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Re: “RECREATION | Rochester Map Adventure

I'm one of the organizers of this event; I hope to see many of you out there! The weather forecast looks great for Saturday, and it will be a lot of fun for everyone who participates.

The deadline for pre-registration has been extended from May 28 at 10 pm to May 29 at 10 pm so there is still time to pre-register. The direct link to the pre-registration page is…

If you don't pre-register, you can still show up the day of the event and register then. But you save $5 per person by pre-registering so we highly encourage doing that.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 05/29/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Urban texture

The problem I have is although Art is fantastic. Some of those properties are being marketed for outside investment. Some outside investors look at Art as Graffiti or blight because they just do. Investors equal jobs and expansion of the tax base. By contributing to the perception of blight you may be inadvertently adversely effecting the very community you wish to promote. I am sorry for that as I like Art myself. I also like jobs and schools that have the resources to properly educate our children about the Arts. Just a thought.....

Posted by Jimmy65 on 05/22/2014 at 11:49 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

Adore Delano should have won. Bianca stayed the same through the competition. Yeah, she was amazing, but she relied on that to much and just stuck with the same old same old. Adore took in criticism and fixed what she was doing wrong through the show and improved SO MUCH! xc Hope she is on All Stars Season 2. Got her first song already. Amazing.

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Posted by Shawn Whatley on 05/22/2014 at 8:43 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

bbanke: we have only three more episodes this season, and there won't be a new one this Sunday (Memorial Day weekend).

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 05/21/2014 at 6:34 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

I don't remember Melisandre or Selyse saying where they were headed. But I don't believe that Selyse was going with them there either.

Prince Oberyn's speech to Tyrion was so great! My husband has not read the books as I have, so he even said, Wow! And I do believe you are correct, word for fantastic word!

It should be interesting how Littlefinger explains Lysa's disappearance without the bard there to take the fall. I seem to recall him sitting in the room playing his instrument and Lysa telling him to lock the door behind Sansa. And somehow Littlefinger coming in thru some other entrance...We shall see....

How many more episodes do we have?

Posted by bbanke on 05/21/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

I have really enjoyed your reviews and have found them very thoughtful. Thank you!

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Posted by Kat on 05/21/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

I'm sorry I will never ever like LaGanga or Gia they are both annoying and fake non approachable I would so walk up to Adore she's amazing and the right queen won and the show was very predictable

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Posted by Michelle Fowler Ford on 05/20/2014 at 7:45 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

Thanks for a wonderful season of blogging. I'll miss it! The whole show was anti-climactic and predictable. There was nothing exciting about the presentation of the S6 queens. I would have loved to have seen those outfits of April Carrion on the show. Adam Lambert would have approved. Joslyn's fiance looked much more handsome in the Reunion than in his Untucked episode cameo. But overall, I was happy with this season and really enjoyed the contestants. I still think Adore got a free pass this season and went quite far solely on charm. And I like her. It's just that she is not the next drag superstar. Not polished at all. It was even unthinkable that they recorded a scenario of her and Bianca being in a tie. Even the stuff I've seen of her post-show have not been anything fabulous nor interesting. Case in point, her outfit last night in a live event somewhere during the announcement. Was she wearing jean shorts and a shirt? But given time, I'm sure the superstar in her will eventually come out and shine. PS I wanted to see more of the dancers doing very gay choreography and the pit crew.

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Posted by Sprinkles G on 05/20/2014 at 6:36 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

I couldn't agree with you more about wanting more and all the "scripted": moment. Love Jinx Monsoon too, and she even annoyed me.

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Posted by Pariah58/6 on 05/20/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

RuPaul needs to 'grow a pair'

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Posted by Wes Webb on 05/20/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

The show was REALLY a snoozer -- & I wasn't expecting much. The dancing boys did a good job, however. I'd rather have watched a show starring them!

Thanks, Eric, for blogging this season so well. Shante, you stay.

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Posted by Jerome James O'Neill on 05/20/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

This is fabulous. Thanks for all of your reviews I have loved reading them!

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Posted by Kat on 05/20/2014 at 2:58 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

This finale is awful just saying. They should just call it a reunion and have it after the finale. Do the final competition in front of an audience and crown the winner. Then do a reunion show Real Housewives style, no audience-and let the fur fly. But this will never happen, because, again, Ru is stuck on the 'learning lessons' crap and the 'everything must turn out positive' vibe. (Get some bitch diva legends like Joan Collins in for next season's judges, I want to see more of that) The right queen won, at least.

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Posted by David Kawa on 05/20/2014 at 1:42 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

Great post (as usual). I've really enjoyed reading your reviews of the RPDR episodes all season; they have been well-thought out, on-point, and quickly posted. A's all around! I hope you'll continue to write reviews for the show next season, whether that ends up being All Stars 2 or Season 7.

I would like to add that I agree with you about the editing this season making certain queens (Courtney and Darienne, especially) look unduly 'villain'-esque. At the same time, though, I think the editors did a pretty good job of building tension for who would come out on top between Adore and Bianca. I was on Team Bianca from the start, but since Adore had been given so much confessional time and was clearly being allowed to slide through the competition in certain stages, it made me nervous for Bianca that the show might crown Adore to appeal to a broader fan base and/or younger demographic. And this worry remained with me until the end despite the objective fact that Bianca Del Rio has been the strongest competitor in Drag Race herstory. So at least that part of the editing did its job, in spite of some of the more damaging editing that also occurred.

Thanks again!

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Posted by courtney f on 05/20/2014 at 1:36 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6: The RuCap, OR Lessons Learned from S6

2034 is gonna ROCK!!!

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Posted by Jerome James O'Neill on 05/19/2014 at 9:32 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

"Mockingbird" wasn't as neatly assembled as some of its Season 4 predecessors. Tyrion having three visitors already meant that we'd have to shift away to other stories before returning back to his cell. And having that single Dragonstone scene in there didn't help with the overall fluidity. But we did get three excellent moments with Tyrion, a freshly-sexed Dany letting her "advisor" actually advise her, a murderous love triangle at The Eyrie (that only two people in the triangle seemed to care about), and more awesomeness from Arya.

Posted by Dave Kelly on 05/19/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

Are you serious??? Original Daario was much better.

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Posted by bakko on 05/19/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6: The RuCap, OR Lessons Learned from S6

I am a straight married woman who adores RuPauls Drag Race & owns the DVDs.
Ideas from me would be for a prettiest eye contest, legs that flirt ( have the Pitt crew carry waste up covering so we can see how good they are to sissy that walk), a fingernail challenge, a Poetry contest, & something that challenges the Queens to use gloves in some special way.
I thought it ironic that a my fav Season Six queen Bianca Del Rio, is admonished for wearing a lot of long dresses on the show. .. when that's what Ru Paul wears.
Thanks for sharing your interesting review. I liked season 5 the best because of the conflicts.
Kelly Jacobs

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Posted by Kelly Jacobs on 05/15/2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6: The RuCap, OR Lessons Learned from S6

This was a really dull recap episode, and I can't believe they didn't show the double-split LSFYL where Joslyn upstaged "death drop" Estranga. That was really a highlight of the season. The commentary from previous season queens is always terrible, they don't give them enough time or anything useful to do (and frankly, most of them are lousy commentators, except maybe Alaska and Jinkx).

And I'm going to say it - can we just get rid of the sewing challenges? Just because the show was modeled on Project Runway (among others) doesn't mean it has to include sewing challenges. Maybe just one "make an outfit" challenge, but does anyone really expect drag queens to be seamstresses or designers?

I agree Santino has become boring, though it may be they don't give him enough air time to hear what he has to say. I don't have a problem with a consistent core judging panel, as long as the judges have clear perspectives - Visage is the emotional one and Santino is supposedly got the eye to critique looks. Is there any real judging that happens at all on this show really? Maybe they just need to make the judging REAL and not so clearly fixed by the producers (and maybe RuPaul).

Thanks for your recaps/reviews, they have been terrific.

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Posted by @frakesy on 05/14/2014 at 2:28 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6: The RuCap, OR Lessons Learned from S6


Lessoned learned and observed:

Unless there are interviews with the actual contestants and/or family members, why bother. It's a fluff piece episode that could have been used to eliminate the 4th queen or bring back one that was booted earlier or even do some sort of location/outdoor challenge.

Just more proof that Raven and especially Shangel are truly horrible people.

Even now, years after their appearances, like metal on a chalkboard, they still manage to grate ones nerve.

Did Jujubee have work done on her face, euww?
Why did Sharon look and sound like Joan Rivers?

JInxx and Raja looked...marvelous!

And good gawd almighty, more Magda Gabor, I mean Mooseknuckle/Puppy Puss Kardashian???
On twice? And it turns out it was a 'crossover' show segment that never got shown.
Punked by the Gabor sister. Priceless.

And next week...well Pandora already announced her Aussie tour with Trinity. Oh yeah, Yara, MIlk and Bianca 'del Niro' will be there too. So apparently it's the Bring the Crown Home tour. Does it really matter who wins anymore? You seek out your favs and throw them a few bucks as they work the crowd and hope that one day, you will get read to filth by the funny one.

"Were drag queens in a competition. The only thing worse is prison". Priceless.

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Posted by DoggieDaddy on 05/13/2014 at 8:04 PM

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