So I suppose creating today’s comic strip has pretty much blown any chance of me selling my first gen iPad to my parents.
Whew, Mombot is smart! I think my mom might’ve fallen for that…though she’s gotten better at the technological research later.
*lately, not later…this is what happens when I type too fast on four hours of sleep.
tell me about it, T. i’m always afraid i’ve typed complete gibberish in the comic post when these strips go up at such a late hour.
four firstings in a row!? well, you now hold the record for most consecutive firstings in 2011, Tiana, and have tied the all-time 2010 record held by Spanky McBubbles! congrats! after that many firstings I swear you should now be the one to bestow the shades. anyway, until that rule is changed, wear these Shades of Firsting well, record holder! you’ve definitely earned ‘em:
and yes, Mombot’s not as gullible as jefbot would like to believe when it comes to tech. she has been getting better at Googling stuff and surfing the ‘net in real life…
nOooooooOooooOooooOoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I missed the shades!!!!!!
Tiana’s ninja skillz win the Shades again, ky! she responded within the first minute of the strip going up and i don’t know how she did it – especially since she took the time to actually read and comment on the strip itself. she’s a speed demon i tell you!
I’d checked like 12 minutes before and it wasn’t up So, I was hopeful. But I opened up bejeweled blitz on facebook in an other tab, and my toddler had woke up SCREAMING an hour ago, so she was in bed with me and LOVES watching me play blitz… I played two more than I wanted to before checking the strip
believe me, i understand the power of Bejeweled Blitz, ky – i had to swear off of it when i was getting ready for the Emerald City Comicon or i wouldn’t have gotten everything done in time. though i think i might get back into it again, soon…
I like reading, and comics are easy for me to skim for content…lots of practice, lol.
Yay! Never gotten so many Firstings before…I was beginning to think it was impossible!
Parents seem to be less gullible than we’d like them to be. How does the saying go…the older I get, the smarter my parents get…
I’ll let you have Tuesday as well, so that you break the record… but I WILL get them soon….
*hugs* I know you will, darlin’. Hell’s bells, it’s just dumb luck I checked when I did. I’ve missed a few because of Bejeweled, myself…
lol Mombot isn’t as gullible as we thought…. erm, I mean as bot thought
heck, my toddler isn’t even gullible anymore She keeps pulling ‘em on me
Hey, Jef, when is your birthday?
next wednesday, April 6th! can’t believe it’s almost here already. time’s going by so fast.
Mine’s the 24th, my husband’s is the 3rd, Tiana’s is the 22nd… as she said on Facebook, all the awesome people were born in April
This makes sense because three very awesome friends of mine were born in April! Two of them on the same day!
(No, they’re not twins, though. One is a few years older than the other.)
Good to see that you’re not wasting any time in becoming an active member of our little community.
Today (4/4) is (one of) my sister’s 18th birthday. The poor girl’s not well but she’s finally able to drink in pubs so she plans to soldier on & go out with her friends anyway.
another April birthday! woo!
This means I owe you lunch on April 13th….
yup, yup! any day’s a good day for a birthday lunch, Slave1.
WOO for april birfdays!!!
My Dad is going to be 79 on his next birthday, and he has the new ipad2.
The man upgrades more frequently than NASA — then again, he has more disposable income . . .
ah, yes – i need some more of that disposable income, Sarah W.
Sometimes it’s neat that technology advances like it does. Sometimes these companies need to slow the hell down.
yeah, it’s kind of amazing that Apple comes out with new hardware every year for its products and that still isn’t fast enough for some people, Jed.
I’m sure we’re all glad you destroyed your chances of selling your iPad to give us this strip!
Bot’s expressions in the second and last panel had me chuckling, very well done!
One of my friends is using “Squidditch” as her last “name” …… hmmmmm…..
Well that’s a darn coinkidink!
It was originally just AngelSquid but when I got into working on comics I didn’t want to be accused of stealing my naming concept from Coelasquid, so the Squidditch part got added!
Don’t tell me I’m gonna have to go changing again!
Nope, you’re safe. She’s just being silly… of course, she DOES do fashion design, so I don’t know….. I still say you’re safe!
Coelasquid makes some pretty awesome stuff. Aside from LFG, her stuff is about the only other thing I’ve been able to get him to look at so far.
Just got on and saw that you were responding to comments, Jeff.
thanks, AngelSquidditch – that does provide some consolation. heheh. i’ll just have to find someone else gullibl… er, willing enough to buy my old iPad, now.
Nice try Jefbot. But how could you try to trick your own mom? For shame.
Fabulous expressions, as always! I was guessing you were going to do a strip about April Fools Day today, but not quite. But almost sine you ARE trying to play a trick here.
tricking moms is what sons do shanna! (Taranchila isn’t reading this, is he?)
and you’re right – the strip was in the spirit of April Fool’s Day without even knowing it. heheh.
GOOD morning JBteers!
Panel three of this comic made me giggle. The look on his face is just so damned charming.
I got a good nights sleep, things are turning my way, and Karma is about to B***H slap a bunch of people for us.
More news as it becomes available!
I’m looking forward to the story
morning, Pixie! (although it’s nighttime now as i write this.) i caught up on a bit of sleep this weekend, though still got up a bit earlier than i would’ve liked.
glad you liked jefbot’s expression as he plots to trick Mombot! heheh.
and yes, like Kypress, i’m looking forward to the Karma news, too.
I still don’t understand the shirt. Why 6?
all the main characters have symbols on their shirts, Chaucer. jefbot’s happens to be the nega-6.
The real Question is….Why not the nega six?
But I keep wondering (perhaps like Chaucer), why 6 as opposed to say 5 or 7 or 9 or a lightning bolt or anything else? For the first couple months, I thought it was some weird stylization of a yin-yang symbol, lol.
And following up on earlier comments about why it’s always the same shirt… whatever happened to that alternate version bot wore for the Spanish-speaking audition in strips 56 and 57? It looked so cute!
but then, (kind of in line with Pixie’s thinking on this) readers would be asking why the 5, 7 or lightning bolt, Kim! and that way lies madness. actually, there is a reason why he has the “6″ but it’s something we won’t get to for a long time.
yep – bot does have his “auditioning” outfit, which also has the nega 6 on it! glad you liked it.
It’s not nice to try and fool the Mombot hehehe
Oh man, does that statement date me?
And yeah, I tried to wait up…but when my husband’s alarm clock starts going off and you haven’t posted a comic yet…was time for me to go to sleepy land hahaha
heh. at least Mombot doesn’t fall for jefbot’s scheme, ESQ! (believe me, there was an alternate version in my head where bot gets away with it.)
ahhh… i love sleepy land. i need to visit there more often.
I’m being a complete stalker right now by waiting for you to comment, Jeff. But my brother needs to do stuff so I will get off until tomorrow.
heh. stalk away, Fijiman! i enjoy the company.
Fear not, ESQ, you are not the only one who remembers the wrath of Mother Nature in that Chiffon Margarine commercial! I even recall the actress, Dena Dietrich!
A mother that actually knows about tech stuff!!
(Thank god mine doesn’t!
Mombot’s not a total techie, nr2, but she does have a PC, a Nintendo DS and she’s at least tried bot’s original iPad. (though wasn’t very impressed.)
Looks like Mombot is sharper than you realized! I really want the iPad 2 Too! I can’t wait for the new 4G iPhone… my 3Gs is such a dinosaur!
at least you have a 3Gs, Funnyshaffer – i’m still rockin’ a 3G! and now i heard they’re delaying the iPhone 5′s launch. *sob*
AHAHAHAHAHA JB! Love it brotha! *displays his iPad2* If I knew you felt this way I would stop rubbing mine in front of you *displays his iPad2*.
Seriously though, I love this one. The look on JBs face in the last panel had me cracking up. Not even MB is falling for Bot’s tricks anymore! GO MOMBOT!
if you rub your iPad 2 in front of me i’m gonna take it and run, Slave1. just sayin’.
and thanks! glad you dug this one so much. (but i’m still stealin’ your iPad.)
Hey now, if anyone’s going to be rubbing anyOHISEE! *ahem* Nevermind. *innocent smile*
Who, me? Of course. ^_^
indeed, jf#300. :’(
Mombot is smarter than you think Bot XD
that’s been true for decades, DJ!
Sorry Bot I remember advising you to go with the iPad as the ‘sexy’ option. Who would have thought that sexy would get so old and droopy so quickly!!
*sighs* Everyone always wants the younger model…
right now, i think i’m gonna stay with the older model, AdM! (at least until the iPad 3 comes out.)
ha! yes, the new iPad is definitely sexier, Rod Lane, but i still have love for my “old” one which is still 100% capable of what i use it for. which, of course, makes it that much harder to justify shelling out the money for new hardware (at least in Real Life.) heheh.
Heh heh heh, nice one Jeff
I wish my mom could catch on to tech that quickly, she still can’t get the hang of using the Shift key while typing
thanks, man! yeah, Mombot gets more and more tech savvy as the strip goes on. not that she’s gonna be a member of the Geek Squad anytime soon, though.
Moms are always smarter than you think.
ain’t that the truth, Insectoid.
Since when does Mombot follow the market for elecrtonics?
Oh and Cornfather is sneaky kind of evil. *Buy it. Buuuuuy it… You know you want tooooo…*
Mombot’s not a technophile or anything (just yet!), Maryz – the iPad’s pretty ubiquitous over here (as are all the ads and articles pushing the new version with cameras) so it’s definitely on her radar. i wouldn’t expect her to be talking about the Honeycomb OS or the PlayBook anytime soon, though.
and yeah, the Cornfather can be as sneakily evil as jefbot sometimes. heheh.
damn! well it was a nice try jefbot. try your psycho sister she seems pretty gullable! there’s always the whole sell your kidney thing. or blood! or some other fluid. You know which one I’m talkin about.
*le gasp!* Don’t say that about Xinda!She might hear you! Don’t forget what happened when ‘bot teased her about technology (way back on page 229) – what I like to call “the Facebook incident”.
Agreed, Xinda is awesome.
Angela della Muerta’s comment is dead on, steve! messing with Xinda is kinda like playing with fire, and jefbot’s been burned before. (in addition to the “Facebook incident” that AdM mentioned, check out the Reich Gart storyline.)
HA! old thing, but it only has passed a year since it appeared on stores! This is the crazy thing of technology, by the time one buys something it is already obsolete!-sigh- Still…thats a really low thing JB. to sell something that “old” at the original price to your MOM. still I understand, I mean…it’s the IPAD 2!!! Better luck next time
yeah, it’s funny how quickly tech gets “old” nicobot. i guess that’s what makes technology fun, though – there’s always an upgrade right around the corner! and looks like bot’s gonna just have to wait and save up for the iPad 3.
Terrible, just terrible that you (I mean JEFbot) would try to take advantage of your (I mean his) own mother! hehe. Nice to see the return of Mombot; she’s a favorite among those with whom I’ve shared your oeuvre. Hey, what’s that dragonfly-shaped insignia she always has on her shirt? Or is it a piece of jewelry?
And what’s this with the Cornfather advocating a new purchase? I thought he was supposed to be the voice of fiscal responsibility
Cornfather? Responsibility? Those are two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence unless the words “has little sense of” between them. Although I’m sure the real Cornfather has a much more reasonable sense of responsibility than the one in the comic.
hmm… your last statement’s debatable, Fijiman.
Although, note how I didn’t specify as to *how* much more responsible he is.
oh yes, i would never try to take advantage of my mom’s lack of tech savvy, Kim! *cough* *looks away*
glad to hear Mombot’s a favorite among your friends – she’s one of my favorites, too! and the Dragonfly is just the “mon” or symbol of her character. just as jefbot has the nega-6 and Xinda has the evil bunny.
and as far as the Cornfather goes, maybe he actually wants to play with the iPad 2!
I wasn’t familiar with the term “mon” before, so I looked it up… very interesting! (I assume I can trust Wikipedia, haha). I have a special fondness for Japanese word-concepts, going all the way back to 3rd grade.
I wouldn’t blame JB if he wanted to have a little bit of normalcy after the night he had. Seriously, Donkey Kong, Wil Weaton, and aliens that nearly blast your head off; anyone who isn’t tired after that isn’t a human being.
I found this little bit of epicness yesterday, hope you enjoy.
yep! although this strip probably takes place at least a week after the events of that storyline, i’m sure jefbot could still use a fun distraction like the iPad 2, Fijiman. i know i could.
thanks for the link!
Your welcome. I’m sure you were glad to listen to it while you read comments.
What the??? Is Bot pulling a Craigslist move here?!?!?!
heheh. yeah, pretty much, TCG.
For shame Bot! At least the ad isn’t in ALL CAPS. ><
Jef wouldnt be a good salesman A good salesman can sell a comb to a bold person for a price of a house
I believe you mean bald person and any salesman who could do that would probably either end up getting arrested to prevent him from causing more economic damage or would end up ruling the world.
yeah, jefbot – like me – sucks at giving someone the hard sell, Eddie. probably why i never lasted long at any of the retail jobs i had.
It really ain’t fair that parents are more tech savvy these days than they used to be. Oh well Bot… there’s always some other people who might buy a used Ipad
yeah, it’s definitely not fair, Jiro – especially when these parents have kids that need to sell off old, outdated tech!
Can’t ever pull that one on my mom cause she insists I buy the tech for her. So when you already got the best that you can afford and she has one step better well………..
hmm, yes: tech-savvy moms are diabolical, Will B! does she ever give you her hand me downs?
no because I’ll go out and get the upgrade then mom will see it and go “oooo that nice.” and go get the next step up lol
What the hell is an iPad? Great strip, bot. Really funny. Especially Mombot showing up JEFbot.
thanks, MC! yeah, jefbot should’ve never tried to pull one over on Mombot.
For SHAME, trying to pull a fast one on Mom. You know it wouldn’t work anyway — Asian thriftiness alert-o-meter would go off.
damn Asian thriftiness alert-o-meter! i forgot about that, Stan! ;D
i really hope you are going to ADD cel in you newer comics she is my fav.
she’ll be back, prince of darkness! maybe sooner than you think.
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