Though born in New York City and most often look at as a NY boy, I’ve lived many years of my life in New Jersey. I know all the jokes (“what exit?!?”), and have grown fond of informing people that most of New Jersey is quite green and doesn’t look like an industrial wasteland. Yes, “The Garden State” has every right to be called that.
I’m horrified by MTV’s unreality program The Jersey Shore. I know lots of folks in New Jersey who are very smart, and like to remind people that both Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison were Jersey Boys.