At the suggestion of a certain boss and friend (who swore a blood oath to share and like this!) I am writing a blog. Now, I have zero personal blogging experience but an embarrassingly vast and useless abundance of pop culture knowledge. So by reading blogs by StanleyFoolchild and a certain Teddy Bear Pimp, hopefully their humor and intellect will influence my own blog and be what this will turn out to be a good experience for both myself and the reader. And if not, a certain boss/friend will be on her own for lunch for a few weeks! =) Thank you in advance for reading this and please feel free to share/like this if you do, in fact, like this.
For my very first blog I am going to tackle the Kardashians. Or the Kartrashians, however you care to refer to them. I would love to not refer to them at all, but I digress (sorry Lois!!!). Like it or not, they rule the pop culture world at this moment and very polarizing from what I have found-you either love them or hate them. Their pimpmomager Kris has turned what may have been a quasi-normal family into what we see today. Now I love me some reality tv. Bravo shows rule my DVR. And I confess to watching their show "Keeping up with the Kardashians" when it first came out. I will also confess to enjoying Bruce and Khloe in the beginning-but that's all you get out of me. Because as a whole, I find them to be all that I despise: shallow, vapid, and fake. If they are not born of Kris Jenner, they are easily disposable and cast away (here's lookin at you Kris Humphries!). TheKardashians may have, at one point in time, been a family that genuinely loved each other. But all you see now is scripted moments of a shallow existence. The majority of them care only about themselves and the ones that might still be human are beaten down to shells of their former selves. The saddest part of all is that there are young girls who look up to this "family" as something to aspire to. Kim, the originator of "I got famous for a sex tape and have no other credentials at all" is the worst example any girl could follow and yet she's on a magazine weekly. She's thrown in our faces in a way that we can't look away even though we really, really want to. I want my 4 year old niece to look up to hard working, honest, kind, compassionate, selfless people. They aren't glitzy but they're what it's all about.They may not rent out baseball stadiums to stage an engagement (Giants fans are rightly outraged about that) but they exemplify what really matters in this world. Sadly though, there is a new crop ofKardashian's being spun off as I type this and bred to carry on this legacy of trash. So any dreams I had of them vanishing off the face of my beloved magazines are gone. Le sigh. But I will never lose hope that there will be better role models out there for our kids to look up to. What do you think of them? Do you agree or do you actually like them? Please comment and let me know what you think. Lois is Team Kardashian but I want to hear others opinions =)
And that concludes my first blog. Kristin, thank you for the push to do this. Again, if you like this thank you and please feel free to like/share this. I could ramble on and on about pop culture and all things irrelevant, so if I have a forum that people want to ramble with me with even better! Kelly