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Kourtney and Kim Take New York Season 2 premiered last night and oh how sweet it is. The Kardashian Family (especially Kim) will be looking for ALL SORTS of PR after meeting with considerable public backlash regarding Kim’s divorce to obscure athlete and general idiot Kris Humphries. The family of course has since launched a damage-control campaign, the cornerstone of which will be Kourtney and Kim take New York. According to sources the show will be heavily portraying Kris (Humphries) as a villain, as Kris (Jenner) is an executive producer of the show itself and therefore can doctor it’s content however she wants. God forbid after making 18 million dollars off of the wedding Kim couldn’t even suffer through more than 72 days of a bad marriage. Whereas most people suffer through a bad marriage their entire lives. For free. If someone offered you 18 million to marry an idiot would you do it? Of course you would. Let’s be honest. All you have to do is ignore everything he/she says. With 18 million you could even buy them a separate house and you wouldn’t even have to ever say a single word to them. After typing Kim as a Promoter and being presented with some pretty solid arguments to the contrary let’s take a closer and more in-depth look at Kim Kardashian and her dear and beloved sister Kourtney Kardashian.
Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born October 21 1980 the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and his wife Kris Kardashian. Her father was of Armenian descent, her mother Dutch-Scottish. Kim led a pretty standard young Los Angeles socialite life until tragedy struck and her father died of esophageal cancer in 2003 at the age of 59. Kim is a self-described obsessive-compulsive neat freak and is actually very shy and timid in large groups. While much of her behavior comes off as being a Promoter, this is no doubt through the guidance of her overbearing and strong-willed Promoter Artisan mother Kris Jenner. Indeed Kim has essentially done exactly what she has been told, in order for Kris to create an ’empire’ with. Kim cares deeply about her family, and takes great pride in protecting the health and welfare of those she cares about. Self-admittedly uptight, extremely hard-working, actually quite shy, and very loving of her family Kim Kardashian is undoubtedly a Protector Guardian.
Kourtney Mary Kardashian was born of the same ilk of her dear sister a year earlier. The oldest of the Kardashian children, Kourtney was the one who kept them all in line. Indeed Kourtney is the most serious of all the Kardashian kids, and can sometimes seem cold and unforgiving. Earnest, attentive, dedicated, and highly strict and thorough, Kourtney Kardashian is undoubtedly an Inspector Guardian. Certainly Kourtney can seem like a downright b*tch sometimes, but let’s not hold it against her.
Artisan parents have little or no difficulty rearing Guardian children. They enjoy encouraging their Guardian children to get into all sorts of sports and arts and adventures, hoping to help loosen them up and show them that life is for living here and now. With such modeling on how to have fun Guardian children can overcome their natural caution and seriousness, and can thrive both at home and school. There is a danger that highly aggressive Artisan parents can communicate dissatisfaction with their Guardian child’s over concerned attitude, letting it be known that they aren’t happy with a goody-goody child of either gender—teasing them about being a mama’s boy or a little pris. If SP parents expect (or demand) boldness and impetuosity from their SJ children, they will only frighten or inhibit them, and teach them they are a failure. Fortunately, it is unusual for both parents to be Artisans, and quite usual for the other parent to be a Guardian. So the Guardian child often has the best of both worlds: someone to show the way to joy, and someone to show the way of duty. Please Understand Me II, p. 277
As some of you may unfortunately be aware of, rampant fame whore Kim Kardashian has decided that 72 days was a long enough time period to end her fake marriage to borderline-retard Kris Humphries. Which is definitely a good thing because let’s be honest, these two probably shouldn’t reproduce. The young reality star has since met with considerable public backlash having profited in the form of 18 million dollars from the wedding alone. Some think that given such a ridiculous profit margin for such a sacred ceremony and only such a short time of honoring that sacred ceremony that the whole thing was just a publicity stunt. No sh*t guys. You think? I honestly don’t even know why it was ever even up for debate, as this girls entire life is a publicity stunt courtesy of her morally bankrupt and shameless pageant mother Kris Jenner. Kris lives not vicariously but ENTIRELY through her daughter’s fame, and is laughing all the way to the bank as a result. Kim has subsequently spent time in Minnesota (where her ex-husband lives) pretending to fight for her sham marriage. Gee, I wonder how that’s gonna turn out. Mild cynicism aside, let’s take a closer look at Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner and her protege/puppet Kim Kardashian.
The Kardashian family is most known for it’s reality television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians which airs on the E! Network. The show chronicles the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian and Jenner families, with family matriarch Kris Jenner essentially running the show as the ‘family manager’. Under Kris’ leadership the family managed to clear 65$ million in revenue last year through reality TV, twitter, endorsements, paid appearances and fragrances. Extremely enterprising, creatively bold, highly glamorous, and a marketing genius Kris Jenner is undoubtedly a Promoter Artisan. Indeed Kris likely brainstorms much of the ‘family drama’ that is seen on-screen, as to make for better and more accessible television. While some of the shows events might indeed be pre-meditated Kris is a smart woman and does in-fact do a good job of bringing solid, wholesome, realistic and family-oriented messages to the table.
Kris’ daughter Kim of course is an equally shameless Promoter Artisan and basically just follows the lead of her mother. Kim Kardashian rose to fame essentially through the “unwanted” release of a sex tape, and is constantly referred to as the poster-girl for the concept of ‘being famous just for being famous’. Indeed Kris and Kim have made quite a bit of money entirely from Promoting as Kim reportedly gets paid roughly $25,000 to simply endorse a product on Twitter and collects anywhere from $100,000 to $1,000,000 for personal appearances. Which is god damn ridiculous. The families reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians not only provides a solid paycheck but is indeed a marketing platform for their endorsements and best-selling products which include book, clothing, and fragrance lines.
While some argue that Kris is immorally shoving her family in the spotlight for money: one could also argue that none of them seem too discontent with their situations, considering they all now live in ridiculous Malibu mansions. Regardless of the morality of Kris’ enterprising, the woman is a marketing genius and media mogul and her and her family are definitely laughing all the way to the bank. Kourtney and Kim Take New York season 2 premieres Sunday November 27th 10/9c on the E! Network.
Kim Kardashian’s ‘Fairytale Wedding’ to largely unknown basketball player and general idiot Kris Humphries airs this weekend and I think it goes without saying that nobody cares. Such shameless promotion however does seem to get results, as the Kardashian family cleared $65 million in revenue last year. Family Martriarch Promoter Artisan Kris Jenner is of course the enterprising brains behind it all, and without a doubt brainstorms a good deal of the ‘drama’ that the family goes through on television. Indeed: it was recently discovered that the popular E! Network supposed ‘reality’ show Keeping Up With the Kardashians is in fact scripted, or at least some events had been. At Kim Kardashian’s recent wedding to Chris Humphries, TMZ ascertained audio of producers essentially prepping a scene and even giving lines to Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott Disick. Given this evidence, I think it’s entirely appropriate to go ahead and say that the show is a huge croc of sh*t and these people are a bunch of liars. All kidding aside, though some of this stuff seems like it could have in fact been pre-meditated: Kris Jenner is a smart woman and does a good job of bringing solid, wholesome, realistic, family-oriented messages to the table. In the interest of pop-culture and Keirsey Temperament Theory, we will now type the four Kardashian Kids. Kim Kardashian is a classic and ruthless Promoter Artisan, and the protege/puppet of ‘momager’ Kris Jenner. Khloe Karadashian Odom is a delightfully entertaining Performer Artisan, and by far the most genuinely interesting one. Kourtney Kardashian is a painfully boring Inspector Guardian. Finally the young and thus far unemployed Rob Kardashian seems to be a flaky yet sweet-hearted Counselor Idealist. Kim Kardashian’s ‘Fairytale Wedding’ airs on the E! network this Sunday October 9 at 8/7 Central and Monday October 10 at 9/8 central. Be sure to tune in!