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Give It Up for Joan Rivers

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We live in a time when Joan Rivers, comic genius, is alive.

Not only that; she is not hard to find or enjoy.

Yes, I'm talking about Joan-chaining-her-hand-to-a-Costco-shopping-cart-Rivers.

Whether Costco is an example of her on-going public relations improv, or enacted just because she can, Costco is but a beat in Joan's ongoing public one-woman-show, and I'm hooked on her.

Humor is a personal thing.

But it does seem as if the least smart among us have the least humor.

Debate this is you will.

Yes, Joan Rivers talks about other people outrageously.

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That's her shtick, and it's not for everyone.

I understand that there are people who don't appreciate Joan's brilliance.   To quote the late Gore Vidal, the first time I met him, "The worst possible thing is to be a woman with wit.   They will hate you".

So, as they say, I get it.

Anytime Joan Rivers makes the news with a fresh quip about something in the news, the comments section is ablaze with hatred for her.

Much of the vitriol is about her age.   Hmmmm.

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Is this a woman thing?   Rhetorically, disingenuously, I muse.

Why the hate?

In 30+ years, if Jon Stewart chooses to use his platform to offer comic off-the-cuff commentary on the circus of humanity, will he be similarly reviled?

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Who else but Joan Rivers constantly puts her truth... by Dr. Cheryl Pappas on Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 9:06:33 AM
but Mrs Rivers is sooooo pathetic.  And, her ... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:46:45 AM
Lester,I appreciate your responding to my piece.I ... by Dr. Cheryl Pappas on Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 2:31:33 PM
No links, or even a quote?  I've probably giv... by Bob Stuart on Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 12:17:33 AM
Thank you, Bob, for pointing out the second time I... by Dr. Cheryl Pappas on Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:28:16 AM
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