You know, it's been 15 years and I still think my mother's response to a 1995 cover of the National Enquirer (or The Star, whichever) that informed us that the Martin Luther King Day earthquake in Northridge had
"Opened the Gates of Hell - President Puts National Guard on Alert!"
(with illustrative photo),
to wit, 'wow, this wasn't on CNN!'
is still one of the funniest things I've ever heard from anyone, anytime.
Happy birthday to a funny and much-loved lady.