One of the fundamental findings of cognitive science is that people think in terms of frames and metaphors ... When the facts don't fit the frames, the frames are kept and the facts ignored.
The World of South Park (aka "The South Park Palace") came online in 1997 as part of the Comedy Central website, launching simultaneously with the television debut of the soon-to-be hit series. Beginning with a mere 30 sets and a fanbase of zero, the award-winning site grew over the next three years to include over 200 graphical locations from America's favorite Colorado mountain town.[continued]