I once lived on the East Coast for awhile, and there was no Tillamook Cheddar to be found. It was heartbreaking. .
Last panel is 100% accurate and a nice subtle diss on Oregon.
I'm a native Oregonian currently living in Wisconsin and all I can say is...TEILLAMOOK CHEESE FTW!
I'm from Australia, just trying to work out how insulting "Wisconsinites" is insulting "a Large Subset of the Human Race" (and don't you just hate people who put quotation marks around everything?)
Scott, I naturally had to forward this to my sister who lives in Oregon, transplanted from Wisconsin.
This is the second comic in recent memory mentioning Oregon. Who do you know who lives there? Maybe my sister knows them.
@Mark Kerrigan: see, the above is also subtle. Some will take me seriously. ;)
Pfft. Margaret River (Western Australia) cheese ftw!
Wow, I hit the trifecta! You wrote this post not to insult a large subset of the human race, but me! I was born in Wisconsin, moved to California, then escaped to Oregon.
You haven't lived until you've tried Kaukauna cheddar...
Well Now I know the boss is crazy, disapproving of the greatest state ever. Also, oddly enough, my school handbook just came out, and technically, I am allowed to discriminate/harass against height because it falls into none of the categories of protection by the government. As a tall person, I am very happy.
Strong last panel. Now, that's good comic satisfaction.
As for Wisconsinites, I'll reserve judgment until after Nov. 2nd. Russ Feingold is one of the few reasons to like WI.
As a Washingtonian, I heartily endorse this comic. I also know how to pronounce "Tillamook", even if I'm not sure how to spell it. Yay me.
Perhaps my favorite ever. Until the next time you mock Or-a-gun. I miss my 1986 Audi 5000S. I could make it from the Washington border to the California border without needing to stop for gas.
I love that last panel; it's so true.
As a Californian who once nearly moved north, I can indeed agree that Oregon is an effective filter.
As someone who grew up in Washington and now lives in Oregon, I laughed quite heartily.
I think I'll go eat some Tillamook cheddar now.
I'm from Wisconsin, and I have only one thing to say.
Our cheese is better.
What do you mean, "subtle diss on Oregon"? They know their place. Also, I just moved to Vancouver from Seattle. No Tilamook up here, either. Not much good coffee either. Gotta stock up every time I go back.
As I write this, I recognize that BC natives probably view Washington in the same way as we view Oregon. But then, BC natives are a minority here anyway, so their opinion doesn't count for jack.
I would be insulted by the last panel if I wasn't now living in Oregon after moving from California.
As a Sconnie, it is my duty to point out that Wisconsin dairies (along with NY, VT, and Ontario) routinely decimate Tillamook at the World Championship Cheese Contest: http://www.worldchampioncheese.org/_apps/contest_results/
(Except in the case of medium cheddar, which is cheese for the faint of palate.)
Laughed out loud even though they're all American jokes and I didn't get over 75% of them...Now that's called talent =P.
Ok, I was already laughing at the title. Almost had coffe coming out of my nose. Keep it up, even if some of us choke horribly to death on our own caffeine.
Did he pronounce it right?
I'll confess, deep within my secret heart I totally thought "oh my god, he's so right!" when I read the last panel.
It's always easy to be for equality until you're the one getting screwed to make someone else's life better.
Hey Scott, where are you from?
Note from Scott: The Yakima Valley, Eastern Washington, originally.
especially if you pronounce it ore-gone Ah ha ha ha ha.
Funny, but this makes a very serious point, even Wisconsinites should be treated equally.
Suggestion: after reading through all the comics, it'd be nice to have a "random comic" button for when that mood strikes. I imagine it would be pretty simple to implement since you already have previous/next, so you must have a way to support it.
I now find it even easier to hate his boss now that he rips on my homestate!
As a Wisconsinite, I personally love how you consider our population to be a "large subset" of the human race, when we are outnumbered by cows. NIce job!
Wisconsin cheese is better though....
Speaking as an Oregonian who lives in Washington, I have to say that the last panel is completely true and hilarious.
Wait a minute...if our (Oregon's) purpose is to filter out the Californians, then how come drivers in Washington have the same habits as their Californian counterparts?! "Keep right, except to pass" means to stay out of the left lane if you're not passing anyone!
I blame Nevada and Idaho for letting the Californians past the filters. And by "filters," I mean Roseburg and Grants Pass.
Otherwise, I agree with you about Tillamook cheese being the best in the world, and those delusional folks from Wisconsin being...well, delusional.
As an Ex-Washington resident now living in Wisconsin (seriously) I have to say:
And yes, the lack of Tillamook cheese in Wisconsin is both disturbing and heartbreaking.
It takes someone from Washington to think that the 4th panel is subtle.
Subtle like Hiroshima.
Remember when someone moves from Oregon to Washington state, it raises the average IQ of both states~
Well, then, Kerrigan, I would say that Washington's sole purpose, other than good coffee and crummy sports teams (except the Storm!) is to filter out all but the most determined Canadians. ;>)
There, offended at least 3 large subsets! Mind you, I lived in Oregon for most of my life, but now live in Washington...
So, Scott, are you a Buckeyes fan?
Oh, and by the way, "Blessed are the cheese-makers..."
Having moved from Vermont to Oregon, I'm with Bismuth here!
Tillamook is very good, mind you. But that cheddar just isn't as sharp as the Cabot stuff.
But there do seem to be a lot of Californians in the filter down here, it's true...
If Bandon Cheese had been mentioned, I would have been insulted. RIP Bandon Cheese Factor.
Argh, it's true. We DO filter out all the Californians.