Friday, December 16, 2005

The Highway’s Jammed With Broken Heroes and "Born to Run" License Plates

From Yahoo!:

A New Jersey lawmaker is hoping to get mileage from Bruce Springsteen's classic album "Born to Run." State Sen. Raymond Lesniak is driving a proposal introduced Thursday to create specialty "Born to Run" license tags for Garden State drivers. Proceeds would go to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, a Springsteen-supported charity. To become law, the bill must be approved by both houses of the Legislature by Jan. 9, the last day of the session, and be signed by the governor. The tags would cost $50, plus a $10 annual contribution.

...A resolution honoring The Boss on the 30th anniversary of "Born to Run" was approved in a voice vote by the state Senate. Senators heard a recording of Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" before casting their votes. "Born to Run" embodies a lot of the New Jersey attitude, added Lesniak.
Here is an example of the New Jersey attitude:

Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young
'cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Senator Lesniak has also proposed that New Jersey change its slogan from the "Garden State" to the "Death-Trap State."

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