Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The Chow Nation and I are a little vexed this morning; read a comment by Martha Stewart, who should know better, about her new reality show. Seems that they are working on a counterpart of "You're fired"--nothing set in stone yet, but they want to make it specific to the contestant. For instance, says Martha, if the contestant is from Idaho, she'll say, "You're back in Boise for apple-picking time."
First, if you're from Idaho, you are probably not from Boise. Boise and Idaho are separate and distinct. People from Boise are from Boise, not from Idaho. They tell you this. Also, with a nod and a wink, they tell you that the streets of Boise are paved with gold. Next, apple-picking time in Boise? Martha, Martha, Martha. Ain't no apples that grow in Boise. The apples grow in the apple capital of the world, Wenatchee, so it is there that you go to pick apples. Pete, the buff member of The Chow Nation, is more than a little irritated that Martha's staff stumbled on this one. He says he can see that whole thing with the stock sale, as he gets screwed on the dinner dish every night, but every little Chow dog that does his fourth grade social studies knows that Idaho grows potatoes, lentils and silicon chips and Washington grows apples, wheat, and operating systems. Pete says that if Martha was on The Donald's show, she'd get canned in a yuuuge way.
The 'Kan EWA