True Oregonians are devoted to two things: inadequate raingear and “The Simpsons.”
And while there are no available studies that prove the first one, beyond my entire life being an Oregonian and witnessing first-hand the widespread dismissal of the umbrella, there is now confirmation that Oregonians can’t stop Googling “The Simpsons.”
And what do these slack-jawed yokels do with their newfound knowledge of the longest-running animated sitcom in history? We don’t know. Frankly, we don’t want to know.
According to Google Trends research done by CenturyLinkQuote, Oregonians with their “Eye on Springfield,” searched for “The Simpsons” more than any other family sitcom in the past 12 months.
Don’t have a cow, man. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Oregonians are already well-known Simpsonofiles.
In September, for example, Portland named a new car-free bridge “Ned Flanders Crossing,” after a character on the show, which was, of course, created by Matt Groening, an Oregonian.
But the city gives and the city takes away. In October, a “Merge Simpson” sign that had mysteriously appeared in Northwest Portland was removed.
Oh well. At least we can rest easy knowing that, according to the CenturyLinkQuoted research, “The Simpsons” is actually the most-searched-for family sitcom in the entire country.
So make that three things Oregonians are devoted to: inadequate raingear, “The Simpsons” and national…