JEFBOT.458_Change of Hearton September 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Looking at today’s strip, I think it’s a safe bet that jefbot’s WAY more obsessive compulsive than I am, at least when it comes to dropped change. I remember I used to hunt for coins in the gutter when I was a kid; it’s a wonder I wasn’t sick more often, really. And I can’t even tell you how many coin return slots I stuck my fingers in at the local arcade, searching for quarters. Although bot will probably find some satisfaction and relief to get that coin, I’m pretty sure if it’s been cemented to the street or sidewalk that tightly, it’s probably a good idea to just let it go.
Sorry for the single, delayed strip this week! Things have been insanely busy at my day job for the past couple weeks and I’ve been getting ready for a con happening next Saturday and Sunday in L.A. (Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, Sept 15-16.) which hasn’t left me much time to work on the strip. Things should be back to normal after the convention, though. Bear with me!
Money joke are always funny to me I’m not sure why… Also this miht be my first time beng first. It feels pretty damn good.
*jokes *might I hate when I forget my computer doesn’t have auto-correct.
glad you like the $$$ jokes, Noramil!
also happy you’re feeling good about getting the first comment, cuz you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well: these help you track lost coins in the dark of night without a flashlight:
Once I found a quarter on the floor of a local shopping mall. I tried to pick it up without success. Then I reached into my pocket and drew my pocket multi-purpose tool I keep with me. I unfolded the screwdriver and pried the quarter off the floor. On the bottom of the quarter, I found a glob of dried super glue.
that’s awesome you were still able to get the quarter even with the super glue, Rainey. my hope is that the pranksters were watching and saw you totally thwart their plans. 🙂
LOL! I love the last panel!
woo! thanks for the LOL, DAS. 🙂
That’s awesome! I wonder what would motivate someone to prank people like that, with the super glue trick. What’s the point if you can’t be there to watch their faces? I prefer fishing line and a twenty-dollar bill if I really want to mess with people. Which I almost never do because I’m too damn busy these days.
(Though when I want to mess with tourists, I’ll talk about living in igloos and my pet polar bear. Funny how people still believe that crap.)
I sometimes with I lived in a igloo, it can get so hot where I live, I would welcome a house made out of snow.
(I also wish typo’s didn’t exist)
you’re telling me, Zolen! it’s been SO hot here in southern california for the past several weeks, an igloo sounds delightful.
And as I write, I’m in my flannel pajamas and my feet are freezing. I might need to go downstairs and get fluffy socks. I’d welcome a little SoCal heat right now!
maybe they sit at home, just thinking about what an awesome prank they pulled, Tiana. kinda sad, really. (but funny, in a way.) 🙂
and a pet polar bear would be awesome. i might consider moving to alaska if that was real.
My old roommate had a Mackenzie River Husky, a huge fluffy dog. I mean, you know I’m not all that tall, but Lonce’s head came to my ribcage. He’s the closest thing to a polar bear I’ve ever lived with. I want one of my own, but living in LA with a fur ball seems like cruel and unusual punishment for the dog.
yeah, unfortunately you’re right, T: living in SoCal would indeed be C&U punishment for a polar bear. unless you kept your A/C going full blast at all times, left your freezer and refrigerator doors open, and kept a chilled pool in your living room (with live food). actually, now that i think about it, i’m changing my answer: you could totally keep a polar bear in L.A.!
That coin in plastic bag in last panel made me laugh for five minutes.
good catch, Maryz! i put that little detail in there for eagle-eyed readers of the previous strip. 😀
Okay, speaking as someone who separates his change into different jars (silver from pennies) I can’t say too much about this…
I do that too. But only because pennies accumulate so much faster than the silver.
i do that to some extent too, Oz and Tiana, but mostly cuz the container i keep my coins in is shaped like a big, transparent coke bottle, so i keep mostly pennies in it to simulate the look of coca-cola. i’ll randomly let some silver in occasionally, to give it some “carbonation.” 🙂
…Cornfather was the one who cemented that quarter down all those years ago, wasn’t he? I call plot twist.
could be, JOE! heheh. we might never know.
Knowing him… he probably would do that Jef
XD I remember hunting for change in the wave pool at Wet n’ Wild…. found twenty bucks once!
yes! water parks are great places to find coins, JeweledRose. i used to discover change there all the time. now that i think about it, i don’t think i’ve been to a water park in like, over 10 years! wow.
hhahaahahahaha. last panel is awesomesauce
glad you got a laugh out of it, jf300. thanks! 🙂
Superstition is a harsh mistress. But occasionally lucrative.
true dat, Sarah W. now i just need to figure out how to make more than change from it. 😉
In the next few weeks (Ok make it a month and a half) I will be on here whenever I can. Howl-O-Scream starts the 21st and I will be working six days a week, followed by what hubby and I call, Coma Sundays. I will sleep most of Sunday and spend the rest of the day in bed.
Superstition….she gets under your skin and makes you do all kinds of crazy stuff!
wooHOO! can’t wait to see the pics from Howl-O-Scream either here or on your Facebook page. love that stuff. come back here when possible, get rest when you can and try to take care of yourself! a sick Pixie’s a sad thing, especially during Halloween. 😀
You’re not going to go anywhere with a puny crowbar JB, Use the alien scarves to make a drill!!!
the Angry Scarf is awol at the moment, Jiro! but you’re right – i bet it could pry up that quarter in no time. at least in “angry” mode. 🙂
I wish Jefbot the best of luck and a little sanity. Also, is that the nickel from last comic in the background of the third panel?
ah. jefbot (and i) will take all the sanity we can get, GB! and: yep! apparently, bot went back for that nasty nickel after all. heheh.
I always find weird stuff cemented onto sidewalks. The soles of boots, sneakers, human footprints, puppy footprints, some guy’s cellphone number… Never a coin have I seen cemented into a sidewalk!
yeah, it seems wet cement is too tempting to just walk by, ROM! there’s always a natural impulse to do something to it or leave something in it. 🙂
Yep! Thata boy!
Reminds me of that episode of Ed Edd n Eddy!