JEFBOT.467_Corn Syrupon October 25, 2012 at 1:33 am
And so, this little soda arc comes to an end. I’m not even going to pose any questions to you readers this time since y’all have given me so many awesome ideas over the past few strips for the next time I see a soda machine or soda fountain. Also, I need to keep this short as it’s crazy windy here in West Hollywood tonight. The power has already gone out once and I don’t want to tempt the fates by keeping my computer on any longer than needed to post this strip! Logging off. See you tomorrow.
Soda – not for me!
heheh. well, you can live vicariously through the strip, Peg!
and check you out: you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well – these not only have retina touchscreens on the lenses with which you can order your own (sugar-free) beverages, these are screens you can literally touch with your retinas to do the ordering!:
As a diabetic, soda is no longer on my foods list.
this is one of the reasons why i’m trying to not indulge my soda habits too much, lately – it runs in the family and i don’t want to get it!
Yeah, I’ve watched friends do this all the time. Some get the earlier spit-take reaction, others get the wide “OMG” eyes. Either way, soda is such an interesting thing to play with. I’m not brave enough to do this most of the time…but maybe I’ll start trying a couple choices. Stick my toe in the water, so to speak.
be brave, T! actually, there are SO many healthier options than soda, so if you aren’t addicted yet, run away and don’t look back! it’s too late for me, i fear.
I am very fond of tea. Maybe I’ll start pre-brewing bottles and taking them with me, and experiment with different leaf and bag mixtures. Healthy, slight energy rush, and distinguished in a “yes, I’ll have a cup of Earl Grey” way. 😉
i’m trying to replace my coffee habit with a tea habit. no habits are good but at least tea seems to be healthier. 🙂
And tea is so relaxing, especially when you take the time to really steep the leaves and breathe in the smell while watching the sun rise/set. Mmm. Tea.
yeah, tea’s pretty awesome. 🙂
mmmmm i love the tea in winter lol speaking of habits dont get into wine becoming a wine-o is quite addicting and trying to become a connoisseur of it is expensive!
thankfully, while i love wine, i’ve never gotten addicted, MrSnow! i pretty much only love red wine, though. white’s just kinda okay.
oh ya i forgot i was going to give u a sugg. tiana if u are going to try out soda mixing go for one of my favs (drP with hawaiin punch and a touch of mtDew or lemonade its outstanding!)
wow. do you have a name for this mix, MrSnow?
Typical. When one thing finally goes right, you have no idea how you accomplished it. *Sigh* Life is hard.
heheh. sadly, that’s sometimes the case with life, Maryz. you just gotta keep going and try another mix. 🙂
Nice… Now I wanna taste it :C to the soda dispencers for experiments!
and keep notes, DAS!
This same thing has happened to me, except it was a most delightfully tasting meat sauce. I have only twice tasted it, but never gotten the recipe. Plus, both times the cooks had only put all the ingredients as they felt fit, meaningit will be harder to find the right recipe… But I shall not give up on my quest to find the perfect sauce! I shall continue until I die( or actually find it) because now I am hungry for the sweet sweet taste of that sauce… *drools all over phone* seriously it is that good *___*
wow, DAS! i applaud your commitment and quest for the perfect meat sauce. that’s the frustrating thing with cooks who just use “a little pinch of this” and a “little dash of that.” – you’ll never replicate the exact recipe. 🙁
Oh Sorry I mean *ahem* Good Morning BOTiverse!
I hate when that happens! you make something delicious and never remember the secret twist. Darn it
morning, Pixie! and, yes – there are so many food and drink concoctions i’ve just thrown together, with no idea how i’ve gotten to the final product.
I gotta find me one of these machines in the Philly area. Someone at work was talking about finding one but it wasn’t anywhere near where I live or work, darn it.
here in L.A., i’ve only found ’em in movie theaters and supermarkets, TPC. hope you find one so you can do some mixin’!
http://www.coca-colafreestyle.com You can find a google/map of all of them near you!
sweet! extremely handy tip, Descolada!
pardon jeffbot I’ve been a long time reader off and on and i’m about to disappear again for what may be a few months while i move. your comic has been on my mind of late and ive began to ponder a small handful of questions.
the firsts not a question but i would like a reply if possible.
allot of your arcs seem to build of each other even when they seem to be small disruptive arcs like the “soda craze’ that built up to “soda addiction’ and eventually to this small arc while the writing is good as usual i cant help but feel it wasn’t intentional.
another question raised is of missing characters.. perhaps I’ve missed the arc where Cel returns but she seems to have fallen from the table so to speak, along with her shop which allot of detail and possible story, gimmick and general jokes could be found at as starting points. what id like to know is… is she going to make a come back and/or will he (jeffbot) do a moving on of sorts.
the next is the super hero strips seemingly one shots… are they setting up back story of apparent one-sided goodness for when he goes rogue super (?) on the community?
I ask because the “alien”scarf seemingly starts a dramatic shift in Jeffs behavior from neutral to that of a more sinister or perhaps authoritative perspective with such instances as the corn fathers leaving and his ” tetris loading skills” and even giving his sister quips that would otherwise be badly received are now instead treated as an loving hug.
thanks for the thoughtful comment, gromire. hope you have a stress-free move! (as much as that’s possible, anyway.)
so, firstly, yes: the arcs do build off each other. sometimes i don’t even know when something’s going to become an arc when i first start it. it’s really just the nature of the “creative process” or whatever you want to call it – once i have an idea, my brain just sort of builds and builds on it. believe me, i probably could’ve gotten 10 – 20 strips out of the “soda” idea alone, but i distilled it down to 4, which is probably the best decision for all of us. heheh.
as far as the missing characters go: yes! i have big storylines planned for cel, Musashi and the Angry Scarf, but i just haven’t had a chance to tell them, yet. a lot of things have been going on lately with work, conventions and misc. life stuff, and i don’t want to get into another mega-arc until i have time to really do the next storyline (which will be a biggy!) justice. stay tuned.
that last Angry Scarf storyline does set up some fun stuff for bot to do in the future, but i doubt he’ll ever go full-on “superhero.” no doubt we’ll see him try, though.
as far as bot’s shifting personality – it could be the Scarf’s influence, or maybe he’s just evolving and maturing a bit! it happens to the best of us. 😉
We got one of those bad boys where i work, biggest perk of the job: as much free soda as i want O_O. and moniez….. of course moniez
i can relate, digit: i worked at a fast food joint for a while while i was in college and the free sodas were definitely the best perk, as everything else – while discounted – cost the moniez.
Ain’t that always the way?
Get it to Cel—she’ll analyze it. Ooo—or give some to Angryscarf and Level Up like whoa.
yes, WHO KNOWS what that mix would do to the Angry Scarf, Sarah W!? bot could probably rule the world.
Darnit, this is another one of those things I wish they’d turn into some kind of smell form!
XD Miracle Suicide Mix Soda Perfume! Maybe if those girls from ZOMG throw things into their little potion pots they’ll come up with it…
heheh. i remember there was a device that would turn images on the ‘net into smells, JR, but sadly, it never caught on. probably for the best when you consider all the gross/icky/disgusting web videos out there.
some of my best concoctions from the kitchen are stone soup esque recipes where I try to use as much stuff as possible to get rid of leftovers. >>
i do the same thing, dj – it’s amazing the various leftovers that you can jam into a tortilla.
Some of the best discoveries come about by accident, and I think if we were better at retracing our steps, we’d have a lot more of them that we could replicate. I’ll bet Silly Putty was made dozens of times before someone could remember exactly what they did.
well said, E. A. Setser – this kind of thing happens in science, nature and art all the time. in fact, some of the best things about JEFbot have come about due to happy accidents!
Its funny, that I make drinks for friends.. They always ask me to make them a new alcoholic drink. Most of them I’m told are delicious, but I don’t trust myself so I don’t dare drink my creations unless they don’t die within half an hour of consuming it.
I usually remember the ingredients though, and had to order one of those drinks for a friend at a bar… It was fun explaining how to make it to the bartender.
heheh. i don’t think i’ve ever measured out any of the drinks i’ve mixed for myself or friends, which means i’ve made some terrible and/or really strong stuff. i don’t get asked much to be bartender anymore, go figure.
-as JB and CF walk away-
Me: Now then, where did I leave that bottle of electrified toxic waste.
-notices bottle tipped over on top of machine-
Me: Well damn. There goes that batch of homemade Redbull.
*gasp!* toxic waste energy drink!? that sounds like a recipe for superhero-making, Anime fan!
SUPER SCRAWN, With Atmospheric powers and Anorexic infiltration skills. Remember kids, get your parents permission before ordering a toy that has not been put into development, R&D, or may even possibly cost more than their own house.
Just another one of those things where you succeed when you’re not even trying, but couldn’t do it again if you tried a thousand times.
when i was a kid learning to draw, i’d occasionally draw something awesome (to myself, at least) and then spend the next several hours trying to duplicate it, to no avail, Fijiman!
Seriously though, those machines are fucking awesome. We have a couple in the student union and a few in the convenience stores around campus, and it rocks to be able to buy both Vanilla and Lime Coke all in one location 😀
i didn’t think i’d like Lime Coke (or Orange Coke, for that matter) but they were surprisingly good, Ewitwins! awesome you have one on campus.
Ewwwww you have Cornfather cooties now!
when bot shows up sick in the next strip, Alexander, we’ll know why. 😉
Yes, this. Replace Jefbot with me and the CF with Taranchilla. He always does it totally at random, so it is never the same drink twice. It’ll have lemonade, coke, Dr Pepper, Poweraid, Sprite, and whatever else is on tap. Yet sometimes, against all odds, it actually tastes *really good*.
Oops, that was me. I forgot to change Taranchilla’s name back to mine. 😛
maybe Taranchilla is the Soda Whisperer, Shanna! apparently, i’m the opposite, as >90% of the time i try and make a new mix, it ends up terrible. 🙁
Ah yes, those machines are damn fun– especially on vacation. Only unlike Cornfather I actually make sure to mentally document my concoctions for later enjoyment 😛
very smart, TWB – i should make a little “notes” subsection on my phone to document the hits and misses of my soda mixes. 🙂
Either that or get a little pen and paper. Then either get a lab coat or a suit and walk into a shop with one of those machines and act like you’re testing the quality of the machine or something 😛 Least that’s what I– in the seemingly infinite amount of free time on my hands– would do 😛
Our youngest does this all the time, and tries to get the wait staff at restaurants to do it for him as well.
oh, man – putting mixes in the hands of others is an even riskier move, Oz! hopefully your youngling hasn’t been too disappointed most of the time.
seeeee seeee?! he doesnt even know his own formula! such and insult lmao thats pretty funny that bot would say that cause thats pretty much how sodas are made (which is why we have such nasty flavors some times) they just match bases until something wonderfull comes out and the people who taste that stuff either work for the company or they find them like game testers they get payed for like 6months and then are let go after the soda comes out
ugh. i hadn’t even thought of that aspect, MrSnow! and soda testing sounds even worse than game testing, if that’s possible. i bet the taste buds of those testers are completely blown by the time they’re let go. (not to mention closer to diabetes!)
I am physically incapable of drinking Pop/Soda/Whatever. I’ve tried before, and it never goes well. It’s not nearly as bad as Mike, but it seriously feels like I’m going just short of drinking acid whenever I try the stuff.
heheh. it’s probably cuz soda’s so bad for you your body’s just completely rejecting it, Radiovid. would that my physiology had evolved to that level.
By the looks of the strip, it seems SOMEBODY has been to Firehouse Subs recently. And I usually just put in a spritz of Orange Mello Yello and Peach Mello Yello before drowning it out with the original. Gives it a nice citrus flavor and makes it a little smoother to boot.
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