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

Gulper Eel: No Springsteen service area?


It's tough...So tough...
 
2021-07-27 10:47:03 PM  
7 votes:
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 11:08:13 PM  
5 votes:

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 11:29:50 PM  
5 votes:

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 8:43:05 PM  
4 votes:
Thinking about becoming a "Save our Cheesequake!" crank and starting some sort of protest.
 
2021-07-27 11:15:14 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:42:17 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:58:39 PM  
3 votes:
Don't fark with Clara barton
 
2021-07-27 11:05:57 PM  
3 votes:

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 11:24:00 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:47:53 PM  
2 votes:

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


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2021-07-27 10:56:29 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:05:21 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:34:56 PM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2021-07-28 3:06:28 AM  
2 votes:
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
 
2021-07-27 8:42:42 PM  
1 vote:

Gulper Eel: No Springsteen service area?


He politely declined.
 
2021-07-27 8:57:05 PM  
1 vote:
The Frank Sinatra Service Area provides one for your baby and one more for the road.
 
2021-07-27 9:43:53 PM  
1 vote:
There's an app now that tells you when you're half way there.
 
2021-07-27 10:44:39 PM  
1 vote:
Am I the only one thinking that "Cheesequake" sounds like some shiatty ridiculous dessert at Applebee's?
 
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2021-07-27 11:07:34 PM  
1 vote:
fark bon jovi. Springsteen all the way
 
2021-07-27 11:54:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:20:22 AM  
1 vote:
Judy Blume!
 
2021-07-28 12:39:32 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:47:09 AM  
1 vote:

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
 
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