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COL384: Title Holder Experience

col384In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, we are joined by Mr. COL Bear and Mr. NAB 2016 Ray to talk about contests, titles, contestants, and winning (or losing). What does it take to be in a contest? Listen in as the guys tally out the ins and outs of running for–and being–a titleholder.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Too Much To Do!
  • Damon: Another Puppy contest
  • Chester: Busy bee
  • Gary: When your body gets old

Weekly Topic

What experience has taught former title holders others can do to prepare for entering a title contest and then the year following a win.

Cooldown Topics

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COLDR: S7E12: And The Rest is Drag

COLDRS7-Ep12In this episode of Cubs Out Loud Drag Race, Damon and Gary talk about the twelfth episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7! In tonight’s episode, the guys listen in as the queens worq it in a music video challenge for RuPaul’s next song “Born Naked” (available on iTunes *wink*). Sparks fly in this emotionally charged episode from the start to the finish. The competition is on as the final four give it their all to make it into the top three. Who rises to the occasion and who ends up losing their wig? All will be RU-vealed.

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Anthony Mendoza

I’ve been watching your guy’s recap of the episodes since episode 1 and yours is my favorite by far. And can I just say that Gary gets more and more adorable every time he’s on camera. I just wanna take him home and do horrible naughty things to him. Love you guys!

Weekly Topic

Current episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7

First Impressions:

  • [Gary] – Talk about emotions!
  • [Damon] – Let’s Git It ON!!

Thoughts on This Episode:

  • [Gary] – Final Four Focus, FLAWS and All, careful how you answer that loaded question
  • [Damon] – Lots of emotions (Lunch w/Ru, Conversations with your younger self)/Bitter Old Queens vs. Artistic Gurls

Thoughts on Untucked:

  • [Gary] – From the beginning; IT’S A COMPETITION. Ginger’s a pageant girl? Short sightedness…. eeek.
  • [Damon] – That was Explosive!/Every drag queen needs to do a pageant

Cooldown Topics

Take Aways:

  • [Gary] – QUAD LIP SYNC?!? Never saw that coming…
  • [Damon] – How far do you go for the WIN?

Snaps / Eyerolls:

  • [Gary] – Snaps for…Honesty on the runway because we are all ‘damaged’, and the hidden gem from Mathu Anderson ‘Isn’t she clever?’
  • [Gary] – Eyerolls for… Pearl’s hair issue, Ginger’s hair issue [did not fly away], Violet’s earring issue [did not fall off]
  • [Damon] – Snaps for…Kennedy and Ginger’s runway outfits/Pearl’s honesty
  • [Damon] – Eyerolls for…The little problems (Kennedy’s acting/Ginger and Pearl’s hair/Violet’s earring)/Ginger said: “Old school is the only school”

Closing Thoughts:

  • [Gary] – “And if we’re gonna super size our french fries, why can’t we at least super size our next drag queen super star?” – Ginger Minj
  • [Damon] – Who do I want to win and who I think will win

Bonus Material

RuPaul – Modern Love Official Music Video

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COLDR: S7E11: Hello, Kitty Girls!

COLDRS7-Ep11In this episode of Cubs Out Loud Drag Race, Damon and Gary talk about the eleventh episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7! In tonight’s episode, the kitty’s out of the bag as the girls are asked to brand themselves via the ever-popular Hello Kitty line! As the cubs dish on the high and low points of this episode, one of the queens SLAYS in the best lip syncs of the season! Who rises to the top in this purrrfect episode?

Weekly Topic

Current episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7
Episode 11: Hello, Kitty Girls!

First Impressions:

  • [Gary] – Global branding huh? Accessories vs. Simplicity and Elegance?
  • [Damon] – The knives are sharpened. It’s time to trim the fat.

Thoughts on This Episode:

  • [Gary] – One more thing…, “It’s really impossible to try to serve face in this head.” – Violet,  “We see you in a way that you are not clearly seeing yourself.” – RuPaul to Kennedy
  • [Damon] – What was up with Violet and Santino? Why is Ginger so defeated? I wonder where Violet/Pearl get their confidence?/I shouldn’t have said anything last week

Thoughts on Untucked:

  • [Gary] – Touched my heart, #wrottedcunt, Pearl’s “moment”, Ginger is like Jinkx Monsoon
  • [Damon] – Most challenging moments/Katya’s goodbye

Cooldown Topics

Take Aways:

  • [Gary] – The queens get real about each other
  • [Damon] – Sisters truly

Snaps / Eyerolls:

  • [Gary] – Snaps for… THE Lip Sync of the SEASON!
  • [Gary] – Eyerolls for… Pearl’s runway look
  • [Damon] – Snaps for…Ru’s Runway Look/LSFYMFL!
  • [Damon] – Eyerolls for… Pearl’s runway looks

Closing Thoughts:

  • [Gary] –  THAT is how you exit; Top 4… Violet is still the one to beat, the grid says…Pearl’s in danger, then Kennedy, then Ginger. Potentially it could be Violet vs Ginger in the end.
  • [Damon] – Sorry she’s gone, but the competition is ON!

Bonus Material

RPDR S7 Chicago Premiere-Katya Zamolodchikov – Pussy

Katya’s performance at the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race in Chicago

Katya performing a Russian version of All That Jazz

Katya performing a great rendition of a Broadway classic a few weeks ago followed by a little mic time with a quick Q&A

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COLDR: S7E10: Prancing Queens

COLDRS7-Ep10In this episode of Cubs Out Loud Drag Race, Damon and Gary talk about the tenth episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7! In tonight’s episode, there’s murder on the dance floor in this mash up dance challenge. Listen in as the guys come face-two-face with their feelings on the sickening six queens left in the competition. Who is waltzing their way to the crown and who just might be two-stepping their way out the door?

Weekly Topic

Current episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7

Episode 10: Prancing Queens

First Impressions:

  • [Gary] – Pairs yet again…
  • [Damon] – What was up with this challenge?

Thoughts on This Episode:

  • [Gary] – While individual performance is important, teams matter…a lot
  • [Damon] – Where talent fails, rely on the other part (charisma, uniqueness, nerve)/You can’t hide

Thoughts on Untucked:

  • [Gary] – Hormones are raging; Practice makes perfect – careful where you point the blame finger
  • [Damon] – Why does no one feel safe?/Sex on the mind

Cooldown Topics

Take Aways:

  • [Gary] – Who’s confident and who isn’t
  • [Damon] – The “underdog” is growing on me, but I still have a favorite (new? maybe)

Snaps / Eyerolls:

  • [Gary] – Snaps for… RuPaul’s Runway Tearaway! and Michelle’s comment
  • [Gary] – Eyerolls for… Pearl’s dancing, Men with Breasts
  • [Damon] – Snaps for…Katya and Violet’s dance/Ginger’s lip sync/Violet’s confidence
  • [Damon] – Eyerolls for…Ginger’s lack of confidence/Trixie’s blame game/Trixie’s look during critique

Closing Thoughts:

  • [Gary] – Violet is the top contender, whether I like it or not. Based on the grid… Katya and Kennedy to Top 3 with Violet. Pearl and Ginger are in the bottom… UNLESS something changes.
  • [Damon] – Who do you think is going to win?

Bonus Material

RuPaul confesses to Michelle Visage in their “What’s the Tee?” podcast her feelings about what happened during that infamous awkward moment with Pearl earlier this season in Episode 5.

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