JEFBOT.129_Chew On Thison March 17, 2009 at 4:36 am
Is there such a thing as too small when it comes to technology? The first thing I thought of when I saw the new iPod Shuffle was one of my favorite SNL skits where Will Ferrell gets a call on that teeny tiny flip phone. Seriously, how much smaller can Apple make an iPod before it just becomes ridiculous? Would you buy one if it were the size of a dime? A grain of rice? Would you buy an iPhone the size of Will Ferrell’s phone? Yes, I would, too.
The look of stark realization says it all. The gooey center had me laughing out loud. Love the expressions and delivery of the strip! Poor Jefbot, in the last panel.. he needs a hug. *Cyber hugs and a tissue* 🙂
yes, jefbot definitely needs some “cyber hugs and a tissue” (along with some mouthwash), Spanky. 🙂
did you really get the new shuffle already?
no, because i was afraid of this very thing happening, g!
Depending on how old the Chiclet is… the crunch of aluminum and stainless steel would be easy to mistake. Nice work.
yes, and who doesn’t love the sharp taste of new technology, eleventeen? if they were smart, Chicklets would team up with Apple and release flavors of gum based on Apple products.
Thats great Jef-bot happy st pats too
thanks, DaughterJudy. i didn’t drink much, but i did have a bunch of corned beef and cabbage to celebrate!
Thanks for the warning about Friday and Tuesday’s strip possibly being late…but that is unacceptable. Millions of people depend on you to start their day with a chuckle! Forgo the St. Paddy’s Day celebrating and get to work! On second thought, celebrate and procure some insiration for more strips. Also, the following will make no sense to you but is directed to Coolhand and Lor: nothing is as witty as a 17-year-old nursing at the dinner table! Woo hoo, I did it!
ha! thanks, Pearl! “millions”? not quite yet, but i’m going to take my drawing tablet with me to the convention this weekend, so I might have those strips up on time after all. also, yes, that last bit makes no sense to me, but i like it!
Just think, if they could get it as small as a rice grain we’re talking music that stays with you for the next 5 hours or so… Depending on how regular you are.
Also, Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
hahaha! i was thinking you’d put the “ricePod” in your ear canal, but hey, i like your idea even better!
oh, and: Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat. not sure what that phrase is supposed to mean exactly, but hopefully it’s something good!
Well, at least you now know how good your TASTE in music is.
mmMMMmmmm… tastes like Apple, Stan!
Hey, where’s my avatar?!?!? I feel so naked!
what, you don’t like that “men’s room” icon representing you?
If you think that’s interesting, how about the iPhone Shuffle? They could make that puppy really small, like stick-it-in-your-ear small. Of course, you’d have to not really care who you might be calling…
i actually had an idea for an iPhone Shuffle strip, Mikelo! this one took its place, but your idea’s not far off from where i was going with it. might just make an appearance in the future… 🙂
*clap clap clap clap*
i just got the clap from Kevin Freeman, everyone! 😉
That is excellent!!! I LOVE the tear!!!! Standing Ovation for todays strip Jefbot!
ooh, first applause, now a standing o!? you guys are way too good to me.
hahahaha i love this one
thanks, Fiske09! glad you got a laugh out of it. 🙂
Well done Jefbot! and Congrats and Enjoy the weekend!!
i shall, Mary. thanks!
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Really funny, bot! I really love this one. Great job. I love it. Happy St. Patty’s you Asain/Italian/German, you!!!
thanks, man! and a happy axis powers st. patty’s day to you, too!
That’s why I prefer my slightly larger generic player. Although…
Could the day be coming when Apple comes out with “iPod Implant”? (The thought-controlled mp3 player that’s surgically implanted in your brain; with music capacity limited only by the memory capacity of your own brain, and subliminally loadable by Airport while you sleep.)
i’d totally buy that, reynard61. i also think the whole “neural iPod” thing would’ve made Johnny Mnemonic a better movie, too. 😉
As you know, the Will Ferrell sized phone (about the size of a dime or a fingernail) is my dream. I don’t want to feel it in my pocket at all. Some day…some day.
so are you gonna get the new iPod Shuffle then? you can pretend it’s a phone since it talks to you with that voiceOver tech…
Hysterical! Did they come out with yet another Shuffle already?! I have one that is about the size of two postage stamps side by side (and not much thicker). Did they need to get even smaller than that? I want them to just upload MP3s to my head!
yep. it’s almost half the size of that one!
I looked at the new iPod Shuffle JUST NOW, online.
That is RIDICULOUSLY (can’t spell) SMALL.
At least if you had illegal mastermind plans to destroy the world saved on it as an audio file and the coppers were after you, the evidence could be easily swallowed.
Then again, who bothers with illegal mastermind plans when they have TECHNOLOGY!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
i do have evil mastermind plans so i guess i should get one of these new Shuffles, Tekla. hope it tastes better than the strip made it look. 😉
ferret, ferret, ferret 😉
lol….now thats scary.
my ipod froze/blank on me yesterday…
had a panic attack
thank goodness it only needed a reset…
it was an apple product, it deserved it
(all apple products deserve nothing more or less then being eaten)
This is so true. The shuffle is even too small. Whatever happened to words? I don’t understand all of the symbols on electronics nowadays.
Gah. So much HATE! (!!!!!) for blasted tiny ass electronics. If it’s smaller than my index finger (3.5 inches by 1 inch) I am very liable to break it on accident. Even stuff that is (gag) as notoriously durable as some of apple’s garbage.
But, again, good over all comics! Keep it up!