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Monday, October 27, 2008

Minions #133 - Start Bailing



Stand by, following the usually commercial jibber-jabber for some calming reassurances in this time of crisis from your Minion Master!

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Greetings, Victims of Circumstance!


AHHHH! AHHHHH! PANIC! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! CASH OUT WHAT'S LEFT OF YOUR 401K AND INVEST IT IN TULIP BULBS AND CANNED GOODS! HURRY! FOR GOD'S SAKE HURRY!

Oh.

Wait.

Was I supposed to say something calming?

I don't often hit on current events, but since this gave me an excuse to reuse one of my all-time-favorite Minions at Work images, I couldn't resist. (I've got another scene set up at Minions Studios that I had intended to post, but maybe you'll get it later in the week as that make-up cartoon I've been promising.)

Anyway, we're all just Minions in this great nation of ours, and rule number one of being a Minion is, you really don't have any control anyway, so there's no sense in panicking. Just adopt a zen-like state of calm, go to your inner Happy Place, and try to hold onto the handrail so the blast doesn't blow you off the catwalk and into the yawning abyss.

See? Isn't that better?

- your helpful Minion Master, Steve.


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4 comments:

Mark Toner said...

Hi, Steve.

Just met up with an honorary minion at the weekend. Jonathan Coulton was playing Glasgow (the one in Scotland). He performed all the correct coded songs, including Skullcrusher Mountain, Chiron Beta Prime and the Future Soon. So I knew it was really him. I was wearing the correct Minion uniform (the silo baseball shirt) so that Jonathan would know he was among fellow conspirators.

BTW has that body-part made its way to you yet?

Mark T.

Maynard said...

LOL! Reminds me of a couple local radio personalities- "Hey, gas is under 3 dollars"....""Yeah, well so's my 401K!"

J. Steven York said...

The item arrived, Mark. I emailed you about it a while back. Perhaps it's stuck in your spam folder?

Coulton is great. I think Skullcrusher Mountain was released under creative-commons, which means I could possibly use it in some future video. Hmmm.

Mark Toner said...

Ah... the dreaded Spam folder. Beats the comfy chair every time when a quick confession is required. Oops, sorry were you talking about another Spam folder?

I'd love to see a Minions production of Skullcrusher Mountain. Apparently there is a ponkey making a world tour at the moment but I'd like to see your take and your version of Scarface.