Someone sent me a link to some excerpts of an interview of ‘Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’ in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. It is a known fact that most interviewers don’t bother to counter-question. After reading those bits, I don’t think “The lady's like a sailor!” She is just vocabulary-ly challenged.
Here are some of her replies. There are a few counter-queries I would pose, if I were the one conducting the interview.
PL: On the Top Chef Emmy nomination: "[It] was a big fucking deal.”
Me: Erm…was that the deal?
PL: On life without her ex-husband, Salman Rushdie: "I'm really fucking sad."
Me: Bad for the guy you are with. It means you are sorrowful while at it, right?
PL: On her new cookbook: "Finishing the fucking book was like being in labor for two years!”
Me: Shouldn’t you have worn a condom?
PL: On hosting dinner party: "I pulled this out of my ass."
Me: Is that why the guests called it shit?
PL: On an AIDS charity she supports: "…we’re doing a campaign and an event and you should buy a fucking table.”
Me: Are you trying to say if you do it on the table, then you ain’t get no AIDS, but AIDS gets aid?
PL: On telling the press if she had a boyfriend: "My husband would call fucking Reuters."
Me: So, everytime you and Salman were at it, he said “Let’s Reuters”?
PL: On a tabloid's coverage of her bra size: "…they said it was 36C. I said, 34C, motherfucker!”
Me: Does it not mean that mamma-obsessed tabloid fellows like it bigger?
PL: On her current living situation: "Now I’m staying in a fucking hotel with all my shit in storage."
Me: Are you saying you live like a stowaway in your own room?
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“ Philanthropy seems to me to have become simply the refuge of people who wish to annoy their fellow-creatures.”
- Oscar Wilde