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6th Sep '17 10:14:47 AM Malady
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* Several Creator/PhilipRoth novels, including ''AmericanPastoral'' and ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'', are set in Newark, New Jersey.

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* Several Creator/PhilipRoth novels, including ''AmericanPastoral'' ''Literature/AmericanPastoral'' and ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'', are set in Newark, New Jersey.
19th Jul '17 1:03:24 PM SeptimusHeap
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* For a while, the third {{Steel}} lived and worked in Jersey City.

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* For a while, the third {{Steel}} ComicBook/{{Steel}} lived and worked in Jersey City.
10th Jul '17 4:25:45 AM Adept
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* Comedian Artie Lange on ''[[HowardStern The Howard Stern Show]]''. When on the show and in his comedy act, he'll sometimes exaggerate his Joisey characteristics to the point of becoming the epitome of a stereotypical Hudson County resident.

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* Comedian Artie Lange on ''[[HowardStern The Howard Stern Show]]''.''Radio/TheHowardSternShow''. When on the show and in his comedy act, he'll sometimes exaggerate his Joisey characteristics to the point of becoming the epitome of a stereotypical Hudson County resident.
7th Jul '17 8:43:01 AM megarockman
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* Most media about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution will reference New Jersey in some capacity. The state played a pivotal role in the war, being the host of some of its most famous battles. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington's crossing of the Delaware River, immortalized by the famous painting, was the beginning of his attack on Trenton, and he made his winter camp at Morristown twice in the war.
** New York and Philadelphia (two of the three largest cities in the colonies at the time, with Patriot hotbed Boston the other) are literally next to it, and control of New Jersey meant quick access to both.

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* Most media about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution will reference New Jersey in some capacity. The state played a pivotal role in the war, being war as New York and Philadelphia (two of the host three largest cities in the colonies at the time, with Patriot hotbed Boston the other) are literally next to it, and control of some New Jersey meant quick access to both. Some of its the War's most famous battles. battles took place here; UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington's crossing of the Delaware River, immortalized by the famous painting, was the beginning of his attack on Trenton, and he made his winter camp at Morristown twice in the war.
** New York and Philadelphia (two of the three largest cities in the colonies at the time, with Patriot hotbed Boston the other) are literally next to it, and control of New Jersey meant quick access to both.
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* The vast majority of bridges leading out of New Jersey (either east across the Hudson to New York or west across the Delaware to Pennsylvania) are tolled (those that aren't are small ones that trucks wouldn't be able to use). Moreover, all tolls are collected one-way leaving New Jersey (in order to avoid perpetual traffic congestion in New York or Philadelphia). In other words, it's free to enter New Jersey but you have to pay to leave it (and it ain't cheap -- all six crossings of the Hudson[[note]]from north to south: the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethels Bridge, and the Outerbridge Crossing[[/note]] costs $13. On the bright side, it only costs $5 to enter Pennsylvania.)
** Unlike, say, the Brooklyn Bridge with its raised promenade, the Manhattan-NJ tunnels are not pedestrian-friendly. [[LordOfTheRings One does not simply walk into Jersey]].
*** This is not the case near Philadelphia. The Ben Franklin Bridge has not one, but TWO walkways on each side of the bridge that you can walk from Philly into Jersey. That said, the walkways lead into Camden, the aforementioned WretchedHive. You are advised to use the southern walkway if you care to save your life--the south side of the bridge leads to the actually pretty much OK area around the Camden campus of Rutgers University; some professors and students actually ''commute'' by taking the half-hour walk. However, "north of the bridge" is the proverbial worst part of Camden, with a violent-crime rate high enough to ''deter college students from walking there to buy cheap booze''.

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* The vast majority of bridges leading out of New Jersey (either east across the Hudson to New York or west across the Delaware to Pennsylvania) are tolled (those that aren't are small ones that trucks wouldn't be able to use). Moreover, all tolls are collected one-way leaving New Jersey (in in order to avoid perpetual traffic congestion in New York or Philadelphia). Philadelphia. In other words, it's free to enter New Jersey but you have to pay to leave it (and it ain't cheap -- all six crossings of the Hudson[[note]]from north to south: the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethels Bridge, and the Outerbridge Crossing[[/note]] costs $13.$15. On the bright side, it only costs $5 to enter Pennsylvania.)
** Unlike, say, the Brooklyn Bridge with its raised promenade, the Manhattan-NJ tunnels are not pedestrian-friendly. [[LordOfTheRings One does not simply walk into Jersey]].
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Jersey]]. (The George Washington Bridge allows pedestrian access, but you first have to get all the way up to 178th Street.)
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This is not the case near Philadelphia. The Philadelphia: the Ben Franklin Bridge has not one, but TWO two walkways on each side of the bridge that you can walk from Philly into Jersey. That said, the walkways lead into Camden, the aforementioned WretchedHive. You are advised to use the southern walkway if you care to save your life--the south side of the bridge leads to the actually pretty much OK area around the Camden campus of Rutgers University; some professors and students actually ''commute'' by taking the half-hour walk. However, "north of the bridge" is the proverbial worst part of Camden, with a violent-crime rate high enough to ''deter college students from walking there to buy cheap booze''.



* There is even a TransAtlanticEquivalent. British readers/observers/viewers tend to be horrifically struck by how many of the descriptions of New Jersey have a point-for-point equivalence with everything the rest of England thinks about the county of [[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties Essex]]. It spawned its own ''Jersey Shore''-like TV reality show ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' which is equally horrendous. Even the respective coats-of-arms are oddly similar: New Jersey has three ploughshares on its shield; Essex has three broad-bladed scimitars (the technical name for that kind of sword is a 'seax'--it is a 'canting' or visual pun). Place the two side by side and they could be twin manifestations of the same phenomena, the place where style, moderation, good taste and modest reticence went to die. Hell, Joisey even has an Essex County. {{Recursion}} may be happening.

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* There is even a TransAtlanticEquivalent. British readers/observers/viewers tend to be horrifically struck by how many of the descriptions of New Jersey have a point-for-point equivalence with everything the rest of England thinks about the county of [[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties Essex]]. It spawned its own ''Jersey Shore''-like TV reality show ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' which is equally horrendous. Even the respective coats-of-arms are oddly similar: New Jersey has three ploughshares on its shield; Essex has three broad-bladed scimitars (the technical name for that kind of sword is a 'seax'--it is a 'canting' or visual pun). Place the two side by side and they could be twin manifestations of the same phenomena, the place where style, moderation, good taste and modest reticence went to die. Hell, Joisey even has an Essex County.County (it's where Newark is). {{Recursion}} may be happening.
19th Jun '17 4:15:05 PM jormis29
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* "I told my boyfriend, 'Arnie, ya gotta kiss me where it smells'....so he drove me to Wapping." -- Bette Midler

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* "I told my boyfriend, 'Arnie, ya gotta kiss me where it smells'....so he drove me to Wapping." -- Bette MidlerCreator/BetteMidler
7th Jun '17 7:18:11 PM nombretomado
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* Freight Train of the WhateleyUniverse is a Joisey gal, and is the only person allowed into Jobe's lab who has worse manners than Jobe.

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* Freight Train of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse is a Joisey gal, and is the only person allowed into Jobe's lab who has worse manners than Jobe.
27th May '17 5:38:03 PM nombretomado
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* Several levels in the final stage of ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: The Run'' take place in New Jersey, and they play the Type 2 stereotype to the hilt. No prizes for guessing that said tracks mainly comprise industrial parks, highways and landfills, or that the one area of Jersey covered in greenery also happens to be within sight of [[BigApplesauce New York]]. And in Challenge Mode, there's even a race called [[JerseyShore "The Situation"]].

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* Several levels in the final stage of ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: The Run'' take place in New Jersey, and they play the Type 2 stereotype to the hilt. No prizes for guessing that said tracks mainly comprise industrial parks, highways and landfills, or that the one area of Jersey covered in greenery also happens to be within sight of [[BigApplesauce New York]]. And in Challenge Mode, there's even a race called [[JerseyShore [[Series/JerseyShore "The Situation"]].



** That whole episode was more of a [[TakeThat jab]] at ''JerseyShore''.

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** That whole episode was more of a [[TakeThat jab]] at ''JerseyShore''.''Series/JerseyShore''.



* In ''TheSimpsons'', they do a parody of ''JerseyShore'' when Fat Tony invites them to his mansion after Selma snubbed Marge at their wedding.

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* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', they do a parody of ''JerseyShore'' ''Series/JerseyShore'' when Fat Tony invites them to his mansion after Selma snubbed Marge at their wedding.
22nd May '17 9:01:32 AM JamesAustin
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* After the media started mocking New Jersey after [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=8162101 a massive corruption scandal]], [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] took time out of his show to [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-july-28-2009/hey--c-mon-that-s-not----why-would-you----whoa- defend his home state]].

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* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'':
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After the media started mocking New Jersey after [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=8162101 a massive corruption scandal]], [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] took time out of his show to [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-july-28-2009/hey--c-mon-that-s-not----why-would-you----whoa- cc.com/video-clips/u11ezi/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-hey--c-mon-that-s-not----why-would-you----whoa- defend his home state]].



** One interview mentioned a truly bizarre case of this: the interviewee, Maziar Bahari, is an Iranian reporter who was imprisoned and tortured for six months on suspicions of being an American spy. One of his captors, a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was apparently obsessed with a "paradise on Earth" located in America named... New Jersey, which he apparently saw as "the prototypical American state where people drink all the time, have sex all the time and never run into Jews"

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** One interview mentioned a truly bizarre case of this: the interviewee, Maziar Bahari, is an Iranian reporter who was imprisoned and tortured for six months on suspicions of being an American spy. One of his captors, a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was apparently obsessed with a "paradise on Earth" located in America named... New Jersey, which he apparently saw as "the prototypical American state where people drink all the time, have sex all the time and never run into Jews"Jews."



-->"Have you seen our state flag? There is literally ''[[Film/TheGodfather a severed horse's head]]'' on the state flag! That sends a message to every other state in the Union! 'No, motherfucker, put him in the movie!'"

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-->"Have ---> '''Stewart:''' Have you seen our state flag? There is literally ''[[Film/TheGodfather a severed horse's head]]'' on the state flag! That sends a message to every other state in the Union! 'No, "No, motherfucker, put him in the movie!'"movie!"



* ''WillAndGrace'' played with this. They described Jersey as something of New York City's suburb, a nice, peaceful place to raise a family. However, this being ''Will and Grace'', that was also considered where New Yorkers go to die. The only reason to go to New Jersey (aside from the outlet malls) is if you've gotten married and had kids (and essentially your "interesting" life as a New Yorker is over.) Also known in-universe for its fine wine, Chateau Secaucus. (There are in fact some pretty decent wineries in Jersey, but they definitely aren't in Secaucus.)

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* ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' played with this. They described Jersey as something of New York City's suburb, a nice, peaceful place to raise a family. However, this being ''Will and Grace'', that was also considered where New Yorkers go to die. The only reason to go to New Jersey (aside from the outlet malls) is if you've gotten married and had kids (and essentially your "interesting" life as a New Yorker is over.) Also known in-universe for its fine wine, Chateau Secaucus. (There are in fact some pretty decent wineries in Jersey, but they definitely aren't in Secaucus.)
21st May '17 4:20:17 PM jormis29
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* ''Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'': in a segment about Syrian refugees living in New Jersey, Samantha pokes fun at the fact that they actually find the place quite delightful (the fact that it's not ground zero for an apocalyptic holy war might have something to do with that), observing with mock pity that they're so new to the country that they don't know they're supposed to hate it.

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* ''Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'': ''Series/FullFrontalWithSamanthaBee'': in a segment about Syrian refugees living in New Jersey, Samantha pokes fun at the fact that they actually find the place quite delightful (the fact that it's not ground zero for an apocalyptic holy war might have something to do with that), observing with mock pity that they're so new to the country that they don't know they're supposed to hate it.
21st May '17 11:45:15 AM nombretomado
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* New Jersey features in every film of Creator/KevinSmith's ViewAskewniverse, often as the main setting. Smith himself is from Highlands.

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* New Jersey features in every film of Creator/KevinSmith's ViewAskewniverse, Film/TheViewAskewniverse, often as the main setting. Smith himself is from Highlands.
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