She stays till the flight is called
This is significant because after 9/11 (only a couple months away now), only ticketed passengers can go through security in an airport and wait by the gate.
Fan-made videos that use video from video games as footage for the story.
My best to Siegfried and Roy.
A popular Vegas magic act until 2003 when Roy was bitten by a tiger.
Bringing them to a standoff, ethnicity of your choice.
Plays on the idea of a Mexican standoff--a situation in which three armed people are all pointing guns at each other. Read more here.
This fictional character appears to possibly be based on the real-life Yegor Lavroff. See here.
(падонки) refers to a Russian Internet subculture that employs very Pynchonian cross-linguistic puns, intentional misspellings and bawdy humor. See Wiktionary.
Marie of Roumania
Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh; 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938) was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania. She was called Missy by her family.
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,And I am Marie of Romania.
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"
Deimos and Phobos
Mars has two known moons, Phobos and Deimos.
mi gratto la pancia
Italian for "I scratch his belly."
khuem grushi okolachivat
(хуём груши околачивать) Russian, literally means "knocking pears out of a pear tree with your dick." But it's used in Russian to refer to someone who's being lazy or messing around unproductively or (see Italian phrase above) scratching his belly.
Russian Special Forces. From WIKI.
High Altitude - Low Opening
Operated the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. Arrested in 2008. Read more here.
Kirill Aleksandrovich Tolmatskiy (born July 22, 1983), better known by his stage name Detsl, is a Russian hip hop artist. He graduated in Switzerland and the British International School in Moscow. In 1999, Detsl made his debut in the Russian rap scene with the album Who Are You?. In 2001, he released his second album, "Street Fighter". Detsl is a pseudonym Kirill Tolmatskiy gained because of his small height. From WIKI.
Here's the vid for "Party at Detsl's" which is mentioned by Misha and Grisha:
Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov (January 2, 1940 - October 9, 2009) was a notorious member of the Russian Mafia who was believed to have connections with Russian state intelligence organizations and their organized crime partners. He has operated in both the Soviet Union and the United States. His nickname, "Yaponchik," translates from Russian as "Little Japanese," due to his faintly Asian facial features. From WIKI.
Joseph Heller's 2nd novel "Something Happened". Not much happens in Something Happened. From WIKI.
The Pang Brothers are Danny Pang Phat and Oxide Pang Chun, twin-brother screenwriters and film directors, born in 1965 in Hong Kong. Among their films is the hit Asian horror film, The Eye, which has spawned two sequels, as well as a Hollywood remake and a Hindi remake. From WIKI.
Think of me as the prophet of that
Reg predicts Youtube.