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Keeping Up With the Kardashians in a global sensation, a licence to print money and a pop culture phenomenon that has served to make incredibly rich, famous and glamorous people even more rich, famous and glamorous. Suffice to say, its a long way from being a librarian.
In New Zealand, though, they aren't having any of that. A gang of shushing book wardens have grouped together to recreate a slice of the Kardashian lifestyle in the South Pacific by producing a photograph that parodies the world-famous shot of the Los Angeles brood that once graced the cover of the Hollywood Reporter.
What's more, its gone viral and been liked over 5,000 times on Facebook.
Who wore it better? Nice work @invlibrary pic.twitter.com/JGiussfSk1
- Pleather Tuscadero (@GemWilder) October 15, 2017
"It has been 10 years since the Kardashians first graced our screens," read the text that accompanied the Facebook post on the page of the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives.
"To celebrate, our social media team decided to have a totally impromptu, definitely not planned, photo-shoot."
Invercargill is on the South Island of New Zealand and certainly a long way away from the glitz and glamour of Southern California, but the internet thought that the Kiwi librarians had nailed it.
"You guys are the sexiest bunch of librarians working in one place that I have ever seen!! Even in a spoof shot lol," wrote one commenter on Facebook, while another went even further, posting: "Note to self: Buy enough money to move to NZ and get a job at this library. Let my little librarian/PR heart live happily ever after. This is everything."
There's always one nay-sayer in the bunch and in this case, it was a commenter who asked "Who is the idiot paying six people to run social media for a library in Invercargill," only to be shot down by the self-same participants from the photo. "Actually the six of us do social media on top of our actual jobs," responded the social media team.
"We aren't hired to do it all. We do it because we love our library and we don't think that's idiotic at all."
In fairness, we're pretty sure that a lot of people who have watched the Kardashians have asked themselves if the whole process was a complete waste of time and money, so maybe they've aped that aspect perfectly as well.
Featured Image Credit: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
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