Saturday, May 23, 2015

ABOUT AS LIKELY AS ALLOWING LEFT TURNS:  Despite a mild legislative push, New Jersey (along with Oregon) still won't allow you to pump your own gas, and they like it that way:
“Nobody can make a sound argument why we should not allow this,” said State Assemblyman Declan J. O’Scanlon Jr., a Republican who is proposing one bill to allow self-service gas. “The only way to win that argument is if you can make a legitimate argument that New Jerseyans are more flammable than other people.” 
“They are a little more volatile,” he added. “We consume a lot more greasy boardwalk food and funnel cakes, so maybe we are.”


  1. Joseph Finn5:33 PM

    Wait...what's this about left turns?

  2. NJ does not understand the concept of the "left turn lane" or "left turn signal". These things confuse and frighten them. Instead they use what is called a "jug handle" which is a right hand off ramp which allows you to go 270 degrees and then make a right to go the other way. This takes up a lot of land, but since that land would only be used for jerseyites one cares.

  3. Devin McCullen11:04 AM

    Still makes more sense than those crazy things they have in Michigan.

  4. Jordan12:08 PM

    Do you remember the first time you saw your parents scared? Like they weren't invincible, they were properly frightened? For me it was my mom, trying to navigate a New Jersey traffic circle.

  5. The Pathetic Earthling8:49 PM

    When we were in Oregon last summer, I'd do everything I could to try to pump my own gas, just to see how long they'd let me get away with it. I was sort of hoping for a ticket or something.

  6. meco19993:47 PM

    Doesn't sound as bad as the reversible lanes in some cities like Memphis, where a lane going one way in the morning all of a sudden reverses and goes the other way in the afternoon.

  7. The reversible lanes on Union are now gone in Memphis.

  8. Genevieve3:03 PM

    This leads to the fun Eddie From Ohio song, "No Left Turns in Jersey."