I don't care what movie writers write or what comedy writers on shows like SNL think, the thought that Jersey Shore residents are all rude is a stereotype that isn't funny anymore and needs to stop.

I have said in the past that comedy writers who go for the easy, obvious, not funny Jersey jokes are lazy and not very creative, and I stick by that. If you get paid to write actual comedy and all you come up with are the tired, predictable Jersey jokes, you should return your paycheck.

That is of course limited to non-Jersey people. If you live here, there's nothing wrong with a couple of good Jersey jokes from a Jersey girl or guy. We can laugh at ourselves, but if you're not from here, you may want to go in another direction.

And let's add to the argument that the stereotypes just aren't true. The vast majority of New Jersey doesn't smell badly, and the people are not stupid and we are rarely as rude as we are portrayed.

Now, I'm not saying we don't have our moments of rudeness here at the Jersey Shore. I drive on the Parkway too. I've given the salute and had it given to me. But to make New Jersey a national joke is just wrong. Have you ever driven in any of New York's five boroughs? Not exactly a shining example of harmony and politeness either.

So to all the comedy writers in New York, L.A. and all the other places that have been sources of Jersey jokes, you can do better. Or maybe you can't. That could explain a lot. But at least give it a try.

If you come up with a funny Jersey joke, great! But here are some topics that just aren't funny...New Jersey smells, everybody in New Jersey has big hair, Everybody in New Jersey talks like Snooki and we all are related to Tony Soprano. Just to be clear, it doesn't, we don't, we don't and we aren't. Thank you.

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