May 27, 2011 |
In the early 1960s, Phyllis Gebauer and her husband, Fred, were living in Seattle. She was a Spanish teacher, and he was a mechanical engineer doing defense contract work at Boeing that he couldn't really discuss. At a party celebrating a mutual friend's new piano, the two met a technical writer employed at another part of Boeing doing work that he also couldn't discuss. His name was Thomas Pynchon. Fred and Tom began clowning around at the party. At one point they reached into the piano and plucked out the "Yogi Bear" theme song on its strings — "which did not delight the host," Phyllis Gebauer said recently.
January 17, 1998
To Fred Claire and the Dodgers, after what they have done to improve the team in the off-season: Thanks for nothing. DONALD L. MARGOLIS Encino
September 25, 2011 |
Luminarium A Novel Alex Shakar Soho Press: 432 pp., $25 In all the clutter of the Internet - that endless library, endless strip mall, endless portal for self-diagnosis, pornography or opportunities for stalking your ex - isn't it possible that somewhere the secret to bliss exists? There it is, the directions for freedom from the self and its torments. You might stumble on it after 16 clicks through ad farms, deserted Myspace pages and circa 2000 blogs.
July 1, 2002
Can you be nostalgic over something that itself was nostalgic? Find out at 8 tonight when A&E's "TVography" teams Danica McKellar and Fred Savage to reminisce about "The Wonder Years," their wonderfully wistful series that ran from 1983-93.
January 3, 2002
Since I have never had much success in keeping New Year's resolutions, I resolved not to make any for 2002. But by resolving not to make any resolutions I have already broken my New Year resolution. Shucks. V. Fred Rayser Yucca Valley
November 16, 1990 |
Less than 48 hours after his abduction from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Fred, the sidekick cockatoo of the 1970s television series "Baretta," was found walking in the middle of a road near the park, police said. The feathered star was rescued about 8 a.m. Thursday by two television cable employees, one a fan of the former cop show, as they were driving to an assignment. After nibbling on a sandwich from the lunch box of one of his rescuers, Fred was safely returned to the park.