Pringle Chip Equation
The widely-sold fried snack food Pringles potato crisps resemble a truncated hyperbolic paraboloid. According to Pringles marketing, the shape allows the snack to be securely stacked in a canister to prevent breakage during packaging and transport. To see more on the actual equation used for a hyperbolic paraboloid see WIKI.
Baby Beluga is a music album by children's entertainer Raffi, released in 1980. The title track was inspired by Kavna, a beluga whale that Raffi saw at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, BC, and is considered by many to be his greatest hit. From WIKI.
Programming code that is written so poorly that it could only have been written by someone after that person drank an entire bottle of vodka. Thought it may run without error, it may be overly inefficient, useless, or a re-implementation of a function that already exists as part of the programming language.
a rich young person who adopts a bohemian lifestyle and lives in a nonaffluent area.
Little black dress? See WIKI.
Karl Dönitz (16 September 1891 – 24 December 1980) was a German naval commander during World War II. He started his career in the German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine, or "Imperial Navy") before World War I. In 1918, while he was in command of UB-68, the submarine was sunk by British forces and Dönitz was taken prisoner. While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik ("pack tactic", commonly called "wolfpack"). At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the German Navy. In January 1943, Dönitz achieved the rank of Großadmiral (Grand Admiral) and replaced Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy (Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine). On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitler's last will and testament, Dönitz was named Hitler's successor as Staatsoberhaupt (Head of State), with the title of Reichspräsident (President) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. On 7 May 1945, he ordered Alfred Jodl to sign the German instruments of surrender in Rheims, France. Dönitz remained as head of the Flensburg Government, as it became known, until it was dissolved by the Allied powers on 23 May. From WIKI.
as in 'Bird Dog' by the Everly Brothers . . . nobody's quail
"Bird Dog" is a song about a guy trying to steal another guy's girl. It includes the lyric: "Hey, bird dog get away from my quail."
Welcome to the Johnsons
Dive bar on the Lower East Side that has a 1970s rec-room theme.
proosmic-she can foresmell things that're going to happen
Similar to a rocket that detonates before its sound arrives? Only in some whacky reversals? Moving towards Ground Zero?
Probably not intended that she started laughing, i.e. laughing gas; but that she became "out of it" on the vibes and intuitions the sample was giving her.
no one alive has smelled it before
She can smell 9/11 coming? That's why she's getting out of NY and DC.
Reference to the 1980s television show, Dynasty. Alexis and Krystle were known for getting into catfights. For a picture of one, see WIKI.
A zhlub is a crude person lacking in social skills along with insensitivity, clumsiness and a lack of manners. Recall Richard M. Zhlub from Gravity's Rainbow