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'''Fairfield, Vehi'''<br />
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'''Fabian's Bit Bucket'''<br />
102; Sortilege's guru; 306
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45, fictional bar in the early days of dotcom boom, "still has Zima on tap" &#151; In computing, the '''bit bucket''' is jargon for where lost computerized data has gone, by any means; any data which does not end up where it is supposed to, being lost in transmission, a computer crash, or the like, is said to have gone to the bit bucket — that mysterious place on a computer where lost documents go, as in: "What happened to that important spreadsheet that I was just editing?" OR "Oh, it went into the bit bucket." [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_bucket Wikipedia entry]
  
'''fantan'''<br />
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'''Facemask'''<br />
81; similar to roulette, fantan (or Fan-Tan)  was once a favorite pastime of the Chinese in America. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan-Tan Wikipedia entry]
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'''Fapardokly'''<br />
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'''Fairway'''<br />
Merrell Wayne Fankhauser (b. 1943) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s with bands including the Impacts, Exiles, Fapardokly, HMS Bounty, Fankhauser-Cassidy Band, and MU. "Super Market" appeared on Fapardokly's 1966 album ''Fapardokly''; "triple-tongue highway classic" 368; [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiIRj62VbB0 Check out some Fapardokly on YouTube...]
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33 - legendary NYC Upper West Side market - their bags are ubiquitous; 35; Fairway bag, 165
  
'''Fazzo, Fabian'''<br />
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'''False Lunchmeat'''<br />
238; gent who looks like "a banker in an old movie" at the Kismet in Las Vegas; Chief Operating Officer, Kiscorp, 362
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42, when numbers don't add up
  
'''feng shui'''<br />
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'''Fergus the nightman'''<br />
Ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive qi. Traditional feng shui practice always requires an extremely accurate Chinese compass, or luo pan, in order to determine the directions in finding any auspicious sector in a desired location; mirror at Golden Fang HQ, 168
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203 - at the Deseret
  
'''Fenway, Crocker'''<br />
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'''Filene's Basement'''<br />
171; Japonica's wealthy father; 314; "Prince of Palos Verdes" 341
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13 - The oldest off-price retailer in the United States, focused on high-end goods, and known for its distinctive, low-technology automatic markdown system. "... every article is marked with a tag showing the price and the date the article was first put on sale. Twelve days later, if it has not been sold, it is reduced by 25 percent. Six selling days later, it is cut by 50 percent and after an additional six days, it is offered at 75 percent off the original price. After six more days — or a total of 30 — if it is not sold, it is given to charity." (''New York Times'' - 1982); 147;
  
<div id="japonica">'''Fenway, Japonica'''</div>
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'''Filter Factory language'''<br />
170; at Golden Fang HQ for "Smile Maintenance"; a Cybernet Organism / Kozmic Traveler visiting other worlds v. Real Japonica, 173; her car, Wolfgang, 175; [[Plants of Bleeding Edge| See: Plants of Bleeding Edge]]
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45, Photoshop
 
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'''FFO'''<br />
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154; music club on Sunset, where Spotted Dick is playing; Funds From Operations (FFO): a term used in real estate investment trusts (REITs) to define the cash flow from their operations.
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'''Fields, W. C. (1880-1946)'''<br />
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9; American comedian, actor and juggler. Fields created one of the great American comic personas of the first half of the 20th century: a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs, children, and women; Elmina's father's routine, 112
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'''Fiona'''<br />
 
'''Fiona'''<br />
129; Smedley's Farfisa organ
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3, Vyrva's daughter; 32; anime camp, 133;
 
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'''Five-pointed star cut'''<br />
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~170; Article in "2000 Hair Styles" read by Doc in waiting room. Actually cutting a star from fabric or paper with one cut (esp. Betsy Ross and first US flag).
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'''Flaco the Bad'''<br />
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12; acquaintance of Doc's; 100; 256
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'''flatland'''<br />
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The Los Angeles flatland is the area of  Los Angeles and Orange counties that is inland, at the foot of the San Gabriel, Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains and the Palos Verdes peninsula, as contrasted with the "hipper" beach communities; 4
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'''Flatweed, Special Agent'''<br />
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72; FBI agent, partner of Special Agent Hugo Borderline;  with Penny Kimball; with SA Borderline, in Las Vegas, 220, 222; at Kismet Lounge, 243-244
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'''Fleming, Art (1924-1995)'''<br />
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American television host, most notably the original host of the TV game show ''Jeopardy''!; "Art Fleming look on his face" 48
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'''''Flintstones, The'''''<br />
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An animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions; "page right out of history" 235; the Flintstones theme begins:
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:Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones.'''<br />
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:They're the modern stone age family.'''<br />
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:From the town of Bedrock,'''<br />
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:They're a page right out of history.<br />
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'''''Flying Nun, The'''''<br />
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9;  The Flying Nun (ABC sitcom '67-'70) starred Sally Field (who also played surf bunny Gidget in an earlier sitcom) as a young nun with a talent for catching the wind like a wave. Despite the reference to Bigfoot playing "comical Mexicans," the series actually took place in Puerto Rico. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Nun,_The Wikipedia entry]
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'''"Fly Me to the Moon"'''<br />
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75;  Popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was titled originally "In Other Words", and was introduced by Felicia Sanders in cabarets. The song became known popularly as "Fly Me to the Moon" from its first line, and after a few years the publishers changed the title to that officially. The song has also been recorded by Nat King Cole and, probably most recognizably, by Frank Sinatra who recorded the song on his 1964 album ''It Might as Well Be Swing'' accompanied by Count Basie. The arrangement by Quincy Jones has become the rendition by which most people recognise the song. Jones changed the time signature, which was originally 3/4 waltz-time, to 4/4 and gave it a 'swing' feel. Sinatra's recording was a hit and was played by the astronauts of Apollo 10, on their lunar-orbital mission and again on the moon itself by the astronaut Buzz Aldrin during Apollo 11. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_me_to_the_moon Wikipedia entry]
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'''Folsom'''<br />
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271; Folsom State Prison is located east of Sacramento in Northern California, probably best known because of the Johnny Cash song "Folsom Prison Blues."
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'''Fonda, Henry (1905-1982)'''<br />
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American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of method acting; ''Fort Apache'' (1948), 171
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'''Fortnight, Trillium'''<br />
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216; "dishevelled girl in a tiny skirt" referred to Doc by Boris Spivey and Dawnette, teaches music theory at UCLA; marries Puck Beaverton, 246; admitted to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas with concussion, cuts and bruises, released in the custody of her parents several days later, 366. A trillium is a rather fragile type of wildflower; [[Plants of Bleeding Edge| See: Plants of Bleeding Edge]]
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'''Freak Brothers'''<br />
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[[image:freak-brothers.jpg|right|200px|thumb|caption|Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers]]
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Gilbert Shelton's series of "Underground Comix"—"The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers"—was one of the most popular "Comix" of its time among fans of the form. Featuring the stoned adventures of Freewheelin' Franklin, Phineas T. Freakears, Fat Freddy Freekowtski and the ever popular Fat Freddy's Cat. Famous for [among other things] Freewheelin' Franklin's  dictum: "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."; 33; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabulous_Furry_Freak_Brothers Wikipedia entry]
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<div id="freaks">'''''Freaks'''''</div>
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'''flash drive'''<br />
196; 1932 American horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and released by MGM, with a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. The film was based on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Browning took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks," rather than using costumes and makeup; "Code of the Freaks": "If you offend one of them, you have offended them all"
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Also mentioned in [http://gravitys-rainbow.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=F#freaks Gravity's Rainbow].
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'''Frid, Jonathan'''<br />
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'''Franklin, Aretha'''<br />
233; Barnabas ... the vampire guy on ''Dark Shadows'', in Las Vegas, singing "Haunted Heart"
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98, at Grammys
  
'''Fritz'''<br />
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'''fraudfeasor'''<br />
See Drybeam, Fritz
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178 - One who commits a fraud, riffing on tortfeasor
  
'''Fromme, Lynette "Squeaky" (b. 1948)'''<br />
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'''fresser'''<br />
283; American criminal, former member of the Manson Family, convicted of attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975. She is currently serving a life sentence in prison; "righteous-ass bitch" 293
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33 - one who eats or snacks, especially often or in large quantities. Origin: Yiddish ''fresn'' or German ''fressen'' (of animals) to eat, eat ravenously
  
<div id="frootloops">'''Froot Loops'''</div>
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'''''Friends'''''<br />
Brand of breakfast cereal produced by Kelloggs. The cereal pieces are torus-shaped (hence "loops") and come in a variety of bright colors and a blend of artificial fruit flavors. Kellogg's introduced Froot Loops in 1963. Originally, there were red, orange, and yellow loops, but green, then purple, and finally blue were added by the 1990s; 308; A stoner treat, they are also eaten in [http://vineland.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chapter_1#frootloops Vineland].
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49, Rachel and Jennifer Aniston haircut; ''Friends'' was American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
  
''''fro pick'''<br />
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'''frosk'''<br />
3; An "Afro" pick, aka a comb for the Afro hairstyle; this doesn't mean Doc has an Afro, only that he borrowed one "for protection."
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98 - Yiddish: "slap"
  
'''Frothingham, Rhus'''<br />
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'''FTSE'''<br />
275; LA deputy DA with whom Penny Kimball shares a cubicle at the Hall of Justice; 282; [[Plants of Bleeding Edge| See: Plants of Bleeding Edge]]
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22, The FTSE 100 Index, also called FTSE 100, FTSE, or, informally, the "footsie," is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. It is one of the most widely used stock indices and is seen as a gauge of business prosperity for business regulated by UK company law
  
'''Fuller, Buckminster ("Bucky") (1895-1983)'''<br />
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'''Furby'''<br />
62; an American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary. Fuller wrote more than thirty books, coining and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also worked in the development of numerous inventions, chiefly in the fields of design and architecture, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes or buckyballs were named for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.251
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81 - A Furby (plural Furbys or Furbies) is an electronic robotic toy resembling a hamster or owl-like creature which went through a period of being a "must-have" toy following its launch in the holiday season of 1998, with continual sales until 2000. Over 40 million Furbies were sold during the three years of its original production, with 1.8 million sold in 1998, and 14 million in 1999. Its speaking capabilities were translated into 24 languages.
  
'''Full Moon in Pisces'''<br />
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'''Further Lane'''<br />
241-242; song Lark is singing at the Kismet
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64 Through the years East Hampton's wealth has evolved emanating out from the village taking over the farmland that had once been dominated by potato fields. The most dazzling row of mansions remains in the village of East Hampton on the closest road paralleling the ocean along Further Lane and Lily Pond Lane. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Hampton_(town),_New_York)
  
'''Furies, the'''<br />
 
156; opening for Spotted Dick at FFO - 3 basses and no lead guitar
 
  
 
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Fabian's Bit Bucket
45, fictional bar in the early days of dotcom boom, "still has Zima on tap" — In computing, the bit bucket is jargon for where lost computerized data has gone, by any means; any data which does not end up where it is supposed to, being lost in transmission, a computer crash, or the like, is said to have gone to the bit bucket — that mysterious place on a computer where lost documents go, as in: "What happened to that important spreadsheet that I was just editing?" OR "Oh, it went into the bit bucket." Wikipedia entry

Facemask
108

Fairway
33 - legendary NYC Upper West Side market - their bags are ubiquitous; 35; Fairway bag, 165

False Lunchmeat
42, when numbers don't add up

Fergus the nightman
203 - at the Deseret

Filene's Basement
13 - The oldest off-price retailer in the United States, focused on high-end goods, and known for its distinctive, low-technology automatic markdown system. "... every article is marked with a tag showing the price and the date the article was first put on sale. Twelve days later, if it has not been sold, it is reduced by 25 percent. Six selling days later, it is cut by 50 percent and after an additional six days, it is offered at 75 percent off the original price. After six more days — or a total of 30 — if it is not sold, it is given to charity." (New York Times - 1982); 147;

Filter Factory language
45, Photoshop

Fiona
3, Vyrva's daughter; 32; anime camp, 133;

flash drive
107

Franklin, Aretha
98, at Grammys

fraudfeasor
178 - One who commits a fraud, riffing on tortfeasor

fresser
33 - one who eats or snacks, especially often or in large quantities. Origin: Yiddish fresn or German fressen (of animals) to eat, eat ravenously

Friends
49, Rachel and Jennifer Aniston haircut; Friends was American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

frosk
98 - Yiddish: "slap"

FTSE
22, The FTSE 100 Index, also called FTSE 100, FTSE, or, informally, the "footsie," is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. It is one of the most widely used stock indices and is seen as a gauge of business prosperity for business regulated by UK company law

Furby
81 - A Furby (plural Furbys or Furbies) is an electronic robotic toy resembling a hamster or owl-like creature which went through a period of being a "must-have" toy following its launch in the holiday season of 1998, with continual sales until 2000. Over 40 million Furbies were sold during the three years of its original production, with 1.8 million sold in 1998, and 14 million in 1999. Its speaking capabilities were translated into 24 languages.

Further Lane
64 Through the years East Hampton's wealth has evolved emanating out from the village taking over the farmland that had once been dominated by potato fields. The most dazzling row of mansions remains in the village of East Hampton on the closest road paralleling the ocean along Further Lane and Lily Pond Lane. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Hampton_(town),_New_York)


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