JEFBOT.343_Cup o’ Noon June 21, 2011 at 3:44 am
Getting banned from coffee shops and local eateries is normally an action reserved for jefbot’s sister, Xinda, but it’s probably best jefbot’s obsession with the baristas saying his name ended before it got seriously out of control.
Previous strips in this mini-arc:
• JEFBOT.340_The Name Game
• JEFBOT.341_Grounds for Anger
• JEFBOT.342_Brewed Awakening
Poor ‘Bot can not just catch a break with these guys 😛
very true, StephenKaze! it seems the baristas have won, yet didn’t even know they were playing.
and congrats on getting the Shades of Firsting! wear them well, as coincidentally, you can customize these with color Sharpies, too:
I’ve been banned for the contents, but never the cup itself.
heheh. well, there’s always a first time, Sarah W! 😉 (the actions of jefbot in this strip are not condoned by the author of this comic in any way, shape or form.)
Bot just tries so hard, I feel really sorry for him. I wouldn’t have this problem myself, I only drink tea, and I just buy teabags from the supermarket and make my own.
i used to drink a ton of tea, Tyrone, but switched to coffee somewhere along the way. thinking about going back to tea, though; i’ve become somewhat obsessed with coffee lately, and it’s making me nervous.
The baristas see you comin’ they hatin’.
That will never happen again. I’m way too pale to talk like that
I cleared my cookies and it erased my stuff. Then I mistyped my email ><
I was wondering why your picture wasn’t showing.
your words still ring true no matter how pale you are, dj. 😉
I think “never ask for it again” is the more accurate statement. I don’t know if that would work where I live, mainly because I know that several of my friends who work in places like this would probably complement your artistry rather than ban you. That I’m sure they sell cups like that somewhere.
I imagine that Jefbot’s face would be absolutely priceless if he were facing us. 😉
i think jefbot accomplished both goals, Fijiman! (just maybe not in the way he intended. heheh.) and they do sell those customizable, refillable cups at the coffee shop i frequent, so i might just have to see whether my baristas will “compliment my artistry” or not. 🙂
even the bit I CAN see is priceless…
….but… but… customized refillable coffee cups save the environment!
it’s true, Jaeh! i really need to get one of those cups in Real Life so i’m not being so wasteful. but now i fear what i might draw on it…
that makes it more fun and unique – at least if the whole refillable cup thing catches on, your cup would stand out. 😀
and aren’t there actual cups that one can customize? xD
yep! i’ve seen ’em at Starbucks, and on Amazon, even.
Awww, poor jefbot was just trying to express himself. Damn baristas.
(BTW, I would like to apologize for the corny Matrix/Terminator jokes in my past comments. I promise to never again reference the Terminator in a comment again. Unless I can actually make it funny. Matrix is another matter entirely…)
You are forgiven on the grounds that some of those jokes DID make a few of us laugh. 🙂
Joke away shuga dahlin! Sometime La Pixie has to clarify things in her scattered brain. No one is judging you. As long as you don’t quote anything by Christian Bale. Or as I like to call him..Why is he famous?! SO not impressed by anything he’s done…and I do mean ANYTHING!
i think my favorite movie Christian Bale’s done is Empire of the Sun, Pixie! but that was like, almost 25 years ago!?
yeah, those baristas are stifling bot’s creativity, Maddgodd81!!!
and as far as your Matrix/Terminator jokes go: keep ’em coming! can never get enough geeky/sci-fi/movie jokes here. 🙂
Most of the baristas I know are pretty cool and would laugh at the Cthulhus or squid monsters or whatever those things are. But maybe they’re different in LA?
ha! good eyes, Tiana! they’re kind of a cthulu/space-zombie hybrid. and, yeah, the L.A. baristas might think the creatures are funny, but maybe not the images of them eating the baristas. 😀
Yeeeeah…that might get a raised eyebrow and a scowl. But as much as I’d love to ban people who creep me out, we can’t do that at Chili’s. We have to pretend we like the people. >_<
*puts on her puffy pants, frilly shirt and her plume-y hat*
Gooood Morning Boteers!
My goodness Exhaulted One…what did you draw on the cup?!
And just for the record, I am all for the refillable cups for both coffee and iced drinks. Not that I’m all no bathing and patchouli or hippy riffic. Its more of a “doing my part” one thing at a time.
Refillable cups can also sometimes save you money i the long run.
Also, did you see my link about the musketeers, Pixie?
Yes Fijiman I didn’t even think about the fact that you can sometimes get refills for next to nothing.
Yes I did get your link and I did check it out. I had more the Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas in mind.
And again, we shall probably never know why he chose that title.
good mornin’, Pixie! (or good evening, as it’s about half past midnight over here on the west coast at the moment.)
i drew some cthulu-ish space zombies chomping on barista necks on jefbot’s cup, but the drawings are more of a suggestion for your imagination than anything that can be clearly made out. 🙂
and yeah, i need to start using those refillable tumblers as i do make a lot of trash by getting new cups every time i go to the coffee shop. i’ll check ’em out next time i’m there.
There is no justice! Come on JB let’s get our revenge by teepeeing the entire coffeehouse! Maybe even throw in a truck full of rotten eggs! That’ll teach em to ban our dear Bot!
heheh. i’m with ya, jiro! …or maybe i (and by extension, jefbot) should just try another coffee shop. 🙂
Hahaha, I need a cup like that…
they do make those cups for sale, ZAD-Man! (well, not with the drawings jefbot made on his, of course. heheh.) Starbucks even has the templates online so you can use your computer to create the artwork.
maybe i should buy some of those cups, re-create the artwork, put it on the cups, and sell ’em in the BOTshop!
(actually, that might make me responsible for readers being banned from coffee shops across the country. never mind.) 😉
You scared them with the Elder God, eh? I wish I had a Jefbot customized cup, too! You should offer them in your store… speaking of which (you knew this was coming), when will it be up?
you beat me to that thought (about making some customized coffee cups), shanna!
and i got sidetracked from the BOTshop for a bit, but i’ve been back working on it, recently. also have my home post office all set up now, so everything’s almost ready! 🙂
Everytime I see your gravitar, I think of how much I want to see more Cel…
she’ll be back, G-Man0091!
….I’m sort of a Cel Fanboy….
Jeff… the evil hoard of followers you got DEMAND a close up of the coffee cup!!!!
We need to judge the degree of FEARNESS that the cup portraits to properly determine if the baristas you frequent are nothing but a bunch of crybabies or not (pretty sure if the former).
I still WANT coffee. My doctors HATE me! When I rule this punny planet my revenge will be BLOODY!!!!
*evil snicker of doom*
I like the smell of coffee. Dislike the taste very much.
Agreed. I’m no fan of coffee either.
Same here. It’s an acquired taste that I simply never acquired.
It’s all about how you fix it. I hate black coffee. But will drink espresso (high sugar or sweetner content).
As for my normal every day coffee, Bustello with sugar and creamer (carmel machiato (that is spelled so wrong…)) or just plain milk.
As for my frou frou coffee, I like mochaa or carmel thingies I mentioned before. Why? because they are sweet and creamy.
Then again, being raised in a Puerto Rican household, coffee is almost part of tradition. When people come over you make coffee and serve pan con mantequilla. (Bread and Butter) It’s jus part of la visitas (visiting). Heck I’ve been drinking super light coffee since I was little. I like it a little stonger now.
agreed, Pixie. although my entire family for the most part drinks coffee black, i just can’t do it. too bitter and tastes nasty. but throw some cream and sugar in there, and maybe some mocha and caramel, and now you’ve got something worth drinking!
Maybe you should boil them in coffee before you kill them.
some things are better left to the imagination, Sonitan! while you can kind of make out the space-zombie cthulus attacking baristas in the strip, i didn’t want to make it too detailed. but like i was mulling over with shanna and ZAD-Man above, i might just make a more detailed version for a few JEFBOT coffee tumblers to sell! probably won’t happen, but it’s a thought. if enough BOTreaders have an interest in them…
Seriously? They can do that?
my sister (Linda/Xinda, of course) has been banned from at least one coffee shop that i know of, Maryz (which might get referenced in the next strip, actually). so yeah: they can definitely ban people.
Long ago I learned to make all my favorite drinks myself. Smoothies, Frappuccinos, even some of the not so legal if you’re under 21 varieties of drinks.
Also, and this is just a thought. Try bringing in a mug shaped like a hollowed out skull! Your local baristas will love you!
Or they’ll just do what they did to Jefbot.
I don’t always get banned from restaurants, but when I do, I do it with style.
True. If you are going to get kicked out/banned from some place, you should at least make it worth getting banned instead of getting banned for some stupid reason like decorating your refillable cup. Not that I would condone purposely doing things to get banned.
i tried making my own drinks, Descolada, but i’m impatient and always make too much of a mess. i still have a blender for smoothies and a coffee maker just collecting dust in my kitchen cabinets right now. i like the skull idea! maybe jefbot can try that at the next coffee shop he goes to. 😉
Wait….skull mugs are bad? *hides her collection of piratical mugs, tumblers and wine glasses.*
i hope when we meet one day, that we can drink Crystal Head vodka from your collection of skull-based glasses, Pixie.
Bahahahahaha!!!! The ban hammer strikes again!
jefbot shall have his revenge, TCG! maybe not for another year or two, but someday he’ll be back!
Don’t feel too bad, bot. If it’s any consolation, you’ve probably given the barista nightmares for the rest of his life. It’s a small victory.
ha! hopefully jefbot realizes this, Striker, and can revel in the small victory. 🙂
Ouch! That’s amazing! I LOVE the detail on the cup… as for the coffee,
I HEAR good things about Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf!
i believe the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is actually within closer walking distance to my apartment than the Starbucks, FunnyShaffer. and although i love CB&TL’s honey chip, when i’m in the mood for some flavored espresso, i dig SB more.
Let’s just hope jefbot doesn’t turn into this:
*WARNING*- Contains vulgar language and insanity; viewer discretion is advised!
If that wasn’t staged, then all I have to say is this: Dayum! How is that guy not in an asylum?
I’m not sure, but I have a suspicion it’s true. There’s just too many videos, and in some of ’em the reactions just seem very honest.
yeah, that guy is kuh-RAZY, Maddgodd81! they need to stop hiding his treats! (or not. it actually makes for some funny vids. heheh.)
Were those squid head aliens eating where’s Wally?
space-zombie/cthulu hybrids chomping on baristas, Af!
I was up till like 3 am waiting to post first, but sadly the sleep ninjas came and took over >.<
What In the world did Jeffbot Draw!!!! I have a mug with a half robot teddy bear that's all gory and bloody and it says "Charging Lasers" And they never got mad at me ^-^
never deny the sleep ninjas if you can help it BK!
and, ooOh – half robot, bloody teddy bear? i approve!
Wow, poor jefbot, now he can’t pay triple the cost of the coffee and will have to try a store which sells you the same product with a lower cost. Banning customers is just dumb. You stop the flow of cash with no gain at all. And besides, theres Starbucks’s everywhere. I heard a comedian describing a Place he found, don’t remember in which state, where there are two Starbucks coffee shops right across the road of each other. And obviously, he described the probable situation of a man with short term memory problems going into one, drinking his coffee, exists the store, and says:”Hey! A starbucks! I could use some java” and the chain shall never end
You are thinking of Lewis Black. And I believe he said this particular phenomenon occurred in Houston, Texas.
i base the coffee shop in the strip on a Starbucks that i frequent within walking distance from my apartment, Kisame. and yes, there’s another Starbucks literally across the street in a Pavilions market! so jefbot still has options and yes, the “chain shall never end.” heheh.
I would tear his soul out through his eyes and devour it before him. Well, if Barista’s had souls in the first place. But his spleen would do just fine as a substitute.
It would also help if you didn’t rip it out through his eyes.
i think i’ve heard it hurts more when you rip it through the eyes, Fijiman.
Yeah, but then you don’t have the reward of knowing that the last thing they see is you devouring their soul instead of you hand through their eyes.
seems bot should’ve taken you to the coffee shop with him instead of of the cup, Twigus Maximus. 🙂
Panera did this back before they upgraded to pagers. My friends and I (we all worked there) would have our names put in as things like Batman, Captain Awesome, and Milton Bradley.
Calling out names for orders, not banning people for bringing in personalized mugs.
i wonder if an incident like the one depicted in this strip contributed to their use of pagers, E. A. Setser? 😉
Woot for the mighty Cthulhu, nice drawings dude 😀 Super doomed custom cup
Signed: ME 😀
cthulu never disappoints for creeping people out, Eddie! (well, almost never. that cthulu plush at Thinkgeek.com is pretty cute. and… actually still creepy when you see a child holding it.)
Srry dude, the last one was from me, don’t know why it didn’t include my name.
i blame it on cthulu.
So often the case that people win without knowing they’re playing…
very true. and sadly, i often lose without knowing i’m playing, 11TN.
BANNED?! What did ‘bot draw on there?
I think that barista is just jealous of Bot’s epic drawing skills.
it’s too grotesque and terrifying to describe in detail, Stan. maybe someday i’ll provide a high-res, detailed approximation of what was on there.
Maybe it was a drawing of that barista being sodimized by one of the other baristas.
CALL THE ACLU!!!
HA! That made me giggle!
I’m good at making some people giggle. Everybody else just looks at me funny.
Great Strip! You’re a nut off the same tree.
’tis true, twisted sister.
It’s his cup. He should be able to do what he wants to.
i agree, dchorror! hmm… i wonder if Starbucks has run into any problems with the customizable cups they sell. i might have to google that later.
Oh snap. Starbucks – 1 Jefbot – 0 hahahahahaha….love this storyline, bot.
And then there is reaction C ‘Banning you’ no one ever thinks of plan C…
lol I’m sure that coffee shop sold over priced swill anyway =)