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2005-04-04 11:42:10 AM
Gotta stop building in the floodplain.
 
2005-04-04 11:43:23 AM
Wet armpit smell is more like it. *Watches for darkhorse23*
 
2005-04-04 11:46:30 AM
I'm not sure what flooding has to do with the wet dog smell. That smell is there all the time.
 
2005-04-04 11:47:23 AM
No one cares about west NJ anyway...

Now if something happened to the beach...the state gets in an uproar.
 
2005-04-04 11:49:54 AM
Demetrius: That smell is there all the time.


Wow...thanks for putting a finger on that. I've always tried to figure out what Camden smell like.
 
2005-04-04 11:55:30 AM
On the day after the Pope's death!

MyStErIoUs
 
2005-04-04 11:55:31 AM
Well for some reason the area near Newark airport contains buildings that look like they've been shelled with howitzers.

I keep thinking maybe it will help clean the place up?
 
2005-04-04 11:57:30 AM
Ehhh, those folks in wayne are our equivalent of mobile trailer parks in tornado alley. Every few years the river comes up, kicks their asses, and leaves a big mess behind. Of course nobody moves, and acts all surprised a few years later when the same damn thing happens again and again.

Can't biatch to much though as I delt with some of it myself this weekend. Seems that when you go and overdevelop a town with 150 year old sewage systems, put in a bunch of highrises, etc, you end up with lots of water with noplace to go.
 
2005-04-04 12:06:07 PM
As long as AC is still okay, then there's nothing to worry about.

/didn't RTFA
 
2005-04-04 12:07:47 PM
I work right next to Wayne on Rt. 46. The median was a swamp, the parking lots in the offices down the road were under 4 ft of water, and part of Rt. 23 was closed. I'm sure Lincoln Park has floated away, no great loss.
 
2005-04-04 12:08:43 PM


I for one welcome our new water molecule overlords.
 
2005-04-04 12:09:25 PM
I live in Bucks county, PA, west of Trenton. Route 29 is deep enough for a swim meet.

Sucked driving to work this morning as I had to take the ever dreaded "Alternate Route" through residential Trenton. Beating of crack deasler with a broom is a pain in the ass.
 
2005-04-04 12:12:14 PM
I thought New Jersey was a Perpetual State of Emergency.
 
2005-04-04 12:12:23 PM
LineNoise:

Ehhh, those folks in wayne are our equivalent of mobile trailer parks in tornado alley. Every few years the river comes up, kicks their asses, and leaves a big mess behind. Of course nobody moves, and acts all surprised a few years later when the same damn thing happens again and again.


A lot of those poor, dumb bastards do it so they get a new home rennovation every so many years from their flood insurance checks. Lots of crappy businesses on 23 do that too.

I say if you're going to live in a flood zone, you should be required to build on a raised foundation, or forego any flood relief cash. Stop spending my tax money on your stupidity.
 
2005-04-04 12:14:19 PM
My brother lives in Yardley, PA. Right across the street from the Delaware. He spent Friday morning moving the stuff in his basement storage room to his apartmnt on the second floor.

He said the last time the river flooded, there was a large beaver swimming around in what used to be the front parking lot of his apartment complex.
 
2005-04-04 12:14:55 PM


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2005-04-04 12:17:40 PM



Portland, PA, flooded...again.

A couple of friends are stuck at home as the road on both sides is blocked. All kinds on interesting stuff floating down the river
 
2005-04-04 12:17:40 PM
mmmmm....beaver.

JC
 
2005-04-04 12:18:22 PM
udenjoe: I thought New Jersey was a Perpetual State of Emergency.

the emergency is that NJ hasn't completely flooded.

/jersey girls aren't trash. trash gets picked up.
 
2005-04-04 12:18:38 PM
She told me to kiss her where it stinks, so I took her to New Jersey.
 
2005-04-04 12:18:57 PM
Isn't New Jersey always in a state of emergency?
 
2005-04-04 12:19:23 PM
I remember when my basement got flooded once...we took a rubber boat and sat down there with a 24 case of Pilsner, and waited until the sump pump guys got there. It was freaking sweet.
 
2005-04-04 12:19:36 PM
Bonkthat_Again: I've always tried to figure out what Camden smell like.

I'm a firm believer that Camden only smells because Philly is right across the river. Seriously, when the flame goes out at that refinery or whatever that's right past the WW Bridge the smell wafts over and just about kills us all.
 
2005-04-04 12:20:38 PM
SpecialJ: /jersey girls aren't trash. trash gets picked up.

Aww..burn. I'll go cry in a corner.
 
2005-04-04 12:23:39 PM
mt_ski: All kinds on interesting stuff floating down the river

I remember my bro calling me from the lawn overlooking the front parking lot when it flooded the last time. We were chatting about the river and he said to someone with him "What? A house?" and then told me that he had to go take pictures of the house that was going to be floating down the river.

Apparently his friend had some friends upstream that were telling him about the cool stuff that was en route down the river towards them.
 
2005-04-04 12:23:50 PM
my roomate smelled like that yesterday. no i'm not in jersey either
 
2005-04-04 12:28:31 PM
Mr Cheeks
BAh! I was going to post a pic of the Drizzle.... =(

Quick, have a emergency declared where I can post a pic of The Fume....
 
2005-04-04 12:28:43 PM
It was a drizzle. I go to WPU down by Wayne, it was fine. Only people effected are the stupid idiots that live in flood plains.
 
2005-04-04 12:29:45 PM
Show me the drizzle!

/Master Shake
 
2005-04-04 12:31:50 PM
This state of emergency is news to me. It's farking beautiful outside (in Princeton). Too bad for the poor people in Trenton, though.
 
2005-04-04 12:33:45 PM
"drizzle here"
frylock: ya let me talk to shake
"no shake, this is the drizzle"
frylock: "well is he there, i mean your friends right?"
"let me see, shake? yes drizzle, i'm standing right beside you"
 
cdo
2005-04-04 12:33:52 PM
and today here in NJ starts the largest ever anti-terror drill, with simulated bio-terror attack, simulated
chemical weapons attack in Connecticut. cost - $16 million.

Even though they've made effort to let people know, you just know there will be a bunch of folks who didn't get the word and will freak! Think Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds. Funny, it all started at Kean (kane) College
 
cdo
2005-04-04 12:34:49 PM
Duh. I meant to write "Think Orson Wells and War of the Worlds. Funny, it all started at Kean (kane) College"

What a dumbass
 
2005-04-04 12:35:09 PM
Happened a few years ago in Northern NJ. Got about 2 feet in hour. One of the damns bust and it blew out a good part of Sparta, Byram and Hopatcong. You'd never think to get flood insurance when living in an area known as the highlands.
 
2005-04-04 12:37:13 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA at Erie county getting nailed!

/excoont lives there
//hopes she gets drunk and hits a tree
 
2005-04-04 12:39:06 PM
Wow. Got off easy in Manalapan, NJ. Just lost a few trees.
 
2005-04-04 12:45:21 PM
Correction : Nobody cares about NORTH Jersey.

Here in South Jersey, We're doing fine (ATHF included). Except Camden. That is a "Jersey" unto itself.
 
2005-04-04 12:45:43 PM
Ehhh, those folks in wayne are our equivalent of mobile trailer parks in tornado alley. :

Oh totally. The broke-ass section of Wayne, which believe me, says a lot. That area is always the first to flood.

I work right next to Wayne on Rt. 46. The median was a swamp, the parking lots in the offices down the road were under 4 ft of water, and part of Rt. 23 was closed. I'm sure Lincoln Park has floated away, no great loss.

That last line made me spit out my soda. It's funny bc it's true. I lived in Lincoln Park my first six years, and we got flooded out 3 times. I remember people in boats having to come get us as our basement, street, and driveway was completely flooded.
 
2005-04-04 12:45:54 PM
New Jersey is the most forsaken place on the map. Not only does it stink, we have the highest cancer rates, and the mob.

This is God's way of punishing us for having a gay govenor.

/lived in nj all my life
//my dad died of cancer
///my mother is dying of cancer
////I will die of cancer
 
2005-04-04 12:47:25 PM
Psumek: One of the damns bust and it blew out a good part of Sparta, Byram and Hopatcong.


Good mountain biking out there. Mahlon-Dickerson kicked my ass.
 
2005-04-04 12:50:16 PM
Jeffrey Hastie:

Here in South Jersey, We're doing fine (ATHF included). Except Camden. That is a "Jersey" unto itself.

Meh...my town flooded, but my town floods when the tide comes in so it's nothing new really.

/2 towns down the river from Camden.
//yes i'll probably die of cancer too
 
cdo
2005-04-04 12:50:32 PM
don't forget Hurricane Floyd, back in '98 I believe. put huge chunks of some Central NJ towns under water. my friends house was ridiculously flooded. If they hadn't lost so much, it would've been funny instead of very very sad
 
2005-04-04 12:53:25 PM
Yeah Global Warming! Flooding all the places we hate!
 
2005-04-04 12:54:19 PM
cdo: don't forget Hurricane Floyd, back in '98 I believe

It was 1999. Ugh, don't remind me. I was living in Nutley, NJ at the time and my ex-GF's house sprung a major leak in the basement. I was down there doing my best Johnny Bench impression, squatting down holding some quik-dry wall patch up against the crack that was spewing water at an alarming rate.

The only good thing about that hurricane is I got to call out of work in NY since all the roads to the Hudson River crossingings were inaccessible due to flooding.
 
2005-04-04 01:00:57 PM
This ought to wipe out Bound Brook and Middlesex for good.

/ex-Jersey
 
2005-04-04 01:01:22 PM
My parents live in Yardley, PA and are trapped between the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal.

I told them they should've taken my kayaks to work.

They got a good laugh.
 
2005-04-04 01:02:28 PM
Oh Cool!!
A "Hammer New Jersey" thread has been lit!!!

Let me jump in here:

New Jersey SUCKS!!

It is overpriced, low class, over-taxed and under serviced.

I am so absolutley THRILLED to be outta that hell hole. I actually hate going back in everyday for work but after all the years of suffering it's crap, I am taking my share back out.

We started looking to buy a home there about three years ago and watched the prices climb to obscene levels ($450,000.00 for 4 bedrooms and 2 baths if you were within sniffing distance of the ocean) and the taxes on that home would be near 10,000.00 a year.

Mind you, the taxes were getting you crap schools, reduced services (Trash collection reduced from 2 days a week to 1) and more and more New Yorkers with attitude were flooding in by the day. Not that I have anything against "New Yorkers", just the morons who think their gods gift to everyone else and can't drive for CRAP. If one more transplanted Big Appla asshat tries to cut in front of me in a line, a traffic stop or at the grocery store, it will get ugly.

Anyhow, we found a wonderful piece of property at a fairly reasonable price and with sane taxes in Bucks County, PA. The school system is better than what many New Jersey citizens are getting in Private Schools and the area is drenched in history and recreation.

All I can say is that I am happy New Jersey drove us out and I will NEVER suggest it as a place of residence to anyone.

You'd do better on a cow farm in montana.
 
2005-04-04 01:08:27 PM
Isn't that wet dog smell always there?

//New Orleans, French Quarter still not impressed
 
2005-04-04 01:27:58 PM
>>Anyhow, we found a wonderful piece of property at a fairly reasonable price and with sane taxes in Bucks County, PA

Yeah, PA as a state is REAL great...

I love how the entire state of NJ is compared to places. I live in Philly and it's funny how a city or town gets compared to the entire state. Any state as a whole has nothing on NJ. NY and PA have NYC and Philly, which are mainly accessed by people from NJ, not upstate New Yorkers and Central PA amish. NYC and Philly are more apart of NJ then they are with their own States. All public transportation to these cities go into NJ.
 
2005-04-04 01:32:22 PM
hey_suburbia: NYC and Philly are more apart of NJ then they are with their own States.

Amen.

Biggest pet peeve: goddamn PA drivers (who don't know how to drive) clogging up the streets of my state trying to get down to my shore where they will then biatch about how they hate it when all the Jersey folks cross the river into "their city".

/i say i'm from philly anyway though...
 
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