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(CBS News)   New Jersey designates the tomato, which is technically a fruit, as the state vegetable. Will now vote on the state flower: Rottweiler or trash dump   (cbs2.com) divider line 129
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2005-03-08 01:35:25 PM
I won't even bother.
 
2005-03-08 01:35:38 PM
Yea yea, Jersey smells funny.
 
2005-03-08 01:35:54 PM
I vote for the Tomacco plant.

/not from New Jersey
 
2005-03-08 01:35:55 PM
Maybe they'll pick boobies as their state bird.
 
2005-03-08 01:36:58 PM
Say all you want about NJ, I typically agree, but don't even THINK about touching the maters!

Mmmmmmmm Jersey maters!!
 
2005-03-08 01:37:04 PM
Nah, the NJ state bird is already the mosquito.

/The state sport is yelling 'Fag!' out of Trans-Am windows at hapless pedestrians
 
2005-03-08 01:37:11 PM
shoulda gone with corn
 
2005-03-08 01:37:54 PM
 
2005-03-08 01:38:25 PM
Biologically the Tomato is a fruit, but LEGALLY, in the USofA, it is a veggie!
 
2005-03-08 01:38:57 PM
"technically the tomato is a fag"
"he means fruit sir"
 
2005-03-08 01:40:36 PM
now now, while NORTH jersey is america's taint, south jersey is quite lovely. nothing like cape may in august.
 
2005-03-08 01:40:57 PM
Looks like I have to stop ordering pinapple on my pizza.

According to their definition if it's a fruit, then you couldn't possibly eat it with dinner...only as a dessert.


/Or is pineapple now a vegetable?
//Perhaps they should leave science to...well...you know.....scientists?
 
2005-03-08 01:41:45 PM
The ex-governer is the state fruit
 
2005-03-08 01:41:45 PM
So is a watermelon, green pepper, eggplant, cucumber, and squash. A "fruit" is any fleshy material covering a seed or seeds.

What of it?
 
2005-03-08 01:44:35 PM
One of the best headlines ever....Rotweiller or TRASH DUMP, LMFAO!!!!

Excellent work submitter. You gave me my first stomach hurting laugh of the day.

/trash dump :)
 
2005-03-08 01:45:36 PM
How does Joe Piscapo fit into this?



NJ's next governor. Advantage? He can imitate any previous governor.
 
2005-03-08 01:46:19 PM
Gee, I always thought the New Jersey state vegetable was Karen Ann Quinlan.

/Goes back to check "Truly Tasteless Jokes, Vol. 1"...
 
2005-03-08 01:46:21 PM
Maybe they were thinking of "vegetable" in the "not an animal, nor a mineral" way.

/nothing
 
2005-03-08 01:46:56 PM
i live in joisey, and those tomatoes are damn good to eat, and peg people with, i'm in south joisey, so i don't really have "the smell".
 
2005-03-08 01:47:16 PM
Actually, I found this sort of ironic:

There currently is no official state vegetable in the Garden State.
 
2005-03-08 01:48:01 PM
garf said:
now now, while NORTH jersey is america's taint, south jersey is quite lovely. nothing like cape may in august.

Yeah, South Jersey is pretty, and full of backwoods uneducated hillbillies who fark their sisters.

/can't New Jerseyans stand united against all attacks from other hack states?
//probably not
 
2005-03-08 01:49:15 PM
ASMODEUS224:
"/The state sport is yelling 'Fag!' out of Trans-Am windows at hapless pedestrians"


Second big laugh of the day...Don't know why Jersey bashing is so funny. Maybe it's because I like it when other states get picked on.

/Live in Michigan
//since you all are so funny, what are some of Michigans "state themes"???
 
2005-03-08 01:49:43 PM
"technically" my ass, either it is or it isn't.
 
2005-03-08 01:50:25 PM
I hate people that say that the tomato is a fruit. I don't care about science, you go put some tomatos in a fruit salad and then we'll talk. It's a vegetable because it tastes like one.
 
2005-03-08 01:50:28 PM
screamingdolai said
Yeah, South Jersey is pretty, and full of backwoods uneducated hillbillies who fark their sisters.

you'll find that in the rural parts of ANY state.
 
2005-03-08 01:50:35 PM
i know this wasn't the best headline submitted....
what up with that?

tomato, tomahto
does the state veggie get a holiday?

/just sayin'
 
2005-03-08 01:51:10 PM
I thought tomatos where berries.
 
2005-03-08 01:51:47 PM
. o O (how can i work in a reference to the fact that new jerseyians can't drive worth a shiite in this thread?)

/first time using the thought bubble since 1999
//thinks it went well
 
2005-03-08 01:51:57 PM
This is the same legislature that was going to name 'Born to run' the State song...until they realized the lyrics went as follows: "...this town will rip the bones from your back, it's a deathtrap, it's a suicide rap we gotta get out while we young..." and then they thought 'Heeeeeyyyyyy...maybe Da Boss isn't singin' so nice about us, huh?"

NJ Fun Facts!

State Car: Trans Am
State Hairstyle: anything with gel...lots and lots of gel
State smell: yes
 
2005-03-08 01:53:40 PM
Farker Lewis Can't Lose:

Jersey here. Oof! Michigan?

Where the men are men, and so are the women.
 
2005-03-08 01:54:26 PM
asmodeus224
The state sport is yelling 'Fag!' out of Trans-Am windows at hapless pedestrians

thread over, you win. Of course my cousin tony is going to so kick your ass for confusing his I-Roc Z with a trans-am.

(the guidos tended to go for the camaro)
 
Mex
2005-03-08 01:55:32 PM
Since there are three basic "kingdoms"(animal, mineral and vegetable) in Linnaeus' classifications of biology, I assume they used this old logic to design that the tomato is a vegetable, much like any fruit is a subset of the vegetable kingdom.
 
2005-03-08 01:56:36 PM
New Jersey designates the tomato, which is technically a fruit, as the state vegetable.

Technically, sir, tomatoes are fags.
 
2005-03-08 01:57:56 PM
And for those that didn't get my previous post, rent Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
 
2005-03-08 01:58:35 PM
I always thought West Virginia got made fun of the most, but it seems like Jersey on Fark.
 
2005-03-08 01:59:18 PM
Jealous.
 
2005-03-08 01:59:21 PM
Isn't it technically still vegetation? hehe
 
2005-03-08 02:00:13 PM
LineNoise

"thread over, you win. Of course my cousin tony is going to so kick your ass for confusing his I-Roc Z with a trans-am."

ROFLMAO I have an affinity for Joisey, that is why i tease...
 
2005-03-08 02:00:47 PM
Oops, Merle27 already said it. I was trying to find a way to quote it without offending someone.

/There's a little Jap in the air.
 
2005-03-08 02:00:48 PM
evilmax17

I hate people that say that the tomato is a fruit. I don't care about science, you go put some tomatos in a fruit salad and then we'll talk. It's a vegetable because it tastes like one.

It was ruled a vegetable by the Supreme Court because that's how it was used a hundred years ago (that and for tax purposes). However, today, imaginative chefs use them as fruits, like in this Bread Pudding. Also, it is a member of the nightshade family.

Spiced Fresh Tomato Pudding

4 tablespoons butter, divided
6 cups fresh Florida tomatoes, chopped (about 4 pounds)
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups peasant or Italian bread (with crusts) cut in 1-inch cubes
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan with 1 tablespoon of the butter. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, 1 cup of the sugar, the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt and remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract. Add bread cubes; stir until bread is well coated. In a small bowl, stir 1/2 cup hot bread mixture into egg. Gradually stir egg coated bread into remaining bread mixture. Spoon into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

YIELD: 6 (1 cup) portions
 
2005-03-08 02:00:55 PM
It's really NorthEast NJ that is the pits...
I have lived in NJ for almost 20 years and worked in many
parts of the state. Trust me... it's only NorthEast NJ that is the problem and that's all because of NYC.

Also... there aren't that many farms around. Not sure why they call it the garden state (I lived in Kansas for 10 years...now there's some big farms there).

In general terms:
Highest income, highest house values, highest insurance rates, highest property taxes...

NJ is a misunderstood state. Just because you only see it when you drive on the NJ turnpike doesn't make it "that" state.
 
2005-03-08 02:01:09 PM
Where are these bad 1980's jokes coming from??? The internet?

> State Car: Trans Am
> The state sport is yelling 'Fag!' out of Trans-Am windows at hapless pedestrians

If anything the state car of NJ is the SUV (with a selection of ribbon and soccer ball magnets on the back).
 
2005-03-08 02:01:35 PM
I will defend South Jersey 'til the day I die. Yes, we have our areas of questionable genes but notice that it is close to Delaware.
 
2005-03-08 02:01:52 PM
Hey, without NJ, how would the rest of the country know how to build its highways? The Jughandle, the Cloverleaf, the Traffic Circle (UK farkers may call this the Roundabout) were all dismissed as dumb ideas by the time we started paving land in central PA.

/learned to drive there
 
2005-03-08 02:02:17 PM
i've lived in south & central jersey for 12+ years now and not once have I ever smelled "the smell". Granted, the only times I've ever been in north jersey have been when I was driving through to nyc or new england.

/damn near all vegetables are "technically" fruits. Get over it.
 
2005-03-08 02:03:14 PM
"...justices on the 1887 high court reasoned that if its typically served with dinner, and not as a dessert, it must be a vegetable."

I don't know how to sufficiently express my contempt for the 1887 New Jersey Supreme Court.
 
2005-03-08 02:04:06 PM
Whoops, last comment directed at 2005-03-08 01:51:47 PM
garf
 
2005-03-08 02:05:47 PM
"now now, while NORTH jersey is america's taint, south jersey is quite lovely. nothing like cape may in august."

garf: You might have to amend your statement to read NORTH-EAST Jersey. The mountains in Sussex country kick Cape May's ass any day of the week.

/fark all you NJ-bashers who haven't set foot in the state.
 
2005-03-08 02:05:48 PM
Dancecentury....deal with it, all Jersey residents drive Trans-Ams, they all yell "Fag!" out their windows.

Don't hide from the truth. Everyone in the state is named Anthony, but they all go by Tony. They all wear Zubaz pants, and tank top wife-beater shirts. They all have a trash dump in their back yards. They all own a Pit Bull or Rotweiller. And 90% of them have a tattoo on their right arm that says "Mom".
Am I missing anything?
 
2005-03-08 02:06:46 PM
Submitter, very good headline.
 
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