July 13, 2005

Jersey and the Blogosphere — Poifect Together. (Updated)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 3:43 am

Peter Applebome has written a piece for the New York Times that puts the spotlight on The Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers, the brainchild of Enlighten New Jersey.

The state is small enough that whether you live in Bergen or Hunterdon you still have an opinion on the best pizza or sausage and pepper sandwich at the Jersey Shore, drive on the same turnpike, and both contribute to the Jersey Joke syndrome and bristle at it. The politics are so obviously dysfunctional everyone shares everyone else’s pain. Everyone has an attitude. And over the past decades, almost without people realizing it, the pop culture New Jersey of Springsteen/”The Sopranos”/”Garden State,” etc., has changed the way people think about their state.

Yep, “attitude” is never in short supply in Jersey.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE: Hyperlinks have been added for all the blogs mentioned, including this one, thank you.


  1. Woohoo! You got mentioned in the NY Times. Can I have your autograph? Maybe I’ll see YOU on CNN!

    Comment by Kate — July 13, 2005 @ 12:41 pm

  2. Thank you, dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhling, for your kind words.

    I’m new here. What does a lady drink in this fine setting?

    Comment by Tata — July 14, 2005 @ 12:02 am

  3. The lady can drink whatever her heart desires. We maintain an excellent liquor, wine and beer selection.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 14, 2005 @ 2:01 am

  4. I wish

    I really wish I has some/any fabulous topics, something that would really spark some conversation.. but, alas, I do not. Could it be that I – Queen MOtormouth – have *finally* run out of things to discuss? Oh, I know…

    Trackback by KateSpot — July 14, 2005 @ 7:49 am

  5. Jim, you’re absolutely right. New Jersey is a small town, and I love it, too.

    Regards also to you and Jeff and Ken. Now that I’m on vacation, let’s see if we can get Kate to come up for a few cocktails. I’d love to visit with you again.

    Comment by marydell — July 14, 2005 @ 10:11 am

  6. NJ Bloggers

    Although BookBlog’s members are located all over the place, it’s technically a NJ blog since its headquarters (my bedroom) are…

    Trackback by BookBlog — July 15, 2005 @ 1:17 am

  7. “Attitude”?!! What the fawk do they mean ‘attitude’.

    Fawking a**hat NYTimes.

    Comment by Ed Tapanes — July 16, 2005 @ 2:19 am

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