Joan Rivers dead at 81

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I thought Joan Rivers was awesome and I was very close to seeing her perform just a few weeks ago. I wish I had now.
 

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I just heard her on Howard Stern a few weeks ago, she was entertaining as always.
 

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Originally Posted By: dishdude
I just heard her on Howard Stern a few weeks ago, she was entertaining as always.
Actually she was pretty good when she was on with Stern. He had her on a few times over the years, it totally slipped my mind.
 
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Liked her or hated her...she had definitely made her mark. I hope her daughter deals with this well. They seemed to be very close.
 
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Wicked Funny. RIP. She did voice overs on a few kids movies which made them more palatable (via in-joke) for the adults chugging through.
 
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She and Phyllis Diller helped to make standup comediennes mainstream. "Elizabeth Taylor is a woman being kept alive by a machine. A refrigerator!" (-- Joan on The Tonight Show, snarking about the former movie star's weight gain)
 
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Originally Posted By: Benzadmiral
She and Phyllis Diller helped to make standup comediennes mainstream. "Elizabeth Taylor is a woman being kept alive by a machine. A refrigerator!" (-- Joan on The Tonight Show, snarking about the former movie star's weight gain)
She also said Liz Taylor puts mayo on an aspirin. laugh
 
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I made a thread about her. It disappeared.
Didn't go well! I never appreciated her but I very much did respect her refusal to bow to politically correct crowd.
 
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Originally Posted By: Colt
Originally Posted By: Benzadmiral
She and Phyllis Diller helped to make standup comediennes mainstream. "Elizabeth Taylor is a woman being kept alive by a machine. A refrigerator!" (-- Joan on The Tonight Show, snarking about the former movie star's weight gain)
She also said Liz Taylor puts mayo on an aspirin. laugh
I'd never heard that one! (I know a lot of people that could be applied to as well.) Somehow she, Joan I mean, gave you the impression she was just tossing these remarks off on the spur of the moment. Yes, she probably had writers supplying a lot of them; but she always made them seem ad-lib and spontaneous. That, I think, is a testament to her ability.
 
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I posted this before, but I thought I'd give it another look.
She speaks the truth A woman speaking this candidly in the late 1960's. History in the making. "Howard Johnson's again, horray horray"
 
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Title says it all. I was never a fan. RIP Joan Rivers.
I wasn't either, until I saw some of her edgy stuff from the 60s/ 70s in a documentary...then her style made sense.
 
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