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1 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 4, 2014 3:03 pm

She was a piece of work.
There was a documentary about Joan a few years ago appropriately titled: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.
It showed the file cabinets of jokes she wrote over the decades, hundreds of thousands of jokes, all typed on index cards and categorized by subject.

She told GQ:
"I always say, "What are we going to do with these cards when I die?" And my daughter, Melissa, said, "Give them to the Smithsonian, they take anything.' Anything. And they're not allowed to sell!"

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 4, 2014 6:51 pm

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

3 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 4, 2014 10:33 pm

[2] Dude, WTF? That's not right.

She made people laugh. A Jackie Robinson for female comics. Take away Phyllis Diller and her and there are no major female comics with any clout today.

4 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 4, 2014 10:36 pm

Still funny.

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 5, 2014 1:38 am

[3] You're right, should keep my criticisms to myself. A great comic, even if her more recent comments were hugely offensive. Wrong to judge someone based on one objectionable incident. :(

6 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 5, 2014 2:41 am

[5] Let's let Mojo Nixon have the last word.

"Elvis is in Joan Collins, but he's trying to get out, man. He's trying to get out. Listen up, Joanie baby...."

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