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R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« on: September 06, 2014, 03:13:25 AM »
Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81.
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 03:24:19 AM »
I thought she was 16?

Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 02:23:18 PM »
She lived to 81 with an unknown number of face lifts.

I'm surprised it took so long.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 02:30:26 PM »
Wasn't she supposedly a complete asshole? I'm not going to google it but if anyone cares to tell me I'd appreciate it.
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 04:51:24 PM »
Wasn't she supposedly a complete asshole? I'm not going to google it but if anyone cares to tell me I'd appreciate it.

Yes. She was supposedly a little bitch, but she was brutally honest and candid about herself which was endearing to many.

This is a direct quote from her regarding her funeral, directed toward her daughter:

Quote from: Joan Fucking Rivers
When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action…I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing “Mr. Lonely.” I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé’s.

Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 05:42:57 PM »
Wasn't she supposedly a complete asshole? I'm not going to google it but if anyone cares to tell me I'd appreciate it.

Yes. She was supposedly a little bitch, but she was brutally honest and candid about herself which was endearing to many.

This is a direct quote from her regarding her funeral, directed toward her daughter:

Quote from: Joan Fucking Rivers
When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action…I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing “Mr. Lonely.” I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé’s.
That sounds awesome.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2014, 05:57:49 PM »
That sounds awesome.

My favorite part is the bit about the wind machine.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2014, 06:12:24 PM »
My favorite part is the part where she's dead.
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2014, 06:39:48 PM »
Joan Rivers died doing what she loved: having surgery. r/toosoon

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2014, 10:46:29 PM »
My favorite part is the part where she's dead.
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2014, 10:54:10 PM »
People would be freaking out if this was how Robin William's death was handled. Damn double standards.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 12:32:48 AM »
Robin Williams.  And they were two different people, so of course there are going to be two different reactions.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 02:15:28 AM »
Joan is not sprinkled throughout my childhood. I just remember her as a hateful woman whom I never found humorous.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2014, 02:17:44 AM »
Joan is not sprinkled throughout my childhood. I just remember her as a hateful woman whom I never found humorous.

So her life is less important than Williams?

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2014, 02:32:42 AM »
Joan is not sprinkled throughout my childhood. I just remember her as a hateful woman whom I never found humorous.

So her life is less important than Williams?

I was unaware of saying such a thing.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2014, 02:35:45 AM »
Joan is not sprinkled throughout my childhood. I just remember her as a hateful woman whom I never found humorous.

So her life is less important than Williams?

I was unaware of saying such a thing.

You clearly implied that he was more important to you.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2014, 02:40:04 AM »
Joan is not sprinkled throughout my childhood. I just remember her as a hateful woman whom I never found humorous.

So her life is less important than Williams?

I was unaware of saying such a thing.

You clearly implied that he was more important to you.
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2014, 02:43:14 AM »
Joan is not sprinkled throughout my childhood. I just remember her as a hateful woman whom I never found humorous.

So her life is less important than Williams?

I was unaware of saying such a thing.

You clearly implied that he was more important to you.
Yes. One sentence is subjective, the other is objective.

I don't even know what those words mean.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2014, 05:42:04 AM »
Well that's the thing, Robin Williams appealed largely to the generation that is presently dominating social media, it's no surprise his death was treated as a big deal on the internet while that of Joan Rivers was just kind of "old woman who was on tv dies or something".

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2014, 07:38:08 AM »
Just looked her up, quite glad I'd never heard of her