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'''remember those twin statues of the Buddha that I told you about?'''<br />  
'''remember those twin statues of the Buddha that I told you about?'''<br />  
That would be on page 31.
That would be on [[Chapter_4#Page_31|page 31]].
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remember those twin statues of the Buddha that I told you about?
That would be on page 31.

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Shawn, somebody I know, maybe dead, maybe not, enough with the zombies
Some kind of encrypted Shaun of the Dead joke? Sheer coincidence?

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diffident long-haired person . . . doing stand-up
Mitch Hedberg appeared on the NBC show Late Friday Oct. 12th, 2001 (season 1, episode 24).

Keenan and Kel
Spelled wrong. Should be "Kenan." Kenan & Kel was a sitcom on Nickelodeon 1996 to 2000. The episode in question was Season 1, episode 2 (1996). You can laugh along with Horst here.

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Guy's walking around holding a blazing hot coal
Buddhist Parable of the Burning Coal, from page 182.

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halo of Daffy Duck forth droplets
Fair number of halos in this book. There's the video game references scattered throughout, and then there's page 17's "halo of faded morality," and page 183's "paranoid halo." Nice line on page 183, by the way: A paranoid halo thickens around Maxine's head, if not a nimbus of certainty.

the ill-regarded Comet Cursor of the nineties
Comet Cursor was a software program manufactured by Comet Systems. It allowed users of the Microsoft Windows Operating System to change the appearance of their mouse's cursor and to allow websites to use customized cursors for visitors. The product was introduced as an enhancement to website design and to enable advertisers to use customized cursors for their campaigns. Companies using Comet Cursor for advertising included AT&T Corporation, Energizer, and Procter & Gamble. Wikipedia

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X-Files theme song reference? Urban dictionary definition.

From this page "The malloc() function allocates size bytes and returns a pointer to the allocated memory. The memory is not initialized. If size is 0, then malloc() returns either NULL, or a unique pointer value that can later be successfully passed to free()."

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little tiny people who come out from under the radiator...with little brooms, and dustpans
Harry Potter House Elf?
Elves and the Shoemaker fairy tale, keeping with the foot fetish?

It refers to page 333: caused by the psychedelic effects of sleeping pills, Eric & Driscoll mistake Maxine's children with "small people running around Doping a variety ob household tasks."

Chapter 1
pp. 1-7
Chapter 2
pp. 8-19
Chapter 3
pp. 20-29
Chapter 4
pp. 30-40
Chapter 5
pp. 41-52
Chapter 6
pp. 53-67
Chapter 7
pp. 68-79
Chapter 8
pp. 80-86
Chapter 9
pp. 87-95
Chapter 10
pp. 96-111
Chapter 11
pp. 112-120
Chapter 12
pp. 121-133
Chapter 13
pp. 134-144
Chapter 14
pp. 145-159
Chapter 15
pp. 160-171
Chapter 16
pp. 172-184
Chapter 17
pp. 185-197
Chapter 18
pp. 198-210
Chapter 19
pp. 211-218
Chapter 20
pp. 219-229
Chapter 21
pp. 230-238
Chapter 22
pp. 239-246
Chapter 23
pp. 247-255
Chapter 24
pp. 256-264
Chapter 25
pp. 265-273
Chapter 26
pp. 274-287
Chapter 27
pp. 288-300
Chapter 28
pp. 301-313
Chapter 29
pp. 314-326
Chapter 30
pp. 327-337
Chapter 31
pp. 338-346
Chapter 32
pp. 347-353
Chapter 33
pp. 354-364
Chapter 34
pp. 365-382
Chapter 35
pp. 383-394
Chapter 36
pp. 395-407
Chapter 37
pp. 408-422
Chapter 38
pp. 423-438
Chapter 39
pp. 439-447
Chapter 40
pp. 448-462
Chapter 41
pp. 463-477
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