Working on some new BOTstuff for a convention next week but wanted to get this strip up while it’s still Tuesday. Blog post to come soon!
I have to get rid of a ton of crap stored up in my room this week and I don’t want to start because I fear this exact same scenario will end up playing for me as well…. tons of magazines, games, tools and miscellaneous crap in my room!
i wish you the best of luck, F_F. but with all those magazines, games, tools and misc crap so readily available, i fear you’re predestined to share bot’s fate, sadly.
what’s not sad is that you’ve achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well, as these may act as blinders to all your geek loot while you’re cleaning out your room:
Yeah I’m doomed. 5 min into the purging I found a book about ethics and thought to myself “Hmmm I wonder what kind of ethical behaviour I have” and started reading it…
This will not end well, or end probably…
Woohoo! First! Luck!
yeah, those books with actual learnin’ in ’em are the worst, F_F! i have a ton of books from college hangin’ around that every so often will grab my attention, and then a whole afternoon or evening will be lost. blerg.
Oh man… so close to getting a second pair of shades…
MAN! And I was so close to getting the slightly-less-coveted shades of seconding!
At least you’ve got your cool Soul Man shades…
yep, so close, Soul Man! but as Joe mentioned here, you did get the less coveted Inviso-Shades-of-Seconding!
…umm…exactly HOW long has that stockpile been building if it goes as far back as Highlights for Children? Also, Jefbot, at least if you’d still been playing Tetris you could’ve said you were training to level up your packing skills or something.
exactly, Joe! bot’s stockpile goes way too far back. i still have a bunch of Ranger Rick magazines in addition to those Highlights for Children that i should really just donate to a library or school or something. and as far as Tetris and packing goes: there may be a payoff about that in a couple strips down the road! stay tuned.
I swear it helps! You should see hubby pack a moving truck. It’s awe inspiring!
maybe that’s why i’m so good at packing so much stuff in every crevice of my apartment, Pixie!
I can definately relate to this. Not only do I have a similar pile of magazines I want to read, but I also have a huge stash of literature in my iBooks app, as well as a pile of borrowed music that I need to finish up with before their real owner hunts me down!
i can relate to you relating to this strip, Soul Man! – i’m starting to accumulate a bunch of digital reading material, too. sometimes it’s just so darn cheap – i got the complete works of Shakespeare for free, which i’ve barely even cracked the surface of, and the complete works of Lovecraft, which i’ve only gotten a couple novellas, into. not to mention a few random novels and several comics i’ve downloaded… *sigh*
I’ll side with Jefbot on this one. While I don’t stockpile magazines I do something similar every so often when cleaning my families house and happen upon some old childrens books from when I was about five. I can confirm that Thomas the Tank Engine is still good to this day.
ha! i read The Grinch That Stole Christmas over the holiday season a few months back and it still holds up, GB! some of those old children’s books are classics for a reason. 🙂
I never had a subscription to Highlights, though I did frequently thumb through the mags when I waited at the doctor’s office (I had to go to an Allergy/Asthma Center weekly for an injection). Though I did have my Aunt Leslie’s old Cricket magazines for a while. I loved the strips at the bottom of lots of the pages in Cricket.
i read most of those Highlights issues in an orthodontist’s office, KB, waiting for my sister to get her braces checked. and “Cricket” magazines sound familiar… i’m gonna have to Google that now!
You mentioned Ranger Rick in another post and now I’m all nostalgic. GOD I FEEL OLD!
heh. join the club, KB. (and, yeah: Ranger Rick was pretty awesome during my formative years!)
I do this everytime I clean out my desk drawer, there’s a magazine Kay gave me about the Lost season finale and junk. I haven’t read it but I’m determined to someday. Oh, I found this on FB the other day.
o<(¬_¬°o°)> =========O HAAAA!!!!!!
Keep up the funnies Jeff!! (:
Oh darn, it looks like poop.
yeah, a lot of these magazine clippings i’ve collected are actually from my mom, Nat! she clips stuff out for me all the time and puts ’em in my mailbox for when i come over. 🙂
JEFF!! If your parents go, maybe you should tell ’em to take me!!! (; You know you love me!! 😀
i’ll totally tell them to take you, Nat. but take you where???
Might’ve helped if I added the word convention..
Cornfather…. step back slowly, no sudden movements, no eye contact, and don’t show him your teeth.
He might feel you’re trying to challenge for his territory.
good words of advice, Infamous. sounds like you’re speaking from experience. 🙂
It’s how people handle me when I’M potentially volatile. 😀
Like with monkeys.
i fear monkeys. *shudder*
On one hand I totaly dig that you would take steps to *end the cycle*. On other hand I recommend to filter your reading material. You will never get finished at this rate.
BTW, How is the Car situation?
heheh. very true, Maryz. after getting through those “Highlights” bot has a bunch of Ranger Rick, Discover and Omni magazines from the ’80s, he hasn’t even opened yet!
re: the car. well, the sad thing is, the old BOTmobile’s engine’s busted and can’t be fixed without a full rebuild. the good thing is, i got a brand new, shiny BOTmobile that i’ll post pics of soon! thanks for asking. 🙂
When I moved out on my own, my parents shipped me two metric tons of old stuff, including a huge box of old Highlights that they’d unearthed in my old room.
My kids now have a current subscription to Highlights. And American Girl. And National Geographic for Kids.
When they move out, they’re each gonna get a couple of enormous care packages.
The ciiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiiife . . .
ha! when i was titling this strip, i was trying to come up with something punny for the Circle of Life song, Sarah W, but couldn’t come up with anything fast enough. 🙂
and, yeah: i’ve had to take so much of my old stuff from my parents’ house and still have stuff stored there! it’s like it multiplies on its own. O_o
Well, you have to hand it to ‘bot. He is fairly good at making excuses.
it’s true, D25. he gets it from me. 🙂
Good Morning BOTiverse.
Stop looking in my windows! Ruebenesque Pixie is RUEBENESQUE!!!!! I discovered the only thing to do at that point is to just throw them out. The minute I start to look through old magazine for recipes or craft ideas, I end up wasting hours and get nothing done. Besides, with the internet I can find pretty much anything.
mornin’, Pix! i’ll try to give you some warning the next time i’m peeping in your windows, but glad you could relate! heheh.
and you’re right: before i was keeping stuff around to save the information, but with the internet available anytime i want, i really have no excuse.
BTW I hope you don’t mind but I have Pinned your comic on Pintrest. Trying to create more buzz for ya so you can do this all the time! But if it’s something you aren’t comfy with, just let me know and I will take care of it.
Wow, you ARE the king of procrastination (assuming this is one of the semi-autobiographical parts of the comic)! You might even give my daughter a run for her money, and that is really saying something!
well, i don’t really have time to procrastinate anymore, Shanna, but back in the day, i could find a reason to procrastinate about pretty much anything! heheh. i’m sure your daughter will grow out of it someday. *fingers crossed* 😉
That’s exactly why I hate moving. Although the last time I moved, I found my favorite hat that I wore throughout high school and a twenty dollar bill! Perk!
Can’t wait to see where you end up. : )
ha! yeah, finding money and cool stuff is pretty cool, FunnyShaffer. when you find long-lost food or an insect colony: not so much.
Good Gravy! You’re that behind? At this rate the mayans would have created another calendar and it would have ended before you finished packing
happily, i can say i’ve moved past the Highlights and Ranger Rick’s, Jiro. but i now have a ton of Omni, National Geographic, and Wired magazines to slog through.
this is how yard sales are started >< goos work on ending the cycle thou i gotta work on that myself 😛
i’ve never had a yard sale, MrSnow. i’d probably make a fortune! or at least enough to throw a decent party. 🙂
Omni magazines, Those are hard to give up! But I did a major purge once, gave it all to the library. They were quite delighted. They also got all my extraneous VHS movies. Now lots of people get to read my old magazines.
loved Omni magazine, stuart! i still have a ton of them, myself. just can’t get myself to get rid of them, although if i ever do, donating ’em to a library is a great way to do it.
The only time I got to read that magazine was at the dentist’s office. I read Scientific American as a child.
Scientific American is another great magazine, dj! my “science & nature” subscriptions used to fluctuate between that and Discover. the latter had the better pictures and covered dinosaurs more, and i was obsessed with dinos as a child. 🙂
I’ve been traveling for work a ton the last few years. That’s when I decided to go digital and get all my comics and books on my ipad. It’s not the same, but it makes travel a helluva lot lighter. Now I have gigs of unread material instead of boxes.
i’ve been discovering the joys of reading on the iPad, too, Saeed – i initially couldn’t get myself to read comics and books on it, but now i almost prefer it! the convenience of it’s just too awesome.
I know. The guided view of comixology actually forces me to slow down and enjoy the artwork.
Remember what I told you, and you & ACR went on & on about the smell & feel, blah blah, welcome to the Dark Side Little Brother… ref# Facebook
Speaking of procrastination, I just got around to reading this. LOL!
Hilarious! Mom made me read “Highlights” too… ;o..
are those my “Highlights”?
Yes, it’s best to get rid of those things that scream “Trash!” or “Donate!”
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