Friday, November 2, 2007

Friend or Foe - November 2, 2007

Martha Stewart.

She’s baked, cheated, decorated, lied, and celebrated her way to the top. To some she represents the most unsavory of Americana, to others she is elegance on a budget.

In the end, I’ve got to give her my accolades. I truly feel that she is a humanist/Buddhist.

Humanist because she understands everyone’s basic need to want to beautify and design the areas in which they dwell, and because she prices her items at levels most Americans can afford. I mean, she partnered with Kmart!!

Buddhist because she is able to find peace and joy in anything she does. Who else goes to jail, makes friends, and gets a sweater from the prison population as a memento?

I give her a 5.0 on a 10 point disruptive scale. Beyond persuading celebrities such as Usher to make products to sell under her brand name, she empowers middle to low earning income families the chance to beautify their homes and lives.

She’s got street cred, she’s got celebrity backing, she’s got Middle America by the balls, and she’s got an old set of penitentiary clothes in the closet. It’s Martha. You either love her or hate her, but either way, you have to respect her.

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