Joan Rivers chained herself to a shopping cart at Costco

Joan Rivers, subject of the delightful 2010 documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, was arrested yesterday for chaining herself to a cart at a Burbank Costco. Boy, you can really find anything there.

Joan Rivers chained herself to a shopping cart at a Burbank Costco store on Tuesday in an apparent publicity stunt before leaving when police arrived at the scene, a city spokesman said.
Rivers has been saying that Costco has refused to sell her new book, “I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me,” which has made the New York Times bestseller list.
She was talking about her book as she was chained Tuesday afternoon to the shopping cart with a film crew in tow, said Burbank spokesman Drew Sugars.
“She had a whole entourage,” Sugars told The Times. “Sounds like a staged media event.”

(*Aaron Sorkin smarmily smashes through wall*) YA THINK?!? (*disappears in smug puff of smoke*)

Rivers ultimately left, but only after speaking extensively with television reporters. She said her book had been banned by the chain because it has cuss words on the back cover.

“People should have the right to have the literature they want,” the nasal-voiced comedienne told KTLA News. “This is the beginning of Nazi Germany.” [LATimes]

It really is an outrage that you can’t buy jeans, car tires, 8-gallon tubs of mayonnaise, camping equipment, batteries, blu-ray players, lobster, gasoline, golf clubs, and Joan Rivers’ book at the same store. What do you expect us to do, walk across the street? No thanks, Hitler.

Joan Rivers is 79, by the way. And I’m totally going to read that book. Not only do I love Joan Rivers, I respect the fact that she didn’t try to sell it by revealing a decades-old molestation.

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