Day By Day

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  • Merle

    Even robots can be picky, eh? 🙂

  • JTC

    Heh, from my Seinfeld reference; “When you name a (bot) Jeeves you’ve pretty much mapped out its future. Not much chance he’s gonna be a hitman.”

    Have to leave that up to Ahnolde the Tuhminatuh.

  • Chris, this strip is awesome. Straight up, awesome. Fun is good.

    • WayneM

      Agreed in spades. So much fun!

  • NotYetInACamp

    Jeeves earned name. Like Two Dogs . … .. never mind. … that was happenstance. Dances With Wolves earned name.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Now, was that R100’s “personality” to begin with, or did he mimic that from memory because that’s his new name and job?

    Either way, funny, funny, funny.

    • MasterDiver

      So if R-100 is Jeeves who plays Wooster?
      Zar Belk!

  • I think that the name from fits better as being derived from the Liaden universe of Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. After all, their Jeeves is an AI with fully awesome capabilities. It also is capable of running planet level defenses.

  • Tagmec

    R100 should read up on Wodehouse: fussy he could be, but Jeeves was a “gentleman’s personal gentleman” (i.e. a valet, not a butler); also, he was unquestionably the hero of those stories. He was always about five steps ahead of everybody – okay, not a high bar with the likes of Bertie Wooster, but still – and totally unflappable. You could do a lot worse for a name to carry.

    • Bill G

      I haven’t read Wodehouse, but Jeeves sounds like Henry in Asimov’s ‘Tales of the Black Widowers’.

      • eon

        See “TV Tropes- Battle Butler”;

        http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BattleButler

        The quintessential example was Mervyn Bunter, gentleman’s gentleman to Lord Peter Wimsey. Wimsey’s wartime platoon sergeant, he was a fully-trained and combat experienced infantryman, sniper and artillery forward observer- as well as a a photographer and watercolorist.

        The perfect batman, whom you wouldn’t want to cross anymore than your would THE Batman.

        clear ether

        eon

    • Olddog

      True. Jeeves was the only one who knew what he was doing.

  • Lifeofthe Mind

    Better Jeeves than C-3PO. That droid was a twit.

  • JackDeth 72

    A very nice touch with “Jeeves”. You could almost sense his nose being raised with his, “Well, really!”

    One of my favorite BBC imports was ‘Jeeves and Wooster”. And one of the main reasons I avoided Hugh Laurie’s later ‘House’. And the fear that Mr. Laurie would revert back to Bertie’s archetypal British Twit and start belting out old Cole Porter tunes, badly.

    Though it would be kind of neat to have “Jeeves” use Stephen Frye’s voice to politely critique Skye’s signing at the Double D Blues Club.

  • blue_quasar

    If you’ve ever read PG Wodehouse you’ll know that Jeeves was a bit of a poonhound and a player who wasn’t above engaging his social “betters” in Machiavellian schemes behind the scenes (and entirely without their knowledge) to take his well-used but now-tiresome sweethearts off his hands.

  • Bill

    Seems to me pissing the robut off is a bad idea. Just sayin”.

  • Hoosier Native

    Did anyone else besides me hear Jeeves’ last comment in C-3PO’s voice?

  • Richard

    Don’t forget that Bruce Wayne’s Alfred was an ex SAS man.

    • JackDeth 72

      With a back storied Post Doctorate in Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) in the 1970s Mythos.

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  • Iowa Jim

    Jeeves was not a butler. He was a gentleman’s personal gentleman.

  • Just Joe

    Grrrr, I’m not sure I care for the way this ‘tin man’ leers at our Sam. He may be needing a ‘chip adjustment’.

    • JTC

      Well she did tell him to weld on a pair.

      Beware unintended consequences m’lady.

  • TomD

    Reminds me a little of that droid in the Star Wars story of a couple years ago- Rogue One.

  • Pamela

    Where is his Bow Tie and how is his knowledge of fine Sipping Whiskeys and Bourbons plus Mixed Drinks….

    • JackDeth 72

      With the sparkling white linen cloth he drapes over his left forearm, M’lady.

  • armedandsafe

    Higgins! (Magnum P. I. )

    • JackDeth 72

      *Ahem*

      “Zeus!… Apollo!”

  • Gina

    Love the look on Zed’s face, like “You ain’t gonna win this argument ol Son”.

    • JackDeth 72

      That comes from years of experience and battles lost, Gina.

  • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable!

    hell, I figured the Blues Club opening night toon would be the Sunday strip to allow for more strippage, either way, looking forward to it.

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