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'''''A Summer Place'' (1959)'''<br />
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'''666'''<br />
Film based on the novel of the same name by Sloan Wilson. It's about two one-time teen lovers, Ken and Sylvia, who end up marrying the wrong people. They meet up 20 years later and begin an adulterous affair. Actress Constance Ford plays Helen, Ken's wife; 353
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'''9:30 Club'''<br />
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206, in Washington D.C.
  
'''Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (b. 1947)'''<br />
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'''absolute zero'''<br />
American retired basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. During his 20-year professional career in the NBA, from 1969 to 1989, he scored the highest points total of any player in league history (38,387), in addition to winning a record six Most Valuable Player Awards and six NBA championships; division semifinals between the 76ers and Milwaukee, aka Lew Alcindor, 113; 223
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165, aka Death, shades of [http://gravitys-rainbow.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page ''Gravity's Rainbow'']...
  
'''''Adam-12'''''<br />
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'''ACFE'''<br />
32; Adam-12 is an American television drama which originally aired from September 21, 1968 to August 30, 1975 on NBC for 175 episodes. The program followed the daily activities of a pair of LAPD patrol officers – seven-year veteran officer Peter 'Pete' Malloy (Martin Milner) and rookie officer James 'Jim' Reed (Kent McCord) – and to a lesser extent Sergeant William "Mac" MacDonald (William Boyett); 261
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17, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  
'''Addison'''<br />
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'''Aggro Hour, The'''<br />
311; Burke Stodger's dog, likely named for Addison DeWitt, the cold-blooded theatre critic George Sanders played in ''All About Eve'' (1950).
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32, Disrespect and The Contaminator
  
'''Adolfo'''<br />
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'''alexithymic lug'''<br />
228; Tito Stavrou's brother in law, in Las Vegas; car swap with Doc, 338
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25, Horst;
  
'''Allen, Lee'''<br />
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'''Allende, Salvador'''<br />
37; "New Orleans studio tenor"
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108
  
'''''All-Night Freaky Features'''''<br />
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'''Altman-Z'''<br />
245; fictional TV shoe Doc watches in Las Vegas
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57, The Z-score formula for predicting bankruptcy was published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, who was, at the time, an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University. The formula may be used to predict the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altman_Z-score Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Allen, Lucius (b. 1947)'''<br />
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'''AMBOPEDIA Frolix '98'''<br />
223; a former professional basketball player. Prior to his NBA career, he was part of one of John Wooden's legendary UCLA teams. He was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft and retired in 1979.
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12, American Borderline Personality Association, the cruise where Maxine meets Reg Despard; 18;
  
'''Alpert, Herb'''<br />
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'''Arabic Leet'''<br />
American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short. He is also famous for being a recording industry executive — he is the "A" of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold).156; and the Tijuana Brass ; "This Guy's in Love with You" 156; covering "Yummy Yummy Yummy" 332
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47, an alphabet used to communicate in the Arabic language over the Internet or for sending messages via cellular phones when the actual Arabic alphabet is unavailable for technical reasons. It is a character encoding of Arabic to the Latin script and the Arabic numerals. Users of this alphabet have developed some special notations to transliterate some of the letters that do not exist in the basic Latin script (ASCII). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_Leet Wikipedia entry; 58, 59; 82;
  
'''American Security Council'''<br />
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'''arboon auctions'''<br />
95; "private intelligence operation" out of Chicago, since 1955
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82
  
'''AMORC'''<br />
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'''avatar'''<br />
186; The Rosicrucian Order, Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) is a worldwide mystical, Rosicrucian, educational, humanitarian and fraternal organiZation founded by Harvey Spencer Lewis.
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69-70
  
'''Anais'''<br />
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'''Avram'''<br />
136; Jade and Bambi's cat, likely named for the Cuban-Spanish-French author Anais Nin (1903-1977) who became famous for her published journals, which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death. Nin is also famous for her erotica.
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98, and Likud; and Mossad, 105;
  
'''''Another World'''''<br />
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'''Azrael'''<br />
Television soap opera that ran on the NBC network from 1964 to 1999. In its early years opened with announcer Bill Wolff (1964-1987) intoning its epigram, "We do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds," which Irna Phillips, the show's creator, said represented the difference between "the world of events we live in, and the world of feelings and dreams that we strive for. Actress Constance Ford played Ada, the hairdresser; Elmira watching while high, with Oriole, 353
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208, what Traipse says in Maxine's dream
  
'''AP Finance'''<br />
 
271; Puck Beaverton's former employer that did "regular business with many officers in the Department"; Doc visits Adrian Prussia, 315
 
 
'''aqua jelly beans'''<br />
 
161; reference to Van Halen's stipulation for no brown M&Ms in their dressing room.
 
 
'''Arbolata Savings & Loan'''<br />
 
111; in Ojai, used by Mickey Wolfmann and the Chryskylodon Institute; check sent to El Drano drawn from, 265
 
 
'''Archies, The'''<br />
 
The Archies is a fictional garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones, a group of adolescent fictional characters of the Archie universe, in the context of the animated TV series, ''The Archie Show''; "Sugar, Sugar" 10
 
 
'''Area 51'''<br />
 
361; Nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States (83 miles north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas). Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. Although the base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems, its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led it to become a focus of modern UFO and conspiracy theories, including the storage, examination, and reverse engineering of crashed alien spacecraft (including material supposedly recovered at Roswell), the study of their occupants (living and dead), and the manufacture of aircraft based on alien technology, and meetings or joint undertakings with extraterrestrials; space aliens, 361
 
 
'''Arizona Palms'''<br />
 
162; diner where Doc eats "All-Nighter Special"
 
 
'''Arnold the pig'''<br />
 
254; a pig in the TV series ''Green Acres'' (1965-1971), he was treated as the son of Fred and Doris Ziffel.
 
 
'''Arnould, Thomas'''<br />
 
91; the intended reference is presumably Joseph Arnould, an expert on marine insurance, who published a treatise on the subject in 1848. There was also a Thomas Arnold (no "u"), but he appears to have had no connection with insurance, marine or otherwise.
 
 
'''ARPAnet'''<br />
 
The ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) created by ARPA of the United States Department of Defense during the Cold War, was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the global Internet. It came online in 1969 with four routers (then called Interface Message Processors - IMPs), located at UCLA, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah, and initially running at 50 kbit/second; at Gotcha!, 53; 195; 258; Fritz feels it has "taken his soul" 365
 
 
'''Arrepentimiento'''<br />
 
62; Wolfmann's "longtime dream project ... near Las Vegas; Wolfmann's imagined city in Las Vegas, Spanish for "sorry about that" 248; Doc and Tito arrive, 249
 
 
'''Artesia Crips'''<br />
 
16; the Artesia Freeway is a major east-west freeway located entirely within Southern California and serving several regions of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.; the Crips is primarily, but not exclusively, African American gang. The "Artesia Crips" is fictional.
 
 
'''Aryan Brotherhood'''<br />
 
White prison gang, formed by a a group of bikers in 1964 at San Quentin State Prison; and Mickey Wolfmann, 7; and Tariq Khalil, 16; trying to recruit Glen Charlock, 291
 
 
'''Astrology'''<br />
 
40; “Neptune, the dopers’ planet, and Uranus, the planet of rude surprises”
 
 
'''Asymmetric Bob'''<br />
 
127; Spotted Dick's lead vocalist
 
 
'''Aubrey'''<br />
 
153; Clancy Charlock's biker friend/lover
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:48, 6 September 2013

666
11 9:30 Club
206, in Washington D.C.

absolute zero
165, aka Death, shades of Gravity's Rainbow...

ACFE
17, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Aggro Hour, The
32, Disrespect and The Contaminator

alexithymic lug
25, Horst;

Allende, Salvador
108

Altman-Z
57, The Z-score formula for predicting bankruptcy was published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, who was, at the time, an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University. The formula may be used to predict the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. Wikipedia entry

AMBOPEDIA Frolix '98
12, American Borderline Personality Association, the cruise where Maxine meets Reg Despard; 18;

Arabic Leet
47, an alphabet used to communicate in the Arabic language over the Internet or for sending messages via cellular phones when the actual Arabic alphabet is unavailable for technical reasons. It is a character encoding of Arabic to the Latin script and the Arabic numerals. Users of this alphabet have developed some special notations to transliterate some of the letters that do not exist in the basic Latin script (ASCII). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_Leet Wikipedia entry; 58, 59; 82;

arboon auctions
82

avatar
69-70

Avram
98, and Likud; and Mossad, 105;

Azrael
208, what Traipse says in Maxine's dream


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