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January 26, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may have grown up in Philadelphia, but comedian Todd Glass has become the ultimate Southern California comic. The Fountain Valley-based comedian has outfitted his Jeep with a folding stage, complete with sound system and simulated comedy-club brick-wall backdrop. He's done impromptu shows at the beach, and, he says, he has even performed in front of 500 people at a party in San Diego. He calls himself the "Mobile Comedian." "It's just sort of like a toy," says Glass of his comedy-on-wheels.
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September 9, 2004
To the naive malcontent writer Howard Leff ("Enough With the Cat Stories," Aug. 26) who equates the ownership of a cat exclusively with women, I wish to inform him that cats long ago surpassed dogs as America's most popular pet and they instinctively know a person's character. Enough with the Leff stories! Eddie Cress Sylmar
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NEWS
September 9, 2004
To the naive malcontent writer Howard Leff ("Enough With the Cat Stories," Aug. 26) who equates the ownership of a cat exclusively with women, I wish to inform him that cats long ago surpassed dogs as America's most popular pet and they instinctively know a person's character. Enough with the Leff stories! Eddie Cress Sylmar
NEWS
September 2, 2004
I just read "Enough With the Cat Stories" (Aug. 26). As a single woman with three rescued/adopted cats, I was in hysterics! Thank you, Howard Leff, for providing me with one of the best laughs about myself I've had in a very long time. I have made copies of your article and am sending it to all my cat friends. Marjorie H. Loeb (and Ebony, Jasmine and Lu Lu) Los Angeles
NEWS
September 2, 2004
I just read "Enough With the Cat Stories" (Aug. 26). As a single woman with three rescued/adopted cats, I was in hysterics! Thank you, Howard Leff, for providing me with one of the best laughs about myself I've had in a very long time. I have made copies of your article and am sending it to all my cat friends. Marjorie H. Loeb (and Ebony, Jasmine and Lu Lu) Los Angeles
NEWS
July 28, 2005
Re Howard Leff's "Vehicles That Fail the Crush Test" [July 21]: So true, so hilarious. Takes me back to high school and my first car, a 1936 Plymouth sedan. In those days, anything from Chrysler was considered an embarrassment to the under-30 crowd. Well, I traded up to a '41 Ford convertible with fender skirts and had to beat the girls off with a stick. Ronald J. Levin Pacific Palisades
NEWS
February 3, 2005
It's very rare that The Times makes me laugh, but Howard Leff's article on the UCLA Extension and Learning Annex catalogs was hilarious ("Learning Curves," Jan. 27). I laughed out loud several times. He has a gift for writing and humor, a potent combination. I call it UCLA Extortion, and the Annex course titles listed in the catalog are sometimes so funny that you wonder if they're a joke. Leff hit it right on. Neil Jurgensen Los Angeles
NEWS
May 5, 2005
Here is a thought for Howard Leff ["Those Veronica Crushes Are So One-Dimensional," April 14] from a man who rarely has them. Betty is certainly a great girl, but let's face it, she needs a streak of Veronica. Otherwise she's too boring. Yep, she needs a volatile demanding side but in a controlled environment kind of way so that it doesn't overtake her. Men step all over women who are too nice. Betty needs to snap those occasional sentences like: "Don't forget, I own you" or "Betty is an unhappy girl right now."
NEWS
June 9, 2005
I enjoyed Howard Leff's "Envy? Has a Ring to It" [June 2]. It especially caught my eye because my brother Danny owns Maxwell Smart's shoe phone! He has 4,000 items from spy movies and TV series in his Spy-Fi Archives (odci.gov/spyfi/index.html). A few years ago the CIA contacted him and asked him to bring the best items from his collection to CIA headquarters for a private exhibition; he also had a display recently at the Reagan Library. The shoe phone was the star of the show -- even beat out Austin Powers' glasses and Tom Cruise's gadgets from "Mission Impossible."
NEWS
August 4, 2005
Obviously Howard Leff does not live in Southern California ("Vehicles That Fail the Crush Test," July 21). He should look around. Gee, I think you see a lot of Priuses on the road. It was never meant to be a chick magnet. I will make sure to let all of my customers know how Leff feels. I am sure they will all get a big kick out of it, considering customers are now buying them for their children since they average around 58 to 62 miles per gallon! So what does Leff drive? I fill up my Prius every three or four months.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may have grown up in Philadelphia, but comedian Todd Glass has become the ultimate Southern California comic. The Fountain Valley-based comedian has outfitted his Jeep with a folding stage, complete with sound system and simulated comedy-club brick-wall backdrop. He's done impromptu shows at the beach, and, he says, he has even performed in front of 500 people at a party in San Diego. He calls himself the "Mobile Comedian." "It's just sort of like a toy," says Glass of his comedy-on-wheels.
NEWS
July 15, 2004
I want to thank Howard Leff for putting my dilemma into brilliant prose ("Dinner and a Movie? I'm Free After Nov. 2," July 8). Please do not take your gal to Mrs. Olson's restaurant in Oxnard on a Sunday morning. I found out that every Sunday, the owner goes into the middle of the room and bellows out a pro-war speech, plays "God Bless America" over a boombox, insists that patrons all sing along, and brings out his wait staff to lock arms and sway back and forth. The speech was certainly offensive to those of us who are passionately against the war in Iraq.
MAGAZINE
May 20, 2007
Ha! Bravo is what I have to say to Howard Leff's essay "If They Mention Voice-Over Work, It's Just All Talk" (The Rules of Hollywood, April 29). Why do we feel the need to want the next best thing? As one person dreams of leaving a job as a freelance writer to pursue a possible cash-cow job doing voice-over work, someone like me dreams of leaving the corporate world to pursue freelance writing. If I ever accomplish my dream, will I then be as happy as I suspect I'll be, or will I want something more?
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