How to Insult a Large Subset of the Human Race

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Sorry, I have to go with New York Cheddar. Though if you'd like to send me some good Oregon cheddar I'll give it a fair chance.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWalt

Cabot. So very Cabot.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkarateghost

I beg your pardon good sir, I could have sworn your comic was implying there was a cheddar aside from Vermont Cheddar that was even slightly palatable. I will have you know that Vermont Cheddar is superior to all other "cheddars", even those from Cheddar, England! This is NEW ENGLAND queenie! Get with the times! VT CHEDDAR IS BETTER!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyjak8

Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraparadekto

But....but....but...the beer....what about the beer? Beer goes with cheese. And...and we have, we have grass seed...and roses. *sniff*

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArthur Delaney

Hey, I'm from California and live in Snohomish county now!

BTW, Scott, I had a person in my office the other day that looked exactly like you're drawn here. I've assumed that you draw yourself close to reality, and I *almost* asked him if he at least read the strip.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereirik

Long time reader from Wisconsin--I loved this! And if you want to use a sort of slur, you can call us Sconnies rather than Wisconsinites. But yeah, cheese is pretty awesome here, so it looks like Wisconsin and Oregon need to have a cheese-off!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSconnie

I am from Wisconsin and I am here to tell you that our cheese is definitely better. Especially the cheddar.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBradley

Vermont Cheddar. All other cheeses are inferior.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkate

Not completely true. Oregon also serves as a fine sponge to absorb potheads and anarchists. Imagine how many more of them would be wandering around Washington otherwise.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Skubinna

Cheese that is not from Wisconsin is better than Cheese that is from Wisconsin. Fact.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIman Azol

@Tyler - we've spotted Tillamook cheddar as far east as Chicago and Columbus, at least.

@Mark - Now that we're done cleaning filters from your mountain's ash, they're starting to fill up with Californians. With continued work on strip-mall vaccine, I think there's hope.

@All - The nation's third-longest undefended border is that between CA and OR.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob K.

I grew up in Colorado, and I live in Colorado now, and I can inform everyone that all of Colorado's problems are caused directly either by California itself or the Californians who have moved here. It's true! Just ask anyone from Colorado!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteveR

Pfft! We all know Velveeta is best! Go queso!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

Born, raised in Wisconsin--Colby anyone? Invented in Wisconsin and my personal favorite.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Let us all go to Wisconsin and Praise Cheeses!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

LOL. I'm from Oregon and loved this one, especially the last panel.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNitroDuck

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

I lived in Maryland for 8 years and we could get Tillamook cheese but only at Costco. You could also get Dead Guy Ale out there. :-)

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNitroDuck

This is the problem in Chicago. There's nothing between Chicago and Wisconsin to filter those rubes out.


/Just kidding, Wisconsin. We love your cheese!!

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Of coarse Wisconsin cheese is better. I should know, I'm from there. Go Pack!

Panel 4: awesome nugget, or should I say "curd", or truth.

The land of beer and cheese - the cheesehead hats can be turned upside down to act as a chip bowl, with holes that fit beer cans perfectly. That's the kind of technology that really improves quality of life.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

So that's what Or-e-GONE is for.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

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.

Dear tom,

I dispute your assertion! I am from BC native, and I learned of this site from another BC-ite, and he was linking it to another BC-ite on facebook - so that's at least 3 people from BC who know of this site! If I considered the interwebs serious business™, then I would surely find more people to disprove your claim!

Instead, I will simply bask in the fact that Vancouver is consistently rated one of the best cities in the world to live in, (#4 on Forbes's Top 20 cities in the world to live: - so good choice moving to Van - and that outside of people from Washington, anyone who says "Vancouver" is referring to Vancouver, BC, whereas Washingtonians (well, and west coasters in general) will forever be annoyed by east coasters who say "Washington" when they mean "Washington, D.C.".

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBraden

I'm offended. Well done. Though, while Oregon is magnificent and a better place to live than almost anywhere (US atleast), I agree it lacks purpose as a state. California's Canada, per say.

P.S. Or Washington's Mexico...

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTomtom

I'm from Oregon. My dad is from California. He once played hunting guide for some friends from Wisconsin and they all had to admit Tillamook cheese was better than Wisconsin cheese.

And Oregon tends to filter a lot of people. You either pass right through or decide to stay for the long haul.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYoippari

But neither Wisconsin, Tillamook or even Vermont cheddar is a patch on the real thing.

From Cheddar.

Can I insult people from Somerset now?

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick3216

Just because you put some random American city in front of it doesn't make it Cheddar! I buy my Cheddar from Cheddar as in the village in Somerset, England (UK) where it comes from!

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPete

I've heard this argument concerning Oregonians (OK, now how do you pronounce THAT?) by many Washingtonians of a Saturnalian disposition.

As an Oregonian who grew up 30 miles from the Californian border, I am glad to hear _someone_ from Washington acknowledge the valuable service we provide for their state.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNils Thingvall

You think that's bad, we in the People's Republic of Austin have to deal with Oklahomans and their deranged cousins, Dallasites. Not to mention those dirty, dirty, dirty Californian techies.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

I have lived in California, Oregon, Arizona, and New York I have to say Tillamook isn't all that... Here in New York we can get XXX sharp Cheddar so sharp it bites back!

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaXX

I moved from Seattle to Eugene for school about a year ago, and I can attest that the last panel is 100% accurate. I think the only nice thing I've ever said about this entire state is how good the Ducks are at football. Half of this school is people from "Portland," but I have yet to meet anyone actually from the city, and almost everyone else is from the Bay Area or SoCal.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhowtoreadbasicinstructions

As an Oregonian, as well as your editor at Dark Horse comics, I take offense at your assumption that I'm not as determined as the next Portland slacker. Yawn. Nap time.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Ervin

HA! Cheddar is a flavor, not a real place. It is a mythical place, sort of like the Keebler elves' tree, or Lichtenstein... ;>)

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphaser

I find it amusing to see so many peope discussing a) Cheese but b) [location] Cheddar.

By definition, CHEDDAR comes from Cheddar Gorge, in the UK, which I have visited. How come nobody has said 'oxymoron' yet? People here seem pretty acute over these sorts of things.

read as: casually insult massive subset. Unitinentionally.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdarkthing

It's quite clear that it's Oregonians that are being insulted here - not Wisconsinites. Oregon does more than filter out Californians from getting to Washington - we also keep Washingtonians from travelling too far south.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWAC

seriously, one of the reasons I left Oregon is because they didn't do a good enough job at that :) Ruined the place.

So glad I have my tillamook though.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJayce^

Thank you again for attempting to bring fame to my strongly ignored state of Oregon... I appreciate it!!!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

"just trying to work out how insulting "Wisconsinites" is insulting "a Large Subset of the Human Race""

You may have missed the subtle (?!) digs at Oregonians and Californians, too. It may not be a large fraction, but it's a pretty large subset, in that I wouldn't have to have to cook dinner for all of them.

November 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOlie

'American Cheese' = Playboy, not foodstuff.... ;)

November 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermandydog

Oh HELL no. Tillamook cheese is better than wisconsin cheddar? I think not. Of course, this problem arises from the fact that there is no "wisconsin" cheddar, in the sense that all cheddar from wisconsin is the same. There are hundreds of cheese manufacturers in the state, all with their own opinion on how to make cheddar. Plus, Wisconsin is the only place to get limburger in the US. :) For more facts about the wisconsin dairy industry, visit

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd
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