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(NJ.com)   Trenton, NJ named the "least romantic city in the US" by people who aren't turned on by killing Hessians in their sleep on Christmas   (nj.com) divider line 45
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2013-02-14 08:50:18 AM
Look if you don't get a boner by killing Germans who never saw it coming, I don't think I'm related to you.  Or something.
 
2013-02-14 09:02:21 AM
Yeah trenton pales in comparison to those other garden state romantic hotspots such as camden, patterson and newark...
 
2013-02-14 09:08:52 AM
Ich werde zu Hause für Weihnachten
Sie können auf mich zählen
Bitte haben Schnee und Mistel
Und Geschenke auf dem Baum-


*stab* gah!! ach tu libre!
 
2013-02-14 09:11:19 AM
I dunno, burying a body together can really bring a couple closer together and what better place to do that than Trenton?
 
2013-02-14 09:23:06 AM
Camden is less romantic, I promise you.
 
2013-02-14 09:29:16 AM
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2013-02-14 10:59:30 AM
I'm a Hessian without any aggression.
 
2013-02-14 11:00:01 AM
Trenton is a shiat hole. The only thing people travel there for is drugs and to catch a train to New York
 
2013-02-14 11:01:17 AM
I'm live in Hessen and have actually met the Prince (yes, that office still exists) so I am getting kick out of some of these reponses....
 
2013-02-14 11:02:21 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Camden is less romantic


There used to be a marching compeition there nick named "Drums in the Slums"
 
2013-02-14 11:02:34 AM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: I'm a Hessian without any aggression.


Came to say this, ya varmit!

/What's up, doc?
 
2013-02-14 11:03:59 AM
One of my favorite jokes; A girl says to her boyfriend, fark me in the bad place. So he drove her to NJ.
 
2013-02-14 11:05:55 AM
The Hessians were the achilles heel of the British military force. You can't trust mercenaries in the long run, because in the long run they're looking out for their own interests and not the interests of their employers.

You don't have to be an Academic to know that.
 
2013-02-14 11:06:14 AM
One of my ancestors was one of those Hessian mercs at Trenton, who got captured by the Americans, and then promptly switched sides and joined the Continental Army.  So I'm getting a kick out of all these replies, or something.
 
2013-02-14 11:10:30 AM
I proposed to my wife where the picture in the article was taken.
 
2013-02-14 11:10:52 AM
Most of my ancestors were Hessian Jews. I have no idea if any came over a little earlier than most to be a part of that whole thing, but we were on the "wrong side" of WWI.

Dead for Tax Reasons: Yeah trenton pales in comparison to those other garden state romantic hotspots such as camden, patterson and newark...


FYI on Paterson, NJ. It was once a honeymoon destination. It was good luck for couples to walk across the Paterson Falls bridge in some sort of ritual. No joke.

/doesn't live in NJ anymore
 
2013-02-14 11:12:14 AM

Wendy's Chili: I proposed to my wife where the picture in the article was taken.


That's so cool! Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you.
 
2013-02-14 11:12:32 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The Hessians were the achilles heel of the British military force. You can't trust mercenaries in the long run, because in the long run they're looking out for their own interests and not the interests of their employers.


Martin The Mess: One of my ancestors was one of those Hessian mercs at Trenton, who got captured by the Americans, and then promptly switched sides and joined the Continental Army.  So I'm getting a kick out of all these replies, or something.


These two posts go well together.
 
2013-02-14 11:13:24 AM
Then Trenton is where I want to be.

I'm so farking sick of this romance crap, I just want to smack someone.
 
2013-02-14 11:14:30 AM
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but the killing didn't start until dawn on December 26.
 
2013-02-14 11:15:13 AM

walstib: I don't mean to hijack this thread, but the killing didn't start until dawn on December 26.


That totally makes it better.
 
2013-02-14 11:16:54 AM
"#10 Denver" ?
www.frumpzilla.com
 
2013-02-14 11:17:58 AM
The Hessians were the achilles heel of the British military force. You can't trust mercenaries in the long run, because in the long run they're looking out for their own interests and not the interests of their employers.


Most of the Hessians didn't even know they'd be fighting against the colonists when they got on the boats. Spring a nasty surprise about working conditions, and the employees get snitty real fast. No wonder Washington got more Hessians to desert than he got killed in battle.
 
2013-02-14 11:18:36 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: walstib: I don't mean to hijack this thread, but the killing didn't start until dawn on December 26.

That totally makes it better.


So we're defending the Hessians here, right?
 
2013-02-14 11:21:53 AM
 So we're defending the Hessians here, right?

Why not? Colonel Washington did. After he killed a bunch. In their sleep. On CHristmas.
 
2013-02-14 11:24:08 AM
What isn't romantic about "Trenton Makes-The World Takes"?
 
2013-02-14 11:25:12 AM
Yeah, won't someone think of the "professional soldiers" who get drunk a week after arriving in theater.

Never forget.
 
2013-02-14 11:31:12 AM
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Roses are Red
Violets are blue
I always lose my head over you
 
2013-02-14 11:36:24 AM

Martin The Mess: One of my ancestors was one of those Hessian mercs at Trenton, who got captured by the Americans, and then promptly switched sides and joined the Continental Army.  So I'm getting a kick out of all these replies, or something.


Ha, I think mine was too. Atleast in the family lore. It's a hoot!
 
2013-02-14 11:45:24 AM

styckx: Trenton is a shiat hole. The only thing people travel there for is drugs and to catch a train to New York


Or bribe a politician.
 
2013-02-14 11:46:04 AM
Trenton is a hell-hole. It's "Downtown" consists of 3 blocks right next to the capitol buildings that cater to state workers.

All the restaurants there close after happy hour and the city is deserted after nightfall.

/Former State Worker
 
2013-02-14 11:50:04 AM

ocschwar: The Hessians were the achilles heel of the British military force. You can't trust mercenaries in the long run, because in the long run they're looking out for their own interests and not the interests of their employers.


Most of the Hessians didn't even know they'd be fighting against the colonists when they got on the boats. Spring a nasty surprise about working conditions, and the employees get snitty real fast. No wonder Washington got more Hessians to desert than he got killed in battle.


The actual story with the Hessians is that their boss, Frederick II of Hesse, was a boor and an idiot, who was selling off his people to finance his completely gaudy and tasteless lifestyle.  The English were in need of men for just about every war going at the time, and Frederick II was married to Princess Mary, daughter of King George II and aunt of King George III (until she ran away from him and he converted to Catholicism, but still).  So, since he was "family" of a sort and had troops that could be bought cheap, the English were paying him to send his guys to Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Flanders, and America.

Besides all that, the units were basically draftees in the Hesse army - military service was compulsory and widespread, with something like 7% of the region under arms.  So these guys aren't mercenaries the way you think of professional soldiers-for-hire who join whatever army's going - these guys were mercenaries in that their boss was selling entire units of his army wholesale to the highest bidder, but usually to the family over in England.
 
2013-02-14 11:50:39 AM

quatchi: I dunno, burying a body together can really bring a couple closer together and what better place to do that than Trenton?


Pine Barrens. Trust me.
 
2013-02-14 11:59:22 AM

Misch: quatchi: I dunno, burying a body together can really bring a couple closer together and what better place to do that than Trenton?

Pine Barrens. Trust me.


Dunno, didn't Paulie and Chris have issues with that location?

www.313merch.com

/Oblig Carlin quote is oblig.
 
2013-02-14 12:07:11 PM

Bermuda59: What isn't romantic about "Trenton Makes-The World Takes"?


I drive across that bridge every morning on my way to work.  It's one of the few exits from the state with no toll.

As far as how shiatty Trenton itself is...  There are FAR worse places (Newark and Camden, for example).  There are actually some parts of Trenton that are pretty nice.
 
2013-02-14 12:25:12 PM

ocschwar: So we're defending the Hessians here, right?

Why not? Colonel Washington did. After he killed a bunch. In their sleep. On CHristmas.


That's General Washington to you citizen.
 
2013-02-14 12:28:05 PM
Last year they said Tacoma was the most romantic, so I dunno that I buy this.
 
2013-02-14 12:45:47 PM
Yes, because Trenton is rife with French Restaurants, B&Bs, flower shops, and lingerie stores while being devoid of welfare scum, murderers, and gang members. I wonder if the people who conducted this survey ever heard of a place called Chicago?
 
2013-02-14 12:57:52 PM
On the outskirts of Trenton they do have what is often voted "most romantic restaurant" in the region:

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It's called "Rat's". Don't ask.
 
2013-02-14 01:01:11 PM
I would like to throw in my good word for Button's Creperie at the Trenton Farmer's Market.  Which I think is technically in Ewing. That, and the Amish ice cream booth right next to it.
 
2013-02-14 01:01:22 PM

Ambitwistor: On the outskirts of Trenton they do have what is often voted "most romantic restaurant" in the region:

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It's called "Rat's". Don't ask.


That place IS nice.  But very expensive.  It also sits on the Grounds for Sculpture, sort of an outdoor museam.  Very nice place.
 
2013-02-14 01:37:53 PM

durbnpoisn: Ambitwistor: On the outskirts of Trenton they do have what is often voted "most romantic restaurant" in the region:

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That place IS nice.  But very expensive.  It also sits on the Grounds for Sculpture, sort of an outdoor museam.  Very nice place.


...in  Hamilton. Very different than Trenton, despite being right next to each other. You couldn't pay me enough to live in Trenton. Once upon a time I thought it might be cool to someday buy an old home in Cadwalader Park and rehab it, but that was 15-20 years ago, and even then it was a dodgy proposition. The city has gone way downhill from there.
 
2013-02-14 07:25:23 PM

Ambitwistor: On the outskirts of Trenton they do have what is often voted "most romantic restaurant" in the region:

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It's called "Rat's". Don't ask.


Yup, near or in Hamilton. In a statue/art park. Been there. Somewhat creepy. The owner had a thing for a novel -- forget the name, dammit. You know more than me, so spill it! :)
 
2013-02-14 09:49:48 PM
CSB Time:

Saw Da Vinci's Notebook in Trenton once.  They were performing at a coffeehouse with a window that looked right out into the street.  Whenever people would walk by the windows, they would start shaking their asses for the folks out there.

At one point, one of the guys noticed two hotties walk by.  He stepped out real quick, and then 10 seconds later he was walking down the street on the other side of the window with a hottie on each arm.

They sang Jump In The Line complete with conga line, which also went out the door and onto the street outside.  Audience and all.

To top it all off, the local minor-league baseball game was letting out.  So while they were doing their butt dance to the passers-by, another guy decided to do his own butt dance for us,  FULL MOON STYLE.

That show will forever be known as THE BUTT SHOW.  The guys will never forget it.  Neither will I..
 
2013-02-14 10:50:49 PM

unfarkingbelievable: Ambitwistor: On the outskirts of Trenton they do have what is often voted "most romantic restaurant" in the region:

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It's called "Rat's". Don't ask.

Yup, near or in Hamilton. In a statue/art park. Been there. Somewhat creepy. The owner had a thing for a novel -- forget the name, dammit. You know more than me, so spill it! :)


"The Wind in the Willows".
 
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