Monday, July 06, 2009
Minions #176 - Seventy-Five Percent Off
Stand by, following the usual double-dealing for a bitter betrayal by your Minion Master!
Your interminable wait is important to us. To serve you better, a supervisor may feed the representative assigned to serve you to the crab parasites just before they can answer your call. It's just one more way of saying, "we care, just not about you."
SUPPORT THE FORCES OF EVIL, WITHOUT WHOM YOU'D HAVE TO LIVE IN SOME BORING UTOPIA OR SOMETHING! HELP FINANCE "MINIONS AT WORK" BY BUYING STUFF YOU WERE GOING TO BUY ANYWAY! IT'S LIKE STEALING, ONLY LEGAL!
We're now Amazon.com affiliates, which means that if you click on the Amazon link in our sidebar and make purchases from Amazon, a tiny little sliver of what you spend goes to support these fine (maybe even near-mint!) cartoons!
Or visit our Amazon Lair Gift Shop for Minions-recommended merchandise featuring villainy from across pop-culture!
Minions at work is inadequately supported during this financial crisis by your purchases from our web stores and our advertisers. Feed the economy and help us bleed green just a little more slowly by purchasing tee-shirts, buttons, calendars, hats, undies (we kid not!), and other fine Minions at Work items at one of the following stores.
While waiting for your impending doom, pick up a Minions at Work tee-shirt or other great souvenir of your visit to the Lair:
THE MINION'S LAIR OF MERCHANDISE
"Satisfaction guaranteed or we'll make make you buy something else!"
NUMBER TWO'S HOUSE OF NAUGHTY
(For very small values of naughty.)
Or just click on our "Donate" button and send us cash add to our "Buy the Minions a Camera Fund!" 100% of your contribution goes to allow starving orphans to buy blankets for kittens.
Nah, not really, it all goes to ME, in order to further the cause of EVIL, and the photography thereof.
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Still: We're everywhere! We're everywhere!
Greetings, Overstocks and Factory Seconds!
Running on the raw edge of being late again this week (Pacific time zone, sticklers!). Blame it on the holiday. I've got to get some more cartoons in the can in preparation for our trip to California and San Diego Comicon in a few weeks.
The joke in the title is pretty obscure, so I'll explain it to you. The Saturn V model used in this shoot is big, but it's only 1/48th scale. The Minions action-figures are 1/6th scale. So to actually be in scale with them, the rocket should be four times larger. The Saturn V was pretty big.
Yes, that's an 8-foot-tall model of the Saturn V moon rocket that I built recently to display at a 40th anniversary party for my wife's place of work. Since the anniversary of the resort coincided closely with the anniversary of the first moon landing, it became a major theme of the party.
Didn't know about the anniversary (of the moon landing, not the resort!)? Yup, July 20th. The moon landing is a pretty important milestone in my life, and I'm hoping I live long enough to see us get back there. We've diddled around and gotten side-tracked long enough. It's time to get back out there and spread our evil to the universe! Because, where evil goes, Minions must follow, that that means the rest of us will still have jobs.
Hey, remember to support our "Buy the Minions a Camera" campaign by buying through our Amazon store, by buying our tee-shirts and cool stuff, and by buying our books, starting with my story in the new DAW anthology "Swordplay," and in these other fine anthologies, still available...
And if you order them through Amazon, we get a cut AND potential royalties down the road.
As I said, it's like stealing, only legal, and how can you not like that?
- Your Pledge Drive Master, Steve
(Speaking of stealing, if you are or know an writer or aspiring writer, may we direct you to our "Bad Agent Sydney" Cafe Press store full of shirts and other items that are great for your next writer's workshop or conference. They also make great writer gifts. To understand the backstory of how my pet cat became a Really Bad Literary Agent, read the posts here and here.)