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NBC Airs Kardashian Interview on Breast Implants Instead of 9/11 Moment of Silence [New York]

Alec Baldwin, interviewing her for his podcast, said in the opening that his interview would change many minds about the Kardashians. Not mine – all her fucking children do is live their lives, and there happens to be a camera in the room.

@blogenfreude: I can’t work up a thought on the Kardashians one way for another.

Except: Bruce Fucking Jenner?

Somewhere between my teens and AARP-qualified years, shit happened.

They’re like the Gabors minus talent and class.

@Benedick: I always liked Charo better than the Gabors.

I can’t watch stuff like this, even when I travel and can see cable television but what is this Kardashian stuff? Like an Armenian family of rich crazies that are spending down an old family fortune?

@FlyingChainSaw: The Dad was one of OJ’s lawyers. He was well-known in L.A. legal circles for his ability schmooze the D.A. and get criminal charges dismissed or weakened, but not for his ability to try cases. Hence Johnny Cochran.

@Dodgerblue: Charo is fun. Plus, you know, coochi-coochi. The Gabors were raised back in the old country to be courtesans: think Gigi learning how to eat an ortolan. Now try to think of a situation in which such a skill might prove useful today. It was a different world, when it was considered vulgar to allow one’s knife to make noise. I read Colette in my early teens (they were my Twilights) and loved it in the novel that her aunt, la grande horizontale, would make her remove her boots and stockings at various arbitrary times to make sure that her feet were always immaculately clean. It was only later that I learned why.

@FlyingChainSaw: They make millions a year. They are an industry.

@mellbell: There you go. A detail you don’t get in Tolstoy.

ADD: We call it shrimping.

@mellbell: Thank you, this saved me some googling.

I just like the part in the video where three screens are presenting a Solemn Moment, and the fourth screen is Chatty Implants. It’s dada poetry.

Also, I haven’t watched Today since Hugh Downs was host.

@nojo: Do you remember Dave Garroway and J. Fred Muggs?

@Dodgerblue: Before my time, although I would read about it later. I started — and ended — with Hugh Downs, Baba Wawa, and Joe Garagiola.

@Dodgerblue: I barely remember Dave Garroway. The name from Today that has stuck with me all these years was another guy on the show, Jack Lescoulie. For whatever reason that name burrowed its way into my head and never left.

@Dodgerblue: The Dad was one of OJ’s lawyers. Apparently one of the daughters (Kim?) is really by Juice.

@Beggars Biscuit: The sister rumored to not be Robert’s kid is Khloe (the significantly taller and different looking one who is married to Lamar Odom).

/how I know this fact I don’t know.

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