If you are part of the Humorbloggers Summer Road Trip, then I hope you have enjoyed the short trip from Pennsyltucky to here, my home in Downtown, New Jersey. If you are just hopping aboard the bus, you can take a few minutes to go check out what you missed. I'll wait.......
Ok, welcome back.
As you may have heard, New Jersey is the center of the known universe, so we'll spend a few days here, taking a couple of quick trips to such important landmarks like Yankee Stadium and the Rocky Statue in Philadelphia. See, I told you it was the center of the universe.
For today, I'll just give you a quick tour of the county and town where I live, and over the weekend, we'll make a few visits to the greater Jerseypolitan area.
First, a bit about New Jersey and its citizens.
New Jerseyans are among the friendliest people you'll ever meet. You may see some things like this:
Even if your name is Benny, pay no attention to the Benny Go Home signs, Tee shirts, bumper stickers, billboards, chants, graffitti and the like. It's hard to explain, this anti-Bennyistic activity, but it actually is a long story and well beyond the scope of this class in Jerseyana.
New Jersey is well known for its universities. I grew up right near
Queens College at Rutgers UniversityThis part of the University was established in 1766.
I failed out many years ago, and following in my footsteps, the Spawn failed out a few years ago, too.
A number of very famous landmarks are in my town. For instance
This car has appeared in many magazines over the years. Every few years, the car rots out, and is replaced by a different blue car. The current model is a Tercel, replacing the old one that was a Renault.
Another kind of different thing here is this
An Art Deco style phallic tribute to Thomas Edison. It was built on the spot where the light bulb was invented.
Stop by tomorrow, and we'll visit the shore, take in a ball game, and if we have time, tour an oil refining plant here in the Garden State.