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Her Final Wish Fulfilled

“Exactly the irreverent show she would have wanted,” Geraldo Rivera aptly summarized. “More Broadway than Hollywood,” The New York Times put it, however sans a multiple-accent-crying Meryl Streep.  Altogether– amidst Howard Stern’s “perfect” eulogy among all else— Joan Rivers got her final wish, her “showbiz” funeral proving as refreshingly over-the-top as she was.

So now we go on, commending her legacy while ideally putting her key lessons on life to practice. Leading them of course, on when not to laugh:  “Never.”

There will be no “next Joan Rivers,” irreplaceable as she truly remains.  Anyone who eventually manages to get closest to the title, however, will win in my book.  Meanwhile, at least we can thank, and perhaps learn from, Joan for putting the “fun” back in funeral.

Really, truly, irreplaceable.

Really, truly, irreplaceable.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in And That's My Opinion, Famous People, Humor

 

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Keep On Laughing…

Don’t say she’s in a better place, because she probably had a house in the Hamptons. And the best line I heard all day:  “Just keep on laughing.”  Clearly, Joan Rivers wants us to do so.

The biggest missing piece of this bittersweet event du jour— Joan is not here to make jokes about her own passing.  Or is she?  Her funeral is yet to come, and may it be everything she wishes it to be, as she described in her recent book, “I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me.”

Her final wishes

Joan was everything that made her fabulously one of a kind: opinionated, irreverent and irreplaceable, just to pick a few of so many apt descriptors.  Altogether, I’m sorry she had to go, perhaps in a less-interesting manner than she was hoping, no less!  At the same time, one of many life lessons with which she’s leaving us is that we needn’t take death too seriously.  After all, “funeral” does begin with “fun.”  And given the way Joan has outlined hers, we all should be looking forward to a good show– set for this Sunday.  May we indeed “keep on laughing.”

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Famous People, Humor, News, Videos

 

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Hereby Un-Banished!

She joined a big list of celebrities in welcoming Jimmy Fallon to his new job.  And with this quick cameo after so very many years, 80-year-old Joan Rivers has been publicly welcomed back to “The Tonight Show,” hereby un-banished!

Photo Courtesy: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Famous People, Humor, Television

 

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