And there were about a bazillion of them.
When I was growing up my mother had a stack of comedy records. A stack. And while many people had copies of Bill Cosby’s records, because his stuff is pure genius, no one in my circle of friends knew of Phyllis Diller until I brought her records out to play. Holy crap was she funny. One of the best. I tweeted my favorite line of hers today, in her honor:
"My husband is so cheap he once bought a ton of steel wool – he's knitting a volkswagon!" Phyllis Diller, RIP
— Kev Hamm (@kevhamm) August 20, 2012
I know she lead an awesome life. I’m hopeful that her comedy brings some light into yours, as it has mine. Rest in peace, ya crazy, wonderful old bag!