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Chapter 32

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The Macarena
Pynchon brought it back up; let's see it. 15 million views can't be wrong.

Riot Grrrl
WIKI lets us know this is an "underground feminist punk rock movement...associated with third wave feminism." The BBC aired a radio show on it recently. Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill.

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all the breathing apparatus and stormtrooper gear...

A reference to the Star Wars movies and the Stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire, elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire and impossible to sway from the Imperial cause. They wear imposing white armor, which offers a wide range of survival equipment and temperature controls to allow the soldiers to survive in almost any environment. [1]

One or two shots you maybe could've used a spirit level...
A spirit level or bubble level is an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface is horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb). Different types of spirit levels may be used by carpenters, stonemasons, bricklayers, other building trades workers, surveyors, millwrights and other metalworkers, and in some photographic or videographic work. [2]

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as Martha and the Vandellas might say
The song "Dancing in the Street" (1964) by Martha and the Vandellas mentions several cities, including "Baltimore and DC now."

the pointed hats
Perhaps a reference to conjuring or magic? From The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace, quoting from Sleight of Hand: A Practical Manual of Legerdemain (1885) by Eddie Sachs...
"Formerly conjurers appeared clothed in long robes and tall, pointed hats, both covered with mystic signs and symbols. Robert Houdini, whom we may consider the father of modern conjuring, being the first to perform in the now conventional evening dress.

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Chapter 3
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Chapter 4
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Chapter 5
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Chapter 6
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Chapter 7
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Chapter 8
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Chapter 9
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Chapter 10
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Chapter 11
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Chapter 12
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Chapter 13
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Chapter 14
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Chapter 15
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Chapter 16
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Chapter 17
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Chapter 18
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Chapter 19
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Chapter 20
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Chapter 21
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Chapter 22
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Chapter 23
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Chapter 24
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Chapter 25
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Chapter 26
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Chapter 27
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Chapter 28
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Chapter 29
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Chapter 30
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Chapter 31
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Chapter 32
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Chapter 33
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Chapter 34
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Chapter 35
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Chapter 36
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Chapter 37
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