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Why follow Kim Kardashian on Twitter when you can follow Kim Kierkegaardashian?

Kim Kardashian: our new resource for Kierkegaardian thought. (Jonathan Short/AP)

Forget about Feminist Ryan Gosling and all his “Hey girl” commentary about gender issues. The new mash-up of celebrity silliness and intellectual thought has arrived, via the Kim Kierkegaardashian Twitter feed.

Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like: serious philosophical thought from Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard mixed with chipper observations from Kim Kardashian. (Well, they aren’t really from her but they very easily could be.)

The Kim Kierkegaardashian Twitter feed was born only a few weeks ago, but it already has 10,000-plus followers. It also helps that Buzzfeed picked up on it today.

Each individual fights for himself, with himself, within himself, in order to free himself before God. I’m gonna be sooo sore tomorrow!

— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) July 13, 2012

Basically what you have is profound ideas that exercise your brain, combined with mindless comments that lower your IQ. Put the two together and they cancel each other out, allowing your mind to do exactly nothing while you read this online stream of idiot-losophy. But it’s pretty entertaining, as you can see from the additional tweets embedded below.

No filter. No photoshop. The highest and most beautiful things are not to read about or seen, but to be lived. Bikini summertime yoga!

— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) July 11, 2012

What distinguishes the unhappiest person? Smoky eyes and chic up-do. Evening glam.

— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) July 10, 2012

Hopped off the plane in Paris, now in a Stephane Rolland fitting! When is despair completely eradicated?

— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) July 3, 2012

So happy 4 Kanye! In despair he plunges into life & the distraction of great tasks, becoming a restless spirit. Won some BET Awards !!

— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) July 2, 2012

It’s also worth noting that Justin Buber — a Twitter feed that combines Biebs’ musings with “the existential wisdom of philosopher Martin Buber” — pre-existed Kim Kierkegaardashian. Luckily Kim Kierkegaardashian is a generous existentialist, which is why she retweeted one of his tweets earlier today.

Which other celebrities deserve a philosophical counterpart? Padma Locke-shmi? Dita Von Socrateese? Feel free to make suggestions in the comments section.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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