You or someone you know has more than one matching velour sweat suits in their closet. You can smell the dump from your house but you're so used to the smell that you don't notice it anymore. You've gotten into a screaming match over a parking spot. Someone you know has a lifetime membership to Tanning Loft. Everyone you know claims to be 'connected.' You've hung out in a parking lot. You know the difference between Richmond Rd., Richmond Ave., and Richmond Terrace. You know that 'Mike' owns all the good diners. You refer to every highway on the island as 'The Expressway.' You've been cut off by a souped up Honda Accord with earth shaking bass playing. You have chased someone for cutting you off just to give them the finger. A development of townhouses has recently sprung up in your neighborhood. The shocks in your car are shot because you hit pot holes every 2 feet. You have the need to look at the people in the car next to you when stopped at a red light to see if it someone you know. You know never to walk on South Beaches sand with out Shoes. You've seen Method Man in the Mall at least once. The Monastery and Sea View aren't scary, just another place to drink. Everyone own a North Face jacket and has a Nextel. You wave at the weird leg guy when you pass the North Shore, and sometimes he waves back.
Staten Island is a large garbage dump located South of Manhattan. All of the trash from Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and some parts of New Jersey is transported there via the Staten Island Ferry, and dumped in a large pile in the center of the Island. This garbage then proceeds to rot, and can be smelled from the surrounding land masses.
The tribe of people that live there, known as Guidos, burrow into the piles of the garbage to form dwellings.
Franklin: "Staten Island"
Guido: Yo browski, 2 heinekins. Staten Island Rocks for clubs
A. "Man, you guys are wannabe's thugs and are rich italians"
b. "hmm, Have you ever even been here?"
A. "No, Im from pennsylvania i just here this stuff"
Location of the world's biggest garbage dump. Full of pothead teenagers who somehow can't afford to pay off the tickets on the brand new car mommy and daddy bought 'em. People there tend to have an Italian grandparent who was born in the U.S. but act like everyone in their family's in the Sicilian mob. Has the world's worst drivers: everyone's a roid-raged Jersey Shore wannabe, hopped up on Oxy, or 90 years old.
Half a million people, but about 4 movie theaters and two bookstores.
Basically, take the worst parts of Brooklyn and Jersey and you've got Staten Island.
whatever you do man, do not move to staten island. unless you're like 60 years old. after that no one really cares about you anymore.