York is not all Manhattan, New Jersey is not all that upstate, "nearly a part of NYC" area.

Seriously, some people ought to check out the southern part of the state...

*harumph*

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

My folks live across the Delaware river from Trenton, and my father actually works in the Trenton/Lawrenceville area. 4 or 5 times a year, we'd drive up to New Hampshire to visit family, and the trip would go something like this:

Take 95 to Trenton.
North on rt. 1 Until Edison.
North of Edison, hop over to NJ Turnpike.
Roll up windows, close vents before getting to Elizabeth, NJ
Cross George Washington Bridge into NY
Grind over to the Hutchison Parkway, open vents and roll down windows.
Continue rolling to New Hampshire.

I'm sure that southern New Jersey is a darling place. I had lots of fun in Ocean City and Wildwood. But the stench of northern NJ will be forever etched into my memory.