Bleeding Edge Alpha Guide to Characters, Places & More
foreshadowing, 95, 119, 165, 236; 284; 292
208, in Washington D.C.; Founded by Dody DiSanto and Jon Bowers, the 9:30 Club was the home for alternative music in D.C. during the early 1980s and was a regular stopping point for bands touring the east coast as well as local D.C. artists, such as Chuck Brown, Maiesha & The Hip Huggers featuring E.U., Root Boy Slim, and the Sex Change Band; product, 236; Cologne for Men, 254; Wikipedia entry
234 - 4711 is a brand of Eau de Cologne by Mäurer & Wirtz, a subsidiary of the Dalli Group owned by the Wirtz family. It is produced in Stolberg near Aachen, Germany. 4711 Nouveau Cologne; In Germany SAP is a leading computer software manufacturer - and the above forum discussion explains that the numbers 4711 and 0815 are used as example numbers throughout the complete documentation wherever a 4-digit number is required. 4711 is described there by one of the forum contributers as one of the best known numbers in german-speaking countries. More...
167, aka Death, shades of Gravity's Rainbow...
17, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
242, Association of Defense Communities
AFOSI Region 7
242, Air Force Office of Special Investigations was founded August 1, 1948, at the suggestion of Congress to consolidate investigative activities in the Air Force. Secretary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington created AFOSI and patterned it after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Of its eight field investigations regions, only Region 7, the mission of which is to provide counter-intelligence and security-program management for special access programs under the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, is not aligned with a major Air Force Command.
Aggro Hour, The
32, Disrespect and The Contaminator
Alexis and Kristle
237 - Dynasty characters;
25, describing Horst; alexithymia is a personality construct characterized by the sub-clinical inability to identify and describe emotions in the self. The core characteristics of alexithymia are marked dysfunction in emotional awareness, social attachment, and interpersonal relating.
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;
Amy & Joey
151, Cornelia sings "Massapequa" in this fictional Off-Broadway musical;
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;
"Are You with Me Dr. Wu?"
158 - Steely Dan song from their 1975 LP "Katie Lied". Lyrics etc.
Aristide Olt, M/V
12, Maxine and Reg on the AMBOPEDIA cruise; 16; 90
ring of Golconda diamonds, 124; Sid Kelleher's yacht, 165;
See "Deschler, Avrim"
91 Arabic: "Where are are the toilets?"
209, what Traipse says in Maxine's dream