The trouble I have with all of this is not so much that they put on this freak show of a wedding - it's that the media, the world, everyone, is taking this seriously. CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, online news outlets - they are all covering this as though it were real news. It's disturbing to me on so many levels, but mostly because marriage is a serious business, and these goofballs have turned it into a joke. I'd have a lot more respect for them if they'd just come out and admit it was all for the sake of entertainment...in fact, I might even have watched the wedding, just to see the bling and the flowers and the clothes everyone wore if they had done just that. But for me, or you, or CNN to actually discuss this as though it matters is just wrong.
Let's switch the focus from the Kardashian's 72 day marriage to couples who have worked, fought, loved and succeeded for 20, 30, 40 years. People like - oh, I don't know - you and me? Those of us who take our marriages to heart, who know what it means to commit ourselves to making it work, without any kind of product placements, endorsements, or publicity. Or those of us whose marriages end, and have to pick ourselves up from the mess of divorce and make our lives work again. Why isn't there a tv show about people like us? Well, we know why - it's boring, ordinary and filled with day-to-day humdrum stuff. But that's what life is - that's what reality really is. So enough with Kim, Kris, and the rest of the Krew. They've made a mockery of marriage, but mostly they've made a mockery of themselves.