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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: cool b5 article
    Date: 5/4/2003 3:36:00 PM  

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>I just have to ask, though, do you agree with the statement
>"Straczynski is from New Jersey, and it shows"? It certainly
>suggested to me that there may be yet another layer to the saga that I
>have yet to appreciate..

I'd never considered that aspect until reading it there -- sometimes swimming
in a fishbowl makes you oblivious to water -- but on reflection there may be a
nugget of truth in that.

Though I grew up all over the country, I've always considered myself basically
a New Jersey street kid, and there's a certain attitude that goes with that,
which I can see reflected in the show...a kind of in-your-face wanna make
something of it? attitude.

Certainly the gritty, industrial, nuts and bolts Jersey factory look applies to

The main difference I've seen between guys from New York and guys from Jersey
is that guys from New York *start* fights, whereas guys from Jersey would
sooner die than *back down* from a fight.


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