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A way with an obit
I suspect that many people think of The Economist as a bit stuffy; those of us who read it regularly know that, while sometimes true, the magazine's dry wit is one of its best features. And sometimes it just takes you by surprise. I suspect that their obituary for Joan Rivers is the one she would have most approved of...

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Wow! I never would have expected that of The Economist.

They don't do stuff like that frequently, but just often enough to keep readers alert. Far as I can tell, the policy is to keep it serious *unless* you've got a nicely clever twist to toss in. The lead editorials can occasionally be brutally funny...

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