Herb is a pretty good name for a robot butler. Let's all spend the rest of the weekend thinking of a backronym for Jeeves that would work if Jeeves was a robot. Jet-fueled Evolved Electronic...that's enough, we're leaving, you guys finish it. Have a good weekend!
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