I’d like to wish my sister Laura a very happy birthday – I hope you get everything you wanted all over again!
Bot, this is hysterical. I love that “Advent Candles” is a punch line. Just way too funny, man. As usual, I love the expressions and glad to see the shout out to Lor. She deserves it. After all, it’s no fun having your birthday so close to Christmas and New Year’s. That’s like being an Italian and a vegetarian.
thanks, man! yes, you can never have too many “advent candle” punchlines.
I know exactly how that feels.
my sister and i feel for ya, Eric.
*whew* And now that I can breathe again (after laughing so hard), have to say another great strip!
awwww, thanks Spanky!!! i take it you like “advent candle” punchlines, too? 😉
Awesome! I love it… my family does that too!!! …even though my birthday is in May! Excellent job Jefbot! Love the “Advent” candles!
ha! your family’s ripping you off funnyshaffer! you need to demand restitution!!!
advent candles and fruitcake. very funny! jefbot, these strips make me laugh every time.
thanks for the compliment, g.! glad you’re gettin’ a laugh out of them.
I don’t know how much is intentional and how much just seeps into your work, but the look in Lor’s eyes in the third panel is devious. Like she’s cooking up a nice cold revenge dish to serve to everyone.
so you’re saying that deviousness seeps into my work, eleventeen!? heheh. actually, yeah, it does.
Ha! My Birthday is on Christmas!
so sorry, Matt.
happy birthday little sista again! and my sister is a very good cook, and cooks a mean revenge.
true that. must run in the family, don’tcha think, xin?
We actually threw a surprise “Anti-Birthday” party for my friend, Bryan, 6 months from his actual birthday in the Summer for just such a reason. Great strip!
an “anti-birthday”!? great idea, Stan – either for my sister or another strip!
Love the advent candles!!! Great job!!!
who knew advent candles were comedy gold!? thanks, Mary!
Poor Lor. I’m so glad my b-day is in summer! 8D But one of my older brothers and my little sister they both are January kids. And my parents are always celebrating their b-days on the same day (my brother says it suxs to have his BIG BOY celebration along the baby sister celebration – just imagine how the decorations go!! XD). Dad shut him up by saying “you should be thankful we’re celebrating as a separete party or you can celebrate your b-day along the “octavitas” XD My parents are insane and money-wise at the same time!!
your brother and sister not only have january birthdays but they have to share the celebration, too!? wow! my sister has it good.
Since today is my b-day as well, your sister has my deepest sympathies!
It should be illegal to give birth a within a month of Christmas – in either direction.
…and now I’m going to go ponder how, exactly, that would be enforced.
thanks for the comment, z3ncat, and happy birthday! pregnant women can just hold it in an extra couple weeks, right? problem solved.
@ Xinda: With you as her teacher, she’ll be a Master (Maven?) Chef of Revenge in no time…
the Lor already has her own set of vengeance skills honed, reynard61. no training needed. 😉
Aw man, what a gyp!
My wife’s is the 7th of December so she can totally sympathize. Throwing her a party is easier though cause most people are around for X-mas. August birthday’s though suck cause everyone goes on vacation. I remember 1 year I invited 40+ people to my birthday party…2 could come.
ouch! well, you saved a little cash on food and drink, so there’s that, Ploute. 😉
happy bday laura…may whatever deity you worship blesses you. is laura 4 y.o.? coz there are 4 candles. llololollol….only worst than having your bday so close to christmas is having your bday on the 29th of february….now that would be disasterous…
it’s true that you’d only get a birthday every 4 years, JefbotFan#300, but think how young you’d stay!
I’m familiar with a similiar situation. I always get nothing or cop-out presents for Christmas and real presents on my birthday. Before I started the tradition of people I know getting me stuff for Christmas before Christmas anyway, which led to my family celebrating Christmas several months early, because shopping is easier that way.
several months early, Wyvv!? does your family decorate, put up a tree and play Christmas music, too? amazing and bizarre. i like it!
what do the logos on everybodys shirt stand for?
they might have more significance in the future, seth6, but for now they’re just symbols that represent each character.
thats right seth6…it seems everyone has a logo….lol…mombot has dragonfly….lorbor has double L and jefbot has the one similar to the Ripcurl.
yep, mombot’s symbol is indeed a dragonfly, lor’s is actually a stylized “LJ” and jefbot is represented by a negative-space “6”.
I lucked out with a November b-day, but a my friend’s wife and sister-in-law were not so lucky — his wife’s bday is December 20, and her sister’s is February 29th… Also, just wanna say that just cause I don’t comment often doesn’t mean I don’t fully *love* your comic!! Both for the art and the dialog!! (Especially the art!) =)
thanks for the *love*, Trones – i’ll just assume it’s there even when you don’t leave a comment! oh, and i’m feeling for your friend’s wife and sister-in-law – yeesh, that’s a whole lotta bad birthday luck for one family!
Classic. This is one of those strips where Lor gets to be the normal one and the craziness is happening all around her. I like that, since that’s how I feel…but mostly scared. It’s true that Christmas and New Years has sucked out all the presents and celebrating by the time it’s my birthday, but this year Jefbot bought my cake and I got the one I wanted…not the one Xinda wanted. Thanks, Jefbot.
Thanks for the birthday wish JefBotFan#300. Since we’re at it, Happy Birthday z3ncat.
yay, i get points for the mint chip ice cream cake! happy birthday, sis!
The only other thing I have to add to my last comment (and in response to your comment, Jefbot) is, Happy Belated Birthday Lor, and just say no to fruitcake! (especially ones with Advent candles in them. =P )
i’ll be sure to pass on your bday wish to Lor (if she doesn’t see it here first), Spanky. and yeah – i agree with you 100% – fruitcake is AWful! in fact, the candles might make it taste better!
you are not the normal one little sista!
Stellar work there eervynoe. I’ll keep on reading.
(Xinda) Oh, and you are?
(SpankyMcBubbles) Thanks. I’m still celebrating.
we must settle this through feats of strength, sisters.
Damn, know how your sis feels. Birth 6 Jan, haven’t had a Chrissy gift and a BD gift in the same year since …….. well it just doesn’t happen!!!!!!!!!
Oh and I have a summer birthday. Australia, Australia thank god it’s not so f)(‘)ing cold
just read your comment in the next strip about living in osaka, Paul – do you spend your summers in australia? man, that’s another place i gotta make it out to soon.
My dad goes through this same thing, he loves it he’ll open one gift and it’ll be say a new video game system and he’ll think “Oh boy, I wonder if my birthday gift is a game for it!” or get season one of something and he’ll say “I bet season 2 is right around the corner!”
bring it on little sista!
“It’s time to blow out the advent candles on your fruitcake” In my house we call that line a “stab and twist”, because it smarts worse than a 1-2 punch.
having a bday near Christmas does not suck
2x the gift
2x the fun
Have a birthday near Christmas. Despite what some people think, it is horrible because friends and family get CHEAP on presents!
My little brother’s birthday is December 26, as a friend of mine from school
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