Joan Rivers statement on TTY

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2014 (read-only)' started by Chickpea, Sep 6, 2014.

By Chickpea on Sep 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM
  1. Chickpea

    Chickpea pithy yet degenerate

    Jul 3, 2014
    Joan Rivers dies -
    6 September 2014

    Lately, death is insatiable. Thank God black goes with everything. When Kirk Douglas dies ... somebody, somewhere ... switch out the lights.

    6 September 2014
    Lublin, Poland.
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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2014 (read-only)' started by Chickpea, Sep 6, 2014.

    1. cornelius blaze
      cornelius blaze
    2. realitybites
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    3. King Leer
      King Leer
      Grew up watching her on TV. Tuned out some time in the 80s but admired her outspoken and offensive humor for the most part.
      Except her recent statement on Gaza. Like Morrissey's Norway massacre missive, it was the one time for each of them I thought STFU.
    4. realitybites
      I agree with her sentiments.

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    5. Anonymous
      I'm sorry but I'm still stumped at the Poland part.
    6. Anonymous
      I agree. Joan Rivers projected a lot of her own insecurities and body issues onto other women. Every time I'd see the Kabuki mask face she created for herself I found it difficult to watch.

      I've never considered her particularly funny, either. There are so many comics I adore who adored her, but Joan was always just kind of 'meh' IMO.
    7. Anonymous
      I hope it's for a video shoot!
    8. King Leer
      King Leer
      Good thing we don't have to listen to any more of it, then.

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    9. Poppycocteau.
      Well, as I said, I had never heard of Elaine Stritch before Morrissey mentioned her, and so I went away and watched several videos of her doing her thing, and I didn't laugh once. She shouted a lot and her voice was very grating. I did the same thing with Joan Rivers, with much the same result. She doesn't make me laugh, and much of her comedy, as I've said, seems to revolve around being nasty, which I maintain is disappointing to me. I've also never heard of Camille Paglia, but a considerable portion of her admiration seems to stem from Rivers' very affected appearance, on which she sadly seemed to spend a lot of time and energy. And it's all very well being nice to the QVC viewers, but I still feel that publicly criticising others for their appearances is cheap and perhaps symptomatic of her own (clearly very weathered and damaged) relationship with her own looks. The combination of studied nastiness to others and her rather distressing appearance and the mental turmoil that it speaks of conspire to make me recoil. I feel sorry for her, for what were her obvious mental problems, but based on what I've seen of her comedy, I can't feel any affection for her at all. She doesn't make me laugh, she makes me feel sad. And it's not as if she'd have cared what I thought, anyway.

      Comedians I do like . . . I really like Bill Bailey - he doesn't put other people down, and genuinely makes me laugh.

      As for the Gif, well, that's me told and duly chastened.
    10. Anonymous

      If you like Bill Bailey I suggest you check out his Black Books costar Dylan Moran. He's genius.
    11. CrystalGeezer
    12. Hadrian
      I would never ever think that Morrissey liked Joan Rivers. She was such a typical American product — a noisy and mouthy Jew, a walking plastic surgery. Not witty and not funny at all, only glitz and kitsch.
      Why, Morrissey, why?
    13. Anonymous
      Let's hope he won't get a cold, or a massive pierogi diarrhea or some other weird disease and cancel the tour. Not before Lausanne, at least.
    14. Chickpea
      Right, because what do Jews know about comedy? :rolleyes:

      I've always thought Joan and Moz were cut from a very similar cloth, personally.
    15. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      He gives them a few weeks off to visit their families.
    16. realitybites
      You never had to listen to it to begin with. It is called self-censoring.
    17. Anonymous
      6 September 2014

      Lately, death is insatiable. Thank God black goes with everything. When Steven Tosserrey dies ... Let's all have a laugh when the yes men that surround him start spilling the beans on silly Steven.
      Tosserrey your not a pop star anymore, there's no need to be kind to you do us all a favour and sing yourself to sleep and then leave us alone you lazy arrogant waste of spunk.
      When will you die ?

      6 September 2014
      Robin Hoods Bay Nr Whitby
    18. realitybites
      Robin Williams was Jewish. Some of the greatest comedians are/were Jewish: Billy Crystal, Roseanne Barr, Ellen DeGeneres, Lenny Bruce, Jon Stewart, Adam Sandler, Al Franken, Ben Stiller, Albert Brooks, Andy Samberg, Bette Midler, Gilda Radner, Goldie Hawn, Jack Benny, Jack Black, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, Johna Hill, Larry, Curly, Moe, Rita Rudner, Richard Lewis, Seth Rogen, Rodney Dangerfield, Sarah Silverman, and last but not least, Woody Allen.

      Read it and weep you anti-Semitic ignoramus.
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    19. Anonymous
      Well I'm glad Damon could visit his mum.
    20. CrystalGeezer
      Anti-Semetic? Are you retarded?

      Was Joan noisy? Yes.
      Was Joan mouthy? Yes.
      Was Joan a Jew? Yes.
      Are ANY of these characteristics even remotely antisemitic? No. :squiffy:

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