Early Morning Open Thread

I had a lame joke about Back Bay / Financial Center commuters never looking anywhere near as hot as the “commuters” in Kylie Minogue’s new video, but the embedding has been disabled for that video. So I can give you some upbeat music for a Monday morning…

… but you’re going to have to go to YouTube to get the visuals for All The Lovers, and it is NSFW (unless you have quite a relaxed work environment).

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    Ooooh, you’re posting my guilty pleasure (Kylie Minogue). I, um, need to go do something. I’ll be back. Yeah….

    P.S. I am forever grateful to FH#1, TattooSydney for sending me that video about a week ago.

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    Chuck Schumer wants an investigation of…

    The organizers of the flotilla!

  3. 3
    Comrade Kevin says:

    The way to tell when Phil is lying?

    He’s typing on his keyboard.

  4. 4
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    (Edit) Well okay then. Won’t aid the thread hijacking.

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    Yutsano says:

    Hmm…methinks Anne Laurie agreed with my verdict regarding this thread. Or WP just committed a massive error that somehow selectively deleted the controversy in this thread. This could be an interesting night.

    @Bill E Pilgrim: Yes, but Glenzilla is shrill because shut up that’s why!

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Yutsano: WP is clearly taking sides. Which one, I’m not sure.

    Edit: Heh. Now your comment refers to mine that I deleted, once I saw that thread cleansing was taking place. And figured that it was a good idea so I’d go along.

    New sport: speed commenting. The aim is to get someone to comment on something that you then delete.


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    Yutsano says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: I have to admit it: I absolutely LOVE it when someone on the Internet gets off on calling me an anti-Semite for criticizing Israel for being dumbasses. It’s usually about then I drop the bomb that not only is my father Jewish, but my grandfather married a Jewish woman whose daughter has been an Israeli citizen for about a decade now. So if anyone has the right to criticize Israel, it’s those like me for whom it directly affects. I’m certain aimai has a similar familial background.

    @Bill E Pilgrim: I don’t know if you saw the comment that got eaten by WP (possibly, but anyway FYWP!) but I said I would drop the subject. Maybe I’ll live up to that standard.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:


    if you saw the comment

    I think I did but I really have no idea now. I think I’m commenting in some sort of space time continuum warp at this point, where comments appear and disappear, not sure if this is yesterday or what time, day, or year it is.

    But so anyway, do you think Kerry can win Ohio? Did you see what that right wing blogger John Cole wrote about that the other day?

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    Yutsano says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: I just want to know how that bloody general Eisenhower can possibly win the Presidency…wait…wha? Wrong century? Okay I shut up now.

    Incidentally the HT thread is going to 400 comments. I’m calling it now.

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    fucen tarmal says:

    i wonder if steve jobs would send a hit squad after me if i started referring to the topic y’all are meta-discussing as the i-word. any place the subject comes up it’s mere mention creates more controversy than it seems is due.

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    There was controversy, deleted posts, and a Kylie video, and I MISSED IT!


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    Hi honey – how are you?

    HT thread


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    HT thread

    Never mind – I is worked it out.

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    Phil says:

    I guess it’s naughty to bring up uncomfortable subjects (like John’s defense of Helen Thomas’ Israeli annihilation fantasy) in open threads.

    In fact, let’s pretend he didn’t say it at all, even though it’s still there, a couple posts below this one. It’s more comfortable that way.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Tattoosydney: HT = Helen Thomas, also known as the orgiastic luvfest that is the Profile in Courage thread. AKA the thread I’m not touching with a ten foot pole.

    @Phil: I would highly suggest getting off the cross. We have need of the lumber. Oh and we didn’t censor you asshole. Now stop harshing our mellow.

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    @Tattoosydney: I love youse guys. Really. I do. Fake marry me again?

    @Bill E Pilgrim: Oh look, I came back and the place was mostly cleaned up again!

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    Americanadian says:

    Not to drag this thread back to the original point or anything, but your YouTube link at the bottom of the post now states that EMI controls the content of the video and has had it removed. Is there another link available?

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: I suppose it’s about time for a vowel renewal. Then a long honeymoon in Taiwan and Australia. Then putter around wherever.

    @Americanadian: Bastards. It seriously was working not more than half an hour ago. That kinda bites. I’ll do a little scrounging around.

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    @Americanadian: Here you go. Enjoy.

    @Yutsano: Would be seriously awesome.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:


    I suppose it’s about time for a vowel renewal.

    I think a marriage should have consonants also. Better than dissonance anyway.

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    JMC in the ATL says:

    @Phil: Oh, Phil, I can’t get you out of my head.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: Screw consonants. Hawai’ian does just with only seven of them. And it’s actually a very expressive language even with that supposed deficit. Plus it’s VERY cool to listen to. Apparently my birthplace pride is showing. This also means I shouldn’t be posting this damn late, but my show is almost over then I’m going to tuck myself in.

    @JMC in the ATL: Please don’t encourage the child. Persecution complexes are never attractive.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:


    Screw consonants. Hawai’ian does just with only seven of them.

    Oh my, not only consonants, you’re starting to lose entire words now! I think you’re right.

    Just teasing BTW, but I assume you know that. I thought it was cute.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: Ahem. Please note the caveat below that:

    This also means I shouldn’t be posting this damn late

    plus work was a total fucking bitch today. I’ll survive though. I just need my three co-workers to have their children and see if that maybe adjusts some things. Actually my boss who’s pregnant is still amazingly cool, but you have to respect someone who still insists on working with MS.

    And yeah I’m fully aware you’re teasing. It’s par for the course however, we have gently ribbed you for posting before being sufficiently caffeinated before. :)


    “You’re going to be in your underwear making out with an attractive stranger, who will also be wearing nothing but skivvies. Any questions?”

    Three words. Sign. Me. Up. Most had decent bodies, but they weren’t all perfect California clones. I’d fit right in there somewhere.

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    Americanadian says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Thanks. That was a solid cap to a night of good sushi and cheap alcohol. Although I rather regret missing the casting call for extras in the video:

    “You’re going to be in your underwear making out with an attractive stranger, who will also be wearing nothing but skivvies. Then you will form a large writhing pyramid while continuing to eschew all clothing except the bare minimum required to avoid an X rating. Any questions?”

    Good night one and all.

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    @Americanadian: I would have loved to be an extra in that vid. Night, all. I am turning myself in, too.

    @Yutsano: Damn. I didn’t even catch that. Then again, Bill E is in the blush of his day, while I am in the faded withering droops of mine.

    Night, all.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Heh. You would have done it just for the opportunity to feel Kylie up. I know how you is, there is no point in denial of that fact.

    I go sleep now too. Night y’all.

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    MikeJ says:

    Didier Drogba is going to rejoin the Côte d’Ivoire football team!

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    Tattoosydney says:

    You know, I love you Americans, and I know that the video is sexy, but honestly, it has people in their underwear kissing! That’s it. No actual sex, no dangly or squishy bits. In Australia, that’s not NSFW – that’s just Kylie being cute.

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    Michael says:

    Here’s a good link (youtube is broken).


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    JMC_in_the_ATL says:

    @Yutsano: Perhaps then just a

    “La la la la la la la la
    La la la la la la la la
    La la la la la la la la
    La la la la la la la la”


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    JMC_in_the_ATL says:

    @Tattoosydney: Unfortunately we’re prudes.

    I think this one’s just good clean fun. “Slow” was a lot more suggestive, in my opinion (in a good way, of course).

    @ Anne: After two years of Wollaston to South Station and vice versa every day, most definitely not that attractive.

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    chrome agnomen says:

    @Comrade Kevin:

    sure is easy for schumer to overlook his own links to two terrorist organizations: the governments of israel and the u.s.

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    fucen tarmal says:


    but sex is so much more fun when it is dirty, really we aren’t prudes so much as we are kinky, we just lack imagination that is all. we have to go for the cheap high of “forbidden” rather than the ballgags, feathers and buttplugs of the enlightened world.

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    Cris says:

    it is NSFW (unless you have quite a relaxed work environment).

    That reminds me of something Rich Kyanka once said regarding forum rules. “A photo of a huge black dildo is obviously not safe for work, unless you happen to work in a huge black dildo factory.”

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    DonkeyKong says:

    Something tells me no “green balloons” were harmed in the making of that video.

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