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I also heard something roughly seventeenth-hand that from the beginning of the Scissor Sisters, "the Sisters of Mercy influence was most certainly consciously there". I could tell. Previously.
posted by Evilspork at 8:35 AM on January 20, 2017 [2 favorites]


I don't mean to threadsit but I'm glad IRFH was the first to favorite this song.
posted by Evilspork at 8:36 AM on January 20, 2017 [3 favorites]


First time I heard this song was via this (NSFW) video mashup. It's still a pretty good picture!
posted by Fuzzypumper at 8:43 AM on January 20, 2017 [3 favorites]


I never miss an opportunity to watch this. I think I'm just gonna put this on loop for the next hour. Way better than the alternative.
posted by soren_lorensen at 8:47 AM on January 20, 2017 [6 favorites]


Love this. It always makes me feel better.
posted by rtha at 9:08 AM on January 20, 2017 [2 favorites]


And you know the MTA should stand for Motherfuckers Touching my Ass
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 9:15 AM on January 20, 2017 [12 favorites]


I needed this, thank you.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 9:16 AM on January 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


Between this and lik the bread, MeFi has been one of the most (indeed, only) cheering influences in my past few days. Thanks!
posted by fast ein Maedchen at 9:17 AM on January 20, 2017 [5 favorites]


Got this in a MeFiSwap a couple of years back, and damn near wore it out. Very on point today. Thanks, Evilspork.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:27 AM on January 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


See also: the drag queen version "Let's Have a Kai Kai" (with Willam from RuPaul's Drag Race)
posted by joechip at 9:31 AM on January 20, 2017 [4 favorites]


HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Went to watch it again, and the intro add (for some fitness product) started out: "If you're a guy over 40, you've got to avoid doing any cardio until you've watched this video..." At which point, the Skip this add button appeared and I watched an important video about a kiki. I'm telling you, my cardio will never be the same!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:34 AM on January 20, 2017 [8 favorites]


I love this video. I love the live version they did on some British show too. I don't love the Glee version. Hu hu honey!
posted by Malla at 10:03 AM on January 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


This got me through Hurricane Sandy.

Guess it gets some use again.
posted by MuppetNavy at 10:30 AM on January 20, 2017 [2 favorites]


I am by no means an expert, but I strongly associate the term "kiki" with QTPOC drag ball culture (cf this great documentary of the same name), and found it pretty jarring to hear it used in this very white video. I'd be interested to hear more if anyone has insights on the term.
posted by ITheCosmos at 11:12 AM on January 20, 2017 [7 favorites]


The Scissor Sisters came out of New York's gay and drag club scene in the late 90s/early aughts; some time after the Paris is Burning era of ball culture but with a direct line of DNA between the two.
posted by Itaxpica at 11:52 AM on January 20, 2017 [10 favorites]


ITheCosmos: "I am by no means an expert, but I strongly associate the term "kiki" with QTPOC drag ball culture (cf this great documentary of the same name), and found it pretty jarring to hear it used in this very white video. I'd be interested to hear more if anyone has insights on the term."

I am apparently official old now. I can't track any of these modern abbreviations without the Googles on.
posted by Samizdata at 11:57 AM on January 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


Kiki was my childhood nickname. Yes, it's OK to be jealous.
posted by oddman at 3:45 PM on January 20, 2017 [3 favorites]


The Scissor Sisters/Videodrome video has a plethora of delights, but the one that stands out is Richard Kiel on a glowing disco floor, there to get his silk-scarfed disco on, but everyone just wants to tell him how tall he is, and he's trying to take it gracefully.

Magnificent.

What movie is that from?
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:40 PM on January 20, 2017


The Scissor Sisters came out of New York's gay and drag club scene in the late 90s/early aughts; some time after the Paris is Burning era of ball culture but with a direct line of DNA between the two.

Yes, it was very strange to learn that Scissor Sisters suddenly had a huge pop radio hit, what with the band being named after a lesbian sex act, and with the huge pop radio hit being about partying out on the town with a man's mother, and him coming out to her by showing the things he does at the parties. There's not much about the Scissor Sisters that I don't like, and I'm glad they've found success.
posted by Evilspork at 3:22 AM on January 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


There's a hairdresser called Scissor Sisters down the road from me. The lady is somewhat conservative (I was once questioned about my accent to the point I vowed never to return). One day I will tell her what her shop name means. One day.
posted by kariebookish at 6:17 AM on January 21, 2017 [4 favorites]


That was fun!
I always had the hots for the guy playing tambourine. I want!
posted by james33 at 7:19 AM on January 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


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