(Image courtesy of Danielle Small’s genius final project)
For one of my finals I made a mock magazine profile of Michele de Montaigne, originator of the essay format a.k.a my reason for living a.k.a my hero. If you have not read Essays, I strongly urge it especially if you are a writer or a lover of words. You also have no excuse because I gave you the link. My prof said I could get creative with this final which is code word for me to get experimental. Luckily, I attend The New School so guidelines aren’t so strict and my imagination can go to places I never thought it would in academia. In this 20 page profile of Montaigne I mused what it would be like if Montaigne had a blog. It went a little something like this…
If Montaigne existed today and had a blog, I think it would be like this. Background information: Kim Kardashian is a celebrity made infamous by her sex tape with R&B singer Ray J. Consequently, she received her own reality television show: Keeping Up With the Kardashians which is one of the most popular reality shows existing today. She recently dated and then married NBA player, Kris Humphries. Their marriage lasted 72 days and through television specials and re-runs of their televised wedding, she received 17.9 million dollars. Some call her an entrepreneur, others call her a gold digger.
December 14, 2012
I’m just an ordinary man trying to figure life out…
Of Kim Kardashian’s Vanity and Reality TV
And yet I saw, some years ago, a person, whose name and memory I have in very great disdain, Kim Kardashian. In the very height of our great disorders, when there was neither law nor justice, no more than there is now, publish I know not who or what thought it was a good idea for her to marry Kris Humphries. The Kardashians are not amusements wherewith to feed a people, a people rapidly plunging deeper into degenerate living with each second watched of that wretched show. Those others do the same, who insist upon prohibiting particular ways of speaking, dances, and games, to a people totally abandoned to all sorts of execrable vices. I am talking about Honey Boo Boo and all the people who broadcast publicly their daily idleness. You too, Teen Mom. Kim Kardashian, there is, peradventure, no more manifest vanity than to get a show because of a sex tape and then fake a marriage for 17.9 million dollars. That which divinity has so divinely expressed to us ought to be carefully and continually meditated by understanding men. In other words, Kim Kardashian, reduce yourself into obscurity and start reading books.
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