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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This is an outrage. It's an insult. A slap in the face. Do the Simpsons really look the sort of family that would be living in Vermont? Among the gentle, Ben and Jerry's producing, maple syrup sucking denizens of a "state" that should have wound up as an extension of New Hampshire? Of course not.
The Simpson's Springfield is based on a city that (once had, at least) a nuclear power plant, still has a nearby mountain and is a short hop away from the ocean. Springfield, Oregon, before the demolition of the Trojan Nuclear Plant, was, at least, within driving distance of all of these things AND creator Matt Groening's hometown. Can Springfield, Vermont boast the same? Huh? Huh?
Sure, Vermont's Springfield is more picturesque and their video was slightly, slightly better but Oregon was robbed, I tells ya'. Robbed.