Friday, March 21, 2014

Miller Time Friday: My New Loves


They say there is nothing sexier than a fellow who can make a woman laugh.

What's that make you think of?

Steve Martin?



Ricky Gervais?




Cary Grant?

For you Jen, from the superb Bringing up Baby!


Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis?




All brilliant in my books, and we could go on and on and on...


But in the last twelve months I have discovered scores of gents who make me laugh out loud:

Minions!




Perhaps you don't have children and you've never heard of these fellows.  Well then quickly, go get yourself a copy of the movie Despicable Me and the even better sequel Despicable Me 2 and be prepared to laugh your butt off.  This is the kind of thing they need to show folks who are ill and who need some kind of mental and physical boost - you laugh out loud continually.

The minions are the comic foils throughout the movies, the cheerful party guys to the evil-supervillain-wannabe Gru. 

Remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons?  Bugs was doing and saying a lot of things that were way over our heads that we only discovered when we became teenagers and adults.

Well these movies are like that, with the minions serving as the (literally) cast of thousands back up players who are like the frosting to every scene they appear.  In fact, they steal every scene they appear in! 

When we were at Universal Studios, the only character I wanted a picture with was a Minion:

Barry and I in our rain gear with minion!

 And when I came back I purchased a little Minion Dave for my office, to remind me that life is short, we have to laugh, and I'm trying to write fun children's books not split the atom (although wouldn't it be cool to split an atom?)

Minion Dave is the brains of my whole operation!  He's standing on notes I've made to myself during this round of edits.

There is always a lot of talk about politicians having evil minions, but I am convinced that they are surrounded by even more special interest groups that put evil pressure on them.  I propose a small army of happy minions to get things done and to act as a buffer!  Personally, I would like to see the minions in Ottawa!

For those of you unfamiliar, a wee treat:





Those of you who do not love the minions, could replicate their colour story:



Navy Blue and Yellow Entryway

Intense, coordinated colors that work with her complexion and hair, coupled with an extremely feminine style, make this a super-sexy but very refined look. This woman has exquisite taste. (And as long as she continues to put together looks like this, she'll never need to pay for another cappuccino as long as she lives!) ---Ron H / image from atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
Source: Atlantic-Pacific

Me, I will just go on loving the little guys in all of their minion-ness.  We all need something that tickles our funny bone!
And in honour of the Minions, let's have a cocktail, shall we?


Minion Cocktails Oscars


Sweet?  No doubt!  But man, I love those guys!!
Have a happy Friday and stay safe out there!









 

26 comments:

  1. I'd like a minion martini straight up with three olives....

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  2. I'll take an evil minion on a beach in the Carribean...just stick an umbrella in it. I did finally see Despicable Me 2 when I was pretty sick awhile ago. Made me laugh.

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  3. I love these movies so much! Did you ride the Minion Mayhem ride at Universal?
    Also, Minion color story? snort!! :D It is nice though!

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  4. Oh I can't stand them! I'd never heard of them until now but watched the video, oh that laugh is so annoying and their voices really bug me.
    I will have the coconut rum, however that sounds utterly delicious.

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    1. Tabs - you have to watch the whole movie and then get back to me! Give it a try!

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    2. plus the experience won't cost you a dime! ;-)

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  5. I had to giggle watching this; haven't seen either movie. We've had the 24 hour "Happy" youtube going this morning which makes me smile even more!

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    1. Lane - they are really a hoot! They tweak the James Bond films in a clever way! I love Happy!

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  6. I also LOVE the Minions! Both of those movies are excellent and have me rolling around laughing. Thanks for reminding me of them you've cheered me up. And that navy and yellow entry has gone onto my pinterest home board, that is stunning.

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    1. I loved that entry when I saw it too! I really want to paint! Barry is busy these days, so I am sure nothing will get painted now till summer!

      I love those movies! Definitely cheeky stuff going on there!

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  7. When we went to the theater to see Despicable Me 2, my son was ashamed of me at the beginning because I was laughing too loud!!! I would not have thought of mixing Navy and Yellow, but I find it a pretty combination. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Steph - that is funny! That was like me on the ET ride at Universal - it was so hokey, but I loved it!

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  8. The minions are my favorites! I have 2 minis on my desk - gifts from hubby and Rocket Arm from their trip to Universal in LA last fall. They always make me smile. The boys have little stuffed minions too-we are huge fans!

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    1. Julie - my daughter picked up the unicorn at universal. My husband is always running around saying "IT'S SO FLUFFY!"

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  9. I love the Minions as well and the Despicable Me moviesw. I'm always looking for them.

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    1. I can't get enough of them. I was trying to think of what characters they remind me of, but I can't think of an apt description!

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  10. Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the funniest movie I've ever seen. I'm gonna pass on the rum (bad experience Spring Break '85) and have a minion although I haven't yet met their namesakes.

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  11. Love the CG photo! The minions are great. And The Minion should kick off the weekend quite nicely!

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  12. I have watched both Despicable movies all by myself which I find doesn't make funny seem quite so funny as it is when someone else is with you. Now I sound like a sad and whiny minion which I can be !!!But I love blue and yellow together.

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