Inmate Freed With Kim Kardashian-West’s Help Scores Book Deal

Inmate Freed With Kim Kardashian-West’s Help Scores Book Deal

We know Kim Kardashian as a social media superstar—famous for being famous, a self-renewing resource of celebrity. She’s a bit like a real-life Barbie; it’s just that instead of going to medical school, launching herself into outer space, and tending to wounded animals (Barbie must have a fortune in student debt), Kardashian-West is a socialite, reality TV star, artist, entrepreneur, and cultural icon. We’d call her a wearer of many hats, except there just aren’t that many hats that Kardashian-West would deign to wear. Her latest look—advocate and contributor to prison reform—has the power to enact real social change. In …

What Do You Get When You Cross Kim Kardashian With Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard?

What Do You Get When You Cross Kim Kardashian With Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard?

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If you’re unfamiliar, there’s an excellent Twitter account out there mashing up Kim Kardashian quotes with quotes from philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855).   The account, @KimKierkegaard, has achieved what every parody Twitter account dreams of – a book deal. Entitled My Beautiful Despair: The Philosophy of Kim Kierkegaardashian, the book is available for preorder, with a release date set for July 31, 2018. The London Evening Standard has described it as “the ultimate meeting of the sublime with the ridiculous,” while the Barnes and Noble blurb praises the book for “blending the existential philosophy of Kierkegaard with the superficial musings of Kim Kardashian West”.   …

Today Was a Fairytale, and Taylor Swift is the Disney Villain

Today Was a Fairytale, and Taylor Swift is the Disney Villain

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If you’ve seen Taylor Swift’s newest music video for ‘Look What You Made Me Do,’ or the lyric video, or her new line of serpent specific merch, or have been on the internet, it shouldn’t surprise you that the pop princess has fully embraced her new reputation as a capital-S Snake.   You know who else is a big-ass snake? Jafar.   Image Courtesy of Bustle   Disney’s Wiki article on Jafar is surprisingly in-depth and surprisingly really harsh.    Like numerous clinically-diagnosed psychopaths, Jafar wears a metaphorical mask of normalcy, establishing himself as a cool-headed schemer and gaining the …

Celebrate The Anniversary of Kim Kardashian’s Take Down of Taylor Swift Like A True Millennial Bookworm

Celebrate The Anniversary of Kim Kardashian’s Take Down of Taylor Swift Like A True Millennial Bookworm

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It’s a year to the day since Kim Kardashian called Taylor Swift a snake for denying she knew she would be referenced on Kanye West’s song “Famous.”   In honor of this momentous occasion, we’ve put together a list of the top five snakes in literature!   1. Kaa: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling   Image Courtesy of Screenprism   In Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Kaa is both mentor and friend to Mowgli and uses hypnoses to rescue him from some sticky situations. However, in the Disney movie, Kaa is a sly antagonist who repeatedly attempts to hypnotize Mowgli in an …