Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Yahoo)   Sidney Sheldon no longer dreaming of Jeannie, dead at 89   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
    More: Sad  
•       •       •

10832 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jan 2007 at 11:34 PM (9 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



44 Comments     (+0 »)
 
 
2007-01-30 10:57:55 PM  
Sad for some, but let's face it, the guy had a yacht and all kinds of big bucks from writing mostly schlock. Best epitaph would be, "I can't kick."
 
2007-01-30 11:04:10 PM  
What a shiatty writer.
 
2007-01-30 11:37:46 PM  
Blink all you want...he ain't comin' back.

Goodnight, funny man.
 
2007-01-30 11:39:46 PM  
Crappy writers live long enough to dance on the graves of the good ones.

/except for J.D. Salinger
//die already so we can read whatever's in your trunk
 
2007-01-30 11:41:10 PM  
Dead-DEAD, dead-DEAD-dead-DEAD-dead...
 
2007-01-30 11:43:32 PM  
damn. He was around, making an impact, for a loooooooooooong time.
 
2007-01-30 11:43:53 PM  
/except for J.D. Salinger
//die already so we can read whatever's in your trunk


I wanna read what's in Harper Lee's trunk!

Especially as played by Catherine Keener (or even Sandra Bullock)...

/seriously, Harper and J.D. must be sitting on 40 manuscripts between them.
 
2007-01-30 11:45:11 PM  
orrinbloquy [TotalFark]

Dead-DEAD, dead-DEAD-dead-DEAD-dead...


Awsome, simply awsome.
 
2007-01-30 11:45:32 PM  
Was he John Updike? Probably not. However, it takes an enormous amount of talent and ability to be as prolific as he was. He wasn't aiming towards critics, but the masses. Everything mentioned in the article indicates his primary concern was entertainment.
 
2007-01-30 11:47:48 PM  
Good night master.
 
2007-01-30 11:47:58 PM  
orrinbloquy
you...in a handbasket....
 
2007-01-30 11:48:43 PM  
I am J.D. Salinger.

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers belive anything they hear.
 
2007-01-30 11:49:41 PM  
www.printculture.com
 
2007-01-30 11:53:27 PM  
I am J.D. Salinger

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.


I wish some of those old crazy authors popped up on Fark. You'd think Vonnegut at least would get a laugh out of it.
 
2007-01-30 11:54:22 PM  
Rose: "Like... once I read your diary."

Blanche: "You what?"

Rose: "It was an accident! You left it open on the kitchen table! And I was 40 pages in before I realized it wasn't a Sidney Sheldon novel."
 
2007-01-30 11:55:11 PM  
This pretty much sums up his abilities.
 
2007-01-30 11:59:08 PM  
Confabulat

I think Vonnegut is too "20th century" old school for FARK. I imagine he has trouble setting the clock on his VCR, let alone owning a computer.
Maybe I'm wrong but ...
 
2007-01-31 12:02:04 AM  
Without him, I wouldn't know so much about Barbara Eden's cleavage.
 
2007-01-31 12:07:11 AM  
He was great in Guys & Dolls.
 
2007-01-31 12:07:51 AM  
I'd build a time machine just to sniff Barbara Eden's underwear...
/I'm dreamin' of Jeannie
 
2007-01-31 12:10:04 AM  
I'd build a time machine just to sniff Barbara Eden's underwear...

She doesn't wear underwear any more?
 
2007-01-31 12:10:10 AM  
I am still dreaming of Jeannie...........
 
2007-01-31 12:12:41 AM  
I recognized his name from his potboilers, but when you look at his career, it is impressive. How many people win Emmies, Tonies, and Oscars? So he didn't win any Pulitzers. He sold a lot of books and from the article, it sounds like he did it on his own terms.
 
2007-01-31 12:14:30 AM  
Kozmopoliskepticalopsis

"You can't be a legitimate fiction writer and still know how a refrigerator works"

/or something like that
 
2007-01-31 12:16:06 AM  
FTA: "Unlike other novelists who toiled over typewriters or computers, he dictated 50 pages a day to a secretary or a tape machine. He corrected the pages the following day, continuing the routine until he had 1,200 to 1,500 pages."

Dictating to a secretary does not a write make. At least Hemmingway was a typist, a bad one, but a typist none the less. I'm glad more hacks can't afford secretaries to write down all the crap that comes out of their mouths.
 
2007-01-31 12:17:21 AM  
what...no pics of jeanie yet?
 
2007-01-31 12:20:10 AM  
img404.imageshack.us
 
2007-01-31 12:20:32 AM  
Golf clap for submitter
 
2007-01-31 12:20:58 AM  
www.fiftiesweb.com
 
2007-01-31 12:26:42 AM  
Confabulat: I wish some of those old crazy authors popped up on Fark. You'd think Vonnegut at least would get a laugh out of it.

I like to think that Vonnegut is spending most of his time making sure that he doesn't have to appear in the remake of "Back to School"
 
2007-01-31 12:38:58 AM  
tvland.classictvhits.com

my fave episodes were when Jeanie's evil twin (brunette) made an appearance.

/fap, fap, fap
 
2007-01-31 01:00:43 AM  
Dictating to a secretary does not a write make. At least Hemmingway was a typist, a bad one, but a typist none the less. I'm glad more hacks can't afford secretaries to write down all the crap that comes out of their mouths.

Too bad the same doesn't apply to pretentious internet trolls, isn't it?
 
2007-01-31 01:02:06 AM  
Guess he's gonna see the other side of midnight.

/take care, Alexandra
 
2007-01-31 01:19:09 AM  
His books were fun reading. Sigh.
 
2007-01-31 01:24:42 AM  
Sheldon was the master at writing absolute formulaic shiate to a strangely high standard.

He did what he set out to do and did it successfully and well -- not every writer can be Nabokov, na gCopaleen or Shakespeare.
 
2007-01-31 01:29:21 AM  
I got his books handed down from my great-grandma in the 1980's. :o) My favorite (when I was about 14) was "Rage of Angels".

Didn't he also create "Hart to Hart". *GOLD*

/whatever.
 
2007-01-31 01:30:44 AM  
"...and when they got together...it was moidah!..."

(Max)
 
2007-01-31 01:44:04 AM  
deltabourne

Dictating to a secretary does not a write make. At least Hemmingway was a typist, a bad one, but a typist none the less. I'm glad more hacks can't afford secretaries to write down all the crap that comes out of their mouths.

Too bad the same doesn't apply to pretentious internet trolls, isn't it?


So internet trolls pay people to post their comments on internet forums? Not that I really understand your non sequitur in light of what I posted. Perhaps once you get a real opinion, preferably one related to this thread, you can post again.
 
2007-01-31 02:18:54 AM  
Those old TV Jews are amazing. Very long lived, God bless them.
 
2007-01-31 02:48:31 AM  
GIS reveals that Sidney Sheldon was never young.
 
2007-01-31 04:51:33 AM  
Sad. I liked his books.
 
2007-01-31 07:10:15 AM  
Looks like my girlfriend is getting some inheritance money
 
2007-01-31 10:23:16 AM  
The later episodes where Jeannie wore mini-skirts made my pants bulge. And the later Bewitched shows where Eliz. Montgomery wore mini-skirts had the same effect.
 
BV
2007-02-01 12:33:03 AM  
I read "Master of the Game" about three million times when I was in middle school. Haven't read it in years, but I may have to go find it.
 
Displayed 44 of 44 comments


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report