Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Reflections on New Jersey
I am ambivalent about New Jersey. As a state, it has been responsible for some of the more odious people in our country's history. Not necessarily the most evil, but the most odious. From its insanely corrupt political scene, including the entirety of its supreme court, to the accents to the post-industrial blight to the drama queenitude of its bloggers, New Jersey has long been the "Me First State". On the other hand, I rather enjoyed living there. It can be surprisingly beautiful (the Great Swamp is especially nice). Three of my best friends live there. A truly wonderful mystery series is set there. And it is responsible for one of my favourite quotes.
So what about New Jersey that makes it 66% evil and nasty and 34% delightful?