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2021-07-27 7:53:15 PM  
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2021-07-27 8:40:56 PM  
No Springsteen service area?
 
2021-07-27 8:42:39 PM  

Gulper Eel: No Springsteen service area?


It's tough...So tough...
 
2021-07-27 8:42:42 PM  

Gulper Eel: No Springsteen service area?


He politely declined.
 
2021-07-27 8:43:05 PM  
Thinking about becoming a "Save our Cheesequake!" crank and starting some sort of protest.
 
2021-07-27 8:44:53 PM  
Obviously some very different services offered. I'm guessing hair care at the Bon Jovi.
 
2021-07-27 8:47:29 PM  
Does it have a hitching post I can tie my steel horse up to?
 
2021-07-27 8:49:24 PM  
Don't even ask about the James Gandolfini service stop. You were never there.
 
2021-07-27 8:52:42 PM  
The orange juice at the James Gandolfini Rest Stop is the kind with some pulp.
 
2021-07-27 8:55:57 PM  

revrendjim: Don't even ask about the James Gandolfini service stop. You were never there.


And stay the fark away from the dumpsters!  There's...uh...bees in 'em.

/Exterminators are coming Thursday.
//And maybe Friday too if you don't keep your friggin' mout' shut.
 
2021-07-27 8:57:05 PM  
The Frank Sinatra Service Area provides one for your baby and one more for the road.
 
2021-07-27 9:12:31 PM  
Heard you can get an 8-ball at the Whitney Houston stop
 
2021-07-27 9:43:53 PM  
There's an app now that tells you when you're half way there.
 
2021-07-27 10:42:17 PM  
I don't know about now, but back in the 90's the Garden State Parkway was a shiatty intrastate road. So many potholes, but it was the easiest way to get to Atlantic City.
 
2021-07-27 10:42:21 PM  
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Uh, training bras and mini-pads at the Judy Blume service area?
 
2021-07-27 10:43:06 PM  
Cheesequake... hey thats the name of my Bon Jovi tribute band!
 
2021-07-27 10:44:39 PM  
Am I the only one thinking that "Cheesequake" sounds like some shiatty ridiculous dessert at Applebee's?
 
2021-07-27 10:45:07 PM  
These aren't really rest stops. More like dead ends.
 
2021-07-27 10:47:03 PM  
Larry Doby was a cool guy. I used to run into him at cappy's corner convenience store here in Montclair back in the 90's.
 
2021-07-27 10:47:05 PM  
I'm sure there are plenty of women and at least a few men that wouldn't mind servicing Jon Bon Jovi's area.
 
2021-07-27 10:47:28 PM  

revrendjim: Don't even ask about the James Gandolfini service stop. You were never there.


You mean the local restaurant that's food is..eh..but is regularly voted as having some of the best ice cream/candy in the state?
 
2021-07-27 10:47:53 PM  

Eat The Placenta: These aren't really rest stops. More like dead ends.


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2021-07-27 10:48:21 PM  
They spent too much money on the Whitney Houston service area. You might say it's underwater.

/yep! A door!
 
2021-07-27 10:50:26 PM  
James Gandolfini had a heart attack ack ack ack ack ack 
You oughta know by now
 
2021-07-27 10:51:58 PM  
It's made of lipstick, plastic and paint. A touch of sable for the lines.
 
2021-07-27 10:54:27 PM  
Yes but which one has the best glory holes?
 
2021-07-27 10:56:29 PM  
Most people don't remember the Vince Lombardi Service Center except, perhaps, from the Dead Milkmen song, but it was a real place with all kinds of very cool memorabilia.  Something happened, though, and they took it all away.  I was driving up to NYC in '96 or so for work and planned to stop there to shoot a couple of pictures for a friend that was a Packers fan but everything inside was gone and only one small sign remained.  Later someone told me that so much prostitution was happening there that Lombardi's family took it all down.  Not sure if that is the real story.
 
2021-07-27 10:58:39 PM  
Don't fark with Clara barton
 
2021-07-27 11:04:40 PM  
i'm not a bon jovi fan but this is cool
 
2021-07-27 11:04:55 PM  
Living On A Prayer Rest Area?
 
2021-07-27 11:05:21 PM  

El Borscht: Larry Doby was a cool guy. I used to run into him at cappy's corner convenience store here in Montclair back in the 90's.


Montclair State alum here.
 
2021-07-27 11:05:24 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Don't fark with Clara barton


I should think not, what with the whole being dead thing and all.
 
2021-07-27 11:05:57 PM  

Reverborama: Most people don't remember the Vince Lombardi Service Center except, perhaps, from the Dead Milkmen song, but it was a real place with all kinds of very cool memorabilia.  Something happened, though, and they took it all away.  I was driving up to NYC in '96 or so for work and planned to stop there to shoot a couple of pictures for a friend that was a Packers fan but everything inside was gone and only one small sign remained.  Later someone told me that so much prostitution was happening there that Lombardi's family took it all down.  Not sure if that is the real story.


It's still there. It was recently renovated. That's on the Turnpike, not the Parkway.
 
2021-07-27 11:06:58 PM  

Reverborama: Most people don't remember the Vince Lombardi Service Center except, perhaps, from the Dead Milkmen song, but it was a real place with all kinds of very cool memorabilia.  Something happened, though, and they took it all away.  I was driving up to NYC in '96 or so for work and planned to stop there to shoot a couple of pictures for a friend that was a Packers fan but everything inside was gone and only one small sign remained.  Later someone told me that so much prostitution was happening there that Lombardi's family took it all down.  Not sure if that is the real story.


Pretty much true.
 
Azz
2021-07-27 11:07:34 PM  
fark bon jovi. Springsteen all the way
 
2021-07-27 11:08:13 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 292x195]

Uh, training bras and mini-pads at the Judy Blume service area?


I'd like to propose as Fark cannon that Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary are interchangeable ala Hellen Keller/Anne Frank/Amelia Earhart, because I looked at that for a minute thinking, "What does Judy Blume have to do with New Jersey?  She's based out of Washington state."
 
2021-07-27 11:08:45 PM  
The prostitution part is true. And JerseyTim is correct: It's on the NJTP, not the GSP.
 
2021-07-27 11:09:21 PM  
No matter where you go in Jersey, it's halfway theeeeere.  Ooooohhhh, living on a prayer!

What, no Glen Danzig rest stop?
 
2021-07-27 11:10:37 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 292x195]

Uh, training bras and mini-pads at the Judy Blume service area?


"Are you there, God? It's me, Monmouth"
 
2021-07-27 11:15:14 PM  

JerseyTim: Gulper Eel: No Springsteen service area?

He politely declined.


Not sure why this has three funny votes: https://www.northjersey.com/story/new​s​/transportation/2021/07/27/garden-stat​e-parkway-rest-stops-named-famous-peop​le-nj/5390649001/

"Bruce Springsteen respectfully declined to have a service area named after him," said New Jersey Hall of Fame spokeswoman Natasha Alagarasan. "It should be noted, though, that Bruce has been very supportive of the New Jersey Hall of Fame over the years, and is very much a part of the fabric of the Hall."
 
2021-07-27 11:15:34 PM  
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2021-07-27 11:18:53 PM  
Imagine driving through the middle of Ireland and seeing this...

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2021-07-27 11:23:52 PM  

Cyber Duck: Dead for Tax Reasons: Don't fark with Clara barton

I should think not, what with the whole being dead thing and all.


and still did more worthwhile things in the past 50 years than bon jovi
 
2021-07-27 11:24:00 PM  
I am saddened by the lack of a Danny DeVito Service Area so I can get my Rum Ham recharged.
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2021-07-27 11:24:17 PM  
New Jersey service areas? Are those like spots with some pre-dug shallow graves, bags of lime, a pile of dirt and a few shovels?
 
2021-07-27 11:25:28 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Cyber Duck: Dead for Tax Reasons: Don't fark with Clara barton

I should think not, what with the whole being dead thing and all.

and still did more worthwhile things in the past 50 years than bon jovi


You're damn right

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2021-07-27 11:25:41 PM  
Seriously? No one is going to comment on the tweeter's name?

Shlomo Schorr? That's so Jewish it's...it's....it's farking anti-Semitic! GTFO out of here with that.
 
2021-07-27 11:26:28 PM  

fragMasterFlash: New Jersey service areas? Are those like spots with some pre-dug shallow graves, bags of lime, a pile of dirt and a few shovels?


Who the fark wants to know?
 
2021-07-27 11:26:36 PM  

jokerscrowbar: [Fark user image 425x598]


where is this in new jersey? i want to go to there
 
2021-07-27 11:29:50 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Cyber Duck: Dead for Tax Reasons: Don't fark with Clara barton

I should think not, what with the whole being dead thing and all.

and still did more worthwhile things in the past 50 years than bon jovi


I mean, in addition to having seen a million faces and rocking them all, Jon Bon Jovi does some nice things to feed and house people.
 
2021-07-27 11:32:41 PM  
Sounds like a good place to get shot through the heart.

/ and you're to blame
// you give music a bad name
 
2021-07-27 11:33:52 PM  

moothemagiccow: jokerscrowbar: [Fark user image 425x598]

where is this in new jersey? i want to go to there


Cheesequake Services.

Get a JBJ weener in your bun.
 
2021-07-27 11:34:31 PM  

El Borscht: fragMasterFlash: New Jersey service areas? Are those like spots with some pre-dug shallow graves, bags of lime, a pile of dirt and a few shovels?

Who the fark wants to know?


Cars these days, trunk space is a very expensive premium. Now a good old Ford LTD with a 4-body trunk? Man, those were the days! You know what I'm saying, Pal?
 
2021-07-27 11:34:56 PM  

redmid17: Imagine driving through the middle of Ireland and seeing this...

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I'm amused there's a Papa John's at the Obama Rest Stop.

I also know where Bon Jovi lives near Red Bank. He's a nice guy. Wouldn't hesitate to provide a bottled water and a snack if I knocked on the door.
 
2021-07-27 11:45:21 PM  
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Used to exist on I-295 in Burlington County.  Created by Gov. Christie Whitman in response to Stern endorsing her.  Closed in the early 2000s due to either "finances" or "unsavory activities in the bathrooms" -- take your pick.
 
Azz
2021-07-27 11:45:45 PM  
It's my liiiiiiffff-

SHUT THE fark UP JOHN
 
2021-07-27 11:54:53 PM  

Camus' Ghost: No matter where you go in Jersey, it's halfway theeeeere.  Ooooohhhh, living on a prayer!

What, no Glen Danzig rest stop?


They considered the name to be a misfit.
 
2021-07-28 12:02:23 AM  

jokerscrowbar: moothemagiccow: jokerscrowbar: [Fark user image 425x598]

where is this in new jersey? i want to go to there

Cheesequake Services.

Get a JBJ weener in your bun.


....that's a New Jersey rest stop?!
Your rest stops are...
AWESOME

//Our rest stops are a bathroom, a parking lot and a couple vending machines
 
2021-07-28 12:04:38 AM  
 
2021-07-28 12:09:47 AM  

JerseyTim: Dead for Tax Reasons: Cyber Duck: Dead for Tax Reasons: Don't fark with Clara barton

I should think not, what with the whole being dead thing and all.

and still did more worthwhile things in the past 50 years than bon jovi

I mean, in addition to having seen a million faces and rocking them all, Jon Bon Jovi does some nice things to feed and house people.


Seconded, he was a pop star, but he is not all that bad (cue the * accusation, if so, lemme see the evidence, but I seen photos of this dude doing dishes at soup kitchens and I have no recollection of anything bad, "Dead or Alive" is catchy, sue me).
 
2021-07-28 12:20:22 AM  
Judy Blume!
 
2021-07-28 12:39:32 AM  

Camus' Ghost: No matter where you go in Jersey, it's halfway theeeeere.  Ooooohhhh, living on a prayer!

What, no Glen Danzig rest stop?


If you want the answer ask your MOTHER who will tell your children not to walk his way.
 
2021-07-28 12:45:36 AM  
If you're on a date and hoping for some backseat action, make sure you go to the Connie Chung Service Area.  After all, nobody is getting pregnant there.

On a side note, I did not know that she was from Jersey.
 
2021-07-28 12:47:09 AM  

JerseyTim: Reverborama: Most people don't remember the Vince Lombardi Service Center except, perhaps, from the Dead Milkmen song, but it was a real place with all kinds of very cool memorabilia.  Something happened, though, and they took it all away.  I was driving up to NYC in '96 or so for work and planned to stop there to shoot a couple of pictures for a friend that was a Packers fan but everything inside was gone and only one small sign remained.  Later someone told me that so much prostitution was happening there that Lombardi's family took it all down.  Not sure if that is the real story.

It's still there. It was recently renovated. That's on the Turnpike, not the Parkway.


Damn, beat me to it ... but I'm glad I know my new home state a little after 8 years here, too!

/Waze almost sent me home today from down the shore via the GSP
//20 minutes later when I left, it changed
/// I'm 7A
 
2021-07-28 12:52:41 AM  
I'm a cowboy
On a steel horse I ride
The rest stop (rest stop) where I find guys
Rest stop (rest stop) where I find guys
 
2021-07-28 12:54:45 AM  

moothemagiccow: Wait a minute, even your vending machines are better! Why don't I live in New Jersey?

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0​x89c3cbc0b3a57c51%3A0xd1bfcb6abe919470​!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleu​sercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNZp6t_VClfR​xG7_7k5YReXuT2OOKcxvBSepbH9%3Dw260-h17​5-n-k-no!5sCheesequake%20Services%20-%​20Google%20Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!​1e10!2sAF1QipMkjvsiRQsMthiqOj5fgXcqNhv​VitDLyeGiK2mS&hl=en


Those rest stops are only on toll roads though ...
There are no Whataburger's in NJ. I think the nearest one is Georgia?

/Your profile says you live in Texas - I still claim Texas as home - so I assumed you would want to know about the lack of Whataburger here.
 
2021-07-28 12:56:25 AM  
I want the 1980's Connie Chung service.
 
2021-07-28 12:56:29 AM  

cyberspacedout: Camus' Ghost: No matter where you go in Jersey, it's halfway theeeeere.  Ooooohhhh, living on a prayer!

What, no Glen Danzig rest stop?

They considered the name to be a misfit.


Glen has a small bookshelf at a local library named after him
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2021-07-28 12:56:42 AM  

moothemagiccow: Wait a minute, even your vending machines are better! Why don't I live in New Jersey?

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0​x89c3cbc0b3a57c51%3A0xd1bfcb6abe919470​!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleu​sercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNZp6t_VClfR​xG7_7k5YReXuT2OOKcxvBSepbH9%3Dw260-h17​5-n-k-no!5sCheesequake%20Services%20-%​20Google%20Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!​1e10!2sAF1QipMkjvsiRQsMthiqOj5fgXcqNhv​VitDLyeGiK2mS&hl=en


In the UK if you make the mistake of pulling in for a toilet break with the wife and a car full of kids you can blow £200 on arcade games, fast food, coffee and premium priced junk from the mini mart and gift shop. Whenever I'm passing a services signpost I make sure to overtake a truck so they don't see it. Be glad you don't have that issue.
 
2021-07-28 12:59:50 AM  
The joke would be if someone took all of those names and next to each wrote where they lived after their success.
 
2021-07-28 1:04:23 AM  

Sonnuvah: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 292x195]

Uh, training bras and mini-pads at the Judy Blume service area?

"Are you there, God? It's me, Monmouth"


I grew up in Monmouth county and had a similar joke back in the day.
 
2021-07-28 1:33:10 AM  
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"I got your service right here."
 
2021-07-28 2:04:36 AM  

redmid17: Imagine driving through the middle of Ireland and seeing this...

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Could be worse....

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2021-07-28 2:54:05 AM  

berylman: I am saddened by the lack of a Danny DeVito Service Area so I can get my Rum Ham recharged.
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The problem with that one is that it has such a small parking lot..
 
2021-07-28 3:06:28 AM  
Family has a house in Jersey. I'm stuck elsewhere in the world pandemicly.

This thread has actually made me fondly miss New Jersey. This virus is capable of the unthinkable.

/get me a scrapple and eggs
//It's my life
///and it's now or never

I ain't gonna live forever
 
2021-07-28 3:23:56 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: berylman: I am saddened by the lack of a Danny DeVito Service Area so I can get my Rum Ham recharged.
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The problem with that one is that it has such a small parking lot..


You could take an Uber, or a Lyft, or... something.
 
2021-07-28 7:34:55 AM  

redmid17: Imagine driving through the middle of Ireland and seeing this...

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More like the Barack O'Bama plaza. Amirite?
 
2021-07-28 8:28:26 AM  
Uh, training bras and mini-pads at the Judy Blume service area?

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 292x195]


"Are you at exit 9 God? It's me, Margaret"
 
2021-07-28 8:54:29 AM  

puffy999: There's an app now that tells you when you're half way there.


I'm a little disappointed they didn't give him Forked River for that exact reason.
 
2021-07-28 11:47:28 AM  
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/got nuthin'
 
2021-07-28 2:00:28 PM  
No Kevin Smith Rest Stop?  For when your not even supposed to be there today.
 
2021-07-29 12:23:21 AM  

Daedalus27: No Kevin Smith Rest Stop?  For when your not even supposed to be there today.


Someone put gum in the locks..

/bunch of savages in that town...
 
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