Live Free and Reconnect??!?!? - Herbietown


Live Free and Reconnect??!?!?

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This is how ‘Live Free or Die’ gets translated in Darien, Connecticut.

It makes me want to punch someone in the face. Or key someone’s BMW. Or smash through someone’s driveway gate.

Jesus, New Hampshire, have you really stooped this low? This isn’t some cheerful wordplay you’ve accomplished, it’s sacrilege. It’s heresy. It’s the worst form of selling out that I’ve ever seen.

Will it work?

I can see what you were thinking. Lots of people from Fairfield County like to vacation in New Hampshire, including me. It’s beautiful. It’s a great place to unwind. And people from Fairfield County – especially the ones riding Metro North – have money to spend. That money helps to run your economy. So naturally you want to get more of us to come to you.

But even the working schleps from Fairfield County have some self-respect. Some salt. Some inborn American sense of rebellion. And that’s the part of them they want to wake up when they’re on vacation.

You probably don’t realize this. You think that just because we have soft hands, we would never go for Live Free or Die. But you’re wrong. That’s exactly what we want. You see, we have dreams, too. We have desires, too. If anything, our way of life makes us even more attracted to yours, because it’s everything we gave up to get what we have.

So don’t bastardize your slogan just for us. It’s insulting and it’s depressing. Show us some pictures of guys riding motorcycles with no helmets. Something.

Keep it real, New Hampshire.

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  1. my balls your face. wrote:

    I am sure these guys are on their way to the Rockwold-Deephaven Resort. That is a wildly rebellious place with “quiet times” and rules about where you can and can not consume booze. No way you can set off fireworks there. Sounds like a little slice of Fairfield County, dropped down on a NH lake.

    The ad is right. People from Connecticut have no idea what the slogan means. It is offensive to you because it is true.
    Admit you own a “Life is Good” t-shirt. (Another NH company raking it in by making you feel good about the life you live vs the life you eschewed to get it – whatever that meant.).
    We appreciate your money though. So keep buying the dream.
    Hundreds of drug rehab centers, abortion clinics, and unpaid hospital bills for firework and motorcycle accident injuries depend on you.
    By the way, this was the G rated response. And you know it. Follow up email to ensue.

    Posted 26 Jul 2012 at
  2. Benjamin Flaim wrote:

    It’s “Rockywold,” not “Rockwold.”

    Posted 28 Jul 2012 at

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