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So You Think You Can Dance!

Hey people! I’m so excited about the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance tonight!  It’s going to be fun!

I thought that we’d celebrate with ten of my favorite routines from the show!   This isn’t my definitive list, which I think Class and I will have to put together sometime this season.   It’s killing me to leave some routines off, but these were the first 10 11 that came to mind, so that has to mean something right?

But here we go.

Lacey & Danny Samba – Dmitry Chaplin

I had to make sure this was on here.  I love this dance.  Beyond measure.

Hok & Jaimie’s Hummingbird/Flower Dance – Wade Robson

So amazingly beautiful.

Sabra & Dominic’s Hip Hop – Shane Sparks

SQUEE! Love these two!  Love this routine.  So cute.

Donyelle & Benji’s Hip Hop – Shane Sparks

Come on Donyelle!!! And Benji too.

Caitlyn & Pasha’s Samba – Dmitry Chaplin

Random, but I love the songs and she was the only girl that season who could do ballroom worth a damn.

Sasha & Twitch Hip Hop – Christopher Scott

So so so good!!! So much chemistry.

Lauren & Billy Jazz – Mandy Moore

A sweet and goofy routine.  So creative.

Janette & Brandon Jazz – Wade Robson

I miss Wade so much on this show.

Alex & Twitch Hip Hop – Nappytabs

Hate them, love this routine. So much fun.

Jasmine & Comfort Hip Hop – Nappytabs

QUEEN! I live for Jasmine and this was so flawless.  I honestly thought she would win because of this.

Kayla & Kupono  Contemporary – Mia Michaels

So fucking good.  This routine is so powerful.

What are you some of your favorites??  Link us and let’s talk about it!

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The Best And The WORST Of This Week.

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It’s FRIDAY!!!! After a ridiculously long week (that is NOT over), here are 5 things that I am ABSOLUTELY grateful for.

1)   Girl Scout Cookies.

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My lunch yesterday consisted of Girl Scout Cookies. They are a blessing that rolls around once a year. As I type this my mouth is watering but I’m on a 16 hour intermittent fast, and these cookies are not an option today. If you say you don’t like Girl Scout cookies, your whole entire life is a lie.  Yes, you can buy knock offs at the grocery store, but it literally is not the same thing! (Okay it kind of is but you know what I mean.)

2)   This here blog!

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It provides a welcome distraction from daily work life. It reminds me to dream big. It also prevents me from taking naps during my planning period. Watching it grow is super fun! So yay to all you new readers and followers! You’ve made this week DaBomb.com (It’s time to bring that saying back y’all.)

3)   This Song

FINE it’s not the newest but…Beyonce “officially” released it and I wouldn’t be Class if I didn’t acknowledge all that the Queen does. Driver roll up the partition PLEASE!

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4)   My mother

I am the ultimate Momma’s Boy. I’m proud of this fact. Not only do I look like my mother but also we are the same person at the core. When in the midst of a terrible week, she knows just the right words to say. Need to throw shade at a particular situation? She has mastered the art of throwing shade with a smile that will have you dying of laughter (if you aren’t the recipient of the shade that is)Sure we have argued and I was a snobby teenager BUT she is the reason I want to be great. Can a brotha just build his Mom her dream home? ::sappy moment over::

5) Chicken

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Chicken is there when no one else is. It tastes good. It’s affordable. You can prepare it anyway you want. You need a late night snack? Chicken. Don’t know what to have for dinner? Chicken. What goes great on top of pizza? Barbecued….chicken. Thank you chicken for all you do and your nourishment. Too often we forget to give you praise.

Now here are some things that can kindly go away next week…

1)  My dang job.

No it’s not the children (all the time). It’s the paperwork, the bad parents, and the administration. BYE. ASHY. Teach your teachers right education department

2)   Not sleeping

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So I work all day, have students stay with me after school to practice, have a 3 hour rehearsal for a show I’m in, and then get home around 10pm These 10+ hour days have got to stop. I’m EXHAUSTED!

3)   The last week of the month budget.

I just…. Never have money the last week. The ONLY cool thing about being broke is that you get to be SUPER inventive in the kitchen. Besides that, Being broke can GTFOH.

4)   Colored Contacts

Y’all, we know that is not your natural eye color. Stop. It.

ByeAshy

5)    Blatant Lies

Just live in your reality. That’s all. I’m tired of scrolling and reading about the 19 miles you ran knowing good and well that you were taking a nap. Or knowing you spent your whole life in New Jersey but you’re claiming to have lived your entire life in London. We know what you’re doing.

So what are some of you highlights and lowlights of this week?! Let us know! Comment below or follow us on the twiiter! (@ClassNTrashShow)

Love ya for reading!

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Drag Race Week – Trash’s Top 10 Queens

Hello hello helloooooo!

I may have missed yesterday but it is still Drag Race week! Here are my top 10 queens of all the seasons.

10. Detox Icunt

“I’ve Had It Officially!”

Watching Season 5 back, I realized that I really loved Detox. However, it was her dressing down of Serena Cha Cha that leapfrogged her into my top over my other contenders (Raven, Chad Michaels, Pandora Boxx, and Jessica Wild).

I think it was clear she had the skills to pay the bills. Great looks ( I loved the blue lips and her crack is wack look); comedy chops, musical talents, and charisma for days. I do think the edit made it seem like she wasn’t trying to win, but I think it was an effect of her being a friend of Willam which led to high expectations.

9. Sharon Needles

“Season 4 will be…CANCELLED!”

Sharon needles is probably the most popular winner of the show. With good reason. after binge watching all 5 seasons over the past few weeks, I firmly believe Sharon played “RuPaul’s Drag Race” better than any other queen who has competed on the show.

I lived her off-kilter humor and quick wit, crazy makeup skills, and fun blend of spooky and glam! Her RuPacolypse look and Plastic Surgery looks were spectacular. Her performances were so strong.

So why is she so low? As much as I want to say that I’m limiting to this ranking to their time on the show, I can not. A few times, Sharon’s humor has gone too far. It is not that expect her to be PC, but I thought she was more clever in her execution of the shock humor.

With that said, she killed both of her lip syncs on the show.

8. Jujubee

“Is your barbecue cancelled…???”

Jujubee brings such a light hearted humor and fun sense of glamour and camp to her drag. On the show, I was rooting for her to truly take out Tyra Sanchez but she seemed to be held back.

But babaaaaay, can this girl lip sync?? Her Black Velvet and Shake Your Love are my favorites. As far as the runway, she tends to shown when she’s servings daytime fish. Her look for the drag mothers challenge and her teen realness during the ball was fantastic.

But Juju’s best moments were when it came to reading a bitch. When the library opened, it was over. Her intro on All Stars???

“My name is Jujubee. I like long walks on the beach, big dicks, and fried chicken.”

Go ahead boo! I live for her.

7. Nina Flowers

“When it said hit TV, I said HIV!”

Nina Flowers! The original genderfuxk queen. The make up skills! The accent! Nina is one of the most popular queens from the first season.

Her blend of fuck you fierce looks, sweet personality, and fly ass drag skills made her a contender for the win. In the final lip sync versus Bebe, she was on FIRE! She took the show seriously without getting catty. And I adore her.

It sucks that she wasn’t able to shine as much on All Stars but unfortunately, Nina definitely benefitted from a season that focused less on performance and comedy as the latter seasons.

That said, I lived for her Drag On A Dime look and the purple finale pantsuit. She killed the choreography in Ru’s video too!

6. Manila Luzon

“600 HUNDRED WHOLE DOLLARS!”

Manila Luzon is incredible. Creative, witty, and campy. Have I mentioned that she is stunning in drag? It always catches me off guard how striking she is. And the MacArthur Park lip sync is legendary. Completely and utterly mesmerizing. I had no idea she had that in her.

There’s a wink and a nudge to her drag that I really respond to. I gagged over the pineapple dress, the black & white striped look, and her Big Bird look. I DIE!

I also loved her shade of the other girls & her cleverness when the spotlight was on. (What do you mean you don’t like big hair?!)

Manila has the goods and was felled by a queen with just had a bit more experience. Truly full of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent.

5. Bebe Zahara Benet

“FACE FACE FACE, I GIVE FACE, BEAUTY FACE!”

The winner of Season 1 and one of the reasons I fell in love with the show. Bebe is incredible. Her sense of style, poise, and performance skills made her a standout in the first season.

Bebe would storm the runway in a shit ton of wigs, body padded down, and always glamorous. Her lip syncs were fabulous. She rocked the runway and made is EAT IT! The leopard print with the sun hat?? Executive realness? The finale gown!

I don’t know how she would have fared in later seasons, but she was deserving, sweet, dignified, and focused. Love her.

4. Alaska Thunderfuck 5000

“Overall, the season of fish smells like trout!”

Alaska, in a way, is tailor made for me to love. Her droll voice, quick wit, and striking transformation all had me rooting for her to win Season 5. Lil Pound Cake? Her finale speech? The reading challenge?? The perfume commercial? GENIUS.

My personal favorite moment was her skewering Roxxxy Andrews in the puppet challenge.She really grew on the show and broke out of Sharon’s shadow. I absolutely adore her and think she is special.

I also loved her Red look and her Sugar Ball. And her lip sync for the finale? Fantastic.

3. Raja

“NAOMI CAMPBELL IS A……”

My favorite winner of all the seasons however is Raja from Season 3. As I’ve discovered, I love a seasoned queen who’s been around the block a couple times. Raja takes that and combines it with a real fashion sensibility, killer makeup skills, and a runway presence that is mind blowing. I simply can’t pick a favorite look although the Navajo Realness is the first that comes to mind.

But beyond style. Raja has a clear love for performing that showed in the comedy, Superstar, and her lip sync versus Carmen. The edge, style, and ability to improvise really helped her stand out. Her “power of Fuck You” speech is legendary.

And because I’ve managed not to mention the ANTM connection, let’s throw out my favorite Sutan moment.

I’m Ty-ra!
I’m Tyra. Ty Ty Baby!
I’m Thai!
We’re all going to Thailand!!!

Lol whut?!

2. Willam

“Your tone seems very pointed right now!”

“Winning feels…correct!”

Listen. Willam was number one on this list up until I did my Season 4 rewatch. Willam’s sarcastic wit, singing voice, comebacks, style, and ability to get the other girls riled up just speak to me. To quote Santino, Willam is the shit and knows she’s the shit. That is true confidence. Willam was never mean or went out of her way to cut others down. She just did well and charmed the judges.

When she was disqualified, I WAS HEATED. No ma’am! Phi Phi was supposed to leave.

The boat challenge runway? The lace bodysuit? Willam was killing it.

But to be honest, her disqualification is still the biggest moment in the show’s history. She is the biggest star since her season has ended. She simply has it all. Literally my only cons for we was the five o’clock shadow in a few episodes and her mediocre lip sync vs Jiggly. But since jiggly was a mess, it didn’t matter. And her joke about being part “Thundercat” more than makes up for those.

1. Latrice Royale

“JESUS IS A BISCUIT!!!

Let him sop you up! It’s Latrice who is my favorite queen from all seasons. Like I mentioned, I had Willam here until my rewatch. But the reason that Latrice is head queen?

She made me f*cking cry. Her elimination was so so so so so sad. And then her speech. I just ugly cried all over the place.

Now let’s break down why she is fabulous.

1) The Quotes
Good God Girl, Get A Grip.
BMW – Body Made Wrong
EAT IT!
The shade…the shade of it all!
Get those nuts away from my face!

2) The Runway
Her Sitcom challenge blue dress?
Her Pretty in Pink
The tur-kwazz boat challenge?
Her blue dress from the Snatch game?

3) Lip Syncs
Listen. Latrice’s Natural Woman is the best damn lip sync in the history of the show. Sorry Ru, Whip My Hair slayed, but Latrice stood in ONE DAMN SPOT. SINGING TO HER FAKE PREGNANT BELLY!

That is star power. No one else even compares. Queen.

Who are your favorites? Let us know below or on Twitter.

Bye Ashy!

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Today’s post is short and sweet.  Here are 5 things Team Trash is not here for:

1) Dumb Questions

Contrary to popular belief, there are dumb questions.  I’m so sick of people asking questions without thinking through potential answers.  For example, one of co-workers REFUSES to read emails, read verbiage, or look at her own notes before asking me questions.

Half of the time, she’s asking questions on things that she wrote.

I. DO. NOT. HAVE. TIME.

I am too busy for you to sit up wasting my time.  Hit it, Porscha!

ByeAshy

2) Blatant Racism

Now let me just state that both Class and I think of blackface as the more shoe polish/exaggerated lip form as opposed to simply skin darkening.  But with that said, stop putting on dark makeup to look like black people.  You know people are going to be offended.  We know you’re going to issue some fake apology that you don’t mean.  We know that you will curse all those “sensitive” Negros under your breath.

Read this post by the fabulous Rembert Browne (@Rembert) for Grantland.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/how-to-be-a-white-person-on-halloween-hint-skip-the-blackface/

It is 2014.

STOP TRYING TO DARKEN YOUR SKIN AND STOP HAVING GANGSTER-HOODRAT PARTIES IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR WIG SNATCHED.

Porscha?

ByeAshy

3) Body Odor

Buy deodorant and antiperspirant.

Shower regularly.

Wash your hair.

Wash your clothes.

If you don’t do these things, please don’t talk to me.

ByeAshy

4) Snow

Me right now:

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I’m sick of driving in it, shoveling it, and working in it.  This weather is for the birds.

ByeAshy

5) Halogen Head Lights

If your raggedy car has these bright ass lights, do NOT climb up into my trunk.  It’s distracting and actually makes driving that much worse.

And for your trollops who think it’s cute to turn those neon lights on even brighter and then not turn it down when driving towards me, I hope you spend the rest of your days cranking dat Soulja Boy in hell.

ByeAshy

I Get Soooo Weak!

It’s Friiiiiday, Friiiiday!

Gotta get down on Friiiiidaaaaaay!

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, especially those of you who do not have to work on Monday.

Tonight, I want to talk about those things that we just can’t resist.  Whether it’s that late night bag of Haribo gummy bears or paying that extra $20 for that sessual magenta 22-inch sew in, we all have those things that just make us feel better.  Since it’s the weekend and we are having fun, I’ll share a few of my weaknesses and guilty pleasures.

1) “He Said, She Said” by Ashley Tisdale

I actually think it was B. Scott who introduced me to this tune. (HEY GURR!) I remember thinking, oh here’s another non-singing Disney girl come to ruin our ears.

But then, I felt my toe tapping.  A shoulder bop took over, but I fought it off.  But then I whipped my imaginary hair and body rolled in my chair.  Ashley had won.

I used to be ashamed of my love of this song, but then Class & part-time lover @Cheri_Angela (Check her out at http://cheriarmour.com/)validated that the song is everything.

I dare you to click play.  There’s no chance of you making it through without bopping.

2) Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell

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This trashy piece of deliciousness…  ::sighs::

Taco Bell has had so much bad press.  But if I’m not mistaken, this amazing, evil taco has sold more than any other menu item.

You would think it’s just a novelty, but something about it works.  I can never seem to get away from “The Bell” without one in my hand.

NOOOOM nom nom nom! Just call me the Doritos Locos Taco Monster.

3) White Teeth

If only I could count the amount of money that I’ve spent on teeth whitening products.  Having perfectly straight, white teeth has and remains a goal of both Class & Trash.  But this fondness extends to potential mates.

I’m certainly not above telling somebody no because their teeth look like they’ve been chewing tobacco.  The way people treat their teeth is really a sign that they take care of themselves and also that they are considerate of you.  No one is looking to free that piece of gristle from your back teeth when things are getting hot and heavy.

No one.

4) Cocktail Time

PATRON TEQUILA!

I’M DRUNK OFF MARGARITAS, THAT PATRON!

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I’d like to pretend that alcohol doesn’t make my hips sway a la Beyoncé.  But I love liquor.  I love when you first start feeling the buzz.  I love that it lowers my inhibitions.  I love that it allows to feel like I’m better than everyone instead of just saying I am.

As part of the show, we’ll be building in some of our favorite cocktail recipes for you to try.  If you have one that you think we should feature, let us know on the Twitter.  I want to sip on it and sing “I been drinkin.  I been draaaaaankin.”

5) Aunt Sandy!

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As much as I love cocktail time, Aunt Sandy loves it more.  As we all know, cocktail time is the BEST TIME OF THE DAY!

Sandra Lee is a terrible cook.  Let’s be clear.  She is lazy, her recipes are expensive, and she has what we call a tenuous grasp of the English Language.

That said, she’s flawless.  She’s like the In Living Color of cooking shows.  Her ineptitude in the kitchen is LEGENDARY.  The Kwanzaa Cake alone is the stuff of nightmares.  Her inability to chop onions is amazing.

And her tablescapes?!  I can’t even.  Just take a tour here (http://foodnetworkhumor.com/category/food-network-hosts/sandra-lee/) and let all that is Aunt Sandy envelope you.

To wrap this up, let’s just watch a week’s worth of Semi-Homemade edited down into a 2-minute clip.  I can assure you, this is truly representative of the show.