Open Post: Idris Elba’s thunder is here to make you forget about the UK election


Maybe this is just an excuse to post nice photos of Idris Elba and his overwhelming thunder. Maybe I’m just trying to help out all of the British Celebitches still reeling from the UK election, in which David Cameron and the Tories came out with a big majority after going full-throttle negative on Labor and Liberal Dems. Maybe Idris makes all the pain go away.

These are assorted Idris photos from April that I never got around to posting, my bad. There weren’t really any Idris stories to go with the photos, and so I guess I sort of forgot about them. But it’s nice to have an Idris post on a lazy Friday, isn’t it? So much thunder. So lovely.

Here’s why Idris is making headlines today: because he just broke the “flying mile” speed record in South Wales. Idris has been filming a Discovery Channel series called Idris Elba: No Limits (which is also the title of my Idris-themed erotic fan fiction). During filming yesterday, Idris tried out the “flying mile” in his Bentley. The “flying mile” is where you start the mile not at 0 mph, but with a head start – you get to build your speed before the start line, with the speed measured between the two points. Idris ended up breaking the previously-set record of 174.8 mph. Idris got up to 180.4 mph. Well done, Big Driis.

And in case you still have all the feels about the UK election, here are some photos of Idris on the set of Luther from a few weeks ago. He and the crew were celebrating something with Krispy Kreme donuts. Look at that fine man make love to that donut. I could watch that all day. They could sell tickets to “Idris Elba Makes Love To A Donut.” Idris Elba: No Limits With A Donut?




Photos courtesy of WEN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Kitten says:

    I wanna be that honey-glazed donut.

  2. Pri says:

    1. Idris be careful! Driving at those speeds…
    2. They have Krispy Kreme in London?!
    3. Idris + Krispy Kreme = Yassss

    • Kitten says:

      I thought Krispy Kreme was no longer?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Just not in our area. The expansion failed because their coffee didn’t meet standards and we’re not a donut- eating region. They’re surviving elsewhere

      • MrsB says:

        As somebody living in the south, I can tell you Krispy Kreme is definitely alive and well down here. We have them all over!

      • Kitten says:

        Ooooohhh. Yeah because I remember there was one in the Pru for a hot minute there.

      • V4Real says:

        Wow an Idris and Hugh post today. It is indeed a happy Friday.

        I remember when Crispy Cream was in Harlem, NY. The running joke was they must be putting Crack in those doughnuts because you would see people lining up at 2 in the morning to buy some.

      • Layday says:

        What’s interesting is growing up in Louisiana they leave the light on when they have hot donuts. I thought that was everywhere until I went to Washington D.C. There was a light on but no hot donuts. I was like Whaaaaaat? I told this do a D.C. friend and she was like what is this light on, hot donut thing you speak of? So yeah apparently this varies by region and may explain why they don’t do so well everywhere lol.

      • Bridget says:

        There’s definitely Krispy Kremes here in the PNW. And the light is only supposed to come on when the donuts are hot.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Kitten, there was one at Wellington Circle that caused major traffic jams

      • MtnRunner says:

        I was living in “Meffa” when that one opened in ’03. Boy, was I a happy girl. I hadn’t been to one since leaving Nashville in 2000. It was a sad day when it closed down.

    • embertine says:

      2. Yes, in every bloody service station. When it’s 5 in the morning and I’m driving down to Essex and I stop for a coffee to keep myself awake/alive, I have to walk past racks of them. THEY CALL TO ME

      • Ponytail says:

        Yup, we have quite a few in Essex. I didn’t even realise that some had closed down but now I think of it, there are fewer around.
        Don’t resist the call – sugar keeps you alert, it’s GOOD for you ;-)

  3. Kiddo says:

    Delicious, and the donut too.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Ha! Very much so. I clicked on this at record speed because I skimmed the title and just read “Idris” and what I thought said “erection.”

  4. Kitten says:

    Also, my eyes were drawn to his crotch area in the first photo. Did that happen to anyone else? No? Ok, nevermind.

    *wanders out the door*

    • Lori says:

      I went back for a look after reading your post. I think I didn’t do so immediately because the stupid ads on this site always cover the bottom inch on the photos.

    • Meatball says:

      That’s the first place I looked. No shame 😎

    • embertine says:

      LE BULGE

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yesss! And sometimes, if I’m talking to a man, I have to concentrate on what he’s saying while this is running through my head, “don’t look at his crotch, don’t look at his crotch.” It’s not even like I want to, it’s just some weird compulsion.

  5. QQ says:

    That Donut, and You Guys, Should step OFF and Respect our Marriage Vows

  6. Darkladi says:

    Hmm… Would I rather be the piece of donut in his hand or in his mouth?

  7. Samantha says:

    Bring back HOT GUY FRIDAY!!

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Please!! And there are NEVER any excuses necessary to post pictures of hot guys.

  8. Catelina says:

    Those donut pictures are getting saved for sure

  9. Rocket says:

    Over here Elba, I have something else you can eat. Too much?

  10. Sadie77az says:

    That glimpse of his tongue… ***sigh***

  11. Lilacflowers says:

    Donuts make good substitutes for ball gags. Here, Idris!

  12. Abby_J says:

    Mother of God, that man can show me the thunder any time or any place.

    Was there an election in the UK? I’m sorry, I vaguely recall hearing about it, but I am way too distracted by that man’s beautiful EVERYTHING.

  13. MtnRunner says:

    Oh goody, now I can ask UK people a question I have regarding Luther, which I’ve started watching in the past week. I take it that it’s supposed to be based in London, right? What part? Trying to catalog a few of the 600 UK accents and curious what one he uses and if it’s his natural accent.

    • Sixer says:

      Some of it is set in the City (ie the financial district of central London). The rest in East London, so your original Cockney area. But the accents you hear are flavoured by the various communities. The Cockney accent has changed quite a bit in the last fifty years.

      • MtnRunner says:

        My first guess was Cockney, but I was a bit confused since my reference for Cockney is Eliza Doolittle and the cast’s accents seemed to vary a bit.

        embertine, you answered my followup question. I couldn’t quite place Justin’s accent either. At least these I can understand 95% of the time, unlike the Yorkshire one that took longer to tune my ears to.

        Sorry to hear about the disappointing election, Sixer. Here’s hoping Idris is a balm in gilead along with a strong whiskey.

    • embertine says:

      And the lovely Justin is from Warrington, in the NW.

  14. Sixer says:

    Kaiser. I love you. It’s a good try. It’s unlikely to work today because I am sad and knackered and actually cried last night. But it’s Friday, and this post might still be active tomorrow, when I might feel just a little bit less hopeless and a little bit more human.

    Sixlet Major said to me this morning, “Well, Mum, you’ve always said you preferred anarchism to socialism, so you might as well get on with some direct action. Vive la revolution! See? I do listen when you go on and on and on about politics and social justice! I’m a good son!”

    PS: Idris *is* the world’s hottest man. Even hotter than The Bloke.

    • Binky says:

      +1 Thr pain is too raw….

    • **sighs** says:

      Awwww….it makes me sad that you cried. I know some other Brits who probably cried with you. Or went on an epic alcohol infused rant. :(

      I sincerely hope that our elections don’t follow a similar pattern, but as there are likely no good independent candidates, I fear the pendulum may swing…

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Me, too. Hate to hear Sixer cried, and afraid we might be crying, too.

      • Sixer says:

        GNAT: I’ll cry today, spit furious tacks tomorrow, be resigned on Sunday. Then, by Monday, I’m determined to be positive and thinking of things to do that will hold this benighted lot to some form of account. Fingers crossed.

      • ncboudicca says:

        I’m afraid of that, too.

    • Amelia says:

      I’m right there with you, Sixer. I’m so hacked off.
      And confused.
      This was my first time voting in a general election and I was really excited for what seemed like the end of Tory austerity, but apparently not.
      Strangely though, my Lib-Dem seat of more than 30 years turned Red. That’s what happens when you piss off students.

      • Sofia says:

        Yep, we went from a 400-odd margin to a 14,000 majority for Labour. Lib dems slipped to fourth place. Large student population in my constituency. A nice lesson in how to not step all over the people who elected you! Dumbs.

      • Sixer says:

        Sympathies, Amelia.

        I grew up during the Thatcher years. My parents were left-leaning and always involved in some protest or anti-Tory activism: anti nuclear, anti apartheid, anti Section 28 (gay rights), miner’s strike, Wapping and press conglomeration, anti poll tax – the list of things to fight against was endless. And that was the last time we had a Tory-only government. I think people must have forgotten what it was like.

        Don’t be despondent though: be active. Always be active.

    • j.eyre says:

      To your last point, Sixer, Idris is already making me feel better about the US’s 2016 election.

    • frisbeejada says:

      You and me both, and not even Idris is doing it for me today. Seriously thinking of emigrating to Scotland.

      • Sixer says:

        Mr Sixer is saying exactly the same thing.

      • Sixer says:

        More Chunky Mark to cheer you up, dearest:

        “Think local, go global!”

      • frisbeejada says:

        Dear heart, beginning to wonder what I would do without you.

      • Ally.M says:

        Scotland is looking pretty good right now, apart from the rain, gnats and haggis.

        Thank you Sixer for Chunky Mark., I don’t comment often but today has been a heavy day, I think a lot of people are still shell shocked. I also cried. Personally I’m in a vulnerable group who’s futures are decided by the man with the black soul aka IDK. I’ve counted down the past five years literally, hoping I would no longer have to live in fear of a uncertain future, that exit poll last night was punch in the guts. Probably over-sharing but it’s reassuring how many people are devastated. Not sure who actually voted for five more years of the nasty party, Murdoch sheep probably… baaahstards.

    • grabbyhands says:

      I listen to Radio 4 online here in the states and the whole process has been really interesting to me. But I don’t have a total grasp on UK politics-it sounded like most people HATED David Cameron and the conservatives, and yet he and they were voted in fairly overwhelmingly-what is your take on that? I feel like I was less surprised about the SNP taking so many seats.

      I admit, I will kind of miss hearing stories about the weird way Ed Miliband eats bacon sandwiches. :)

    • Londerland says:

      I could cry too. I feel like I woke up in Invasion Of The Body Snatchers here (Yorkshire), looking round and wondering which of these perfectly normal people round me is a Tory-voting (or UKIP-voting), selfish, hateful, ignorant ass who either doesn’t see the damage their policies have done, or they don’t care. Who is voting for these people? Don’t they hear about the food banks, the struggling families, the people trapped in zero-hours contracts, unable to feed their kids, let alone save for their future? Do they not see that the country is being sold out from under us, piece by piece, literally when fracking goes ahead? Do they genuinely believe that the economy will be fixed if we kick out the immigrants or stop benefits to the disabled (while simultaneously winking at the taxes owed by major corporations because hey, we don’t want to discourage trade)? Who are these people who voted for David Cameron?

      And now on top of everything I want Krispy Kreme, goddammit!!! 😰

      Okay, I’m done ranting.

  15. Lilacflowers says:

    Rose Leslie is in Luther to tell Idris that Jon Snow knows nothing.

    Can we dress Idris in the firefighter costume and ant-glare stripes we discussed on the Brady thread? With the glazed donut?

  16. Anna B says:

    Thank you for the distraction – the election result has been horrible, but Idris makes everything (almost) better!

  17. BooBooLaRue says:

    this man is fine

  18. Beckysuz says:

    Ooh eat that donut !! Get it !! He is so delicious

  19. Naddie says:

    He’s so underrated as an actor.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I think people are starting to take notice of his acting. He was in the Mandela movie. More people are getting into the Luther series. He’s doing ok.

  20. Orlanda says:

    Very sad day in the UK. Thanks for the Idris.

    • BMoran says:

      I still don’t get how Murdoch is the MP, my bad! Cameron… Is so sad how they are tearing up the UK… RIP NHS…

  21. Tough Cookie says:

    Looking at these pics makes me forget EVERYTHING……thank you, Kaiser!!!

  22. Guesto says:

    Sadly no. Much as I love the Idris, he, even donut-eating, can’t take away the pain of a Tory majority.

    On the plus side, all the pledges that Cameron promised on the confident premise that he was (lying and) heading solidlidy towards a coalition and would be able to use that as an excuse for why he couldn’t fulfill all those pledges he made, is now accountable for all those pledges he made. So that’s cheering me up. Slightly.

  23. Adrien says:

    Everyday should be Idris Elba Day. It has been a rough start for May. All the things I cared about lost – Spurs, Pacquiao, Labour. God, tell me what to do to turn the tide.
    Anyway, it’s Russell Brand’s fault. He told young people not to vote.