In case you've been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, Hollywood attention addict and sex tape star Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days. I, for one, will never forget where I was when I heard the news.
But just for the sake of perspective (and to vent my personal frustrations), let's recap the life and times of Kimmy K: She first got rich by abusing an act traditionally reserved for marriage, and then made even more money in mocking marriage.
How much money? Kim sold the rights to her marriage ceremony for a reported $17.9 million. That means that during her 72 days of wedded bliss, she raked in $10,358.80 per hour.
Why so much money? Because our culture is as obsessed with fame as... well, Kim Kardashian.
In New York, Buzzfeeders gathered outside the Kardashian clan's clothing store to hold a vigil for Kim's fleeting showmance:
Last night, the E! network quickly replayed "Kim's fairytale wedding" before word of divorce quickly spread, squeezing out as much possible viewership of the sham marriage ceremony as possible before people wake to realize those vows of "'til death do us part" actually meant "until the check clears."
Once again, Hollywood plays us all for fools, cashes in on our naivete and laughs all the way to divorce court. And just when we thought the daughter of OJ Simpson's defense attorney/sex tape floozy/reality tv star was on the right path...
Be well, Kim.