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RIP Joan Rivers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    No link yet. But I just heard that she passed away. She had gone in for a procedure and ended up hospitalized.
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I was sweating just now. ... Kept looking for a link and nothing. CNN has a banner now confirming that she died according to her daughter.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    AP tweeted it out, citing a statement from Melissa:

  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Oh, goody. Three or four days of reading about what a meaningful influence Joan Rivers was on their lives, and how much this one hurts, and on and on.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Her scene with Louie CK was so good. Not so much when she says, OK, fuck it, let's fuck, but the comic-talk -- i.e. "it's a calling" -- leading up to Louie making a pass at her. That was good TV.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    She was pretty damn funny and very quick.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Are you arguing she wasn't influential, or that you're weary of the way we "celebrate" (for lack of a better term) death in this country?
  8. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Loved her. I saw her open for Rickles twice. She was fucking great.

    If you haven't seen her documentary, it's nothing short of fascinating.

    RIP to a legend.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The latter.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    I say yes.
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I wonder how frequently they will give her gravestone a face lift?
  12. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I would say A1.

    She's a legend. And the current crop of female comedians all worshipped her.

    I feel very fortunate that I saw her perform. Rickles plays the casino around here all the time. I have no idea why, because it's not a big one, but he's been here six times in the 11 years I've lived here and I've seen four of the shows. The two with Rivers were just tremendous.
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