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P. Allen Smith, the Arkansas Martha...
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/22/2013|
I hate the advice he gives people when they send him photos of their houses. He should do it less often and plan his response in advance to make a specific point. His drawing on their photos with a magic marker is illegible and his ideas are ill-considered, whimsical, and often contradictory.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/09/2012|
She's too old for that hair
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/09/2012|
Why in the hell would a queen want to live in Arkansas?
And yes, that early 90's haircut needs to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/09/2012|
I concur with all of the above.
He has a nice house, but Arkansas? (And I have a high tolerance for the backwoodsy.)
Even when he has a somewhat interesting segment on his show, it's inevitably ruined by his purse-lipped prissiness.
And yes, R1, those on the fly photo makeovers of suburban landscapes are bad to the core.
He seems to have a whole speaking circuit of charity antique shows, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/09/2012|
Is that his house? It's like a nightmare version of the plantation house in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with magenta roofs.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/09/2012|
He has the weirdest hair in the whole world. It's like a gay male version of Society Woman Important Hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/09/2012|
Is it a wig?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/09/2012|
What in the WORLD are you people talking about?? The level of literacy on this board has taken a real nosedive lately.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/09/2012|
I can't believe some of you are so petty. His hair??? And his ass that you can't see??
I didn't realize he was still in Arkansas, but, apparently some like his work.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/09/2012|
Yes, how DARE we discuss his hair! That's something absolutely forbidden on a serious, issues-oriented site like Datalounge!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/09/2012|
I think his house is very nice if you like that sort of style.
Maybe he lives in Ark. because of friends,family and career. Not everyone wants to live in a city.
I do agree about the hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/09/2012|
She's even pretty for a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/09/2012|
Why is everyone on this thread telling you to CUT your hair?
I think you should grow it longer, put on makeup, shave your legs, get into a pantyhose, a dress and heels.
And I'll drive you in my van all the way to Arkansas.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/09/2012|
His family owns a nursery plant company there, which I believe his brother runs. The house he built is quite nice and the gardens are spectacular. His career seems to be in decline, book publishing isn't what it used to be and there aren't many of his shows being produced anymore, if at all. His family company was footing the bill, since the recession perhaps things aren't going so well as they used to. one interesting things is they used to always film him in the same shirt, pants and hair style so they could mix in sections of the show from different years. It worked for a while, but then he got old and gained weight so it the age spread became very obvious. They seemed to have stopped that.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/09/2012|
Are those the former slave cabins in the R6 pic?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/09/2012|
The metal roof is actually a thrifty idea. It won't have to be replaced it until long after he's dead.
I think he knew this was a temporary gig and planned accordingly. Good for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/09/2012|
I don't see any trees by his house but he keeps telling all the fraus to plant them.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/09/2012|
"[italic]former[/italic] slave cabins"???
Honey, you've not been to the piss-elegant side of Arkansas before, have you?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/09/2012|
Obviously not R18, this house quite a bit younger than P. Allen Smith.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/09/2012|
Yes, it's a new house that he had built -- and new dependencies.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/09/2012|
She frequents the tubs in Memphis. I think she's a bottom. Trolls, I gave you enough to run with there, have at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/09/2012|
He's the epitome of a Log Cabin Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/09/2012|
Anyone see his feets? A photo would be most appreciated. TIA.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/10/2012|
He's much more feminine than Martha,
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/10/2012|
Drag name was Petunia Clark back in the day. I kid you not.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/11/2012|
Have the keys in the van now.
How many does can does it take to drive from LA to Arkansas?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/11/2012|
He's gotta have feets photos somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/12/2012|
It's kind of stupid his marketing people don't make him wear some kind of sandals.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/12/2012|
Or high heel pumps.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/12/2012|
whew- I thought it was just me. I find him nauseatingly tres gai- but that would be ok if he was good at anything. He's all over the place. The label says garden show but he tries to priss around over 100 topics like he's Martha Stewart. hardly ever is there anything on gardening other than the mundane vegetable kind- and it is so basic to be silly. America's expert gardeneer indeed- there are soooo many really qualified garden experts out there- he's just a tv wannabe. yuk yuk yuk. YUK.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/21/2013|
He can look cute, but that hairstyle needs to be updated.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/21/2013|
I always refer to him as "P. Allen Bottom."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/22/2013|
Well the P obviously stands for Prissy or more precisely.. Prissay
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/22/2013|
[quote]He can look cute, but that hairstyle needs to be updated.
I agree. The hairstyle looks very dated. It also always looks dry.
I wonder if he has a boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/22/2013|
I like the guy's message. He talks a lot about native plants and he encourages and educates about heritage ducks, geese, goats and cattle. He also talks a lot about open pollinated seed and the need to keep the old varieties of non-hybrid food crops in production. With the current domination of industrialized farming and the use of patented hybrids, we could find ourselves in a similar situation as the Irish potato famine. He isn't the only voice in the wilderness but he does his part.
Also the house is built with some sophisticated green initiatives. Much like Martha he is conservative, they both want to conserve the quality foods, crops, recipes etc. I can't say that I like their taste in decor, but so much merchandise in America is dreadfully slipshod these days. It's beneficial to have voices who remind people to buy quality rather throw away junk. And both Martha and Smith push "buy American" which keeps manufacturing jobs here.
So all in all, he's a bit dull but he does his part.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/22/2013|
I am envious that he built a house as part of a TV production and got to deduct it as a business expense and then get to keep it and bill the production company back as a production location.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/22/2013|
Last Christmas I bought one of his original design Christmas wreaths. I have purchased wreaths from several companies over the years and his was by far the nicest, and considering the quality, looked like it cost a lot more than I paid for it. I was so impressed with it that I sent an e-mail to express how happy I was with the product and I never do that. He may be many things but he certainly has an eye for design and, like Martha, has great taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/22/2013|
He's married to a woman supposedly but the gay rumors are strong with this one. What's the "low down" on him?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/22/2013|
You mean he IS a gay woman!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/22/2013|
Funny, my mother was from Eastern Arkansas. I went back there several years ago and everyone tried to get me to move there. I was even offered a house for free. I declined saying that I doubt that I would fit in. Later a friend of my mother's took me aside and said basically that as long as you were married and went to church, nobody cared what you did. (wink, wink) That kinda sounds like P.A.S. If you see the behind the scenes videos, he is about a nelly as nelly can be.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/22/2013|