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'''lagan'''<br />
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'''Lansky, Meyer'''<br />
267; goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered, or simply goods or materials found or left on the sea floor.
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'''Lagonda'''<br />
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'''Lavoof, Professor'''<br />
71; at coroner's office
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87, godfather of Disgruntlement Theory, developer of DESPAIR
  
'''L'Amour, Louis (1908-1988)'''<br />
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'''''Law & Order'''''<br />
American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction (though he called his work 'Frontier Stories'), remain popular, and most have gone through multiple printings; 148
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145 - Lennie
  
'''Landers, Ann'''<br />
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'''LBD'''<br />
Pen name created by ''Chicago Sun-Times'' advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 and taken over by Eppie Friedman in 1955. For 56 years, the ''Ask Ann Landers'' syndicated advice column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. Due to this popularity, 'Ann Landers', though fictional, became something of a national institution and cultural icon; 215
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202 - Little Black Dress for the sole purpose of seducing men
  
'''Land of the Pygmies'''<br />
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'''Lennon, John'''<br />
336; Doc asks Kahuna Airlines to this destination
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52, and The Dakota;
  
'''Lark'''<br />
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'''Leptandra'''<br />
237; "presentable young lady in a paisley minidress and white plastic boots" at the Kismet in Las Vegas
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17 Gal from Indianapolis who Reg hooks up with on cruise
  
'''laterite''' <br/>
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'''Letitia'''<br />
104; Soil layer rich in iron oxide, formed in tropical and sub-tropical regions. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laterite Wikipedia page]
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148, Spud's girlfriend
  
'''Laurel, Stan (1890-1965)'''<br />
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'''''Le tout Montréal'''''<br />
English comic actor, writer and director, famous as the first half of the comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy, whose career stretched from the silent films of the early 20th century until post-World War II; 246; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Laurel Wikipedia entry]
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88, all of Montreal;
  
'''Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935)'''<br />
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Leuzinger High School<br />
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB, DSO, known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. His vivid writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularised by the 1962 film'' Lawrence of Arabia'' based on his life; 191
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30, in SoCal where Shawn went
  
'''Laszlo and Ilsa'''<br />
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'''Levin, Emma'''<br />
Humphrey Bogard, as Rick Blaine, in the 1942 film ''Casablanca'' helps Victor Laszlo, a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Nazis and in the process falls in love with Laszlo's wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), with whom he'd been involved before she met and married Laszlo. In the end, Ilsa and Laszlo leave Casablanca on a plane, and Rick stays behind; 360
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2, Ziggy's krav maga instructor
  
'''Leej'''<br />
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'''LIBOR'''<br />
104; See [[S#sortilege|Sortilege]]
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22
  
<div id="petunia">'''Leeway, Petunia'''</div>
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'''LIE'''<br />
13; "a stunner in a starched cap and micro-length medical outfit" who sort of does reception for Doc and Dr. Buddy Tubeside; 76; 145; "interesting bruise" on her leg, 197; 287; pregnant by her husband Dizzy, 360[[Plants of Bleeding Edge| See: Plants of Bleeding Edge]]
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176 Long Island Expressway
  
'''Lefty'''<br />
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'''Lincoln Center'''<br />
44; bassist in Beer
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55, and 7,000 ''boricua'' (Puerto Rican) families uprooted;
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'''Linus'''<br />
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57 Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds Wikipedia entry]. His personal mascot is a penguin nicknamed Tux, which has been widely adopted by the Linux community as the mascot of the Linux kernel.
  
<div id="lemuria">'''Lemuria,'''<br /></div>
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'''Loeffler, Horst'''<br />
Hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The concept's 19th century origins lie in attempts to account for discontinuities in biogeography &#151; however, the scientific concept of Lemuria has been rendered obsolete by modern understanding of plate tectonics. Although sunken continents do exist,  there is no known geological formation under the Indian or Pacific Oceans that corresponds to the hypothetical Lemuria; "Atlantis of the Pacific" 101; 105; 109; "It isn't just a place" 167; "dark metallic gray promontory" in downtown LA, 315; "risen and redeemed" (in Doc's dream), 341; California as an ark for those escaping Lemuria, 352; See [http://www.lemurianconnection.com/en/about-mount-shasta.htm Mount Shasta and the Lemurian Connection]
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22 - Maxine's ex; and Heidi, 22; 25; 92, shower scene with Maxine; 114, Sterling Hayden lookalike;
  
Lemuria also appears in [http://gravitys-rainbow.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=L#lemuria ''Gravity's Rainbow''].
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'''Loiterman, Spud'''<br />
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62, Rocky's partner; 147;
  
Also, there is a connection between Mt Shasta, Lemuria, and the legend of the 'Wolf Man':
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'''Longspoon, Ian'''<br />
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70, VC
  
"Before 18,000 BCE, Lemuria was a large continent in the Pacific whose islands were controlled by pirates. An Atlantean named Kull was enslaved by Lemurian pirates and forced to work as a gladiator, where he faced a Wolf Man. Forging an alliance with that Wolf Man, he later slew the wizard Rotath for the Lemurian monarch Asphodel BE."
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'''Lorrain, Daytona'''<br />
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5 - Maxine's secretary who's African-American; 20, 134;
  
[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Lemuria Lemuria at Marvel Comics]
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'''''Love's Nickel Defense'''''<br />
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134, Hakeem and Serendypiti;
  
And, here's s reported sighting of Bigfoot on Mt Shasta:
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'''Lucas'''<br />
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34, Fiona's dad's partner who designed "If Looks Could Kill"; 75, the creative partner; 85, aka Kyle;
  
[http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/mtshasta.htm Bigfoot: Sasquatch Creature seen on Mt. Shasta in California 1976]
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'''Luciano, Lucky'''<br />
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66
  
Is this the right place to mention how significant it is that Mickey Wolfmann reportedly gets upset when people don't spell his surname with a double 'n' at the end?
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'''Luhn check'''<br />
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42, credit card check
  
'''Leo Carrillo'''<br />
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'''Lupita'''<br />
78; Leo Carrillo State Park [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Carrillo_State_Park Wikipedia] near Malibu, named after California native and conservationist Leo Carrillo [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0140504/ IMDB], famous character actor who played Pancho on ''The Cisco Kid.''
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64 Slagiatt's bookkeeper
  
'''Lester'''<br />
 
66; riding with Bigfoot at Wolfmann residence
 
 
'''''Let's Make a Deal'' (1963-1976)'''<br />
 
Television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show was based around deals offered to members of the audience by the host. The contestants usually had to weigh the possibility of an offer being for a valuable prize, or an undesirable item, referred to as a "zonk". The show was hosted for many years by Monty Hall; 47, 253
 
 
'''Lewton, Val (1904-1951)'''<br />
 
American film producer and screenwriter, who is best known for a sequence of nine brooding horror films he produced for RKO Pictures in the 1940s; ''I Walked with a Zombie'' (1943), 261
 
 
'''Liberace (1919-1987)'''<br />
 
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, better known by only his last name Liberace was a famous American entertainer and pianist of Polish and Italian descent. During the 1950s–1970s (when Elvis Presley and The Beatles were at the height of their popularity), he was the highest paid entertainer in the world; his "necktie covered with thousands ... of magenta and green sequins in a piano-keyboard pattern" 220; 344
 
 
'''Lighthouse Cafe, the'''<br />
 
297; Coy Harlingen spotted there by Scott Oof
 
 
'''Li'l T-Rex'''<br />
 
183; one of Tito Stavrou's creditors
 
 
'''lingonberries'''<br />
 
208; Swedish pancakes with; the ''Vaccinium vitis-idaea'' &151; often called lingonberry and also called cowberry, foxberry, mountain cranberry, csejka berry, red whortleberry, lowbush cranberry, mountain bilberry, partridgeberry.
 
 
'''Linus's Tavern'''<br />
 
354; where Doc meets Sauncho to observe the ''Golden Fang''; 359
 
 
'''Little Anthony & the Imperials'''<br />
 
300; Little Anthony & The Imperials is a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from New York, first active in the 1950s. "Tears on My Pillow" (1958) was their first hit single. Sample lyric:
 
 
:If we could start anew, I wouldn't hesitate<br />
 
:I'd gladly take you back, and tempt the hand of fate<br />
 
:Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart, caused by you
 
 
'''Liv-a-Snaps'''<br />
 
195; a brand of dog food
 
 
'''Locard's Exchange Principle'''<br />
 
Locard's principle is applied to crime scenes in which the perpetrator(s) of a crime comes into contact with the scene, so the perpetrator(s) will both bring something into the scene and leave with something from the scene. Every contact leaves a trace; "every contact leaves traces" 213
 
 
'''Long Branch Saloon'''<br />
 
254; the saloon where Miss Kitty worked, in the TV series ''Gunsmoke'' (1955-1975) was a western which took part in Dodge City, Kansas
 
 
'''Loosemeat, Leonard Jermaine'''<br />
 
264; aka El Drano, found dead
 
 
'''Lourdes and Motella'''<br />
 
See [[R#lourdes|Rodriguez, Lourdes]] and [[H#motella|Haywood, Motella]]
 
 
'''Lunchwater case'''<br />
 
25; "one more of the squalid matrimonials that were occupying Doc's time"
 
 
'''Lupino, Ida (1918-1995)'''<br />
 
59; Anglo-American actress and director, self-described as "the poor man's Bette Davis"; Pynchon trivia: she directed the pilot episode of ''Gilligan's Island''.
 
 
'''Luz'''<br />
 
59; "presentable young Chicana" maid at Wolfmann's; contacts Doc, 142;
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:00, 7 September 2013

Lansky, Meyer
24

Lavoof, Professor
87, godfather of Disgruntlement Theory, developer of DESPAIR

Law & Order
145 - Lennie

LBD
202 - Little Black Dress for the sole purpose of seducing men

Lennon, John
52, and The Dakota;

Leptandra
17 Gal from Indianapolis who Reg hooks up with on cruise

Letitia
148, Spud's girlfriend

Le tout Montréal
88, all of Montreal;

Leuzinger High School
30, in SoCal where Shawn went

Levin, Emma
2, Ziggy's krav maga instructor

LIBOR
22

LIE
176 Long Island Expressway

Lincoln Center
55, and 7,000 boricua (Puerto Rican) families uprooted;

Linus
57 Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel. Wikipedia entry. His personal mascot is a penguin nicknamed Tux, which has been widely adopted by the Linux community as the mascot of the Linux kernel.

Loeffler, Horst
22 - Maxine's ex; and Heidi, 22; 25; 92, shower scene with Maxine; 114, Sterling Hayden lookalike;

Loiterman, Spud
62, Rocky's partner; 147;

Longspoon, Ian
70, VC

Lorrain, Daytona
5 - Maxine's secretary who's African-American; 20, 134;

Love's Nickel Defense
134, Hakeem and Serendypiti;

Lucas
34, Fiona's dad's partner who designed "If Looks Could Kill"; 75, the creative partner; 85, aka Kyle;

Luciano, Lucky
66

Luhn check
42, credit card check

Lupita
64 Slagiatt's bookkeeper


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