I imagine there may be a
few questions about the site or some of the folk who run it, and this
is an effort to help people ease into our little community. So without
further ado, on with the questions!
the hell does SMBFC stand for?
Why is SMBFC.Net the "Jersiest Place to Be?" WTF?
do you guys do?
you're so "Jersey," what's up with the other states that you
"represent" on your site?
What the hell does
SMBFC stand for?
Well I guess that depends
on where you're asking that question. There's the public name and the
private name. Like a secret club, only without any members or free food
or prestige. Anyway, when we were youngsters in high school, we were
shown a little movie called Clerks. It changed many of our lives
forever, but most notably we noticed a little outburst from one of the
extras during the gum/smoking scene. If you listen closely, you'll
notice the crowd die down and then one ambitious rabble rouser exclaims
"Smoke my big fat cock!" It was one of the funniest observations we'd
ever encountered, and proceeded to use it as an insult within our
tightly knit clique, but abbreviated it to SMBFC so we could casually
trade it in the hallways at school. Thus, SMBFC was born.
When we put it in our
yearbooks senior year, the editor refused to put it in unless we
explained what it stood for. Thinking quickly, and about Jason's
extremely fat cat Piper, we went with Super Mega Big Fat Cat. So it
goes either way you prefer.
Why is SMBFC.Net
"The Jersiest Place to Be?" WTF?
First of all, good use of
letters. Second of all, we're the Jersiest place to be because nearly
all our entire staff and friends hail from the Garden State, and our
unique observations about the world around us either reflect the good
ol' state or are influenced by our experiences here. Some of us still
live here, which solidifies our ability to "represent," as it were.
We also make an effort to
shape or reflect Jersey culture, and represent a side of Jersey that's
not usually explored. Sure, there's the Shore, and there's the
Soprano's Jersey. But there's this big chunk of state in between, where
there's woods and mountains and parks and zoos and all manner of life
non-concrete or boardwalk related. Although we always go down the shore
over the summer, and we usually fly Newark International when we leave,
so those references don't exist in our minds purely from celluloid and
Do you know Kevin
Smith [or any other Jersey celebs]?
Nope. But he does a lot
of college appearances and signings, so you can probably get your
picture taken with him. That's a neg for other celebrities, too.
What do you guys do?
We work and play
Settlers. We all have some kind of job, and everyone pretty much works
every day. Some of us also go to school.
you're so "Jersey," what's up with the other states that are
"represented" on your site?
We do have friends
outside the state, dude. We also understand a lot of our nearest and
dearest have found themselves and their lives in other places besides
NJ. We also have some good friends down in Virginia who have only gone
to NJ because of us. In all actuality, they're in no way, shape or form
"Jersey." But they rock hardcore, they've eaten in diners, they've
flown Newark, they've hit the Boardwalk, and they've spent the night
here. They've driven the Parkway and the Turnpike, they've been flipped
off by people they've never met, and they've eaten Taylor Ham, egg and
cheese sandwiches for breakfast. I'd say they've earned the right to be
called "Honorary Jersians."