Kim Kardashian's 'unsurprising' divorce: The best jokes

The reality star ends her highly-publicized marriage after just 72 days. Bloggers waste little time in flooding the web with snarky reactions

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are parting long before death, filing for divorce just 72 days after their mega-wedding.
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Just 72 days after their astoundingly expensive "wedding of the century" — and only weeks after E! aired a drama-fraught wedding TV special — newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting divorced. Many viewers of the E! special won't be terribly surprised by this news, as Humphries and Kardashian spent a whole lot of time bickering and expressing mild disdain for each other. Commentators, of course, are reacting to the "unsurprising" divorce news the only way they know how: With snark. Here, the best jokes:

A new currency is born

The cost of the Kardashian-Humphries wedding was an incredible $10 million, says Anna North at Jezebel, which will be "henceforth referred to as 1 Kardashian." Kim's sister Khloe's wedding? That only cost $1 million — "or 0.1 Kardashian."

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Not right for the part

It's pretty clear what really went wrong, says Maureen O'Connor at Gawker. Humphries was just "poorly cast" in the starring role as Kim's husband.

On the rebound

"With no NBA season, the only point of having an NBA Draft this year is to find Kim Kardashian husbands," tweeted TV host Damien Fahey.

Was anyone shocked?

If you believed this marriage was "ending in forever after," says Katey Rich at Cinema Blend, "then you're probably the sucker born every minute that P.T. Barnum got so excited about."

It's the athlete curse

If Kim and Kris had "double-majored in celebritology and sportsology," they would have known that their union was doomed from the start, says Cindy Boren at The Washington Post. "Call it the Monroe-DiMaggio rule." From Halle Berry and David Justice to Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman, marriages between celebrities and athletes are notoriously brief. Now, all "hope rests with David and Victoria Beckham."

The case for gay marriage

This quickie divorce makes Kardashian the "instant poster girl for gay marriage," says Tim Molloy at The Wrap. Same-sex marriage advocates should be quick to point out that "she was allowed to make a joke of the institution while many gay couples who want lifelong marriages still aren't allowed to wed."

Ever the opportunists

It should be noted that Kim's mom Kris Jenner, "ever the businesswoman," has a new memoir hitting stores just one day after the divorce news broke, says The Huffington Post. "Coincidence? You decide."

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