Ridiculous Top 10 Lists

7/26/2008:

I’ve had it up to here (visualize my palm right above my eyebrow) with some of these “Top 10” lists that have come out recently.

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As you may have known, Hoboken was listed as CNN’s “Best places for singles over 30” for the second year in a row. That didn’t seem like such a bad assessment (though the video sucked.) Then we were also listed as the 9th best place to “Ride out the gas crunch.” What is the purpose of a “gas crunch” list?

“Hey honey, gas just went up 40 cents a gallon. Get the kids, pack up the house. We’re moving to Hoboken!”

Then, U.S. News & World Report, briefly lists Hoboken as one of the Top 10 “Braniest” places to retire! WTF?

“Just because you hit your 60s, it doesn’t mean your brain starts to power down. Just the opposite. Your noodle needs more stimulation than ever, and, finally, you have the time to supply the required intellectual input. And picking a place to retire can be key to that process. For retirees who have no desire to stop learning—and that’s, like, pretty much everyone—there are plenty of American communities that boast thriving intellectual centers where cultural activities keep residents (and their brains) as busy and interested as they want to be.”

Dunno, it seems Hoboken just got lopped in as an afterthought because of its close proximity to NYC. Whatever.

Anyway, let’s make our OWN Top 10 lists that Hoboken should be included in. I’ll get the list started.

Hoboken is one of the Top 10:

  1. “Best places to get your entire family a job at city hall”
  2. “Greatest cities to double-park your car”
  3. “Best places to ‘lose’ your GPS device”
  4. “Most ideal locations to hide your public records”
  5. “Hottest cities for budding arsonists”
  6. “Cities with the most street festivals”
  7. “Best cities to commit suicide by getting hit by a car”
  8. “Best cities for singles who love iPods and don’t talk to anyone”
  9. “Perfect testing grounds for shock absorbers”
  10. YOUR ENTRY HERE:_____________________

I hate Saturdays sometimes.

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36 Comments on "Ridiculous Top 10 Lists"


Reformerus_Gianticus
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Reformerus_Gianticus
8 years 1 month ago
[quote comment=”95559″]i don’t think i implied that at all. i check the site often and i am fully aware that mr. 411 is up at all hours updating. if you noticed in my other comment i said that i really like the site! it’s the best way to know what’s going on in and around hoboken. i was simply trying to make a point that sometimes the posts (and especially the comments!) can be negative. 411 sets the tone for this little online community, and i may be in the minority, but i would enjoy something a little nicer. i don’t really think my negative comments about negative comments were really awful enough to warrant the evil face emoticon, urban rose.[/quote] You might be right in that there seems to be a good amount of what one might call complaining especially on the political front. Urban environments are complex and there are always issues in such a compressed landscape that is our mile square. Hoboken is still great but due to the way it is governed it has some issues that could be easily addressed but are not. One example of this is potholes. These could be easily plugged up but the city has run out of asphalt since they have over spent their budget this year. This could have been avoided had the Mayor been actually doing his job managing the City and not trapsing around like some bon vivant with a penchant for scissors and ribbons. I have… Read more »
plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness
8 years 1 month ago

I have friends living in NYC that keep their cars & regs in NJ…but not in Hudson County which is known as the highest car insurance rate county in the highest car insurance state.

Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”95711″]nah, i have had MANY people in this town admit to me that they haven’t registered to vote in hoboken. something about changing their drivers license and higher insurance rates, etc.[/quote]
I’ve heard a lot of people admit this too (and they’re not necessarily friends of mine either). I think of it as the “I can’t afford to live here, but I waaaaaaaaaaaahnt to” syndrome. Also known as entitlement 101.

strand tramp
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strand tramp
8 years 1 month ago

thank you sincerely for that information/opinion. given the population/voter turnout i would suggest that you and i are the exception to the rule among residents.

Journey
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Journey
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”95711″]nah, i have had MANY people in this town admit to me that they haven’t registered to vote in hoboken. something about changing their drivers license and higher insurance rates, etc.[/quote]

Ever think it is the type of people you know/hang with?

I would not hang with you. I have always voted even when I was going away to college.

My parents have not paid any of my bills since I got out of college 15 years ago. including when I was laid off and went to a training program to change careers.

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