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Old 08-30-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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The interviewer should have known that this has been her routine for the last 50 years. Am I the only one who found the interviewer annoying and condescending?
NO! many did. I thought she was a buffoon
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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In retrospect, watching the video I saw something else. She was done. She was a public figure. She wrote a book as her last hurrah on the home stretch. She said a lot of things in the book she had been dying to say for a long time but couldn't because even with her "don rickles' reputation, she still had to color within the lines. Those lines stretched beyond most people's boundaries, but lines nevertheless.

I remember my grandmother at 86 right before she passed away. It was just a couple of months before, like this video of Joan. Grandma just suddenly stopped putting up with BS. She walked away from people. She stopped being polite if someone crossed whatever her line was. She'd had it with the whole charade. She didn't give a rat's patootie if she hurt any feelings, and didn't feel the need to explain herself or apologize. I kind of admired that - as it's something a lot of us wish we could do.

Maybe this was just Joan saying Goodbye. She was done. No more. Not doin' this anymore. Not putting up with anything I don't want to.

She's gone now, so we can't ask her.
Kind of makes me want to buy the book...
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The interviewer should have known that this has been her routine for the last 50 years. Am I the only one who found the interviewer annoying and condescending?
I applaud Joan for walking off too. The interviewer was incredibly annoying and condescending. This seems to be a trait among those her age. Lightheartedly being disrespectful and clueless to those who came before them, while perpetuating a historically high level of superficiality, frivolity, and shallowness.
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