boingboing at November 20th, 2013 13:35 — #1
noahdjango at November 20th, 2013 13:43 — #2
one of the best in recent memory.
mikea at November 20th, 2013 13:47 — #3
Why the hate for Chagrin Falls?
It's a nice spot.
dr_awkward at November 20th, 2013 13:56 — #4
I think it is a metonym standing in for "The New World."
brainspore at November 20th, 2013 14:02 — #5
Came for the smallpox-infested-blanket. Left satisfied.
milliefink at November 20th, 2013 14:49 — #6
It's one of those truths that's so true, most Americans can't see it.
kiptw at November 20th, 2013 15:26 — #7
Chagrin Falls? CHAGRIN FALLS??
Slowly I turned.
Inch by… oh, wait. Chagrin Falls. Never mind.
otter at November 20th, 2013 15:40 — #8
Well, then call it something other than my hometown. It spoils an otherwise-really-good strip.
milliefink at November 20th, 2013 16:01 — #9
Yeah, it's not like just about any town in America isn't pretty much as fully implicated in what the strip points out as any other American town is.
'Moral rot,' you say? Not in MY backyard!!
eldrick at November 20th, 2013 17:06 — #10
some people are just idiots
josh_b at November 20th, 2013 20:05 — #11
Chagrin Falls = Bill Waterson's home town. Intentional or accident?
phasmafelis at November 21st, 2013 01:13 — #12
Oh, God, Chagrin Falls is an actual place? So it is.
Well, um. I'm sorry that your hometown has a name that sounds more like a parody than an actual place. It doesn't happen to be where Embarrassment River flows into Exasperated Gorge, does it?
petzl at November 21st, 2013 03:31 — #13
They say adjoining Mt. Exasperation is lovely this time of year.
phuzz at November 21st, 2013 04:53 — #14
I seem to remember that the reason the Simpsons lived in Springfield was because there's a Springfield in every state, so perhaps that would be as a good a name as any for Anytown, USA.
To me though it would just make me think of the Simpsons.
themudshark at November 21st, 2013 07:33 — #15
thaumatechnicia at November 21st, 2013 08:14 — #16
Thanksgiving? Pfft! That's sooo last month.
/And 43 years earlier...
seymourstein at November 21st, 2013 08:52 — #17
There's only one Chagrin Falls and physically, it's a beautiful place. It is also my hometown. I find it funny that a guy from New Jersey picked this for his comic. I don't think he's hating on it, just taking advantage of it's peculiar name. If you visit Chagrin Falls Public Library, you can read about the varying views how the city got its name, which is still debated today. Some say that Native Americans picked a spot farther down the Cuyahoga River to start a village, but then a flooded, raging Chagrin River took them to what is now CF. While, the historical marker at the falls says the Chagrin River drew its name from a French trader named Francois Seguin, who traded with Native Americans in northeast Ohio during the mid-1700s. Seguin's name got distorted into Chagrin over time. TMI?
marlboromonkey7 at November 21st, 2013 12:21 — #18
Yes, it is, if you can stand that sort of beauty.
boingboing at November 25th, 2013 13:33 — #19
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