How to Insult a Large Subset of the Human Race

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October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBismuth

I once lived on the East Coast for awhile, and there was no Tillamook Cheddar to be found. It was heartbreaking. .

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

Last panel is 100% accurate and a nice subtle diss on Oregon.

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Kerrigan

I'm a native Oregonian currently living in Wisconsin and all I can say is...TEILLAMOOK CHEESE FTW!

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

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?)

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

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. ;)

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKozz

Pfft. Margaret River (Western Australia) cheese ftw!

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzaraithe

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...

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThompson

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCutahlion

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertvjames

I love that last panel; it's so true.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSora

As a Californian who once nearly moved north, I can indeed agree that Oregon is an effective filter.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I'm from Wisconsin, and I have only one thing to say.

Our cheese is better.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertom

I would be insulted by the last panel if I wasn't now living in Oregon after moving from California.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJB

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:

(Except in the case of medium cheddar, which is cheese for the faint of palate.)

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPal

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrazilian_guy

Did he pronounce it right?

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXenocles

I'll confess, deep within my secret heart I totally thought "oh my god, he's so right!" when I read the last panel.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeattleGeekly

It's always easy to be for equality until you're the one getting screwed to make someone else's life better.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonn

Hey Scott, where are you from?

Note from Scott: The Yakima Valley, Eastern Washington, originally.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjcp

especially if you pronounce it ore-gone Ah ha ha ha ha.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterquesito

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIntrigued

I now find it even easier to hate his boss now that he rips on my homestate!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

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....

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Speaking as an Oregonian who lives in Washington, I have to say that the last panel is completely true and hilarious.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermisterpold

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJon

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.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTacoMagic

It takes someone from Washington to think that the 4th panel is subtle.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

Subtle like Hiroshima.

Remember when someone moves from Oregon to Washington state, it raises the average IQ of both states~

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

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...

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphaser

So, Scott, are you a Buckeyes fan?

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Oh, and by the way, "Blessed are the cheese-makers..."

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphaser

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...

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmergent

If Bandon Cheese had been mentioned, I would have been insulted. RIP Bandon Cheese Factor.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiggy

Argh, it's true. We DO filter out all the Californians.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAccipiter
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