Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Whatever Martha" with Alexis and Jennifer

My sides ache from laughing...I have been watching clips of "Whatever Martha" on YouTube this afternoon. I discovered the show on FLN and have become an avid follower of the show. They have a radio show on Sirius radio which I do not have, so I haven't been able to hear it, but I bet it's worth the radio's why....
As I said before my sides were splitting watching a clip of the "girls" watching a clip of one of Martha's old shows where she demonstrates how to go about making Smores. You and I know that Smores are a yummy campfire treat that is made from skewering a marshmallow onto a twig and roasted over an open fire, then unceremoniously smashed onto a Graham cracker with melting chocolate in between. It's a fun, casual and messy affair. That is the beauty of a Smore.
Well, not in Martha's world. She sets up her supplies with all the usual suspects, the chocolate squares, the crackers, marshmallows, etc, with a few exceptions. She has a Swiss army knife and battery operated hand drill? What is she going to do with the drill? Jennifer asks this question and Alexis rolls her eyes back in her head and in a dry humor voice (what I love about Alexis) she says..."she's going to complicate the smore process...) boy, does she ever!! Martha proceeds to pull out a bunch of perfectly sized twigs and shows the audience how to "whittle" a point onto the twig using the swiss army knife. Whittle a point? Are the marshmallow roasting twigs also used as some sort of Mideavel hunting weapon? Why would you need a sharp point to skewer a marshmallow? This is the humor of it all. The girls ask these logical questions while viewing the clip. Next, Martha takes some sort of small wood block and starts drilling the twig to the block?????? She starts going off on some tangent about making some sort of campfire tool- why do you need this? Why does anyone need this? Is smore making done so often and taken so seriously that you need actual tools to do it properly? Alexis and Jennifer show the humor in all of this in an fun, refreshing and good humored way. Now we know that no one can really live like Martha Stewart. This is coming straight from the apple near the tree :) J

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