How to Insult a Large Subset of the Human Race

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I ahve never eaten any cheese from Wisconsin that can hold a candle to Tillimook cheese.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

Our cheese is better >:(

Ever eat cheese curds so fresh, they squeak between your teeth? Most Wisconsinite have.

Also, people from Wisconsin aren't allowed to participate in many drinking contests. Beer and cheese. =)

Note from Scott: Why yes, I have eaten cheese curds so fresh they squeak between my teeth AT THE TILLAMOOK CHEESE FACTORY! My family used to make a pilgrimage there every summer (and no, that's not a joke. We went something like 5 years in a row.)

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErrohneos

Something tell sme YOU would be the one professing the superiority of Tillamook cheese to Wisconsin, as opposed to you being the one offended by someone else saying it.

Note from Scott: You know me too well.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon Jepson

I live in Washington state. My mother was raised in Tillamook, and moved back there from Seattle to retire; the only place where it might be even wetter. (Their HS football team is the fearsome Cheesemakers, BTW.)
I've eaten Tillamook cheddar all my life, and believe me, they put it on everything down there. I haven't had much cheese from Wisconsin, as I don't believe many stores find it sells enough to be profitable. However, if you Wisconsinites want to send me several hundred pounds of samples, I will try it out and render my verdict at a later date.

As for people coming from BC, we have the DEA to deal with them.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

Interesting. I was unaware that us folks from Wisconsin were considered a large subset of the human race.

As someone born & raised here, I can attest to the superior quality of Wisconsin cheese & other dairy products.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvil Jim

Beinf born and raised there makes you a worse judge of cheese, not better.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese from Cabot Creamery in Vermont is sublime. I've not sampled Tillamook Cheese, known hereabouts as "ora-gone" cheese, in more than thirty years but it wins, strictly on the nostalgia factor.
I live in Massachusetts, not far from Cheshire, which claims to be the original site of Cheshire Cheese.
Thanks for the regional humor guys.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristi

As an Oregonian, I do agree with this comic. And don't worry Washingtonians, you'll soon have a double filter. The state of Jefferson will rise again!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJameson

Haha... I moved to Oregon from California, although it wasn't THAT straightforward. Since I lived in two other states before settling on Oregon, I feel a little better about myself. Actually, no, living in Ohio and Oklahoma were terrible ideas. There is no reason for me to be smug about those poor choices.

Oregon is nice.

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJai

I'm forced to comment to defend Vancouver's honour. Vancouver has amazing coffee, far superior to anything in Seattle. I assume that the earlier commenter just hasn't found Vancouver's independent coffee shops yet and is relying on Blenz or Starbucks. Like most cities, Vancouver has an overwhelming number of mediocre cafes, but Vancouver's good coffee-centric cafes are jewels. Here are the results of a lifetime of dedicated research on this topic:

Try 49th Parallel (coffee on 4th ave, beans available in some local grocery stores), JJ Bean (multiple locations), Wicked Cafe (7th ave and Hornby St. - they serve Intelligentsia coffee), or Bump N' Grind (Commercial Drive.) I also like Prado Cafe (Commercial Drive.) Elysian Coffee and Cafe Artigiano can also be pretty good but quality varies by location, especially for Artigiano - the original downtown locations are better.
By neighbourhood, most really good coffee shops are in Kits, Commercial Drive, and to some extent Main St between Broadway and 25th and Hornby St near Robson (a decent Artigiano and a Wicked Cafe.)

49th Parallel and JJ Bean are the main local roasters. is the main source of local coffee nerdery. I'd recommend them to get an idea of what Vancouver's coffee scene is like. Importantly, I wouldn't recommend any other coffee shop for espresso, unless you can tell that a) they're serving good beans and b) the barista knows what they're doing.

I'd also like to suggest a new cheese contender: Quebec. Bring it Sconnies and Ore-a-gunners. Bring it allll the way to Quebec, because you can't find most of the cheeses outside of Quebec, and you should really try to eat your way through the province's cheeses before you die. Especially the goat cheeses.

December 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

LOL, Grass-seed capital of the world!

It's a huge acomplishment, I assure you!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLMeire

Obviously this is a case of broken heart syndrome...the artist was clearly rejected by a wisconsin woman (which I know is extraordinarily difficult to handle given their natural beauty and strength) and then tried to turn Wisconsinite into an insult. As you can see, he clearly failed, as everyone else in the world knows that Wisconsin cheese is in fact the best cheese in the world.

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Wisconsinite

I liked your webcomic until you insulted Wisconsin, Wisconsinites, and Wisconsin cheese. My husband may still read your web comic. I think I won't bother. I may live in California because I need to (taking care of elderly in-law & I'm a disabled retired RN), but I was born & bred in Wisconsin.

I've moved so many places I swore if I had to move one more time I was getting a yurt. A tent's too small for the science fiction collection. Never moved to OR or WA.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreyjaW

Re: “large subset”: maybe it’s a fat joke! I hope not, though. ☺

February 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFelicity
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