Martha Stewart turns out to be a fan...

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Post by michaeln » January 27th, 2007, 12:52 pm

PaulS wrote:c2billp, Assembling the legs incorrectly is not a huge sin, but actually having it done both ways is a little more difficult to excuse.
She's a very rich woman, and I doubt she assembled that erg herself. The other erg that was there was probably brought in by that woman who was exercising with her.

I doubt Martha assembled either one of them.

I really don't see any reason to take potshots at her on this. She's exercising, showing people how cool the erg is, both are very positive things. Let's just take it at that.

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Post by johnlvs2run » January 27th, 2007, 12:55 pm

michaeln wrote:I applaud Martha for working out on the rower even if her form isn't the best. She's exercising, and looks great for her age. So what if her form isn't perfect, she's not training to race, she's just doing CV work. Bravo for her!
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Post by johnlvs2run » January 27th, 2007, 12:57 pm

PaulS,

I would take up rowing like Martha but am not quite endowed for it. :)
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Post by johnlvs2run » January 27th, 2007, 12:59 pm

Paul,

If you have a link where I have posted anything that offends you, please post it here.

I would like to see any such message and, if it exists, will certainly do my best to change it to something agreeable and to which you would appreciate.

Cheers,

John :)
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Post by PaulS » January 27th, 2007, 12:59 pm

michaeln wrote:I applaud Martha for working out on the rower even if her form isn't the best. She's exercising, and looks great for her age. So what if her form isn't perfect, she's not training to race, she's just doing CV work. Bravo for her!
Indeed, though it would not be good if she injured herself on her new "favorite exercise machine", as that has a tendency to alter favoritism, and we would really like to see more favorable and frequent publicity of all our "favorite exercise" machine, wouldn't we?

Why is it that "correcting" someone is seen as having some sort of animosity toward them?

I think Martha is dandy at what she does, though I wouldn't take stock trading advice from her. :wink:
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Post by Sean Seamus » February 2nd, 2007, 3:23 pm

lord this is such a refreshing and humorous thread

the idea of J Rude Rupp denying his chronic antagonism toward Paul Smith, is up there with George W Butcher claiming to walk with Jesus as a Man of Peace

and yes - why is it that any critique or assessment that is not a paean to "do-it-your-own-way" - is seen as a mean-spirited attack ?

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Post by Ducatista » February 2nd, 2007, 4:23 pm

Erg assembled wrong... trainer not teaching her the proper technique...

If even Martha Stewart can't afford good help, I don't see why I'm working so hard to amass my first billion. :(

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Post by johnlvs2run » February 2nd, 2007, 6:26 pm

Sean Seamus wrote:the idea of J Rude Rupp denying his chronic antagonism toward Paul Smith, is up there with George W Butcher claiming to walk with Jesus as a Man of Peace

and yes - why is it that any critique or assessment that is not a paean to "do-it-your-own-way" - is seen as a mean-spirited attack ?
Sean,

Thank you for comparing me with Jesus though I'm not sure such adulation is completely deserved.

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