I Hate the Minions

I hate the Minions. I have been meaning to write this post for some time. The Minions movie came out over last weekend and I saw enough tweets and posts about it that I hastily recorded an audio post where I ranted and raved. Having already done that, I’ll keep this post rather brief.

You can hear all about why I don’t like them in my audio post. After listening to my recording, I will admit that I was extremely harsh on the subject. I feel a little more relaxed about it today, but my overall opinion remains the same.

The Minions are not cute or funny to me in any way. I didn’t see the movie they first appeared in, and I’m most certainly not going to watch the Minions movie. Heck no. What bothers me the most about these unlovable cartoon characters are the pictures I’ve been subjected to on Facebook over the years. People post little memes and quotes that have a picture of a Minion next to the words. I don’t know how that became a thing. They are not the least bit amusing. I wish I could filter every last one of them out of my news feed.

As I mentioned in my audio recording, I saw the trailer for the Minions movie last week. It was absolutely unbearable. It was completely unlikable and not the least bit funny or amusing. I was cringing the entire time I had to sit and endure it. It was painful.

Unfortunately, with all of the marketing and toy sales that have gone into this, I have no doubt that there will be a Minions 2 and 3, and beyond. This garbage will probably live on forever, much to my dismay.

I am debating about whether or not to include a picture at the end of this post. I want to include one as a mere example of what I’m talking about, but at the same time I do not want to subject myself or anyone else to having to look at it. (I’ve decided that I’m not going to.)

Go away Minions!


A few weeks ago, tech guru Leo Laporte chose the new online service AudioBoo as his pick of the week on his weekly tech podcast. The best way to sum up the service is that it is like Twitter for audio, or a public Internet answering machine. Since I first heard about this, I’ve listened to Leo’s boos and the boos of others.

The service is simply amazing, and so very easy to use. Simply create an account at their website, then download the iPhone app from the App Store (free). You can then create simple voice recordings using your iPhone or iPod Touch and upload them to AudioBoo. The quality and clarity of the recordings is stunningly good. You can even have AudioBoo automatically post a link to your recordings via Twitter or Facebook.

I just signed up today for AudioBoo, and I’ve made my first recording. You can hear all of my boos on my AudioBoo page.