JEFBOT.346_Shirt Happenson July 1, 2011 at 2:55 am
When I found my sister Linda/Xinda wearing my vintage, Mike Mignola Wolverine t-shirt while she was painting my apartment, it may not have gotten stained or ripped, but my reaction to the sight was pretty much the same as jefbot’s in that last panel.
when a Wolverine shirt is stained, no one wins.
ha! words to live by, Maesonic. and check you out: you’re the first to comment so the Shades of Firsting are yours! am i right in thinking this is your second firsting this year? anyway, wear these well, as they’ll allow you to turn a blind eye to anything you wish you hadn’t seen. even stained Wolverine shirts:
This is my second this year, but I think the shades will be used for evil this time. No blind eye, it will hide my berzerker rage and Out-of-box panic as I “keep my cool.”
Oh, the power of evil.
let me know how effective the Shades are in hiding your rage and panic, Maesonic! i might need a pair myself. >:)
BTW, Happy 4th, Jeffbot!
thanks, dude – happy 4th, yourself!
Especially when said shirt was vintage AND signed.
yup, yup. doubly worse.
Oh, oh, oh, there would be blood on the walls if ANY of my sibs did something like that with my collectibles! Poor ‘bot!
blood and paint on the walls, in this case, Tiana! i wonder if an abstract red splat would go well with the orange hue. hmmm…
So which shirt DID she trash? And… Rags? Girl has no Geekducation.
true that, Maryz: bot doesn’t know which shirts she’s actually been using as “rags.” probably best that he never finds out.
great strip! 🙂 hahahahhahahahhahahahah!
glad you liked it, twisted sister!
hope you’re enjoying it, xin! i know Popbot is. 🙂
I know I saw a cartoon show with an episode like this, but I can’t remember what it was. The last panel is priceless. I also love the pictures on the fridge. I am still tired right now so I’m gonna stop typing now before I’m forced to type something that will make me look like an idiot.
wise decision, Fijiman – sometimes i just have to stay out of the comments or off twitter & facebook when i’m too tired, otherwise i’ll either type something insane or unintelligible.
Oh no! Bendito Bot! *hugs for Jeff*
And as I don’t have an shirt type collectables, this doesn’t really hit home.
Though I do just about lose it when the great niece wants to play with my Wonder Woman Barbie or porcelain TinkerBell. She doesn’t even know about the Betty Boop Dolls I have stashed away. All still in the box.
And I have my Frederick’s of Hollywood Marabou Mules that have only seen the light of day twice on a carpeted floor for 10 minutes at a time.
Maybe it’s different for Geek Girls?
thanks for the hugs, Pixie! *hugs back* yay! and i had to google “Marabou Mules,” and i must say – quite sexy! heheh. i can see why you wouldn’t have them on for very long (since you’re probably swept off your feet soon after. heheh.)
and i understand about keeping the younglings away from your geek loot; i have a niece who used to come over to my parents’ house all the time when i was living there, and i had to hide all my good action figs, collectibles and legos while she was there, and bring out the “approved” toys for her to play with.
Nooooo! Not the signed Wolverine shirt!!!!!! Now if it were signed by Hugh Jackman, I’d be having a heart attack. Actually if Hugh Jackman signed any of my clothing, I’d probably pass out. Or glue myself to him so that he could never leave my side. Can you say “hottest man on the face of the earth?” 😉
Sorry, I went off into Hugh-land for a minute there, but I’m back now.
I just noticed the Buttercup pic on the fridge when I went back to look at the strip again after my first quick reading. <3! She is my favorite Power Puff (yea, she's probably everyone's favorite Power Puff). Nothing like a cute kindergartener who can kick serious ass! I didn't know you were a fan. We have enjoyed introducing them to both kids. My daughter Kasia is on a Power Puff kick lately, so we have gotten to watch our DVDs quite a bit. 😀
We’re been watching them, too!
My four-year old is going around repeating, “Buttercup is so hard core!” at odd intervals. Kind of weirded them out at day care . . .
awesome that your kid already knows how hardcore Buttercup is, Sarah W! 🙂
you spied it, Shanna: Buttercup’s totally there (i have a magnet of her on my fridge in Real Life, too) and is indeed my favorite Powerpuff Girl! i haven’t watched it in a long time, but i was obsessed with that cartoon and Dexter’s Laboratory several years back. totally going to check to see if both of those series are on Netflix Instant. i’m so happy you’ve introduced your kids to the joys of the PPGs! 😀
heh. enjoy yourself in “Hugh-land,” Shanna! i think i’d geek out almost as much (okay, maybe not the glue thing) if Mike Mignola signed my Hellboy compendium and Rocket Raccoon comics! 😀
I know how bot feels. I was wearing my spider-Man costume replica t-shirt and I walked by someone who was painting a wall. Those white specks won’t come out 🙁
arrgh!!! that sucks, Kaze. if i find out how to get paint specks out of shirts i’ll be sure to share the info.
oh, and I love bot’s reaction in the last panel.
heheh. glad you share in jefbot’s mortification, Jaeh!
I’m literally cringing here. And I’m so, so sorry for ‘bot’s loss . . .
i knew this would be a hard strip for some to read, Sarah W, but i felt the story needed to be told so that no other comic/t-shirt geek will have to experience this scenario. NEVER FORGET! 😉
oh I would go mental, postal and all other kinds of scary crazy on Xinda right there right then, possibly with sharp objects involved and lots of intentions to at least maim if not kill.
why is it always deleting my name? Signed Eddie
Maybe your computer just hates you.
not sure. your computer may be growing sentient.
i was surprised i was able to keep it together, Eddie. it was probably a good thing i didn’t have a tazer or any sharp objects within reach, otherwise, my sister’s wrath would have been slow and painful (and probably still going on) had i missed.
i’m happy (and sad) you share my pain, TCG.
That would totally be my reaction. Just pretend this is happening in an alternate reality where stains aren’t as permanent
too bad in this reality and in jefbot’s, that is not the case, dj. 🙁
This reminds me of the time when my mom threw away boxes that contained fifteen years of X-men related comics, most in mint condition, in plastic sleeves and all, because “no one was reading them”.
All you can do is stand there, in shock, and wish you had a DeLorean or a TARDIS. But alas you do not, so you must weep.
Oh, man, anonymous posting, weird. That’s me! D:
You brought down playstation! -and then high fives were had-
initial reaction to your post: “Oh my gosh. O.O Whyyyyyyy”
When I moved from my tiny no-storage apartment to my huge tons-of-storage apartment, I went to get them out of deep storage in the basement. There was only one box left, hidden away, with things like Alpha Flight and WildCATS and the first 12 or so issues of Excalibur. When I found out what happened I made this face:
The only good that could come of this is that some garbage man is putting his kid through college. She knows better now – from time to time she happens upon an old computer, or a box filled with nerdloot, and she calls me before she throws it out, but…
The lesson: Don’t store – even temporarily – your mountains of nerdloot at your non-nerd parents’ house. There’s a giant box of my Star Wars/Boba Fett paraphernalia somewhere in that basement, that I’m only hoping is safe, in the dark, unfound.
A very good lesson indeed. At least your stuff is safer now.
yea same thing happend when i was a kid to my comics given to my dad of
captain america early editions,howard the duck, and other greats
sadly were packed up when we moved and mom accedently placd them next to the water-heater wile i was away for 2 weeks with friends $100k+ in comics RUINED!
*heart attack* 🙁
well, it’s small consolation, but that first run of Excalibur was pretty awesome, Kate! also, your story is a great cautionary tale for JEFbot readers, so some good may come out of it, yet. 🙂
Yeah, I have a friend who had a similar thing happen to him — only he was counting on his collection to put him through college. He still managed to get through by working his butt off (though he was in debt for about 10 years while paying off the loans); but as far as I know, he still absolutely refuses to have anything to do with his mother.
Yeash. What did she throw out?
An enormous collection (about 15,000+) of comics dating from the early 1940s (including an almost complete collection of the original Human Torch. Only #3 was missing) to the mid-1970s. Most of it was Golden Age or Silver Age DC, but a fair portion of it was Early Stan Lee Marvel, including some early Spiderman issues. The entire collection was probably worth (in 1980s dollars) $100,000-$150,000. Needless to say, he was not happy to find that it had been turned into so much recycled pulp.
that is horrible. O.O what did she throw out?
yikes. geeks do have a tendency to hold grudges for long stretches, reynard61, but that’s pretty extreme. hope they’ll reconcile one day.
I doubt it. As explained above, his collection was substantial and had a number of rare comics in it. The kicker is that he had carefully explained his plans to his mother and had shown her that those comic books were probably worth what he had said that he could get for them. She was never able to give him a satisfactory reason why she threw them out other than that she “forgot” that he was going to sell them. Frankly, I’m not sure I blame him for being that angry. If my mom had done the same thing to my model collection (assuming that I’d actually had one to begin with), I’m not sure how forgiving a mood I’d have been in either.
your story turned my blood cold, Kate. i’m SOOoOOoOOO happy my mom and dad understand my obsessions enough to know that throwing away any of my comics, videogames, books, collectibles and tees would have driven me into utter madness when i was a kid. i do have a few friends that this has happened to, and they’ve never been the same.
how could you? why xinda? why?
heheh. i’m sure that same thought is going through jefbot’s mind over and over again in that last panel, taranchilla! glad you sympathize. 🙂
having stroke, will return soon…
Just how scary would that fight be?
Righteously Raging Comic-book Geek Vs. The Master of the Pointy Object!!!
Sorry ‘bot, but smart money’s on Xinda. 😉 😛
*sigh* so true, Maddgodd81. unless i had superpowers, or a magic ring or something, all my comic book cred would pale in comparison to Xinda’s fork-wielding skillz.
Even when shes on a break she takes the time to be evil, I’m debating whether or not I should recruit her.
and she didn’t even mean to be evil by wearing bot’s shirt, Anime fan! it must just be in her nature. heheh.
…I think the only “old rag” is the one wearing that one of a kind (now worthless) priceless shirt! LOL. Very funny as always Jefbot!
i hope for your sake that my sister doesn’t read your comment here, Funnyshaffer!!!
I’ve never had anything like this happen to me, but I did buy a 1971 Fiat Spider in need of some serious repairs once. I gave it to my dad, and he is planning to convert it to electric. Some people don’t get the point of having old things.
i’ll admit that restoring an old Spider to its original condition would be pretty cool, Drakey, but converting it to electric also has some awesomeness to it as well!
jeeze man… it’s not like you can exactly tell her to take it off, cuz then yer manhood is at risk!
Hope you weren’t planning to do anything with that shirt!
That’s why he asked her to go back to his room and take it back off. Very few people would ever be stupid enough to tell HER to just take her shirt off in front of them.(doctors and husbands excluded)
yeah, i’m sure jefbot mentally struggled for a second to tell her to take the shirt off now (which would be weird) or, like Fijiman mentioned, to go (slowly) back to the room so she could take it off and put her own shirt back on, steve. thankfully, his rational brain won out.
Why is he squatting? Did he just crap a brick too?
If I didn’t already know that you were mostly joking with that statement, I would say that you deserve to get hit with a shovel for not reading before commentating.
Yes and after said events of the strip I would crap a brick…
and then we could use the shovel to scoop it up.
You are not right in the head, Mr. Schuetze
it’s true. but remember, here all Dysfunctions are Normal, Psy. 🙂
after bot collapsed in that last panel, he might have crapped a sadness brick, Psynapse. at least emotionally.
If only our big sisters had read the classics, we could be so much closer than we tend to be.
it’s true. i tried to get my other sister, Lor, into reading comics when we were kids, but it never took, Tim.
ooh… that really does bite… cranberry stains… difficult to get off… wolverine shirt permanently ruined… collector’s value… lost!
“collectors value lost” is a phrase that makes me tear up just thinking about it, jiro.
vintage wolverine ruined, NOOO!
ok break out your zombie survival gear the world is coming to a end soon
and to all those doom sayers out there, im sorry i didnt heed those giant signs wisdom.
zombie gear ready, drakeye. i’d make a barricade with my comic boxes, but there’s no way i’m ruining the pristine comics inside.
Gah! Say it ain’t so!
it’s so, Stan. it is so. *sob*
As much as the thought of Xinda with anything explosive scares me crapless, Happy Fourth of July Bot!
woo-hoo! happy 4th back atcha, Descolada! (and we’re hiding the firecrackers from Lin/Xin. she only gets sparklers, which unfortunately she can still do damage with.)
Fantastic expressions again JB. “Not… happening…”
CALL THE DOCTORS! HEART ATTACK!
thanks, CE! yes, the paramedics might be necessary, but then would probably not be happy with bot when they found out why they were called.
Noooo! Hopefully the other shirts are still in adequate shape. And Happy 4th Jefbot!
thanks, Angela! happy 4th! 😀
sadly, we don’t know how many shirts Xinda’s messed with. hopefully, bot will take a breather before he finds out.