I just found this article about how New Jersey is voting on new slogans. They accepted 7800 suggestions, and apparently had the Church Lady Brigade trim the suggestions down to five that we can now vote on. They all suck, but that’s not why I’m pissed. I’m pissed because, as it turns out, they paid a consultant $260,000 to come up with a slogan that sucked, and that we’re not going to use. Why did he get paid, exactly? Do I get to write off a part of my taxes since you clearly blew my money?
I think for that act of sheer stupidity and hubris, the least they can do is create a website and list all 7800 suggestions. One thing people in NJ aren’t short on is humor. You have to have one helluva sense of humor to live here and not be suicidal.
Don’t believe me?
Abbott & Costello, Jerry Lewis, Joe Piscopo, Jason Alexander, Danny DeVito, Joe Pesci, Jon Stewart, Kevin Smith, and a whole bunch of other comedians are from New Jersey. 😉