Paula Abdul partner

A reminder: You are not a bad parent because you didn't anticipate a global pandemic.

2020.08.29 02:52 theodore_boozevelt A reminder: You are not a bad parent because you didn't anticipate a global pandemic.

You are not a bad parent. You are not a bad person.
You are not a bad parent because you are overwhelmed by a situation that none of us anticipated. You are not a bad parent because you didn't anticipate this.
I have seen some people express the following idea, either thinly-veiled or overt: If you didn't want to take care of your kids 24/7, you shouldn't have had kids. What did you expect??
You expected difficulty. You expected challenges and rewards. You expected sleepless nights. You expected diaper blowouts and the terrible twos, some weird problem where the baby only sleeps when being rocked or when listening to Paula Abdul, neighbors who are nosy about details but scant on providing help.
You expected to continue with your chosen plan of staying at home or going to work. You expected to be able to find a babysitter and worry that the babysitter would hold the baby at a wrong angle when feeding and make baby spit up. You expected to be able to find a babysitter and you'd worry that they'd let your kid watch a different TV channel than normal while they sat on their phone. You expected that, when worst came to worst, you could call a friend or aunt to hold baby in the middle of the night. You expected that someday you'd need an hour away from your 5 year old and 8 year old, and you'd let some other parent take them to the park, and maybe your 8 year old would get a cut and bruise because they fell off the top of the monkey bars, and you'd feel guilty.
You expected that your mom or mother-in-law could come to "play with the baby," and she'd end up doing laundry. You expected that you could drop them off at your dad's place for a weekend and have a romantic night with your partner, just the two of you. You expected that your husband or wife could hold the baby when baby got their shots, because you can't handle seeing them hurt even a little bit. You expected that you would cry when you bought their first backpack for pre-school, marveling at how the backpack is twice the size of them when they were born, and now they're wearing it for a whole day away from you.
You did not expect that it'd be dangerous to go to the playground. You did not expect that you couldn't get out of the house in cold weather because you didn't expect indoor places to be closed or restricted. You did not expect that you would have to be a working parent AND a stay at home parent at the same time. You did not expect that Lysol and toilet paper would become scarce in March and you'd have to explain to your recently-potty-trained 4-year-old that they can't pull down the whole roll. You did not expect to see them in their child-sized mask and you'd just want to hold them because a kid in a mask is so, so fragile.
You did not expect that your 60-year-old mother or your 78-year-old aunt would not safely be able to take the baby if you needed it. You did not expect that every friend or coworker might be a risk. You did not expect that safety policies at the grocery store would spark political debates in your family. You did not expect that your spouse or family member who worked outside the house would either not be able to play with the kid, or that you'd be terrified every time they played with the kid. You did not expect that hearing someone sneeze would fill you with fear, because you did not expect someone else's sneeze to be dangerous.
You did not expect that you would get annoyed at your spouse for how they acted while home 24/7 with you all day, because for most of history in most of the world, people got to leave and walk around and at the very least, go to work or bicker at a market. You did not expect that you couldn't call on your family or neighbors to help you, because for most of history in most of the world, your parents and your aunts and your neighbors could safely and easily step in, and you'd do the same. You did not expect that you had to play with your kid all day every day, because for most of history in most of the world, kids could entertain one another.
We didn't anticipate this. Being fearful and angry in a world we didn't anticipate doesn't make you a bad parent. You are a good parent. Believe me, you are. Stay strong.
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2020.08.11 18:02 docdoc5 RPDR Randomized 3: Season 3 Week 11 Results and LSFYL

RPDR Randomized 3: Season 3 Week 11 Results and LSFYL
After your makeover presentations I've made some decisions.
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Lemon
...performance-wise you have been slaying, but we are still waiting for your wow moment on the runway. This makeover was no exception.
Chi Chi Devayne
...it was clear you put way more effort into your cheer than you did the overall makeover. You could've pushed so much further with the transformation.
Miz Cracker
...when your partner turned the corner we were gobsmacked. Your partner was feeling the transformation and really having a great time out there. Really good job tonight.
Milk
...you are a whiz with makeup and that cannot be denied. You absolutely burned this challenge. Great job.
Latrice Royale
...your makeover left a lot to be desired. We are getting to close to the end for you to fumble the way you did tonight.
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Miz Cracker and Milk
Condragulations, you're the top two of this challenge!
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Unfortunately this means Lemon, Latrice Royale, and Chi Chi Devayne you are ALL up for elimination tonight
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Cracker...Milk two queens stand before me. Prior to tonight you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance to the hit song "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. This is your last chance to impress me, win a $1,000 tip and earn the power to give one of the bottom queens the chop.
The time has come...
for you to LIP SYNC FOR YOUR LEGACY
Good luck....and do not f*ck it up!
LIPSYNC POLL
SPREADSHEET
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2020.06.18 16:40 4lis0n1 Random Queens in S3 - Jocks in Frocks Results

Ladies I've made some decisions

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Now it's time for the judges critiques, starting with
Peppermint The makeover you gave to your partner is ok, I mean is pretty safe, not outstanding, yet not bottom worthy
Tatianna you gave your partner a 180º turn with that makeup and that outfit, it's signature Tatianna, good job this week
Mayhem Miller you both seem to have had a good time, despite not being the best, you probably enjoy this challenge the most
Derrick Barry youre good painting yourself because you do Britney, but when you do someone else makeup it's... messy
Ginger Minj you've been through ups and downs but tonight and last week are probably your lowest points in this competition, this is also very messy
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Tatianna your partner should audition for S4 to be honest, condragulations you're the winner of this week's challenge
Mayhem Miller you're safe
Ginger Minj, I'm sorry my dear but you're up for elimination
Peppermint you're safe
that means Derrick Barry, I'm sorry my dear but you're up for elimination
Ginger, Derrick, tonight you were asked to prepare a lipsync performance of Straight Up by Paula Abdul
Good Luck and Don't fuck it up
VOTE!
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tbh I see Derrick winning this despite Ginger's track record
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2020.05.26 04:31 Vicctoryy RPDR SHUFFLE: Season 3, Week 12 Results and LSFYL

RPDR SHUFFLE: Season 3, Week 12 Results and LSFYL
Ladies, I've made some decisions.
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Shuga Cain

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Your makeover look this week felt disjointed, you and your partner felt like two completely different looks. Your cheer this week wasn't the worst, but it just didn't feel like it had the same energy some of the other queens on the stage did.
Violet Chachki

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You and your partner this week just looked fabulous. You had a very similar drag aesthetic, and your cheer this week was everything we wanted to see. It had pep and gave a message, yet still was very fun to watch. Great job.
BenDeLaCreme

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Both you and your partner looked magnificent this week, you had stellar energy during your cheer. You looked absolutely great, and your drag daughter and yourself really pulled through this week. You did a very well done job this week.
Ongina

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Your partner and you lacked similarities this week. The looks felt disconnected, and we couldn't find where the looks were supposed to be related. Your cheer this week definitely was the worst, you lacked the energy we thought you could bring.
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Violet Chachki

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Condragulations, you are the winner of this week's challenge. BenDeLaCreme, you are safe. You may both step to the back of the stage.
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That means that Shuga Cain and Ongina are both up for elimination tonight.
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Shuga, Ongina, two queens stand before me. Prior to tonight, you were both asked to prepare a lip-sync performance to the song, "Straight Up," by Paula Abdul. This is your last chance to impress me and save yourself from elimination.
The time has come to lip-sync for your life!
Good luck, and don't f*ck it up!
POLL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/HGTFNLW
SPREADSHEET: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fLBkpKd3nUd9XAwuTeMwk9pNhHh5kIZm__yggV-cLeg/edit?usp=sharing
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2020.01.12 04:53 docdoc5 RPDR Randomized 2: Season 6 Week 9 Results and LSFYL/ Week 10 Drag My Wedding

RPDR Randomized 2: Season 6 Week 9 Results and LSFYL/ Week 10 Drag My Wedding
Based on your talk show interviews I've made some decisions.
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Mercedes Iman Diamond

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...you were lost for since the beginning of the interview. Most of your interview made us want to change the channel.
Charlie Hides

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...you were out of your element tonight. Usually you have a charming personality but you weren't able to connect with Chaz or Georgia which made the interview come across as really uncomfortable.
Latrice Royale

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...you were amazing tonight. You had tremendous chemistry with the guests and it seemed so professional and charming. Great work!
Mrs. Kasha Davis

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...we love getting to see your more personable side. You were truly captivating tonight. Great job.
James Majesty

https://preview.redd.it/jxi388bfp9a41.png?width=129&format=png&auto=webp&s=acb5e107d001648a36988583583918114214ee92
...you didn't come across as warm in your interview and it seemed like you didn't know much about the guests. Everyone on set looked uncomfortable which doesn't make for a great TV show.
Baga Chipz

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...you came across as harsh in your interview and didn't have a good banter going with your guests. There were times where you even were talking over them. Not your best week.
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Latrice Royale

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Condragulations you are the winner of this week's challenge! Mrs. Kasha Davis ... you're safe, you may leave the stage.
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Baga Chipz ...you're safe.
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Charlie Hides ...you're safe.
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Mercedes ...James two queens stand before me. Prior to tonight you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance to the song "Vibeology" by Paula Abdul. This is your last chance to impress me and save yourself from elimination.
The time has come...
for you to LIP SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE
Good luck....and do not f*ck it up!
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Ladies I have made my decision...

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Shantay you BOTH stay!! No one is going home! (since there were six in the original makeover)

Season 6 Top 6 (STILL)!!
For this week's mini-challenge, the queens were challenged to use their bodies to create abstract paintings representing marriage equality. James Majesty wins and is given the task of assigning each queen a bride-to-be for this week's makeover challenge. However, in a twist, it is revealed that the queens will be making over the grooms into blushing brides, not the brides themselves.

James Majesty and her partner

Mercedes Iman Diamond and her partner

Latrice Royale and her partner

Baga Chipz and her partner

Charlie Hides and her partner

Mrs. Kasha Davis and her partner
"Ladies and gentlemen - start your engines! And may the best woman - win! Good luck!"

POLL: http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/corosg/drag-my-wedding
SPREADSHEET: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AMbd6eLntOwmZxQUzjIjzCzMMR55YPLmcTZ-GFuiOqc/edit?usp=sharing
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2019.11.07 18:16 bivalve_attack Nevada News - Nov. 7 - 18 Paywall article links in text post: Mine taxes; Sisolak and licensing boards; Pardons board; Stadium updates; LVCVA criminal case; Carson stormwater rate; New fee for Reno developments; Opinion on downtown Reno BIDs; Steyer on NV climate and more

The following news headlines come from sources which may limit or restrict access to those with a paid subscription. Each article headline will be posted as its own parent comment below to foster discussion on individual items.
Elko Daily Free Press
Letter: Tax rate on mines is 'peanuts' - Opinion
Las Vegas Review Journal
Sisolak slams dental board for pushing ‘outrageous and false accusations’
EDITORIAL: Gov. Steve Sisolak has headaches over Nevada licensing boards - Editorial
Raiders name Ford dealers as Allegiant Stadium founding partner
County approves Allegiant Stadium sign proposal after FAA review
Kaos worker files class-action lawsuit against Red Rock Resorts
Accused murder mastermind Frank LaPena granted pardon
Las Vegas council OKs plan to facilitate sale of Huntridge Theater
Did Ralenkotter, co-defendants get special treatment in criminal case?
Las Vegas Sun
Paula Abdul, David Parks lauded for their LGBTQ advocacy - Parks has been a state Senator since 2008
Fields begin taking shape in Nevada’s 2020 congressional contests
Phil Carlino, a longtime power in Nevada Democratic Party, dies at 93
Mesquite Local News
Bill language should not allow water grab - Opinion
Nevada Appeal
Nevada fourth graders improve in math but overall results not good
Carson City stormwater rate recommendation delayed when committee gets new proposal
Reno Gazette Journal
One year, $2.35M later, BID/DRP has fixed nothing and downtown Reno is worse, says White - Opinion
Reno leaders eye development fees to help pay for multimillion-dollar police headquarters
RGJ exclusive: Tom Steyer on why climate crisis demands urgent action, especially in Nevada
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2019.11.03 06:22 assousa Global protests: Russia and China risk ending up on the wrong side of history

By James M. Dorsey
A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox.
Widespread perceptions see Russia together with China as the rising powers in the Middle East as a result of America’s flip flops in Syria and US president Donald J. Trump’s transactional approach towards foreign policy as well as Russian and Chinese support for regimes irrespective of how non-performing and/or repressive they may be.
Russia has sought to capitalize in other parts of the world, particularly Africa, on its newly found credibility in the Middle East as part of its projection of itself as a world power on par with the United States and China.
African leaders gathered in late October in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the first ever Russian African summit chaired by president Vladimir Putin. China has hosted similar regional summits.
Mr. Putin has proven adept at playing a weak hand well and for now, Russia alongside China, that has the financial and trading muscle that Moscow lacks, are basking in their glory.
Yet, Russia and China could find themselves in tricky situations with protests across the globe from Latin America to Hong Kong threatening to put the two powers on the wrong side of history.
Iran, Russia’s partner in supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and a strategic node in China’s Belt and Road initiative, is already struggling to come to grips with being in the bull’s eye of protesters.
Protesters in Iraq have denounced Iranian influence in the country while Iran’s Lebanese Shiite ally, Hezbollah, is part of the elite that protesters hold responsible for their country’s economic malaise.
Russia and China are well aware of the risk. Not only because of the resilience of protest in Hong Kong but also because of past popular revolts in former Soviet republics that constitute Russia’s soft underbelly and in some cases border on the strategically important but troubled Chinese north-western province of Xinjiang.
Recent protests in Kazakhstan were as much about domestic governance issues as they were about Chinese influence in the country and the crackdown on Turkic Muslims, including ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang.
Central Asia, moreover, is potentially for China a black swan. It is together with Southeast Asian nations Laos and Cambodia, home to countries most indebted to China.
A recent study by scholars at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, the University of Munich and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy concluded that about half of Chinese overseas lending remained unrecorded leaving Central Asian and other nations with no precise oversight of their debt.
“These hidden overseas debts pose serious challenges for country risk analysis and bond pricing,” the study warned.
The risk of ending up on the wrong side of history looms even larger with Russia seeing prevention and/or countering of popular revolts as one of its goals in attempting to stabilize the Middle East, a region wracked by conflict and wars.
Russia, as part of its stabilization effort in the wake of its intervention in Syria, has proposed replacing the US defense umbrella in the Gulf with a multilateral security arrangement.
“Russia is seeking stability which includes preventing colour revolutions,” said Maxim Grigoryev, director of the Moscow-based Foundation for the Study of Democracy, using the term employed to describe popular revolts in countries that once were part of the Soviet Union.
Echoing Kremlin policy, Mr. Grigoryev said Syria was “a model of stabilizing a regime and countering terrorism.”
Russian military intervention in Syria has helped president Bashar al-Assad gain the upper hand in a more than eight-year long brutal war in which the Syrian government has been accused of committing crimes against humanity.
Russia has denied allegations that its air force has repeatedly targeted hospitals and other civil institutions.
Russia’s definition of stability with Syria as its model is unlikely to go down well with youth-driven protests that have already affected twelve of the Arab League’s 22 members.
In some of the most dramatic incidents, this year’s popular revolts forced the leaders of Algeria, Sudan and Lebanon to resign. Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is next in line.
Latin America and Africa, like the Middle East and Central Asia, home to often poorly governed, resource-rich countries with youthful populations, are in many ways not that different.
Some Latin American leaders, including Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie and Luis Almagro, the secretary-general of the Organization of American States, have denounced what they see as interference in protests in Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and Haiti by two Russia and China-backed countries, Venezuela and Cuba.
Ecuador’s interior minister, María Paula Romo, said last month that authorities had arrested 17 people at an airport, “most of them Venezuelans . . . carrying information about the protests.”
Policy analysts Moisés Naím and Brian Winter argued that irrespective of whether Venezuela and Cuba have sought to exploit continental discontent, “Latin America was already primed to combust.”
Messrs. Naim and Winter attribute popular anger to disappointing economic growth, stagnating wages, rising costs of living, mounting inequality, and corruption on the back of a commodity boom that significantly raised expectations.
Russian and Chinese support for embattled regimes at the risk of alienating protesters, who have proven in among others Chile, Iraq and Hong Kong undeterred by repressive efforts to squash their protests, will have paid off if it helps engineer the kind of stability Mr. Grigoryev is advocating.
Russian and Chinese leaders may be banking on a development akin to what Messrs. Moses and Winter describe as the emergence of repressive Latin American regimes in the 1970s and 1980s as a result of leaders’ failure to tackle slowing economic growth. The failure fuelled a decline of faith in democracy and the rise of populists.
“The same gears may churn toward mayhem and division, sown from within Latin American countries and without. Venezuela and Cuba may not be the main reason for the current protests. But if the region continues down its current path, it will be vulnerable to the next conspiracy, whether from Havana, Caracas, or somewhere else,” Messrs. Moses and Winter warned.
Events elsewhere in the world may well unfold differently. Yet, Russia and China could ultimately find themselves on the wrong side of history in an era of global breakdown of popular confidence in political systems and incumbent leadership and increasingly uncompromising, determined and resourceful protests.
Said Timothy Kaldas, a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, commenting on the protests in the Middle East: “This isn’t a revolution against a prime minister or a president. It’s an uprising demanding the departure of the entire ruling class,” the very people Russia and China would like to see remain in place.
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of Wuerzburg’s Institute of Fan Culture
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2019.10.07 10:25 fractalfay Suckling the Devil’s Juice in Front of the Mixed Vegetables: vision board of Before the 90 Days.

Welcome to your latest 90DF recap, where fifteen minutes of fresh content feels like an eternity, and where absolutely no one is in love.
Here’s Darcey and Stacey, demonstrating why “The Twin Life” flopped, and why the sequel, “Oh yeah? Nobody GOOD Loves You” is bound to suffer a similar fate. The Albanian vacation is limping to an end, so Darcey and Stacey sit down at the hotel bar for a little farewell snark, wearing matching Paula Abdul/Angus Young battle caps. Can I welcome you into the 90s, at least, ladies? I know riot grrl isn’t your thing, and I love shoulder pads as much as the next Mad Max cosplayer, but do you always have to look like Julia Roberts trying to buy a dress for Richard Gere’s girlfriend experience with wadded up dollar bills crammed into a clutch purse?
Anyway, so they bitch at each other for a few minutes and Darcey repeats the incorrect assertion that the man who has never said he loves her would have gotten down on one knee, if only she had obeyed. Stacey is tired and her morning drink is empty, so she heads outside to goodbye-hug Tom, who has drenched himself in sepia tone to disappear mid flight. Stacey talks more shit, Darcey talks more shit, a stiff breeze blows by and Tom’s pinched anus whistles a merry little tune.
Back in the UK Tom and Darcey deboard the plane with Darcey’s ebags advertisement, and I can feel the magnetic pull of the bathroom air dryer drawing her in for a little bodysuit blotting. She resists, since Tom is already sulking and kicking sand on her throwing shoes. She says tit-for-tat a few more times, since it hasn’t yet savaged my skull like a Lee press-on nail trapped in a rotary phone, and I’m desperate to plunge vocabulary out of Tom’s crumpet-hole and shoehorn it into her vocal fry. Tom’s titties swell with the power to destroy Darcey, and the self-esteem fairy keeps tit-for-tatting on the windshield, but Tom is too fast and turns the wipers on.
Tom scores an AirBNB next to his sister Emma’s house, and he warns Darcey that Emma can be judgmental, which basically means she lays down a disappointed school-marmish scowl when shit gets real. Darcey seems nervous, so I’m irrationally defensive. Have you even heard of ‘Murica, Tom? You are not ready for this revolution. Fuck your tea, Tom, right in the harbor. Fuck. Your. Tea.
After a quick flashback to Jesse’s wannabe Burning Man breeding agents, and Darcey’s stint as Angelica Houston, Tom says he’ll make a fire, and he tells us that he plans to “rekindle the spark” (I see what you did there, Tom). This means that now that he’s done whittling her down to one of those ducks on a pull string with wheels, he’s ready to get his fuck on. Romance.
The next day Darcey skips along in slippers with Tom’s beloved dog, which reminds him that deep down she’s a precious gelfling. Later they meet Emma and her partner Rick, and we’ve been primed to assume she’s eager to roll out the unwelcome mat, but really she’s there to kick Tom’s weak ankle out from under him. She says that Darcey looks just like someone Tom would date, since he’s into people who are mostly hair. Then she points out that Tom had “a bit of a tantrum” when he found out their vacation would be rerouted to Albania. Darcey smiles like the Kool-Aid man just burst through the wall. “Really I’m more like the older sibling, because my brother is a man-baby.” (Smile.)
Darcey lets it slip that Tom has always been on her vision board, and someone talking about their vision board to a triad of Brits has always been on my vision board. Then Emma demands to know if Tom is falling for Darcey, and when he starts to hem and haw she’s all, “I can’t hear you” and I can see her pinning Tom’s chicken wing behind his back in childhood, then saying, “now cluck.” Tom manages to mutter that she’s his partner and he’s falling for her, and Darcey throws her body on that bone and ravenously consumes every scrap before the other dogs smell blood.
Darcey: I love you.
Tom: (Crickets.)
Next up is Tim, who is battling it out with Benji for the honor of Storyline Fully Captured In Last Week’s Preview. If you’ll recall, last week Tim pouted over having to climb too many stairs to a breathtaking location, and then Jeniffer grabbed him by the pussy. Now they apparently need to talk about it again? After a few minutes of lukewarm tit-for-tat (I’m not sorry) Tim throws down, “What would you say if I asked you to marry me right now?” Jeniffer responds, “I don’t know” which is the only response to romantic shouting.
Questions: Why does Tim wear dog tags? Did those come free with cologne, or is there a story there? Is there more to his sexual reluctance with Jeniffer? Is there a polyamory bombshell on the horizon that Veronica can’t wait to announce? Why explore all of this when we could see Jeniffer shopping?
Tim flexes his bank muscle by telling Jeniffer she can get whatever she wants, as a reminder that he’s the only 90DF contestant to not close out a 401K account, commit credit card fraud, or plead with a parent in order to make the K1 visa happen. Violet goes to her grandparents, which leaves us with these two, which isn’t fair to anyone except Violet. Then Tim decides that he and Jeniffer’s new shirt should call Veronica for a mutually insincere exchange of unpleasantries.
Chloe is polite to Jeniffer during their exchange, and Jeniffer produces a saccharine smile, and an “Oh hiiiiii” about as sincere as a flight attendant searching for a new seat to accommodate a perfume allergy. Conversation time!
Jeniffer: We’ve been fighting a little bit (smile smile smile). I see all the time that you are texting. So do you still have feelings, or… Translation: I see you, bitch.
Veronica: I BEAT THE STUPID out of him, for the most part, so, you’re welcome. Translation: It’s really unfair that my fixer-upper is being sold as new. But sure, enjoy the fruits of my exhaustive labor, ha ha ha I’m FINE.
Veronica: I’m not trying to ruin it. Translation: I’m totally trying to ruin it.
Veronica: Why are you interested in him? Translation: I thought I’d be the hottest woman he ever dated.
Veronica: How has your physical connection been? Translation: Tom can keep his tea, but this needs to be spilled.
Jeniffer: He’s very respectful of me. Translation: He has not conquered me.
Did anyone else suddenly get really tired? Must be time for Benji’s boring, obviously home-schooled ass to make Mr. Rogers’ disappointed face at Akenyi. When we left off their story, Benji was judging Akenyi like a good Christian because she suckled the devil’s juice in front of her mixed vegetables. Instead of giving her solid advice, like eat before you guzzle a margarita to avoid the vomit comet, the essence of their exchange can be communicated with two revealing lines:
Akenyi: What did I do?
Benji: You know, you were intoxicated. Disagreed with me. Asked for another drink. Loudly.
Sometimes when people are hyper-sensitive around booze, it’s because they’ve been around a lot of alcoholics, and are done. I’M DONE! Benji strikes me as someone who has never been around anyone who drinks at all. One margarita, and wanting two, is not a problem. Screaming, “GET OFF ME!” And getting into a fight with a fence that came out of nowhere, before collapsing on the ground crying, “The fence won, you fucking bitch! I’m voting for Andrew Yang!” Is a problem.
But Benji did come halfway around the world to learn things, he came halfway around the world for an obedient sex doll, and he’s not going to tolerate Akenyi having a personality and independent thought when he’s a divorced lipless underemployed white man with a child and an endless supply of khaki shorts. Akenyi calls him out for overreacting and being a control freak, and somehow still seems onboard to marry him. Then she tells the camera that what Benji doesn’t know is after the bride price is agreed upon, she and Benji will be fully married. She didn’t mention this before, because she never thought Benji would make it all the way through her gauntlet of people.
Still awake? That means you get to suffer through Benji’s blubbering conversation with friend Desiree. Something about remembering he has a son and possibly maybe almost proposing to Akinyi makes him start blubbering, and Omar appears out of nowhere to say, “Men don’t cry.”
Angela, come on out of that cotton patch and tote us out of this segment. Back in Nigeria, Angela’s setting up her laptop to report back to Skylar and the rest of Team Tote about the quality of her powdered eggs, and how long NASA thinks they could survive in space. Her grandkids are excited to see her, and come on, you know it would be amazing having Angela for a grandmother. The principal thought mom was coming in for that conference, but what shows up is a chain smoking grandmother with a fistful of scratch lottery tickets and a muscle car cooling in the parking lot. That teacher never called my house again.
“The egg might be a dud, but the best news is my uterus is beautiful,” Angela announces, further expanding my vision board. “Take it, Michael.”
“Umm…okay,” Michael is not equipped for this conversation. “Can you…give us…your egg?”
“No.” Ah, the voice of reason.
“I’ll pay you for it!” Ah, the voice of Angela.
“I wouldn’t do it for a million dollars,” Skylar lies.
“You a damn liar, because if I had a million dollars you’d give up all your eggs.” #facts, and if we’re dealing with that kind of dollars, I have a whole nest of unused genetic potential just rotten away in my no-baby basket. I won’t be doing any of the toting business, and if that kid gets dark and takes song lyrics too seriously around puberty, she’s not allowed to know where I live.
“It’ll be my child, I don’t care who totes it,” Skylar says, sending us into a quantum realm of Keanu Reeves, wondering if any babies are like, really ours, if we only, like, carry them. Whoa.
Later on Angela walks hand in hand with Michael in her technicolor dreamcoat, because it’s time to meet up with the so-called goofballs for some quick alienation. On the way there it kinda looks like she stops to pee in the bushes, but this episode is light on wonder. The goofballs report they didn’t know she was coming, and that’s a damn lie, because Michael just said they wanted to see her…and that’s another lie. Angela’s hello is, “I don’t like you.” This is the truth. She mentions she didn’t want Michael to go out on his birthday because she was sick and needed his emotional support, and that’s another lie! That’s it! Lying again!
“She’s just looking for someone she can control,” says President Goofball, Keeper of Truth.
Michael realizes he’s going to be chewing his own foot all night if he doesn’t overreact, so he starts gesturing and huffing and puffing in the manly fashion Angela approved of when they got into a fight leaving the airport. The first two friends beat feet to some other dance battle, and the lone calm friend asks the question of questions: “what is this really about?”
Um, getting on TV?
Speaking of getting on TV, Cesar is still telling stories on my television. I’m hoping that his scenes will turn full improve soon, and he’ll go to the front of a restaurant and say, “Okay, someone shout out an item from the bathroom and a place you take a friend. Go!”
Instead, Cesar explains that if Maria would just sit and think about how she owes him, everything would be okay. An overly enthusiastic friend picks him up at the airport, and both were inches from cracking up as Cesar explained that Maria needs a new toothbrush, so he’s sending her $3,000 and a plane ticket to Cuba. She says she hopes he gets over this business, but we all know that’s not going to happen until he’s ruled out of milking another $12K from TLC for next season.
Speaking of Keanu AND milking another season, Avery and Omar are in Beirut, having nothing to say to each other now that they don’t have Teri to torment. Avery sits in the taxi looking like she has allergies, reciting a children’s book about Lebanon: “I love being in a Muslim country. People here look like me. Other people do not look like me. Sometimes that makes me sad. Lebanon has a beach. The beach has sand! The sand is beautiful. Isn’t it beautiful? The taxi goes vroom vroom! Isn’t the taxi beautiful?”
Omar stares out the window, which gives us a second to review Avery’s conversation topics:
1.) “He’s the love of my life.” (Check.)
2.) “We can live anywhere!” (Check.)
3.) “We’re finally married!” (Check.)
Having checked all of her boxes, Avery gets bored and demands an emotional outburst from Omar about how Shakespearean-agonized he feels about her forthcoming departure. Sort of odd to request theatrics from someone living in a war-torn nation where people constantly die or plot escape, but so is asking about whether Sephora is able to deliver between bombs.
Avery: I want you to be sad, like Romeo just before he killed himself.
Omar: Men don’t cry.
Avery: Is that in the Quran?
Omar: You didn’t read the Quran?
Avery: Is that in the Quran?
Omar: No.
Avery: Four more hours until I leave.
Omar: …
Avery: Is that a call to prayer? Three more hours until I leave.
Omar: ..
Avery: Two more hours until I leave. Is that in the Quran? I feel like you’re not going to miss me. I feel like this is all about the visa. Now that we’re legally married, I feel that I should question things.
Omar: Don’t apply for the visa then. I will miss you so very much. So beautiful. So nice. One more hour until you leave.
Speaking of riveting conversations, wondering about Rebecca and Zied? Here they are on the way to the Sahara Desert for a little sexy sexual sexy sex sex:
Rebecca: Do you love me?
Zied: I love you so much.
Scene.
They’re going glamping, which is when you sleep in a tent but pack a suitcase with wheels, while wearing your best desert leather. Rebecca goes to smoke somewhere, which gives Zied a second to furiously rifle through his suitcase for the ring he bought with her money. This whole episode is like “Love, Actually” sucked through a black hole.
“Just thought I’d remind you of the endless drumroll leading up to my still-married confession,” Rebecca tells the camera, as it desperately hunts for something else to film.
The plot thickens when Rebecca “accidentally” shows Zied a picture of her ex while hunting for a photo of her grandkids. He mentions the photo was from five years ago, which must be when she pulled that guy out of grade school to get hitched. She’s appalled that he’s questioning her definitely totally innocent scrolling through photos to find a very specific one from supposedly five years ago, since she definitely has the same phone she did then, and just this one specific picture to show, and also integrity. How dare he question the commitment of a woman who’s still married?
Zied explains that he’s a jealous and controlling man, which leaves Rebecca confused about why he’s so jealous and controlling. Zied places a gorilla mitt on the back of her neck like a low rent pimp, so we can get a preview of the future domestic violence call, if they ever arrive at domestic. For the first time, I wish that Cesar would show up.
Next week, Jeniffer asks Tim if he’s gay, Tom swing dances around Nipple Watch 2: Electric Boobaloo, Avery is drunk on her mom’s pain, TLC uses Cesar as filler, and Zied runs off on the back of a motorcycle, because he doesn’t drive those either.
Thank you supporters of my Patreon for making this ongoing accident worth oggling. Without you, I would not-cry like Omar.
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2019.07.23 13:13 Taqwacore Intelligence Controversies

This post is an extension of an earlier illuminating discussion with ynthrepic in which we agree to steelman Charles Murray and the controversy surrounding his work. Having continued to mull over some of the ideas that were brought up in this discussion, I present here a more charitable, yet nonetheless critical, reflection of Murray's work. I also aim to present a brief overview of two other controversies pertaining to intelligence.
Much of the controversy surrounding Charles Murray stems from his 2004 publication of The Bell Curve, co-authored with Harvard professor Richard J. Herrnstein. Although Herrnstein is listed as the first or primary author, most discussions surrounding The Bell Curve focus on Murray's involvement. It would seem that much of the actual science in the The Bell Curve was the work of Herrnstein (psychologist/sociologist), while Murray (political scientist) was left to draw conclusions based on Herrnstein's research. This introduces us to the first criticism of The Bell Curve, that we should expect a level of bias from an author not accustomed to the scientific method or empiricism. I think it reasonable to expect a "political scientist" to have an implicit sociopolitical bias and to stream real world data through that biased conscious. Nonetheless, I should point out that most of Murray's conclusions in relation to the importance of intelligence as a determinant of income, career status, legal status (i.e. whether one is likely to commit a crime), etc. are not actually controversial. There's a nature v. nurture debate as to whether parental income, education level, criminality, etc. affects the intelligence of their offspring. The academic debate surrounding this issue has been raging for decades, but is otherwise a healthy debate and not particularly politically loaded.
The actual controversy in relation to Murray and The Bell Curve comes down to what comes next, or taking this debate a step further to consider evolutionary implications. There's no controversy in acknowledging that we select intimate or life partners based on likeness or degree of similarity. The adage that "opposites attract" seldom, if ever, holds true (sorry Paula Abdul). Beautiful people tend to marry and procreate with other beautiful people. You and me...more you...only wish we could procreate with beautiful people. The well educated will tend to seek similarly well-educated mates. We ultimately want to marry someone who shares similar values to ourselves, and this is usually a product of having a similar IQ, educational experience, and childhood upbringing. So if there is a gene for intelligence or learning, we have an unconscious affinity for selecting mates based on that gene and for passing it on.
In considering the effects of this evolutionary trend, Murray does at least point out twice that:
  1. "The debate about whether and how much genes and environment have to do with ethnic differences remains unresolved."
  2. "It seems highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something to do with racial differences."
So while Murray extrapolates about the genetic effect of this mate selection process based on IQ, supposing that this could lead to wider racial differences, Murray does, to his credit, correctly observe that not only can the environment play an important mediating role in this relationship, but that we still don't know which exerts the greater effect on intelligence: genetics or the environment.
So what's the problem? Why the controversy? To be charitable, the issue of race/IQ and genetics/IQ has always been considered dangerous territory, but not one that science has ever steered away from. Most scientists who explore these issues will take pains to go through the usual platitudes of wanting to distance themselves from accusations of promoting genetics over IQ by highlighting, as Murray himself had tried to do, that this remains an unresolved issue. So I would contend that the problem isn't that Murray is a racist, as many have argued, but that he isn't as skilled a communicator as many writing in this field, and that he failed to adequately expand upon the counter-argument, vis-a-vis, the role of the environment.
Conclusion: Murray is not forwarding a racist argument. He simply poorly communicated one of the ongoing controversies that persists in the psychometic literature.
At this point, it might be worthwhile reviewing some of the other unresolved controversies that persist in the psychometic literature:
General Intelligence v. Multiple Intelligence
The concept of general intelligence and subsequent psychometric testing of intelligence (e.g. IQ) is premised on the idea that intelligence is a global phenomenon: your intelligence is based your capacity for spatial reasoning, pattern recognition, classification skills, verbal and mathematical intelligence, logical reasoning, etc. Most testing instruments will provide a breakdown of these faculties, but we tend to evaluate people based on a single global or unified score. This classical approach to IQ testing was first developed by Alfred Binet in order to stream French schoolchildren based on their intelligence. Binet was mortified to learn that this testing was actually being used to discriminate, with high IQ children being given the lion's share of educational resources, and those at the lower end of the IQ spectrum simply being kept entertained before coming of age and existing the education system.
One phenomenon that has always posed a problem for standard IQ testing is the idiot savant. Savants, like many with autistic spectrum disorders, can exhibit extreme giftedness in certain domains of intelligence (e.g. mathematics), scoring so high in these singular domains as to offset their shortcomings in other areas. In effect, a savant can score in the normal range for global intelligence, despite only scoring highly in the one domain. This observation eventually gave rise to the Theory of Multiple Intelligence, in which we recognize domain-specific intelligence and ignore global scores. Multiple Intelligence is a better predictor of performance (e.g. academic ability), but not necessary of life outcomes as "life" requires a broad range of skills.
Intelligence and Political Alignment
In a series of articles published in 2008, Deary, Batty, and Gale showed that high IQ was positively associated with liberal attitudes and the tendency to favor left-leaning social policies. Conversely, Schoon et al. (2010) and Stankov (2009) showed that IQ was negatively correlated with conservatism, meaning that conservatives tended to score lower in standard IQ testing. These findings suggest that high-IQ individuals perceive more complex relationships between social phenomena (i.e. wokeness), leading them to support liberal or left-leaning policies.
Nevertheless, these studies are contrasted by a more recent study by Solon (2014), who reported that political alignment sits on a U-curve of IQ. In effect, both high and low IQ individuals gravitate towards the left of the political spectrum, while those of average intelligence gravitate towards the right.
These studies tell us that there's still a lot that we don't know about the relationship between intelligence and political alignment, other than to say that there is a relationship between intelligence and alignment. Nonetheless, we still have to consider the role of environmental factors in this relations.
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2019.07.12 23:12 docdoc5 RPDR RANDOMIZED: All Stars 1 Week 1 Results and LSFYL

RPDR RANDOMIZED: All Stars 1 Week 1 Results and LSFYL

Based on runway presentations and photoshoot I've made some decisions.
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Team Willox
https://preview.redd.it/xp0ekrb9nx931.png?width=260&format=png&auto=webp&s=a0ee454ff1c7eee1f28181fba95dc403e2522934
...welcome back! You two both look great, its clear that you both stayed true to your own drag aesthetic while tying in elements of your partners. You're safe...
Team Sheaxin

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...it's so nice to see you both back! You two have chemistry definitely though Vixen your runway look doesn't really stack up to Shea's you two need to remember this season is all about "Synergy"

Team Pearlet

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...Pearl, it's like you never left! You two look absolutely radiant. This is a pairing I wouldn't have expected but you two really do complement each other in a great way. Both the photo and your runway look amazing!

Team Jujuha

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...my queens! I've missed you! I must say I was expecting more from the both of you. You two both did so well on your seasons and I expected that personality and style to transfer into this challenge and it didn't come through. You're both strong queens--use your strengths!

Team Lake Andrews

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...hello again! This is probably the most unconventional pairing though you have the potential to be the strongest--you each have a super strength in your partner's weakness. This however, was not translated into this challenge. You failed to mesh and it showed.
Team Jessina

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...mis reinas!! Welcome back! You two look lovely tonight. It's clear you worked together as a team to put forth something chic but true to who you both are as queens. Great work!
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Team Jessina...you're safe
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Condragulations, you are the winners of this week's challenge.
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Team Sheaxin... you're safe. you may leave the stage. That means Teams Jujuha and Lake Andrews you are both up for elimination tonight. Please nominate one member of your team to lip sync.
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Roxxxy ...Jujubee two queens stand before me. Prior to tonight you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance to the song "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul. This is your last chance to impress me and save yourself from elimination.
The time has come...
for you to LIP SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE
Good luck....and do not f*ck it up!
POLL: http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/rqmboo/opposites-attract
SPREADSHEET: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hhEl-hZZ9jpWrxRCMuG1Itni7GiqXTBd9T4NhuY3DJg/edit?usp=sharing
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2019.02.11 18:38 Nutthawut45 ALPHABET DRAG RACE: B-C - Episode 8 "Jocks In Frocks Makeovers" (RESULTS)

Welcome back, ladies. Based on your makeovers tonight, I've made some decision.
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Courtney Act, Rien Act didn't get caught in the act, you're safe
 
BeBe Zahara Benet, this is the time for your partner to shine, you're safe
 
BenDeLaCreme, Cream always rises to the top, so is your partner! Condragulation, you're the winner of this week challenge.
 
Bob The Drag Queen your makeovers was really messy . . . . you're safe.
 
Chi Chi DeVayne and Chad Micheals I'm sorry my dear, but you are up for elimination
 
Two queens stand before me. Prior to tonight, you were asked to prepare a lip synce performance to 'Forever Your Girl' by Paula Abdul Ladies, this is your last chance to impress me and safe yourself from elimination. The time has come ... for you to lipsync ... FOR YOUR LIFE! Good luck, and don't fuck it up!
 
VOTE http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/jbjkzg/alphabet-drag-race-b-c-episode-8-lip-sync
 
SPREADSHEET https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zYQ8L3oBmSU4ov3DE0vlsESaEiQxlVV5i9bHqTKHwsQ
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2019.02.04 09:55 ilookfuckinorange LIP SYNCS MATTER - ALL STARS 1! Week 2: RuPaul's Gaff-In

"Rujubee - who will lip sync for your team?", Ru asked.
"I will", Jujubee spoke.
"Randy - same question. Who's the lip syncer in your team?"
"I will lip sync", Raja said.
"Raven, Pandora - you may now step to the side of the stage. If during the first minute of the performance you'll feel like your partner isn't doing well enough, you can use the buzzer to replace your teammate and finish the lip sync. However, you can use this option only once during the entire season.
Now, two queens stand before me.
Prior to tonight, you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance of Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul.
And now, the time has come!
For you to lip sync...
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LEGACY!
Good luck, and don't fuck it up!"
The girls put on a very fun and engaging performance, playing off of each other and serving all the face and dance moves and comedy they could.
After the lip sync, Ru invited Raven and Pandora back on stage.
"Ladies, I've made my decision.
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Team Rujubee - you're the winners!
Both of you receive cash tips of $5.000.
Team Randy - today is not your best lip sync day. But, there are still many chances for you to snatch those coins!
Now, if you can't love yourselves, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here?"
"AMEN!"
"Alright, now let the music play!"
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The next week in the Werk Room, the girls talked about their fears concerning the team twist and how will it affect their progress in the competition.
"Hello, hello, hello!" Ru walked in. "Ladies, may I interest you with a mini challenge?
Let's put your friendships to the test, with a little game I like to call In Da Butt Ru! I'll be asking each pair a series of questions, specially designed to check your compatibility! Let's start with Yarlexis!"
After Ru tested all pairs, she announced:
"Well, we have clear winners here! Rujubee, condragulations, you're the winners of this challenge! Your reward is sweeter than revenge - a pie to the face!
But, let's get to the main challenge.
I want you all to get your impersonator frocks out for a game we call... RuPaul's Gaff-In! cue the PTSD right now
All of you will have to impersonate chosen celebrities in pairs, doing three segments:
  1. Interacting with me and our special guest, Mama, in an All Star cocktail party!
  2. Next, you'll be taking part in a joke exchange, also interacting with me!
  3. Then, you'l have your own shining moments on the joke wall, where you'll have to interact with your teammate.
So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen - start your engines! And may the best women - win! Good luck!"
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CHARACTERS:
  1. Alexis Mateo as Jennifer Lopez Yara Sofia as Paulina Rubio
  2. Chad Michaels as Lily Tomlin Shannel as Anna Wintour
  3. Jujubee as Margaret Cho Raven as Meryl Streep
  4. Latrice Royale as Leslie Jones Mimi Imfurst as Eureka
  5. Nina Flowers as Celia Cruz Tammie Brown as Judy Garland
  6. Pandora Boxx as Dolly Parton Raja as Courtney Love
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Welcome to the infamous Gaff-In! Who do you think would do the best job at impersonation in this setting?
Poll: http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/xqwfzb/lip-syncs-matter-as1-week-2-rupaul39s-gaff-in
Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18-TkQ6Tw8-EFH8p_9xscCNzVrXbQZ-R0N-8ArlaTls4/edit?usp=sharing
See you soon, loves! Bye! <3
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2018.10.16 08:04 WhiskeyRanting RDA Recap - October 15, 2018

Another week has come and gone, true believers. No witticisms from me this week. I'm coming down from a sick. Thanks to u/Am_I_Devo for the links - let's do this. This is your RDA Recap.
INTRO
Concrete Blonde - "Joey"
FIRESIDE 1
Gryph is visiting family, and Nash is left at home with the furry kids. It being fall, Lokidog has developed a new pastime - eating acorns, throwing them up, and eating them again. Loki has also been sleeping in Nash's bed, and Loki likes to steal covers - which they had to replace, because Loki ate the last set. Yes.
Moving on to nostalgia - Winamp is releasing an entirely new version soon! RDA's been running on Winamp since RDA began. It has many shiny features that Nash hasn't been able to find anywhere else. "I'm...skeptical. I'm not entirely sure what the new version is going to be. If it's some kind of streaming service, we're done."
"Winamp. It really whips the llama's ass."
Nash went to the mall to pick up a few things from Gamestop (he knows, shut up). Aftermarket parts to make his Xbox controller more comfortable. That poor controller looks like it got dressed in the dark in a stranger's closet.
INVISIBLES
Girlpool - "Lucy's"
Nothing but Thieves - "Forever and Ever More"
Gabby's World - "Winter, Withdraw"
Stove - "Mosquiter"
FIRESIDE 2
New New Who! With every regeneration, the early stories are rough, the show taking the time to figure out who everyone - including the Doctor - is. New series has apparently hit the ground running and skipped that early roughness entirely.
There is only one part Nash didn't like, and it's very minor as far as the show goes, but: "I hate the new TARDIS. [...] Mainly because it's very dark, very shadowy." It does not evoke the feeling of a time and space ship in our Uncle Nash. "If you told me it was the Master's TARDIS, I would believe you; it looks like something a baddie would be flying around in."
SET 1
Nash - Doctor Who Classic "Robot"
The Ramones - "Pet Sematary"
Tracy Chapman - "Give Me One Reason"
asdfmovie ft Schmoyo - "The Muffin Song"
Postmodern Jukebox - "Welcome to the Black Parade"
FIRESIDE 3
New Pet Sematary movie coming out soon, hot on the heels of the new IT movie. Stehpen King adaptations are doing well, so I'm hopeful for this one. Just don't talk to me about The Dark Tower. Quoth Nash: "I'm not saying it's gonna be terrible, 'cause I don't know."
Further talk about old Stephen King adaptations ensued. Nash isn't really into horror so much - "Have you seen who's President?" - and I can't blame him for that. It's an acquired taste at best. (I still think Misery is the best King adaptation ever. Kathy Bates brought that shit to life.)
SET 2
Halestorm - "Do Not Disturb"
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - "Son of a Bitch (Give Me A Drink)"
Bad Lip Reading - BTS "Sample of my Pasta"
Primus - "Mr. Krinkle"
FIRESIDE 4
"Primus didn't give A FUCK!"
SET 3
Mystery Skulls - "Hellbent"
A word from some of our favorite sponsors; check those folks out, they're great!
AQUA - "Barbie Girl"
Wilco - "Dawned On Me"
(I've been sitting on this joke since last week. Please, sing to yourself, to the tune of the Muppet Show theme) It's time to keep the lights on / it's time to make some cash / it's time to read the shoutouts / with our favorite floof and Nash!
WTFIWWY
Tara has a fancy new Captain America sweater, and it caused a miracle: Peggy and Simba almost played! Almost. At least it wasn't attempted murder. Nash goes back over his own pet problems. (I don't add commentary to the stories, I just transcribe the headlines as they appear. Google them for full context, they get weird.)
STORY 1: Toronto police looking for man who jumped into shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium
STORY 2: Naked Tweaker Desecrated A Baptismal Font
STORY 3: Gender reveal party ends in fight outside Applebee's, police say
STORY 4: Yale alarm app debacle causes chaos across UK homes
STORY 5: Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance - Collateral damage on second F-16
STORY 6: Man cited for burning hot tub inside his pool
SET 4
That Movie Chick - Hot Fuzz
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - "Do It All The Time"
Dir En Grey - "Rinkaku"
Jones' Big Ass Truck Rental And Storage
Homestar Runner - Strongbad Email "Haircut"
Partner - "Everybody Knows"
FIRESIDE 5
It's Gradycat time! Lokidog also weighs in.
SET 5
The Dom - Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
Estrons - "Lilac"
Rasmussen - "Higher Ground"
Neil Cicierega - The Count Censored
Brentalfloss - Mario Kart 8 with lyrics
The Nields - "Gotta Get Over Greta"
FIRESIDE 6
Trent Troop, the Starchibald half of the Isle of Rangoon, lost his job. Nash requests that we help him out if we can (https://www.gofundme.com/help-trent-survive-job-loss), spread it around if we can't help directly. Trent is good people and a friend of the show, and in times like this we internet nerds gotta look out for our own.
We end on promises of the weekly gaming stream and Tech Q&A. And Nash being mean to his audience. "This is not a good request and I'm doing it to you anyway."
CLOSER
Paula Abdul & MC Skat Kat - "Opposites Attract"
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2018.10.07 22:22 YosemitySam Broken Billboard Article

Top 40 Duets Of All Time
One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine\'s Day\'s celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot 100 hits to single out the biggest songs by two singers to ever hit the chart. So grab a box of chocolates, dim the lights, cozy up to that special someone and turn up the speakers as we count down the hottest duets of all time.

Top 50 \'Love\' Songs of All Time
PHOTOS: Pop Star Hookups \& Breakups
20 Best Love Songs By Real Couples 30 Biggest Break-Up Songs
This chart is comprised only of songs where two singers share equal vocal duties on the track. Ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 since the chart launched in August 1958. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.

Text by Keith Caulfield, M. Tye Comer, Mariel Concepcion, Jessica Letkemann, Jason Lipshutz, Jillian Mapes and Chart Beat Columnist Gary Trust

How This Chart Was Created: The 40 Biggest Duets of All-Time list includes songs that feature two singers sharing equal vocal duties on the track. Ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 since the chart launched in August 1958. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Prior to the Hot 100\'s implementation in 1991 of enhanced radio and sales information from Nielsen BDS and Nielsen SoundScan, songs had shorter reigns at No. 1 and shorter chart lives. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from the past 52 years, earlier time frames were each weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those decades and the turnover rates that have occurred since the advent of Nielsen Music data.

40. The Closer I Get To You
Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway
1978
Just months before Donny Hathaway\'s untimely death, this tender tune for Hathaway and Roberta Flack was a No. 2 hit on the Hot 100 in 1978, but it wasn\'t the first star turn for a song by the pair. Their 1973 duet \"Where Is The Love\" won them a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group. \"The Closer I Get,\" meanwhile, has gone on to be covered by no less than Beyonce dueting with Luther Vandross in 2003.

39. I Just Can\'t Stop Loving You
Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett
1987
Michael Jackson is that rare artist that can score on the charts alone, in a group, duetting with another male superstar (for example with Paul McCartney on \"Say Say Say\" and \"The Girl Is Mine\"), and, as was the case with this love ballad, pairing his lilting tones with a female singer. \"I Just Can\'t Stop Loving You,\" which found the King Of Pop trading emotional verses with Siedah Garrett, rose to the top of the Hot 100 in Sept. 1987.

38 . I\'m Your Angel
R. Kelly \& Celine Dion
1998
And the award for oddest pairing goes to\… R. Kelly and Celine Dion, who came together for the duet \"I\'m Your Angel,\" written by Kelly and featured in Dion\'s \"These Are Special Times\" album. Released in 1998, the single reached No. 1 on the Billboard 100 chart and remained there for six weeks.

37. Wild Night
John Mellencamp With Me\'Shell Ndegeocello
1994
The \"Wild Night\" in question seems to have been entirely platonic in this case. There\'s clearly no chemistry between Mellencamp and Ndegeocello in the video, but the two sure have a jammin\' ol\' time on the track. This version of the song, originally by Van Morrison, spent two weeks at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart the fall of 1994.

36. The Next Time I Fall
Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
1986
Is it possible to fall in love with the same person twice? Peter Cetera and Amy Grant (oh, and songwriter Bobby Caldwell) seem to think so. On the popular song \"The Next Time I Fall,\" which appears on Cetera\'s 1986 album \"Solitude/Solitaire,\" Cetera and Grant harmonize about falling in love all over again with the same lover. Sweet!

35. I Got You Babe
Sonny \& Cher
1965
Iconic \'60-\'70s husband and wife duo Sonny \& Cher had several hits during their career, but none came to define the pair quite like \"I Got You Babe.\" The track spent three weeks atop of Hot 100 in 1965. In addition to wooing couples across the globe, the hit grew to become an easy going love ballad for the hippie generation.

34. All I Have
Jennifer Lopez \& LL Cool J
2003
Based on a sample from Debra Laws\' 1981 song \"Very Special,\" \"All I Have,\" finds J. Lo and LL Cool J talking about a couple that\'s on the verge of calling it quits. Still, while the tune is about splitsville, Jenny from the block and Mr. James manage to separate in style and grace (See Jennifer\'s Louis Vuittons and Gucci bags?).

33. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Barbra Streisand / Donna Summer
1979
For those weathering a breakup, two of the biggest divas of all-time are here to declare that \"enough is enough.\" Donna Summer commiserates with Barbra Streisand over the sad state of dealing with relationships before musically saying \"Screw it! Let\'s dance!\" to a thumping disco beat. It is a truly glorious moment to listen to the singers bust out of their slumps -- and apparently all of America thought so as well, as the song stayed at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for two weeks in 1979.

32. The Girl Is Mine
Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
1982
Many things are unlikely about the MJ-Macca pairing: that \"The Girl Is Mine\" was actually the lead single off \"Thriller,\" that Jackson would later buy the rights to Beatles songs behind McCartney\'s back, but most of all, that the two mega-stars would ever fight over a woman. But after having a ball recording McCartney\'s \"Say Say Say\" together in 1981, Jackson and his Beatle friend gave it another go with the cheesy, soft-rock duet. \"The Girl Is Mine\" peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, and stayed there for three weeks -- probably because we were all surprised to see the two superstars singing together.

31. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Aretha Franklin \& George Michael
1987
Considering what we know now, the pairing of Aretha Franklin and George Michael on the uptempo duet \"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)\" seems a little less strange. After all, every sassy diva needs her gay BFF. But regardless of the head-scratching over its duo of performers, \"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)\" spent two weeks atop the Hot 100 chart in 1987 as well as 17 weeks total.

30. Friends And Lovers
Carl Anderson \& Gloria Loring
1986
While \"Friends and Lovers\" sounds undoubtedly dated, the airy duet between unlikely pairing of actors/singers Carl Anderson and Gloria Loring was all the rage in \'86. After a popular performance on the soap opera \"Days Of Our Lives\" -- on which Loring starred as lounge singer Liz Chandler -- the song spent two weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart. For those hoping to move out of the dreaded \"friends zone,\" Anderson and Loring have some encouragement that it\'s actually possible: \"We don\'t have to be one or the other.\"

29. Up Where We Belong
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
1982
\"Up Where We Belong\" may be synonymous with the 1982 film \"An Officer and a Gentleman,\" but the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes duet is just as romantic even when one is not staring at a super-dreamy uniformed Richard Gere. The song not only stayed at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for three weeks in late 1982 -- it also won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for a film in 1983. What we wouldn\'t give for smokey-voiced Joe Cocker to serenade us with nonsense tales of eagles crying, all while being whisked away from our awful factory jobs!

28. Stop Draggin\' My Heart Around
Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
1981
Although Stevie Nicks\' debut album, \"Bella Donna,\" featured more timeless singles like \"Edge of Seventeen\" and \"Leather and Lace,\" the Tom Petty collaboration \"Stop Draggin\' my Heart Around\" was the world\'s first glimpse of the Fleetwood Mac singer as a solo artist. Produced by Petty and Jimmy Iovine, the rock track was even parodied by \"Weird Al\" Yankovic with the song \"Stop Draggin\' My Car Around.\"

27. No Air
Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown
2008
Between the more self-affirming singles \"Tattoo\" and \"One Step at a Time,\" Jordin Sparks released this lilting duet with R\&B star Chris Brown. A Grammy nominee for Best Pop Collaboration with vocals, \"No Air\" reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 and served as a precursor to Sparks\' emotionally wounded future single, \"Battlefield.\"

26. (I\'ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Bill Medley \& Jennifer Warnes
1987
The Black Eyed Peas recently used the hook of Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes\' duet for their single \"The Time (Dirty Bit),\" but the words \"I\'ve had the time of my life\" will forever be tied to the 1987 film \"Dirty Dancing.\" The soft-rock hit closed out the Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey flick and won the 1987 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

25. Easy Lover
Philip Bailey \& Phil Collins
1984
Phil Bailey, the longtime member of Earth, Wind \& Fire, and former Genesis drummer Phil Collins came together for this 80s pop confection off Bailey\'s 1984 album \"Chinese Wall.\" Although the track was Bailey\'s biggest hit by far, Collins scored again the following year with \"Separate Lives,\" his duet with Marilyn Martin.

24. You\'re The One That I Want
John Travolta \& Olivia Newton-John
1978
The peppy collaboration between \"Grease\" stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 in June 1978. \"You\'re The One That I Want,\" along with the actors\' other duet \"Summer Nights,\" helped the soundtrack to the hit 1978 film become certified eight-times platinum, according to the RIAA.

23. Baby, Come To Me
Patti Austin \& James Ingram
1982
It\'s one the greatest baby-making jams of all time, but \"Baby Come to Me\" was far from an immediate hit. When the Patti Austin \& James Ingram duet was first released in 1982, it only made it to no. 73 on the Hot 100. But later that year, the track gained new exposure through its use on ABC soap opera \"General Hospital.\" In response to the newfound buzz, the song was re-released and climbed to No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in early 1983.

22. Nobody
Keith Sweat \& Athena Cage
1996
Keith Sweat, the king of new jack soul, conjured up an intense quiet storm when he teamed up with soulful chanteuse Athena Cage for this steamy R\&B jam in 1996. The pair soared to no. 3 on the Hot 100, and sizzled at the top of the R\&B chart for three hot weeks.

21. You Don\'t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
Marilyn McCoo \& Billy Davis, Jr.
1976
Marilyn McCoo and Billy David Jr. didn\'t have to struggle to find their chemistry in the studio. Not only had the pair been married for seven years when they recorded this 1976 R\&B classic, they\'d already spent a decade making beautiful music together as part of \'70s soul quintet The 5th Dimension. The pair\'s romantic and musical bond paid off -- the Grammy-winning track went to No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles chart.

20. You Don\'t Bring Me Flowers
Barbra Streisand \& Neil Diamond
1978
Some duets exude their magic even though their singers recorded their tracks separately. That was not only the case with this song, but it was never intended to be a duet to begin with. Diamond released his version months before Streisand\'s. It wasn\'t, however, until inventive WAKY Louisville, Ky., programmer Gary Guthrie created a mixed edit that audiences heard the now-classic dual version. Columbia then released the song with both superstars. In just six chart weeks, it became the third Hot 100 No. 1 for each.

19. Don\'t Know Much
Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville
1989
Though Ronstadt racked eight Hot 100 top 10s between 1975 and 1980, she didn\'t reappear in the top tier until 1987 with the James Ingram duet \"Somewhere Out There\" (No. 2), from \"An American Tail.\" The ballad subsequently won the 1988 song of the year Grammy Award. For her next album, \"Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind,\" Ronstadt included four duets with Neville. This first single not only reached No. 2 on the Hot 100, but it also topped Adult Contemporary for five weeks and won the 1990 Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal.

18. Somethin\' Stupid
Nancy Sinatra \& Frank Sinatra
1967
The legendary Frank Sinatra claimed his final Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit -- and second No. 1 -- thanks to an unlikely duet with his daughter Nancy Sinatra. The latter already had some hits under her belt -- including the No. 1 \"These Boots Are Made For Walkin\'\" in 1966 -- so the \"Stupid\" pairing wasn\'t simply a riding-the-coattails moment for the Chairman\'s daughter. It is the only father-daughter duet to reach the top of the Hot 100, where it spent four weeks at the top.

17. The Way I Are
Timbaland \& Keri Hilson
2007
Super producer Timbaland called in a bunch of friends for his 2007 \"Shock Value\" album, including the rising star Keri Hilson, who guests on \"The Way I Are.\" Though the track didn\'t hit No. 1, it did peak at No. 3 -- for four non-consecutive weeks -- and linger on the list for a healthy 38 weeks. \"Way\" was one of four Hot 100 hits from \"Shock Value\" -- Timbo also claimed entries with \"Give It To Me\" (No. 1 for two weeks), \"Release\" (No. 91) and \"Apologize\" (No. 2).

16. Opposites Attract
Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair
1988
Yes, duets with cartoon cats count. The song is perhaps best remembered for its video featuring the animated MC Skat Kat, voiced by the track\'s featured act, the Wild Pair. \"Opposites Attract\" became the fourth and final Hot 100 No. 1 from Abdul\'s debut album, \"Forever Your Girl,\" following \"Straight Up,\" the title cut and \"Cold Hearted.\" A year later, Mariah Carey banked her fourth leader from her eponymous debut set, but no other artists in the chart\'s history have accomplished such out-of-the-gate domination.

15. Empire State of Mind
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
2009
It\'s an Empire State Building-tall order to create a Big Apple anthem when there\'s already Frank Sinatra\'s \"New York, New York\" (and Billy Joel\'s \"New York State of Mind\"). All the more impressive, then, that Jay-Z and Keys ruled the Hot 100 for five weeks with their modern Gotham theme. A Keys solo piano version reached No. 55 and the \"Glee\" cast opened its second season by performing its rendition, in honor of this year\'s nationals show choir finals taking place in the \"concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh.\" (It peaked at No. 21). Our (biased) favorite line from the song? Jay-Z\'s astute observation, \"now I live on Billboard\"!

14. Promiscuous
Nelly Furtado \& Timbaland
2006
Suggesting that \"Promiscuous\" was a jarring change of pace for Nelly Furtado would be an understatement. As the lead single from her Timbaland-produced \"Loose\" album in 2006, the sexy, thumpy number was a far cry from the more earnest, quirky singles of her first two albums -- including \"I\'m Like a Bird\" and \"Turn Off The Light.\" But sexy clearly worked, as the cheeky \"Promiscuous\" tune spent eight weeks lodged in the No. 1 slot. It was the first of two toppers from \"Loose\" -- she later returned with \"Say It Right.\"

13. Reunited
Peaches \& Herb
1979
The only good thing about breaking up is that it opens the door for making up -- a topic that R\&B duo Peaches \& Herb explored in their 1979 hit \"Reunited.\" The slow-burning jam became a crossover smash, topping both the Hot 100 and R\&B Singles charts. The song has also inspired several cover versions, including one by rock band Faith No More, who performed it during their 2009-10 reunion tour, and German star David Hasselhoff, who sung it at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

12. Separate Lives
Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
1985
Before there was \"Black Swan,\" the \'80s gave us the elegant dance film \"White Nights,\" starring Russian ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well as Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren and Isabella Rossellini. The movie is also remembered for its hit soundtrack, which yielded two Hot 100 No. 1s: Lionel Richie\'s Oscar-winning \"Say You, Say Me\" and this intimate ballad, written by Stephen Bishop (\"It Might Be You\"). The song became Martin\'s only topper and the fourth of Collins\' seven solo leaders.

11. On My Own
Patti LaBelle \& Michael McDonald
1986
While as the leaders of their respective groups Labelle and the Doobie Brothers, LaBelle and McDonald earned No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles, neither had a solo topper until this 1986 duet. Interestingly, the two singers hadn\'t met until well after the song was recorded and was scaling the chart -- as the single was put together on different coasts in different studios. As Fred Bronson notes in his \"Billboard Book of Number One Hits,\" \"As \'On My Own\' went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, LaBelle and McDonald met for the first time -- at NBC Studios in Burbank (Calif.), where they performed the song on \'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.\'\"

10. Don\'t Go Breaking My Heart
Elton John \& Kiki Dee
1976
John has recorded so many hit duets he even released an album entitled \"Duets,\" which peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 in 1993. Following his classic pairing with Dee, Elton graced the Hot 100 with the likes of Aretha Franklin, George Michael (their \"Don\'t Let the Sun Go Down on Me\" hit No. 1 in 1992), LeAnn Rimes and RuPaul(!), whose dance remake of this song, from \"Duets,\" dented the chart (No. 92) in 1994. John\'s current album? The collaborative \"The Union,\" with Leon Russell, which stands as John\'s top-charting set (No. 3) on the Billboard 200 since 1976.

9. Islands In The Stream
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
1983
Some 30 years ago, star power didn\'t shine much brighter than that of Rogers and Parton, who charted a combined 22 No. 1s on Country Songs in the \'80s. Add that this song was written by the Bee Gees and it\'s no surprise that it topped the Hot 100 for two weeks, as well as Country Songs and Adult Contemporary. In 1998, Pras Michel borrowed its melody for the chorus of \"Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are).\" The reinvention, featuring Ol\' Dirty Bastard and Mya, hit No. 15 on the Hot 100 and No. 8 on R\&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

8. Baby Boy
Beyonce \& Sean Paul
2003
Whether on her own (\"Irreplaceable,\" \"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)\"); in pairings (\"Beautiful Liar,\" with Shakira, \"Telephone,\" with Lady Gaga); or, in the trio Destiny\'s Child (\"Bills, Bills, Bills,\" \"Say My Name\"), Beyonce = Hot 100 hit-making. This duet marked the second of her five No. 1s since 2003 as a solo artist, following four toppers in Destiny\'s Child in 1999-2001. Paul capped the Hot 100 once before this leader, with \"Get Busy\" (three weeks, 2003), and once after, with \"Temperature\" (one week, 2006).

7. My Boo
Usher and Alicia Keys
2004
Not to be confused with the 1996 hit of the same name by Ghost Town DJs, this ode to having a boyfriend or girlfriend \"that will always have your heart\" was tailor made for success because of the team of R\&B superstars behind it. Not only does the track find Keys\' golden tones mingling with Ushers, the was the track co-written by Keys, Usher and Jermaine Dupri with Manuel Seal and Adonis Shropshire. Little wonder, then, that it rocketed to No. 1 and stayed there for six weeks.

6. I\'m Real
Jennifer Lopez \& Ja Rule
2001
Here\'s another of the four songs that J.Lo, with assistance from Ja Rule, took to No. 1 on the Hot 100 before she joined the judges panel on TV\'s No. 1-rated show, \"American Idol.\" Complementing her new night job, Lopez (previously at No. 36 on this ranking) has recently released the single \"On the Floor,\" featuring Pitbull. The track marks her first appearance on Billboard\'s Dance Airplay chart (where it debuted last week at No. 23) since 2007.

5. Dilemma
Nelly \& Kelly Rowland
2002
If you\'re a member of any group where there is someone who is ostensibly the lead singer -- and you aren\'t them -- it isn\'t easy to break out on your own. So for Destiny\'s Child\'s Kelly Rowland, her first single away from the group was an event. An event that could either turn into a footnote or a smash. And what a smash it was. Her \"Dilemma\" duet with Nelly notched a stunning 10-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, cementing Rowland as not just a backing vocalist to Beyonce, but a solo star in her own right.

4. Ebony And Ivory
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
1982
Recorded for Paul McCartney\'s \"Tug Of War\" album, the duet -- which spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 -- is the longest-running solo No. 1 for either McCartney or his duet partner Stevie Wonder. \"Ebony and Ivory\" works as a sort of ultimate \"can\'t we get along?\" song, with the lyric: \"Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony / side by side on my piano keyboard, oh lord why don\'t we?\"

3. The Boy Is Mine
Brandy \& Monica
1998
This 1998 duet had all the makings of a smash single. First, it paired up rising then-teen female R\&B stars Brandy and Monica -- each of whom had notched four top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits on their own, but not yet a No. 1. Second, there were rumors swirling that the two ladies weren\'t exactly on friendly terms. Third, the lyrical content of the song was all about fighting over a man -- perfect fodder for alleged rivals to sing about. The result? A No. 1 that lasted for 13 weeks at the top -- at the time, one of only seven singles in the chart\'s history to spend that long at No. 1.

2. Say Say Say
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
1983
Just seeing the words \"Michael Jackson\" and \"Paul McCartney\" placed next to each other would have sent chills up any music fan\'s spine back in 1983, when \"Say, Say, Say\" was released. The super duo\'s hit spent six weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was the second of two duets from the pair, following \"The Girl Is Mine\" (No. 2 on Jan. 8, 1983). The stars drifted apart after 1985, when Jackson purchased the massive ATV catalog of songs (which included the majority of the Beatles\' catalog). McCartney was later cool to Jackson, but after the latter\'s passing in 2009, he issued a statement about the King of Pop: \"I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.\"

1. Endless Love
Diana Ross \& Lionel Richie
1981
Diana Ross \& Lionel Richie\'s \"Endless Love\" crowns our list of the top duets of all time -- and with good reason. It\'s not only the biggest No. 1 hit for either artist (it spent nine weeks at the top), but also clung to the chart for an amazing 27 weeks -- a lengthy run for a single back in 1981. Richie wrote the music and lyrics for the soundtrack tune from the Brooke Shields movie of the same name, and recruited diva Ross to accompany him on the song. \"Endless\" almost returned to the Hot 100 perch nearly 13 years later, when Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey\'s cover stalled at No. 2 on Oct. 1, 1994.

Top 50 \'Love\' Songs of All Time
PHOTOS: Pop Star Hookups \& Breakups
20 Best Love Songs By Real Couples 30 Biggest Break-Up Songs

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2018.09.29 15:47 kmrfs NO PADDING! - S3 E6 (Challenge Results + Lip Sync)

Ladies, I've made some decisions.

Yara Sofia . . . This week, you were precisely in the middle of the pack. You're safe.
Stacy Layne Matthews . . . your cheerleading routine did not make us laugh, and your makeover was . . . unsettling.
Shangela . . . while your cheerleading routine was funny, you makeover was . . . awful. It looks like you've powdered between every layer of makeup -- she's crusty, girl.
Shangela . . . Stacy Layne Matthews . . . I'm sorry my dears, but you are up for elimination.
Manila Luzon . . . your cheerleading routine was hilariously campy, and your makeover was not only gorgeous, but also showed a distinct family resemblance.
Alexis Mateo . . . we loved every moment of your safe sex cheerleading routine, and it was clear that you've taught your partner some of that signature Mateo personality. And your makeover was stunning as well.
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You're safe.
Manila Luzon, Condragulations, you're the winner of this week's challenge. After three weeks in the bottom, you've really stepped up. Good work.
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TWO QUEENS STAND BEFORE ME. Ladies, prior to tonight, I asked you to prepare a lip sync performance to "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. Ladies, this is your last chance to impress me and save yourselves from elimination. The time has come for you to lip sync . . . for . . . your . . . LIFE! Good luck, and DON'T fuck it up.
Vote Here
Spreadsheet
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2017.07.14 14:39 Ramz93 Drag Me Down: Week 3

Ladies based on your lip sync performances to classic Paula Abdul hits I have made some decisions...
I expected a tight lip sync from my two All-Stars and that's what you delivered but it was Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 that narrowly snatched the fictory.
Akashia once again you broke the dawn and destroyed Serena Cha Cha!*
So based on the decider...
Chad Michaels & Akashia, with 2 out of 3 lip sync victories shantay you stay, you may join the other girls! Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 & Serena Cha Cha I can't deny I'm disappointed to see you both leave see early, I expected more from you....now sashay away.
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Week 3 of the race and RuPaul enters the werkroom to announce the next challenge...
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Starrbootylicious!
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Much like the season two edition each queen will take to the stage as part of one of two teams. There they will perform a burlesque number in front of a live audience to earn money. Out with that each team will takes to the streets in day drag to sell cherry pie gift certificates to supplement your teams earnings. The team that earns the most will win and the two that earn the least will find themselves in the bottom.
However...for the first time in this competition you will not be working with your partner for the entire challenge. For the group burlesque performance the teams will be split into either Team Top or Team Bottom.
Team Top will be comprised of our season winners:
Bebe Zahara Benet
Tyra Sanchez
Raja
Sharon Needles
Chad Michaels
Jinkx Monsoon
Bianca Del Rio
Violet Chachki
Bob The Drag Queen
Sasha Velour
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While Team Bottom will be formed of our season losers:
Porkchop
Nicole Paige Brooks
Venus D-Lite
Alisa Summers
Akashia
Penny Tration
Magnolia Crawford
Tempest DeJour
Dax ExclamationPoint
Jaymes Mansfield.
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So while the queens will be working together to pull off a sickening performance, each queen will be doing everything they can to stand out and rake in them coins.
Each queens performance in their group burlesque number will be 40% of their teams score with the remaining 20% coming from their Cherry Pie gift certificate sales so there really is no place to hide!
So ladies good luck and don't fuck it up!!!
Poll: http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/wixqca/drag-me-downweek-3
Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11nZ-HtDIAknyPoMwy1F7JfYybDbF1yr2pnNgcF3nhLw
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2017.06.19 13:13 feedreddit ONE DEAD in London terror attack -- INSIDE Trump’s tech meeting -- JARED back to Israel -- DEMS to try to weaponize Trump's ‘mean’ comment -- BRITTANY BRAMELL to TSA -- KEVIN SHERIDAN engaged -- B’DAY: Jeff Mason

ONE DEAD in London terror attack -- INSIDE Trump’s tech meeting -- JARED back to Israel -- DEMS to try to weaponize Trump's ‘mean’ comment -- BRITTANY BRAMELL to TSA -- KEVIN SHERIDAN engaged -- B’DAY: Jeff Mason
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2rMulnv
Good Monday morning. THE PRESIDENT is at the White House today, where he’ll meet with the president of Panama and then with a number of tech leaders. (Scroll down a bit if you’d like to see who from the administration and business is expected to attend.)
TERROR IN LONDON -- THE SUN -- “LONDON MOSQUE TERROR: Finsbury Park Mosque terrorist screaming ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims’ drives van into worshippers killing one and injuring ten,” by Ben Leo, Gemma Mullin, Neal Baker and Lauren Fruen: “ONE person has been killed and ten injured in a suspected terrorist attack after a hired van ploughed into Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque after late-night Ramadan prayers. The attacker – a 48-year-old white man – ran down pedestrians before being pinned down by hero bystanders and arrested by police.
“Scotland Yard has confirmed one man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are in the process of informing his next of kin. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism, this morning said: ‘This is being treated as a terrorist attack. ‘The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene, sadly, he has died. ‘Any causative link between his death and the attack will form part of our investigation. It is too early to state if his death was as a result of the attack.’ The attacker struck outside the Muslim Welfare House, close to Finsbury Park mosque, in north London as the area was busy with worshippers who had been attending Ramadan night prayers.” http://bit.ly/2sJEoPt
**SUBSCRIBE to Playbook:http://politi.co/2lQswbh
WE ARE STILL AT WAR -- “As U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan, Trump’s Strategy Remains Undefined,” by NYT’s Mark Landler and Michael Gordon: “When President Trump made his first major decision on the war in Afghanistan, he did not announce it in a nationally televised address from the White House or a speech at West Point.
“Instead, the Pentagon issued a news release late one afternoon last week confirming that the president had given the defense secretary, Jim Mattis, the authority to send several thousand additional troops to a war that, in its 16th year, engages about 8,800 American troops. Mr. Trump, who writes avidly on Twitter about war and peace in other parts of the world, said nothing about the announcement. But its effect was unmistakable: He had outsourced the decision on how to proceed militarily in Afghanistan to the Pentagon, a startling break with how former President Barack Obama and many of his predecessors handled the anguished task of sending Americans into foreign conflicts.
“The White House played down the Pentagon’s vaguely worded statement, which referred only to setting ‘troop levels’ as a stopgap measure -- a tacit admission of the administration’s internal conflicts over what to do about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.” http://nyti.ms/2sriOvO
-- WAPO: “Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new U.S. military policy nears,” by Pamela Constable and Sayed Salahuddin in Islamabad: “[C]omplicating the picture are questions about how to deal with neighboring Pakistan and balance separate fights against Afghan and foreign-based insurgents. In the latest attack Sunday morning, Taliban fighters stormed a police base in southeastern Paktia province after detonating a suicide car bomb outside. At least five members of security forces and several civilians were killed, officials said. The attack came one day after an Afghan army commando shot and wounded seven U.S. troops inside an army base in northern Balkh province.” http://wapo.st/2rGZlu9
SYRIA -- “U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says,” by WaPo’s Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Kareem Fahim: http://wapo.st/2sOe4Do
-- “Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels,” by WSJ’s Rory Jones, Noam Raydan and Suha Ma’ayeh: “Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces. The Israeli army is in regular communication with rebel groups and its assistance includes undisclosed payments to commanders that help pay salaries of fighters and buy ammunition and weapons, according to interviews with about half a dozen Syrian fighters. Israel has established a military unit that oversees the support in Syria—a country that it has been in a state of war with for decades—and set aside a specific budget for the aid.” http://on.wsj.com/2rH5ZQQ
INSIDE THE WEST WING: PLAYING FAVORITES -- “Trump demands face time with favored Cabinet heads,” by Tara Palmeri and Andrew Restuccia: “Every president has regular contact with key Cabinet members, but Trump, who remains deeply mistrustful of career agency officials, has turned the White House into a hangout for his chosen department heads. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with the president at least 34 times since he was confirmed in February, according to a POLITICO analysis of Trump’s interactions since taking office. ...
“Senior aides say Trump demands facetime with his appointees in part because he doesn’t trust bureaucrats who do the day-to-day work of the federal government. The president shuns them as tools of what he often refers to as the ‘deep state,’ and blames them for the frequent, unflattering news stories coming from his White House, according to two White House aides. But for Trump’s Cabinet members, proximity is a plus. Being physically present at the White House ensures that they have a say in policymaking — and serves as an indication of status with the president.” http://politi.co/2sh7lR2
LEGAL SHUFFLE -- “Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team,” by NYT’s Ben Protess Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Sharon LaFraniere: “Representatives of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him in the wide-ranging investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 election, according to three people briefed on the matter.
“Some of Mr. Kushner’s allies have raised questions about the link between his current lawyer, Jamie S. Gorelick, and Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one of the people who spoke on condition of anonymity. Before the Justice Department named him to the special counsel post, Mr. Mueller was a law partner with Ms. Gorelick at the Washington firm of WilmerHale. ...
“‘After the appointment of our former partner Robert Mueller as special counsel, we advised Mr. Kushner to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us as his counsel,’ the statement from Ms. Gorelick said. …
“Among the lawyers contacted, one person said, was Abbe D. Lowell, a prominent trial lawyer whose previous clients include Jack Abramoff, the powerful Republican lobbyist, in a corruption scandal that shook Washington in 2005. Mr. Lowell is currently defending Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, against federal corruption charges. Mr. Lowell declined to comment.” http://nyti.ms/2ruJPNX
KUSHNER’S NEXT BIG TASK -- “Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week,” by Reuters’ Steve Holland: “U.S. President Donald Trump is sending two top aides to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss potential next steps in his bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a White House official said on Sunday. Going on the trip will be White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law and husband of his daughter Ivanka Trump, and Jason Greenblatt, a top national security aide. Greenblatt will arrive in the region on Monday and Kushner on Wednesday.
“The talks follow Trump’s discussions last month with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Behind-the-scenes conversations have been taking place since the Trump trip, the White House official said. … Kushner and Greenblatt will have meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah to hear directly from the Israeli and Palestinian leadership ‘about their priorities and potential next steps,’ the official said.” http://reut.rs/2tiT30O
DEM’S GEORGIA CATCH 22 -- “Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election,” by Gabe Debenedetti in Sandy Springs, Georgia: “Democrats are closer than they ever could have imagined to winning a House seat in the Republican suburbs of Atlanta, and dealing a resounding blow to Donald Trump. But they’re also gripped by anxiety about what happens if they fall short Tuesday. A loss in Georgia’s special election here could leave the party demoralized, with little to show for all the furious organizing, fundraising and spending in a handful of congressional special elections in the early months of the Trump administration. As a result, Democrats are now straining to throw everything they have at Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District to push Jon Ossoff over the top against Republican Karen Handel, aiming to prove they can win the suburban districts that may pave the way to a House majority in 2018.” http://politi.co/2srqj5S
THE NEW DEM TALKING POINTS -- “Democrats use Trump ‘mean’ comment to tar GOP,” by Josh Dawsey and Seung Min Kim: “Democrats are seeking to capitalize on President Donald Trump calling the Republican health care bill ‘mean’ ahead of the Senate's vote to repeal Obamacare, seeing it as a pivotal moment in an issue that could drive the 2018 midterm elections. The comments from Trump, made privately to senators last week, were largely overshadowed by a mass shooting at a Congressional baseball practice and new developments in the special counsel’s investigation into Trump and his associates.
“But a senior Democratic aide said the party plans to revive the ‘mean’ comment part of floor speeches, press conferences and social media, and consultants said they craved the image of Trump celebrating in the Rose Garden with House members over a ‘mean’ bill that hurt poor Americans. ‘We will be weaving mean into the broader attack in a prominent way,’ the aide said.” http://politi.co/2sGAnKv
-- It’s important to note: There are just nine legislative days left before Congress breaks for the July 4 recess. Senate Republicans have still not released an Obamacare repeal bill for public review. It is crunch time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to find a path forward for a health care bill that can pass before the break. ALSO, WE HEAR that House Republicans aren’t going to necessarily take up whatever the Senate passes. They do plan a vote on something, but it’s not yet clear what the House will be able to stomach.
HAPPENING TODAY -- The much-discussed tech summit organized by President Donald Trump’s Office of American Innovation is bringing together Trump administration heavy hitters with a slew of tech bigwigs.
-- WHITE HOUSE ATTENDEES: Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Chris Liddell, Reed Cordish, Gary Cohn, Dina Powell, Stephen Miller, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Tom Bossert.
-- AGENCY ATTENDEES: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Homeland Secretary Ret. Gen. John Kelly, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
-- CEOS: Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard; Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon; Zachary Bookman, CEO of OpenGov; Safra Catz, Co-Chief Executive of Oracle; Tim Cook, CEO of Apple; John Doerr, Chairman of Kleiner Perkins; Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware; Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir; Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai; Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Steven Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm; Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft; Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe; Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM; Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet; Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture; and Peter Thiel, Founders Fund.
-- “White House meetings add to tech’s awkward dance with Trump,” by Steven Overly: “Amazon, Google, Facebook and Lyft have all hired lobbyists with connections to Trump or his Cabinet members, as they seek to influence the administration on everything from taxes to immigration.” http://politi.co/2ruMXsV
THE JUICE …
-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: DNC CHAIR TOM PEREZ is endorsing Puerto Rico statehood. Perez, who has two siblings born in Puerto Rico, said in a statement provided to Playbook that he believes Puerto Ricans should have the same rights as those on the mainland and that his personal view is that statehood is the best method to provide full representation in government and equal rights.
-- STOPTERRORNOW.ORG is dropping $100,000 for a USA Today ad as part of its campaign to push Trump and Congress to put political and economic pressure on Qatar. The full-page ad is an open-letter from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews founder and president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. It also includes digital ads on the USA Today website. The adhttp://politi.co/2sOdIfN
-- BRITTANY BRAMELL has left Uber, and is starting today at TSA as the assistant administrator of public affairs.
A BI-PARTISAN KUMBAYA MOMENT -- “Israel trip calms some D.C. tensions,” by Daniel Lippman: “A number of former top Trump campaign officials and prominent Democrats say that their trip last week to Israel helped them dial down the bitter partisanship of current-day Washington. Trump campaign alumni Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, former Obama White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, and Paul Begala were among the participants in the seven-day trip that ended Saturday. … The trip was sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation and organized by AIPAC political director Rob Bassin; other trip-goers included Juleanna Glover, Corry Bliss, Trey Nix, Brad Todd and Jef Pollack.” With a pic of the full group in front of the Knessethttp://politi.co/2sOcEJ4
WEST COAST WATCH -- “These Democrats feel guilty for sitting out the 2016 elections, and they aren’t waiting to register voters for the midterms,” by L.A. Times’ Javier Panzer: http://lat.ms/2rH3Y7i
MEDIAWATCH: HADAS GOLD -- “Fox’s Bolling talks of a future Senate run”: “Fox News anchor Eric Bolling may have just signed a new multi-year contract, but he’s also eyeing a possible career change: A future run for Senate. For now, Bolling is secure in his job as co-host of the new show ‘The Fox News Specialists.’ But In a recent telephone interview from Fox News headquarters in New York City, Bolling said that ‘when the lights go down on the TV career’ he wants to make a primary challenge against a sitting Republican senator in the South.
“‘A lot of Republicans run as conservatives only to be elected, and we find out they’re not conservative at all,” said Bolling, who considers himself one of President Donald Trump’s longest and most loyal supporters. Bolling, who grew up in Chicago and went to college in Florida, declined to specify which state in the South he’d run, which senator he would challenge or even when it would happen (it could be ‘never’ or when his current contract runs out in three years, he said). He also denied he’s taking any concrete actions to run, including speaking with consultants -- ‘no, no, friends’ he said when asked if he’s had conversations about planning a campaign.” http://politi.co/2sO3yMf
-- JACK SHAFER on “Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones”:http://politi.co/2sFCQ8i
SPOTTED: HHS Secretary Tom Price on the Sunday afternoon ATL-DCA flight. Flying coach with two security agents.
ENGAGED -- Kevin Sheridan, founder of the Sheridan Media Group and a Romney/Ryan and RNC alum, got engaged to Erika Gutierrez, founder of epgPR.com and daughter of former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. They met at an event in 2015, and were reintroduced at the Jefferson through friends a year later. He proposed at their new home Saturday evening. Pic http://bit.ly/2rM6tAH
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- Ari Schaffer, research analyst in the White House communications shop and an America Rising alum, married Marissa Schwartz, a senior analyst at The Advisory Board Company, on Sunday at the Rockleigh Country Club in New Jersey. The two met at Kesher Israel Synagogue in Georgetown. Picshttp://bit.ly/2sGzT79 ... http://bit.ly/2tEqg66 ... http://bit.ly/2sO4i4d
--Alessandro Ago (Alex), son of D.C. publicist Janet Donovan and Amb. Pietro Ago, married Emma Bernstein at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA. Ago is director of programming and special projects at USC while Bernstein is assistant to the president at Imagine Entertainment. “In keeping with their cinematic interests, they created a movie poster in honor of their wedding.” Pichttp://bit.ly/2sJzphx ... The posterhttp://bit.ly/2sNUOpy
BUSH ALUMNI -- Glynda Becker, director of federal relations at Washington State University and a Bush administration alum, married Tom Fenter in an outdoor ceremony at the Suncadia resort located outside of Seattle. The couple was introduced by former Bush alumnae Susan McColley Benhoff when she invited her brother last minute to join the group at Outer Banks for their annual Memorial Day Weekend beach trip. Picshttp://bit.ly/2sO9pRyhttp://bit.ly/2tjwzwX
SPOTTED: Susan McColley Benhoff and Kevin Benhoff, Suhail Khan, Warren and Emily Tryon, Mike and Rhonda Gallagher, Connie and Gary Partoyan, Kelle Strickland and Chad Adams, Rob McKenna.
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jeff Mason, WH correspondent for Reuters and president of the WHCA. How he’s celebrating: “I’m spending the day in Bonn, Germany, where I’m accepting the Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award on behalf of the White House Correspondents’ Association. It’s an honor to be here to discuss the work of the WHCA and extra special to me personally because I was born in Germany -- my folks were stationed here with the U.S. Air Force in the 1970s. I’m celebrating with my twin bro, Brian, (happy birthday, dear brother!) and with close family friends from the village we lived in as kids.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2rMsdfP
BIRTHDAYS: David DiMartino, a Boston native and Bruins fan, now at Blue Engine Message and Media (h/t Erik Smith) … former SEC chairwoman Mary Schapiro ... WaPo’s Anne Gearan ... Marcus Brauchli, co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media, the pride of Boulder, and a WSJ and WaPo alum, is 56 (h/t Ben Chang) ... Politico’s Alex Isenstadt, the pride of Piedmont, Calif. (h/t Tim Burger) ... Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is 72 ... Salman Rushdie is 7-0 ... actor Paul Dano is 33 (h/t Nadia Szold) ... David Lat, founder and managing editor of Above the Law, is 42 ... Lara Spencer of “Good Morning America” and the pride of Garden City ... Politico’s Tim Starks ... Slate contributor Seth Stevenson, author of “Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World” ... Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) is 38 ... Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) is 63 ... Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is 6-0 ... Slate’s Isaac Chotiner, a Houston Rockets fan and TNR alum ... former Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) is 46 ...
... CBS News producers Louise Dufresne and Christina Ruffini (h/ts Caitlin Conant) ... Tariq Smith, proud NC State Wolfpack alum (h/t Andrew Bates) ... Cragg Hines ... Mary Dalrymple of Eagle Hill Consulting and a Booz Allen alum ... Earl Whipple ... Mike Naple is 34 ... Jenna Sakwa, Speaker Ryan’s new director of media affairs. She celebrated with colleagues on the speaker’s balcony on Friday, with family in NYC this weekend, and will BBQ with friends on Monday (h/t Ryan press team) ... Michelle Ringuette … Liz Richards ... Samantha Finke … Darren Bearson … Sean Kevelighan … Hilary Richards ... Michael Akin, president of DC-based strat comms and engagement firm LINK Strategic Partners (h/t wife Wendi) ... Jennifer Fedor ... Raytheon’s Aimee Strudwick Gilroy … Marilyn Miller (h/t Teresa Vilmain) ... former Bush 43 White House and DHS alum Tom Hoare (h/t Ed Cash) ... Michael Robbins … Ruth Elliott ... Sean Kevelighan ... Bonnie Goldstein ... Matt McKillop is 33 ... Leslea Byrd ... CRC Public Relations is 28 … Liz Richards … Paula Abdul is 55 ... actress Zoe Saldana is 39 ... Macklemore (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) is 34 ... actor Atticus Shaffer is 18 (h/ts AP)
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2017.05.24 15:22 tulsanewsbot What's happening around town (Wed, May 24th - Tue, May 30th)

Tulsa's event list.

Wednesday, May 24th

Thursday, May 25th

Friday, May 26th

Saturday, May 27th

  • Basic Block Printing on Fabric (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00am
  • Breeder's Invitational (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex - Tulsa) Last Day The Breeder's Invitational at Tulsa Expo Square is a can't miss event for equestrian lovers everywhere. During…
  • Celebration of Reconciliation - Historical Fun Run (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00am
  • Cherry Street Farmers Market (Tulsa) Thru Sun, Oct 22nd Start Time: 7:00am
  • 🏃 Day Ohn Day 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run (Mohawk Park - Tulsa) Loop inside Mohawk Park, beginning at Shelter #3. Overall male & female awards and 3 deep in standard age groups. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am
  • 🎭 The Drunkard and the Olio (Tulsa Spotlight Theatre - Tulsa)
  • Tulsa Flea Market (Expo Square - Tulsa)
  • Game On! - Oklahoma superstar larger than life (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 11:00am
  • Kendall Whittier Mercado (Kendall-Whittier - Tulsa) Once a week, scope out handmade goods and pieces of art on display at the Kendall Whittier Mercado. Started in 2017,…
  • Life in Clouds: Chaos, Coteries and Chairs (Tulsa Artists Coalition - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Lost City Climbing Competition (Chandler Park - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 All Ages $10/person THE 2017 LOST CITY CLIMBING COMPETITION at Chandler Park will bring the best athletes from the surrounding areas to compete at one of Oklahoma's premiere climbing locations. The event will include a climbing competition, camp out, vendors, food trucks and music. All proceeds go towards adding new signage to the trails in and…
  • 😂 Mark Klein (Loony Bin - Tulsa) 1 day left
  • RK Shows Inc. Gun & Knife Show (Expo Square: Exchange Center - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the R.K. Gun & Knife Show in Tulsa. RK Shows…
  • Tulsa ROUGHNECKS FC vs Portland TIMBERS 2 (ONEOK Field - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Roughneck Roller Derby vs Confluence Crush (Ninowski Recreation Center - Broken Arrow) Catch the buzz as the Roughneck Roller Derby girls put on an electrifying dance of athleticism and grace as the jammers…
  • Route 66 PatriotFest (Tulsa) Help show the world that Tulsa is America's most patriotic city at the Route 66 Patriot Car Show. This all-day event…
  • Ruffles & Rust Expo (Claremore Expo Center - Claremore) Don't miss this year's Ruffles & Rust Expo at the Claremore Expo Center. Explore over 20,000 sq ft of…
  • 🎡 Skunk Run 3rd Annual Race Against Racism (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00am
  • Summit League Baseball Tournament (ORU Aerobics Center - Tulsa) Last Day Head to Tulsa this spring for four days of jam-packed baseball action as the Summit League Baseball Championship comes…
  • sweet baby jayzus (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:30pm
  • VETri Tulsa Glassblowing School; OKecoSCAPES by Douglas Shaw Elder (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am

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2016.06.27 23:50 AudibleKnight Discussion: S13E05 - The Academy Part 2

Discuss the conclusion of "The Academy" of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation here. The All-Stars will finalize selection for their partner for the season. Feel free to share any interesting articles/BTS etc items here and I'll add it in.
Pre-Show Links
Videos
This Season's Show Format
Season 13 SYTYCD All-Stars
Other Items of note
After Show Links
DancePlug Interviews
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2016.06.21 00:42 AudibleKnight Discussion: S13E04 - The Academy

Discuss the introduction of "The Academy" of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation here. The All-Stars will begin selection for their partner for the season and Maddie should appear for the first time. Feel free to share any interesting articles/BTS etc items here and I'll add it in.
Pre-Show Links
Videos
This Season's Show Format
Season 13 SYTYCD All-Stars
Other Items of note
After Show Links
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2016.02.02 17:57 cristobaaal FANTASY SEASON: Elimination & Week Eight!

Hey there, kitty girls! Week seven has come and gone, and just like always we have to send someone home! While it was our fashion phenom Violet Chachki that walked away with her third win this week, we saw season one winner BeBe Zahara Benet and season five winner Jinkx Monsoon fall into the bottom two and lipsync for their lives to "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. In the end, it was BeBe Zahara Benet that heard "Shantay, you stay!" after receiving 206 votes, while Jinkx Monsoon was told to "Sashay away." after receiving 122 votes.
With our eight girls standing at the back of the stage, we hear a little cough from Mama Ru. ”It has been brought to my attention that I may have sent one of our girls home… too soon. Next week, a queen will return!” Audible gasps. A voiceover from Bianca. An eyeroll from Violet. The queens have had it. Officially.
Now it’s time for week eight to begin! As the top eight girls stand in the werk room, waiting to see which eliminated queen will be making a return… Ru cackles the way she does, and all eight eliminated queens walk in! BenDeLaCreme, Yara Sofia, Ivy Winter, Latrice Royale, Pandora Boxx, Tyra Sanchez and Jinkx Monsoon are all back in the work room! Our top eight girls look aghast, but Ru explains: ”Not all eight of our eliminated girls will be back. This week you two will be working in pairs to recreate… Frenemies!
Our eight girls still in the competition will each be paired with one of our eliminated queens based on non-compatible personality traits, and they will have to perform the song “So Much Better Than You” as per season 4, and whichever team wins the challenge, the eliminated queen from that team will re-enter the competition! However, a queen will still go home this week! Our teams are…
STILL IN COMPETITION & ELIMINATED
BeBe Zahara Benet & Yara Sofia
Nina Flowers & BenDeLaCreme
Raja & Pandora Boxx
Sharon Needles & Latrice Royale
Bianca Del Rio & Ivy Winters
Violet Chacki & Jinkx Monsoon
Katya & Tyra Sanchez
It was Latrice Royale who originally won this challenge back on season four, while it was her partner in this challenge, Sharon Needles, who had to lipsync for her life! Will our season four ladies pull together and bring Latrice back, or will another combination be able to turn it out and bring a fierce queen back into the competition? In order to find out, you have to vote here! Remember to vote for the three teams you think would perform best in this challenge! Which queen will be making a triumphant return, and who will be going home?!
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