There is a good article over at Spin.com, or at least as good as it gets when you read the news that Kim and Thurston are breaking up.
Ok, technically they’ve separated, but isn’t that always the precursor to the more-popular act of divorce, in this case the ubiquitous alterna-couple that have become the shining example for everyone else that cool people can still find each other, marry, have cool kids and live in a bizarre Ward and June Cleaver world of hipster middle age.
Serious, they were role models that made such an antiquated act seem kinda cool, an adjective for any example of a cool couple that weds.
They always seemed like two, strong-willed people who made room for each other both out of respect and out of a deeper connection (i.e. love). What a bummer if that wasn’t a little bit true, and what a bigger bummer if we’ve seen the end of Kim and Thurston as it related to a singular concept: a husband/wife team that-for at least seventeen years-was the epitome of being a role model for marriage.
And now that distinction falls on Iowa’s own Dave and Barb from House of Large Sizes.