Monday, May 24, 2010

In which you get to voice your opinion

I've got an interview with Joan Rivers coming up soon in New York. Joan has a card catalogue that contains every joke, every one-liner and every zinger she ever wrote and delivered. It fills a wall in her home. She is a woman who appreciates a good line. With this in mind, I thought to come up with a good original line or two. Here's what I plan to say upon meeting her:

"So this is the face that launched a thousand snips."

What do you think? I've been trying out this line all over Fort Lauderdale.

So, dear readers, do you think it's a good line, or should I ditch it?

9 comments:

Marc said...

She's headlining at PrideFest here in Milwaukee next month. I doubt I'll actually get to meet her, but I will make sure not to steal your thunder if I do - GREAT LINE!!!

ewe said...

Don't ditch it. Add to it. She'll love it i'm sure. She once said she was "queen of the gays". I wonder if she still feels that way. I really respect the fact she puts Jay Leno and his stupid one liners in its rightful place of "not funny". I want to know about her vision of what the future will look like. What are her thoughts of concrete plans to gain equality and stop this scapegoating of gay people by stupid simpletons? How does she feel about older gay men who have made it to middle age and beyond? Does she think we are focused or willing outcasts? Good luck. I hope you post it somewhere for all of us to enjoy. I like her better now than i did years ago. Tell her she gets better with age.

Nelly said...

I think she'd really appreciate the line. Go for it!

Birdie said...

I think this is a GREAT line. Will Joan think so?

If you had no doubts, you wouldn't be asking. So here's what I'd consider: as an opener, it might possibly offend. She may not let you know, either, but it could affect the tenor of the interview. Imbedded in the conversation, brought out after you've paid your honest compliments, it would probably bring a bigger laugh. As delightful a pun as this is, you don't want to outdo your interviewee. It's her show, after all.

I think this might turn into a dish-fest between the two of you. And we want to hear ALL of it.

Anonymous said...

I like the line. It's funny, but I'd shelve it. If she's exposed to jerks before your interview she might think it flippant....everyone's a comedian. How would you feel if a civilian started spouting canon law to you?

Fermina Daza said...

I agree with your last few comments. Presumably the interview is about her. Blurring the lines of what constitutes the interview subject matter is not good journalistic practice, Pere Tony. If you want to get a good interview, keep the self-reference to a bare minimum. Isn't that what you'd prefer if someone was interviewing you?

John said...

Thumbs up! (both of them!)

ewe said...

If you sense she is upset or taken aback by anything you say just tell her "hey everybody thinks and acts like airport customs security nowadays huh Joan?"

tornwordo said...

I'm lame, I didn't even get it at first. It is kinda funny but I wouldn't have the balls to say it to her face. Good luck sir!