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Old 09-04-2014, 11:02 PM   #21
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I didn't like her - one of those snap decisions probably based on one of those award red carpet things she did.

But then I heard one of her comedy routines & loved her! She was abrasive, but oh, so funny.
Phyllis Diller was also someone who could rub people the wrong way, but I got a lot of respect for her after hearing her on a Fresh Air interview. She was very smart, approached her job like a craft (describing how jokes were written, what types of delivery worked for various types of set-ups, etc) and she earned every bit of her success.

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Old 09-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #22
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Joan Rivers was loved her or hated her. Few people just shrugged her off. I thought she was brilliant. I heard that many celebrities wanted to be mentioned by her in her act. Made them relevant I guess.

I just hope she didn't have fear or pain at the end.

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Old 09-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #23
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I appreciated her work ethic and non-apologetic brashness.... she commanded attention..
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:05 PM   #24
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Agree completely. The clinic is being investigated. I would not want to be the ENT surgeon or the anesthesiologist.
Was there one? For many "minor" office procedures, sedation is given by the surgeon or a nurse. I have only heard a bit about her sad passing.

FWIW- I enjoyed her humor, but then I like Don Rickles too.
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #25
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Her funeral will get the red carpet treatment on Sunday.
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She didn't have an easy life. And I really admired her work ethic. Her interviews showed that she was a real feeling person. And I loved her jokes.

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I saw her live around 1980. She was hilarious! She was warmed up by David Brenner, who was also great.
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Here are some of Joan's thoughts, jokes and one-liners that will help fans laugh again – and remember the way she saw the world through a lens of humor:

"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking."

"I think anyone who's perfectly happy isn't particularly funny."

"My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it's missing, and what's there stinks."

"I've learned: When you get older, who cares? I don't mince words, I don't hold back. What are you gonna do to me? Fire me? It's been done. Threaten to commit suicide? Done. Take away my show? Done! Not invite to me to the Vanity Fair party? I've never been invited! If I ever saw the invitation, I'd use it as toilet paper."

"I've learned what's funny verbally ain't so funny on e-mail: They don't hear your intonations. Melissa broke up with somebody over that. She tried to tell him: 'That was a joke!' But he just didn't get it. Mick Jagger said, 'F––– 'em if they don't get the joke.' And I love him. That comes with age: Knowing it's their problem, not mine."

"Comedians are the lucky ones, because if you're funny, you can be 125 years old and they will still accept you."

"My best birth control now is to just leave the lights on."

"She's so fat, she's my two best friends."

"The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it."

"You know you're getting old when you buy a sexy sheer nightgown and don't know anyone who can see through it."

"I have a wonderful psychiatrist that I see maybe once a year, because I don't need it. It all comes out onstage."

"Life is very tough. If you don't laugh, it's tough."

"My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy."

"Anyone that says looks don't count is lying. Of course they do. Even babies go to the attractive face. It's the way humans work."

"I have no sex appeal; if my husband didn't toss and turn, we'd never have had the kid."

"I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again."

"Grandchildren can be f–––ing annoying – how many times can you go 'And the cow goes moo and the pig goes oink'? It's like talking to a supermodel."

"I don't think I'm good in bed; my husband never said anything, but after we made love he'd take a piece of chalk and outline my body."

"The fashion magazines are suggesting that women wear clothes that are 'age appropriate' … for me that would be a shroud."

"Is she fat? … Her favorite food is seconds."

"She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals; she thought we just fought in World War Eleven."

"Looking fifty is great – if you're sixty."

"I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery."

"I always like a charity with people who don't speak English because I get them to do all kinds of things around my house."

"Don't make friends with your dogs! The sons of bitches will literally die ahead of you and cause you grief."
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These are really funny quotes. I especially like the one about the chalk outline!

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And the husband said, hon did I hurt you? She said no, why? He: You moved.

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