'I hate people who die of natural causes; they just don't understand the moment. It's the grand finale, act three, the eleven o'clock number — make it count. If you're going to die, die interesting! Is there anything worse than a boring death? I think not. When my time comes I'm going to go out in highs type. I have no intention of being sick or lingering or dragging on and on and boring everyone I know. I have no intention of coughing and wheezing for months on end. One morning you'll wake up and read a headline: Joan Rivers Found Dead...On George Clooney's Face.'
Last night Joan Rivers, Don't Start With Me aired. As much as I have loved watching Joan on tv, I am not sure I have ever seen her as great as she is here. Just a few years ago, close to 2 hours of non-stop hilarity. Her Kurt Douglas and Dick Clark jokes were the kind that some get offended by, but they had me on the floor laughing. My belief is the jokes so many disliked were really the closest to the truth, and some will never be ready to handle, let alone laugh, at truth.