JEFBOT.214_No One Knows Its Secretson February 9, 2010 at 3:28 am
Yes, jefbot has fashioned his room like the giant government warehouse in Raiders of the Lost Ark, not Area 51 from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, just to be clear.
And no, my room’s not as bad as what’s represented here in the strip, but it could be considered close. I’m thinking of taking pictures and posting them so you can decide whether or not I have a problem.
Now this I would love to see! Please do post pics! (Only because I’m curious to see how you did it all, and not to determine whether you have a “problem” or not.)
Again, the facial expressions for this are amazing! I love JB’s expression the most in the second panel. He looks so proud, or like he’s reciting some Shakespeare. Either way, this comic made me laugh out loud. Another great one mister!
now that it’s morning and i’m thinking coherently, i’d be kinda embarrassed to post those pics, Spanky. while it’s not “government warehouse” level hoarding, like i said above, it is uncomfortably close. eh, wth, i’ll post some pics later in the week. but be warned: they aint pretty.
glad you liked the expressions – i wanted jefbot to have this air of pomposity in that second panel is your interpretation is exactly right. 🙂
well at least this doesn’t make me want to play GTA4 and runover some smoothskins
I took in the art and first thing that came to my mind was thart memorable scene from IJ Arc movie. Only then I started to read it and imagine my surprise, I guessed right.
If this is even remotely what your room looks like, then you DO have a problem. Closet or anther room are allright but your own room, thats pushing it at best.
As much as I love Cornfathers expresion I sincirely doubt this is the firt time he was allowed to enter this particular storage facility. Didnt he helped you move in? This is clear case of evil mastermid trying to guilt you into cleaning your place. Though usualy its parental figure of some kind who works this way… Do you feel so responsible for Jefbot Michael?
Ha! I don’t feel responsible, Mary. I just feel like Jimmy Hoffa’s body might be somewhere in bot’s room. 😉
HAHAHAHAHA That is probably true. Though I do wonder what other amazing and wondrous things he is hiding in there…Cure for cancer…answer to world hunger…you can never tell!
Sorry, Cornfather but Jimmy is resting in Detroits goverments warehouse number 3, wooden casing, item numer GSI8144511A. Look right next to real gun with which Nixon was assasinated. That thing is put in glass display for some reason… Oh, and dont forget to get rid of your money before entering, the silver stripes on them can be traced by satelite, you know.
glad the images conjured up RotLA first thing for ya since i had to change the perspective and some box configurations to make it work for the strip, Maryz. i’ll take that as a sign it worked!
and while the Cornfather did help jefbot move in and knows the extent of his “collecting” tendencies somewhat, those two have been roommates for years now with bot amassing more and more stuff with every delivery from Amazon and trip to the comic store. that being said, there’s enough truth in your comment to foreshadow friday’s strip. stay tuned!
So. Awesome. I, too, immediately thought of RotLA when I saw this. And JefBot’s expression when he is explaining to CF is priceless. He could easily be a prof explaining his pet theory to the naive young grad student. 😀
In addition to being technically awesome, this strip is inspiring. Now I want to organize my stuff like this! Although mine would be stacked plastic Target wheeled drawer thingies full of crafting supplies! Unfortunately, they don’t look all that Raiders storage warehouse-like. I wonder if drawers full of yarn and sequins and fabric paint and felt would be heavy enough to crush someone to death???
Yes, please do post pics of your collection. That will (hopefully) make some of us feel better about the size of our own collections of “junk!” 😉
yes! that’s a great way of interpreting jefbot’s expression in that second panel, too, Shanna. in which case the Cornfather would FAIL that subject. heheh.
you should talk to Mombot – she loves buying little plastic containers to store all her sheet music, crafts, ink stamps and other doodads, which i think might just create more clutter, actually. i might have to do a comic strip about that. heh. hopefully that kind of stuff (both yours and hers) won’t do any crushing!
not sure if the pics will make you feel any better about your own collection, or just pity for mine. 😉
Ever seen Warehouse 13? I always think, “That’ss where the ark *really* wound up!”
i haven’t seen it but i think my sister Lor has, Carl-E. that’s a SyFy show, right? worth watching?
This looks exactly like your old apartment in Sherman Oaks!
I love it! I’m going to start using that excuse when my family gives me crap about my clutter! 😉
ha! if it works, let me know, Z.
They used a matte painting in that shot? Any other illusions you’d like to shatter???
oops! sorry to ruin that bit of movie magic for ya, Timothy. won’t happen again.
btw, did you know there was a pane of glass between Indy and the cobra during the Well of Souls scene? 😉
so Mega-true, DJ! 🙂
I see a bunch of newcomers to the site and/or commenting, and let me be the first to say “Welcome!” Carl-E I’ve seen you over at Ms. Fink’s site, so a familiar face is always welcome! 🙂
Well in this case, a familiar eye 😛
yes, “welcome!” new readers!
I have gotten my friend Eddie, the one with hot sauce, to join the fans of jefbot but he seems to be too lazy to post comments… Oh, well, Im still proud of mysef.
I’m pretty sure that the Area 51 from “The Kingdom” and the storehouse from “Raiders” is the same place. I’m pretty sure that there is a shot in the “Kingdom” where one of the crates is broken during Indy’s escape and the Ark is shown inside…
yep, that’s right, DEgaurdian, it’s the same place – and while i’m sure there’s a new legion of moviewatchers that know that warehouse from Crystal Skull, i just wanted to make sure that you readers knew that i was referencing Raiders, since i’ve seen that movie so many times it has become part of my DNA. i barely even consider CS part of Indy canon. 🙂
LOL! Hilarious — the warehouse in Raiders of the Lost Ark. I’ve often dropped that in conversation to describe things in jest. In fact, if you stop by my FB page, you can see some photos that my friend Anginet took of us. Our living room currently IS our basement, as we’re having our basement finished — it looks like a disorganized version of that warehouse right now. I hope your room isn’t that bad, Jeff.
thanks, man! i gotta check out those photos. and uh, no, my room doesn’t look like that. not even. okay maybe a little.
oh, and what’s a basement? 😉
Super Funny, bot! The background is amazing and as always, I love the facial expressions. The only problem is I’m afraid to go into your room now. I don’t want my face to melt off. 😉
just keep your eyes closed and you’ll be fine.
(thick German accent) Dr. Jones, again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.
good one, Annie! (in thicker German accent) “So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine.”
Um, guys…René Belloq was French…
I don’t know what everyone is saying Jefbot. I with you, there is nothing wrong with collections of great items nicely organized in boxes. You are just thinking of your loved ones when you pass away. You want to be able to share all your love with them. Just think of the fun they will have going through all those boxes!!!
i think you’ve just convinced me that i need to get rid of some stuff, NathanC. 😉
actually, my niece is always reminding me that she’s going to inherit my hoard when i go beyond the veil. sometimes she doesn’t even try to hide the smile in her voice when she says it.
OMG! I love the expressions in this strip!!! The color is amazing, the movie trivia is brilliant, but I’m sad to say the stacks of boxes just reminds me of my sisters “collection” of anything she deems sentimental…
Anyway, you rock as always Jefbot! I can’t believe that you continue to outdo yourself on this strip! Rock it out!!! …and make sure to leave a path from the bed to the bathroom!
thanks, Funnyshaffer! yep, “sentimental” is the tricky part. my definition of the word is pretty broad when it comes to saving stuff, so i’m probably like your sister in that respect.
and i don’t need to worry about the path anymore. when it gets blocked i have a bucket next to the bed. 😉
Aw, I love Indiana. That place is crazy in the movie. Good job, you should’ve had the hat though. (:
if i draw in the hat i’ll have to draw in the whip too, Nat! 🙂
Bah! You should see the model collection referred to in last Friday’s post! It occupies almost two full wardrobe closets (the clothing is more-or-less tucked in around it), half of a large bookshelf (my music score library occupies the rest), almost all of a smaller bookshelf (a few books tucked in between kits), a corner of my bedroom next to my bed, etc. etc. (I’m a *serious* modeler!)
P.S. I actually haven’t built Yamato yet. I’m waiting for a company to re-issue their brass gun-barrel set for the main armament. They say that they’ll be reissued sometime this year. (Not gonna hold my breath… :-/ )
WOW! :O sounds like an impressive collection, reynard61! a wonder you aren’t loopy from all the model cement fumes coming off those things. heheh.
good luck on procuring a Yamato!
“a wonder you aren’t loopy from all the model cement fumes coming off those things. heheh.”
Who says I’m not? ;-P
Apparently you hang your lampshades in that room too… well done!
thanks, Psy! 🙂
That may not even be an illustration. I believe that background is an actual photograph of Jefbot’s vaults!
i normally have a rule against using photos in my strip, but i made an exception in this case, John. 😉
If I had the space mine would look like an Enterprise-D cargo bay complete with transporter pad.
don’t give me any ideas, CheddarMan. that sounds rad.
Seen it. You have a problem.
Yeah I saw the boxes and went exactly where you went before I even read the text Jeffbot. One question, where do you keep YOUR ark of the covenant?
i love that you JEFbot readers get the references so quickly, Steve! and as to where i keep my “ark of the covenant” – that’s kind of a private question, don’t you think? 😉
Pfffft I say! I’ll bet it’s next to the unburied ET atari games, cuz I know you’ve got em all *Grin*
I wish I had a room like that
be careful what you wish for, Eptha. you might end up on an episode of Hoarders.
LoL I try to get rid of clutter every time I move 😛
Dude, you should see the storage unit I told you about on Twitter. Years worth of collectibles, costumes, movie prop replicas, comic books, movie magazines, role playing games, and gaming consoles collected by a pair of packrat geeks.
And now, with the geekling, stuff like the swords might not see the light of day for quite some time.
Bravo, BTW. RotLA was the first place my mind went, although KotCS was presumed to be the same warehouse, wasn’t it?
if i post the photos of my hoard here, you readers just might have to reciprocate, Tony. it’s only fair.
and yeah, the warehouse is the same in both movies, i just refuse to let Kingdom taint my Raiders experience. 🙂
Right now, the storage unit pictures would be a bit underwhelming, except when you see a random full sized Yoda, Star Wars helmets, swords or a Proton Pack sitting on the boxes…
But if you post, I’ll post links to a smattering of the stuff we used to have around our old house in Indiana.
BTW, this is tokarrai from Twitter. Figured I’d bug you on your board as well. You know, spread the stalking around. *LOL*
😛 well, despite the fact I have my final formal tonight and had to do my nails and hair I still sat and read every comic until now XD utterly amazing 😛
big thanks, Lex! i appreciate you taking the time to read through the JEFbot archives, especially before such a big occasion! hope you got everything done in time and had a great formal. let us know how it went. 😀
Oh man, the things I would do for a room like that…
The interview was awesome, I love behind the artist stuff like that.
So is the movie you discussed a small-scale flick, or will it see a theatrical release?
yeah, it’s cool having all that stuff, i just need a bigger room now, Zanter!
thanks for listening to that interview and glad you dug it. i like hearing what goes on “behind the scenes,” too, so was happy to be a part of that in a podcast. i had a lot of fun and might be doing another interview toward the end of the month.
we’re hoping to get a theatrical release for Grey Skies, if not nationally then in select cities. i’ll post about it in the blog section when i know more. 🙂
“…it could be considered close.”
You have a problem
d’oh! i knew i said too much, IDTMRB.
Just finished reading through all the archives and loving this comic.
Watched a few of the vids as well for Michael Cornacchia, nice work there dude.
Keep it up looking forward to reading more to come.
thanks for going through those archives, Liam! and yeah, hope to be doing JEFbot for years to come, so good to know you’re looking forward to more strips. 🙂
and i’ll let MC know you’re digging his videos.
I had a blast with you on the show and did I send you an email with the Archive URL and the project Webcomics: What’s Cooking? If not, I’ll have to do that as well.
Now, if Jefbot decides to move things around and he sees the Arc then I would open a few windows as he’s hallucinating.
i had a great time too, KS. didn’t get that email yet, but i did put a link up to the interview in the JEFblog.
and since jefbot takes after me, chances are he’s hallucinating 99% of the time anyway, so what’s a little more?
enjoyed the interview and as always enjoy the strip… is that symbol on the box in the last panel the flux capacitor? 🙂
thanks for stopping in during that interview, 11teen! i appreciate that. and that box is a modified version of the original XBOX box. but if you have any spare flux capacitors, i’ll take ’em. 🙂
I don’t know why, but your fans’ responses to this strip are crazy and as deluded as Jefbot. This is truly Jefbot’s universe.
Warehouse 13 has nothing on you huh Jefbot? Well except magical artifacts that could cause chaos and destruction but, you wouldn’t be hiding anything like that would you…WOULD YOU?! O_o