Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Quote of the Day
Equally excellent, just for different reasons, is the following one from comic Rob Delaney -- who says he's going to sue Kim Kardashian, E! and Ryan Seacrest, the executive producer of the inescapable culture-bomb that is the Kardashian Reality TV empire. Here's how Delaney imagines the horseshit Kardashian "fairy tale" wedding was pitched:
"I know! We’ll have Kim get married! It’ll be a ratings bonanza! We’ll bludgeon the populace with billboards and commercials, build it up across our 14 execrable spinoffs, hire some psychologists to help Kim and Kompany approximate the appearance of human emotion as they navigate the wedding preparation, split the actual wedding over two interminable episodes—even accompany them on the honeymoon! And the best part is, it doesn’t even have to be real! We’ll have Kris (Humphries, not Kris Jenner, Kim’s mom (though having her marry her own mom once ratings start to slide IS a great idea!!!)) sign a pre-nup that is also a non-disclosure agreement AND a waiver stating that if he even talks in his sleep about the 'marriage’s' details, he’ll be beaten, drugged, and given a facelift from the same doctor who did Bruce Jenner, and then forced to walk the Earth terrifying children and animals for eternity.'"
When the guillotines are finally erected at the corner of Wall and Broad, I think the entire Kardashian family should be the inaugural event -- as a test run, opening act and simply because they really do represent the shameless and relentless pursuit of a profitable "brand" as well as everything that's detestable about the American privileged class at the start of the 21st century.
Again, Takei sums up the Kardashian family best: