At work Monday night, and noticed an “urgent” had just crossed the Associated Press wire. The headline: JON & KATE SPLIT.
This…is “urgent” news. (I find the fact that it’s any kind of news somewhat distressing.) What we have here is a couple married for 10 years, with eight children, sextuplets and twins. Now they’re getting divorced. And apparently, it’s everybody’s business, because they live their lives on a successful cable reality show.
What kind of people do this? Really, I want to know. (As Denis Leary once asked of the Jacksons, “Do they give each other new heads for Christmas?”)
The A.P. story quoted the Jon unit of “Jon & Kate” as saying, “This is the hardest episode ever.” Episode??? He looks at the breakup of his marriage as an episode of a television series??? This person was allowed to procreate???
As for the Kate unit of “Jon & Kate,” she promises, “The show must go on.” Not “our lives must go on,” but the “show.” Her life is a television show. Sweet.
Those poor kids.