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Kardashian Wedding And Royal Wedding

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: As Tolstoy liked to say, “All happy families are alike, but unhappy families are much better for ratings.” Following this principle, I can’t imagine the Kardashian Klan ever reaching a point of tranquility, since they appear to favor publicity more than anything else.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I’ll take a Kardashian wedding over a royal wedding any day of the week. And if you disagree, maybe you don’t deserve America.

AKIE BERMISS: Give me liberty and give me neither! At the end of the day, who really gives a damn about these people? I certainly don’t.

I agree with Molly AND Howard — and also disagree with them both. So some wealthy royalty got married in England. So the wedding was a big deal. So it had a sort of rags to riches component and a bunch of little weird historical significances and minutae by which to be distracted. Do we really care? And so Kim Kardashian got married. So she married some dude whose name — though I read it not two minutes ago — I’ve already forgotten. Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian Lawsuit

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I am concerned about the precedent set by the historic Female Employees vs. Walmart lawsuit, which was recently thrown out of court for being too big to move forward. You see, that lawsuit was but a fraction of the size of the countersuit that I am currently assembling: Pretty Much All of Us vs. Kim Kardashian.

AKIE BERMISS: I agree with Molly whole-heartedly. I’ve signed on as a plantiff: Kim Kardashian makes my blood boil. But not in the sex-crazed dude way that everyone is still convinced she must. Rather, I find her a trying on-television celebrity. Too right, Molly, she has no discernible talent. And, honestly, no discernible skill. As long as what is discernible is the reality at hand, I think we have a water-tight case.

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Celebrities We Hate

AKIE BERMISS: Being born in 1983, all of my interaction with things before that is imaginary. And I suppose that is the way it is for all people. History is something you learn either from books or stories or its something you capture from older people around you as it translates down the ladder of generations. And so one can imagine oneself in the times before one’s existence by that proxy. So I have always nursed this false nostalgia for the decades gone by. I feel in my heart that maybe super stars were really stars then. That singers were really singers, that leaders were really great men and women who commanded the attention of the nation, and that celebrated persons were really worth celebrating. I know its probably unrealistic — that, more than likely, those celebrities are as vapid and untalented as many of our present day celebrities — but I still reserve a place in my heart for the simpler beauty and convictions of what songwriter and pianist Dave Frishberg describes as the “dear departed past.”

ZOË RICE: If I pride myself on being rational and forming opinions based on experience and empirical evidence, then why does this recent Defamer article about irrationally hating certain celebrities ring so true? “Hate” takes it too far. But I admit to distasteful feelings when I see or hear about Renee Zellweger, January Jones, or Megan Fox. So, why? Why do I never want to share a dinner table with these women I’ve never even met? Let’s explore.

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Brett Favre’s Return

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: You know, I drove past Brett Favre’s compound – err, home – last weekend on the way to a wedding in Hattiesburg, Miss., and it explained everything about that man. His estate is a large piece of property (untold acres, actually) surrounded by not only a thick of trees so dense that you can’t even tell what color his actual house is, but also this giant, lit up fence with columns lining Interstate 55.

MIKE CUMMINGS: I’m not sure there’s a counterpoint here. Does anyone like Brett Favre — or LeBron James, for that matter — anymore? Is anyone interested when ESPN breaks into a rerun of First Take to breathlessly bring us the news that Brett Favre is having ketchup with his eggs this morning? Well, apparently so, because they keep showing it, and if ESPN is good at anything, it’s knowing what its audience wants. So what are we to make of this latest round of nonsense from a formerly well-respected, transcendent athlete? Continue reading

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