Sunday, September 14, 2014

Can We Talk?

As you all know - on September 4, 2014, Joan Rivers went to that giant comedy club in the sky. She was 81, lived an amazing life, and yet it seems like she left us too soon. She was caustic, vulgar, shocking. She was kind, generous, comforting. 

I was lucky enough to see her live show just about a year ago at a local casino and wrote about it in my blog ( I Love Joan Rivers). 

Whatever the outcome of the investigation into her death is, it won’t change the fact that she has left us. I have nothing pithy or witty to say. There is absolutely nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said. So in tribute, I will share a few of my favorite Joan Rivers quotes.

‘She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals; she thought we just fought in world war eleven.’

I said to my husband, ‘My boobs have gone, my stomach’s gone, say something nice about my legs;’ he said, ‘Blue goes with everything.’

‘Not one woman was ever made love to because she cleaned the linoleum.’

‘Yesterday I had a hot flash so bad it melted my IUD.’

'My parents hated me. All I heard growing up was why can't you be like your cousin Sheila? Sheila had died at birth.’


A ‘New Yorker’ tribute cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz

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