During the Olympics we came across these wee yellow things posing in front of the Olympic Clock. We had NO idea what they were. And neither did anyone else we asked. Turns out they're minions from the summer movie Despicable Me. I wish I'd known about the movie then b/c it looks really fun and I would have made more of an effort to get my picture taken w/ them (I'm a total sucker for plush characters -- but only if I like what they're from, not just some random character on the side of the road).