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Imperfect27 Sat 14-Oct-17 13:23:26

My son cannot stand 'Minions'. He maintains that if he is out and about he cannot go half a day without seeing one somewhere. Is he right?

For my part, I don't think I can get past half a day without hearing the word Brexit. But that is a whole other argument ... grin

Oldwoman70 Sat 14-Oct-17 13:38:25

My niece is obsessed with Harry Potter (she is in her late 20s!). Every day she posts several things on Facebook which are Harry Potter related - drives me mad when they keep coming up on my newsfeed!

Anniebach Sat 14-Oct-17 13:39:08

How does he spot a minion?

Imperfect27 Sat 14-Oct-17 14:51:57

Just out and about Annie - he doesn't watch TV much. Maybe a few pop up online. Commercialism gone mad maybe? smile

Anniebach Sat 14-Oct-17 15:08:11

Imp, I don't think we are speaking of the same minions😀

Imperfect27 Sat 14-Oct-17 15:14:23

Tsk ... well, I might have misunderstood him too ...

ninathenana Sat 14-Oct-17 15:23:08

I assumed it was little blue and yellow cartoon characters.

Imperfect27 Sat 14-Oct-17 15:30:04

smile So did l Nina until Annie got started ..

Anniebach Sat 14-Oct-17 15:40:54

Sorry, never heard of them

CherryHatrick Sat 14-Oct-17 15:47:07

The capital 'M' was a clue.

Baggs Sat 14-Oct-17 15:48:23

Tell him to relocate to Rannochmoor. No minions there but he'd be sure to see the Milky Way on clear nights.

Imperfect27 Sat 14-Oct-17 15:58:11

Sounds idyllic Baggs.

Floradora9 Sat 14-Oct-17 16:14:37

I feel the same way about Mary Berry she is everwhere including from page of the Times colour bit to-day . Please retire Mary .

vampirequeen Sat 14-Oct-17 16:14:57

Oh anniebach where have you been for the last few years grin? Watch this and you'll understand what the rest of us have been suffering grin

KatyK Sat 14-Oct-17 16:16:26

My 71 year old husband is obsessed with minions grin He has them on socks, t-shirts, shorts and even had a minion cake for his birthday.

Anniebach Sat 14-Oct-17 16:20:37

Thanks vampirequeen, can't recall seeing them

M0nica Sat 14-Oct-17 16:25:00

I think DGS quite likes them, but they have passed me by. Cannot honestly say I notice them anywhere, let alone elsewhere, but I am a country bumpkin, and only go to town about once a week.

hildajenniJ Sat 14-Oct-17 17:26:59

Ha, ha. I just sent my niece a Facebook birthday message with a Minions birthday sticker. I blame the DGC, they love the movies.

maryhoffman37 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:12:39

I can't bear the hideous Minions! (Or Brexit)

pollyperkins Sun 15-Oct-17 09:14:12

They are on T shirts and other items of clothing all over the place. My little GS has a minions baseball cap.

gillybob Sun 15-Oct-17 09:22:30

We love Minions too (and trolls).

I agree about Mary Berry Floradora I'm sick of the site of her too.

00mam00 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:34:03

Oh so that’s what they are called! I find them repulsive.

I am sick of Mary Berry on everything and I may be the only person who has never read or watched Harry Potter.

Brexit? I do not watch or read the news so I mostly get away without too much exposure.

Tissy42 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:40:48 must be the age, my 68 year old husband is also obsessed with Minions. We went to the cinema for the first time in thirty years to see Despicable M3

MawBroon Sun 15-Oct-17 09:45:46

No apologies. They make me smile!
(Make sure your sound is on! )

Elrel Sun 15-Oct-17 09:48:09

Annie - they appeared some years ago in a film which DGD asked to see, Despicable Me. Much related merchandise was sold. Not to us. Then they were central to a second film which I have not seen. They are still going strong and appear as yellow and blue birthday cakes.
In other words, you have missed nothing!
Some DMs (affectionately?) refer to DC as ' the Minions'.