Martha Stewart did a reddit Ask Me Anything yesterday and it was awesome. She was pithy, funny and highly quotable. She was so to-the-point that I wish that she would have given more information in some of her responses, particularly her advice. (Although there’s plenty of that on her website and in her books.) Overall Martha’s AMA was one of the best I’ve seen. She really interacted with users and seemed to understand the format and rules of reddit. Here’s some of what she said:
Q: What are your top three rules for hosting?
Pay attention to your guests. 2. Interact with them. 3. Feed them fine food and wine.
On what she would do on a free day
Watch the entire 13 hours of a new season of House of Cards.
Q: Do you have any good sex tips?
Always take a bath before and after.
On doing it in the bath
That’s good too, and don’t forget to brush your teeth.
Q: Do you have a favorite singer or band?
Pharrell Williams. He’s so cute. I’ve actually seen him in person and adore his good humor.
Q: What’s your favorite parody of yourself?
There have been many. None of which are very accurate or flattering. But Ana Gasteyer on SNL did a good job.
Q: How did you feel about the South Park episode you were in?
I thought it was really cute!
Q: Why do you think Gwenyth Paltrow is a bad homemaker?
I have never said Gwenyth is a bad homemaker. In fact, I’ve never been invited to her home, so how would I know?
Q: Favourite Movie?
This year it was The Wolf of Wall Street.
Martha’s conspiracy theory about the Oscar’s selfie
Oh, by the way, a question of everyone: Do you really believe Ellen took that selfie with her Samsung? Seemed like a lot of people in one little picture from such a short distance!
Have you ever pissed off a friend by giving them unsolicited decorating advice while visiting their home?
I learned many years ago never to criticize, only compliment. Even if their home is horrifyingly awful.
I can’t include all of Martha’s answers of course, so I highly recommend you read it if you’re interested. Martha was friendly and chatty, writing that one guy’s dog reminded her of her first Chow Chow, and asking another user to send her a resume along with a picture of his daughter in her Martha Stewart costume. (Here it is!) She gamely answered questions about her prison stay, saying “There was nothing remarkable about the food at all,” admitting that she had a prison nickname but that she can’t remember it, and adding “I don’t think about the past.” She also had a lot of kind words for people, wishing them and their families well.
As for the Gwyneth Paltrow beef, that was an excellent answer wasn’t it? To recap, Martha shaded Gwyneth twice last year, saying of Goop that “If she’s authentic, all the better. And I certainly hope she is,” she later brushed off comparisons to Gwyneth with a dismissive quip. “Lifestyle coach? Oh, for heaven’s sake, you have to have lived to be a coach.” So by just denying that she didn’t call Gwyneth a bad homemaker and wasn’t one to judge, Martha is not exactly saying that Gwyneth isn’t a bad homemaker. Martha can’t be bothered with Goop, but she’ll answer the question. Note that the person who asked the question misspelled Gwyneth’s name and then Martha repeated the same misspelling. She’s so unconcerned with Goop she doesn’t even know how to spell her name!
Martha, she’s just like us only classier, more organized, a better cook and better at throwing shade. Perfect bitch.
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