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'''McGarrett, Steve'''<br />
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'''Madoff, Bernie'''<br />
97; Steve McGarrett is a fictional character in the long running (12 seasons, 1968-1980) crime drama television series ''Hawaii Five-O''. McGarrett was the lead character in the series with a regular supporting cast. Throughout the series he was a fictional police officer; 202;  
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138; 159;
  
'''McNutley, Trevor "Shiny Mac"'''<br />
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'''Madonna'''<br />
132; Spotted Dick's bass player; 156
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13 – "Borderline" (1984)
  
'''McPherson, Aimee Semple (1890-1944)'''<br />
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238; often called Sister Aimee, she was a Canadian-born evangelist and media sensation in the 1920s and 1930s who founded the Foursquare Church. She was a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, which she used to create a form of religion that drew heavily on the appeal of popular entertainment. On May 18, 1926, McPherson went to Ocean Park Beach, north of Venice Beach, with her secretary, to go swimming. Soon after arrival, McPherson disappeared. It was generally assumed at the time that she had drowned. On June 23, 1926, just weeks after her disappearance, McPherson stumbled out of the desert in Agua Prieta, Sonora, a Mexican town just across the border from Douglas, Arizona. She claimed that she had been kidnapped, drugged, tortured, and held for ransom in a shack in Mexico, then had escaped and walked through the desert for about 13 hours to freedom. However, she'd really run off with her lover, Kenneth G. Ormiston, an engineer at radio station KFSG.
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'''magazines'''<br />
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'''Maid-Rite'''<br />
169; a bunch
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21
  
'''Magda'''<br />
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'''Manzanillo Bay'''<br />
96; waitress at Zucky's; 367
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'''magenta & green'''<br />
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'''''maquiladora'''''<br />
See [[G#greenmagenta|green and magenta]]
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15 - Mexican name for manufacturing operations in a free trade zone (FTZ), where factories import material and equipment on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly, processing, or manufacturing and then export the assembled, processed and/or manufactured products, sometimes back to the raw materials' country of origin.
  
'''Magic Kingdom'''<br />
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'''Marco'''<br />
Disneyland is an American theme park in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of The Walt Disney Company. It opened to the general public July 18, 1955. "The Magic Kingdom" was used as an unofficial nickname for Disneyland before the Walt Disney World Resort was opened in 1971; "Happy and Dopey ... skipping around" 33
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65 owner of Enrico's
  
'''mah-jongg'''<br />
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'''Margaret Jacks Hall'''<br />
81: Ancient Chinese game of skill, strategy, calculation and luck, played with ivory and bamboo tiles. It was introduced in the United States in the 1920s and became popular here. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah_Jong Wikipedia entry]
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70, Computer Science, Stanford
  
'''Makaha of Sound'''<br />
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'''Marie of Roumania'''<br />
37; more like wall of a wave
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137 Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh; 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938) was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania. She was called Missy by her family.
  
'''Malloy, Pete'''<br />
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'''Markov chain'''<br />
202; The TV show ''Adam-12'' (1968-1975) 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). Like ''Dragnet'', the episodes were based on true incidents culled from LAPD case files.
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78 - A Markov chain (discrete-time Markov chain or DTMC) named after Andrey Markov, is a mathematical system that undergoes transitions from one state to another, between a finite or countable number of possible states. It is a random process usually characterized as memoryless: the next state depends only on the current state and not on the sequence of events that preceded it. This specific kind of "memorylessness" is called the Markov property. Markov chains have many applications as statistical models of real-world processes. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Man of La Muncha'''<br />
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'''Martin, Dean'''<br />
256; one of Doc's hangouts, in Gordita Beach
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65
  
'''Manson, Charles ("Charlie")'''<br />
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'''Marvin the kozmonaut'''<br />
29; 38; 53; 119; 135; 138; 179; "D'Jack Frost" - the Family's "favorite surplus store in Santa Monica" 199; Cielo Drive, 208; 209; 280; 292; Doc's thing for Manson chicks, 304; 308; 311; Bigfoot, 332
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106, kozmo.com; Trinidadian origins, 107; 131, bearing ice cream;
 
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'''Manuel'''<br />
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181; owner of Resurrection of the Body
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'''Mao Zedong''', aka "Chairman Mao"<br />
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301; Led the Communist Party of China and was the leader of the People’s Republic of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.  
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'''Marcuse, Herbert'''<br />
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301; A philosopher, critical theorist, and member of the neo-Marxist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_School Frankfurt School], which is known for its critique of capitalism.
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'''Marketts, the'''<br />
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134; early 1960s American instrumental pop group, formed in Hollywood, California. Their biggest surf hit was "Outer Limits" in 1964. They may be the model for the Boards, because their line-up constantly changed, being made up of various session musicians from the Los Angeles area. They took their direction from producer Joe Saraceno who took the group's style in whatever direction he thought would catch the record-buying public's ear. "Here Comes the Ho-dads," not "[http://www.youtube.com/jglassow#play/all/1/0ZF98gNGvtA Here Come the Hodads]" as Pynchon writes in minor variation, was a song released on their 1963 album The Surfing Scene. Sid Meier's "Civilization II: Conflicts in Civilization Scenarios" includes this scenario: "Alien Invasion (sometime in the future) - Here come the Hodads! Vicious monsters from space have landed and already devastated most of the Earth's population. Who will stop them?"
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''Surfer slang'': A "Hodad"  is one of those guys who has a surfboard, but never surfs.  A fake surfer, usually more interested in the gals.  See [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hodad Urban Dictionary]
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'''Marlowe, Philip'''<br />
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97; famous fictional PI created by Raymond Chandler
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'''Martin, Dean'''<br />
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233; watching Jonathan Frid in Las Vegas; 245
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'''Marx, Gummo'''<br>
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'''''mashgishim'''''<br />
283; fourth Marx brother. More [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummo_Marx here].
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24 - Yiddish: a Jew who supervises the ''kashrut'' (Jewish dietary laws) status of a kosher establishment.
  
'''masse shots'''<br />
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'''Mason-Dixon Line'''<br />
148; A steep curve or complete reversal of cue ball direction without the necessity of any rail or object ball being struck, due to extreme spin imparted to the cue ball by a steeply elevated cue. Can damage a pool table's felt.
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'''Mavericks'''<br />
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'''Mason, Pappy'''<br />
99; Northern California big-wave surfing location, in Half Moon Bay (Pynchon's use is anacronistic); first surfed in 1961 but deemed too dangerous by the trio that attempted it; not surfed again until 1975 by Jeff Clark who surfed Mavericks alone until 1990 when word got out. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavericks_%28location%29 Trivia alert]: Apparently named after a dog who swam out with the first people who tried to surf the wave.
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163 Howard "Pappy" Mason is an American drug trafficker and organized crime figure.  
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Mason ran a drug smuggling gang called the Bebos in the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood of New York City with his partner Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nichols.
  
'''May Company'''<br />
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'''''matrioshka'''''<br />
348; where Doc and Crocker Fenway plan to conduct exchange
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137 also known as Russian nesting/nested doll, refers to a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other.
  
'''Meatball Flag'''<br />
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'''McElmo, Justin'''<br />
155; fictional band, "Soul Gidget"; in auto racing, a "meatball" flag is a black flag with an orange disk in its center, which indicates that a car is being summoned to the pits due to mechanical problems that are interfering with the race, such as an oil, water, or fuel leak. The name is likely a reference to the nickname the Allies gave to the Japanese flag, which is white with a red circle in the middle: "meatball" flag.
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3 - Vyrva's husband; 36; 69; 76, the one who translated [DeepArcher] into code; 133, headed to Defcon;
  
'''Mehta, Zubin (b. 1936)'''<br />
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'''McElmo, Vyrva'''<br />
148; Music Director of Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra from 1962-1978
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3; 68; at JFK, going to Defcon, 133
  
'''Mercy'''<br />
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'''Meat Loaf'''<br />
354; bartender at Linus's Tavern near San Pedro; 359
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185
  
'''Merman, Ethel'''<br />
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'''meatspace'''<br />
221; Puck's and Einar's impersonation of "No Business Like Show Business"; "You're Not Sick, You're Just in Love" 247; "Everything's Coming Up Roses" from ''Gypsy: A Musical Fable'', 247
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77 - The terms "meatspace" and "meat world" are apparently derived originally from the science fiction novel ''Neuromancer'' by William Gibson, published in 1984, which also coined the term "cyberspace." [http://ask.metafilter.com/15851/Origin-of-the-term-meatspace More about "meatspace"]; 166;
  
<div id="carolmerrill">'''Merrill, Carol'''</div>
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'''Melanie's Mall'''<br />
47; assistant on TV game show ''Let's Make a Deal''
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68
  
'''MGM'''<br />
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'''mezz posture'''<br />
Metro Goldwyn Mayer - In 1957, the studio reported a loss for the first time in its history. Hollywood as a whole was in trouble by then anyway, thanks to television and the decline of the star contract system on which the studios' power depended. Ten years later, MGM was bought by Kirk Kerkorian, an old-style American buccaneer who had made his fortune flying visitors to Las Vegas. The following year, thousands of props, costumes and other priceless memorabilia went under the auctioneer's hammer. The auction, which lasted for weeks, occurred in April 1970 and Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers from ''The Wizard of Oz'' was one of the lots sold; auction, 125, 344
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62 aka Mezzanine capital, in finance, refers to a subordinated debt or preferred equity instrument that represents a claim on a company's assets which is senior only to that of the common shares. Mezzanine financings can be structured either as debt (typically an unsecured and subordinated note) or preferred stock. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezzanine_capital More...]
  
'''Michelangelo'''<br />
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'''Microsoft'''<br />
''Creation of Adam, The'', 124; ''Last Supper'', 137
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46
  
'''Midnight Special'''<br />
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'''Microsoft LM hash'''<br />
315; an inexpensive American pale ale, now discontinued.
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59, common password
  
'''Mighty Mouse'''<br />
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'''Mikimouse-o'''<br />
40
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148
  
'''Mike'''<br />
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'''Mile End'''<br />
183; owner of Teke Greek restaurant
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88, Mile End, a neighbourhood and municipal electoral district in the city of Montreal, since the 1980s has been known for its culture as an artistic neighbourhood, home to artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers such as Arcade Fire, Adam Gollner, Bran Van 3000, Grimes, Sean Michaels and Plants and Animals, etc.
  
'''Mildred'''<br />
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'''Misha and Grisha'''<br />
303; Shasta's dog
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137 torpedoes, aka Deimos and Phobos;
  
'''''Mildred Pierce'' (1945)'''<br />
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'''Modugno, Domenico'''<br />
Based on the 1941 novel by James M. Cain, ''Mildred Pierce'' is a Warner Bros. feature film starring Joan Crawford in a noir-ish tale about a sacrificing mother and her ungrateful daughter. It was Crawford's first film for Warners after leaving MGM. Veda is Mildred's daughter in the film. In the novel, Mildred attempts to strange Veda; 360
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152 "Volare" on Ed Sullivan in 1958
  
'''Milton'''<br />
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{{#ev:youtube|t4IjJav7xbg}}
52; bookkeeper at Gotcha!; 94
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'''Mira Costa'''<br />
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'''Montauk'''<br />
103; high school attended by Spike and Sortilege
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64; Montauk Project urban myth that Heidi teaches, 116; Not the Hamptons, 188; 195;
  
'''''Mod Squad, The'''''<br />
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'''Moses, Robert'''<br />
32; 97; 123; Popular hour long cop drama that aired on ABC from '68-73. Aaron Spelling produced. The three cops were young adults who often went undercover. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod_Squad Wikipedia Entry]
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55 Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was arguably one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban planning in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation. One of his major contributions to urban planning was New York's large parkway network. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Moses Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Modern Institute for Cognitive Repatterning and Overhaul ("MICRO")'''<br />
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'''Moskowitz, De Anzoli'''<br />
55; Doc's made-up "private clinic out near Hacienda Heights" that specializes in "repairs of stressed personalities"
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201 forensic Noses for NYPD; Jabbering Jay, 206;
  
'''Moe'''<br />
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'''Mossad'''<br />
80; one of the Three Stooges
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32 The Mossad, short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim --  meaning "Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations", is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security). The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism, as well as bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities. Its director reports directly to the Prime Minister; 104, and Promis software;
  
'''''Monkees'''''<br />
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'''Moby Dick'''<br />
232; A pop rock quartet assembled by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series'' The Monkees'', which aired from 1966 to 1968. The members were Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones. Although the show was canceled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1970.
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'''Morrison, Jim'''<br />
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'''''Mr. Rogers'''''<br />
77; Morrison (1943-1971) was the lead singer and main lyricist for the rock group The Doors. 'Before you slip into unconsciousness" is the opening line from 'The Crystal Ship' which was on The Doors 1967 self-titled debut album.
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92, Horst humming theme;
  
'''Moses, Robert (1888-1981)'''<br />
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'''Mrs. Grundy'''<br />
58; the quote is real and basically means that in urban development the ends justify the means. Moses was "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban planning in the United States. Although never elected to public office, he was arguably the most powerful person in New York state government from the 1930s to the 1950s. He changed shorelines, built roadways in the sky, and transformed neighborhoods forever. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation.
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177  Mrs. Grundy, fictional English character who typifies the censorship enacted in everyday life by conventional opinion. She first appears (but never onstage) in Thomas Morton’s play Speed the Plough (produced 1798), in which one character, Dame Ashfield, continually worries about what her neighbour Mrs. Grundy will say of each development. Since then the term Mrs. Grundy has passed into everyday speech as a criterion of rigid respectability, especially in contexts in which free expression is impeded by excessive purity. [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/247423/Mrs-Grundy More...]
  
'''Mothra'''<br />
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'''MUD'''<br />
10; Or ''Mosura''; Giant moth who frequently battles Godzilla. First appeared in 1961 in a self-titled film.
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69 - originally '''Multi-User Dungeon''', with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain), a MUD is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world. Players typically interact with each other and the world by typing commands that resemble a natural language.
  
'''Murphy, George (1902-1992)'''<br />
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'''Muffins and Unicorns'''<br />
American dancer, actor, and politician; he played Roger in the 1938 film ''Little Miss Broadway'' and performed a song-and-dance duet with Shirley Temple, "We Should Be Together."; 360
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87; restaurant chain where someone "has been using phantomware to falsify cash-register receipts"
  
'''Musso & Frank's'''<br />
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'''Murray 'N' Morris'''<br />
Musso & Frank Grill is a world famous restaurant located at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Opened in 1919, it is steeped in Hollywood history, having been the hideout of a host of famous Hollywood celebrities from days gone by. It is named for original owners Joseph Musso and Frank Toulet; Burke Stodger hangout, 310
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49, "over in the flower district" haircutters; Meat Facial;
  
'''Myrna'''<br />
 
127; house wirehair dog at Boards mansion
 
  
 
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Madoff, Bernie
138; 159;

Madonna
13 – "Borderline" (1984)

Maid-Rite
21

Manzanillo Bay
16

maquiladora
15 - Mexican name for manufacturing operations in a free trade zone (FTZ), where factories import material and equipment on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly, processing, or manufacturing and then export the assembled, processed and/or manufactured products, sometimes back to the raw materials' country of origin.

Marco
65 owner of Enrico's

Margaret Jacks Hall
70, Computer Science, Stanford

Marie of Roumania
137 Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh; 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938) was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania. She was called Missy by her family.

Markov chain
78 - A Markov chain (discrete-time Markov chain or DTMC) named after Andrey Markov, is a mathematical system that undergoes transitions from one state to another, between a finite or countable number of possible states. It is a random process usually characterized as memoryless: the next state depends only on the current state and not on the sequence of events that preceded it. This specific kind of "memorylessness" is called the Markov property. Markov chains have many applications as statistical models of real-world processes. Wikipedia entry

Martin, Dean
65

Marvin the kozmonaut
106, kozmo.com; Trinidadian origins, 107; 131, bearing ice cream;

mashgishim
24 - Yiddish: a Jew who supervises the kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) status of a kosher establishment.

Mason-Dixon Line
15

Mason, Pappy
163 Howard "Pappy" Mason is an American drug trafficker and organized crime figure. Mason ran a drug smuggling gang called the Bebos in the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood of New York City with his partner Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nichols.

matrioshka
137 also known as Russian nesting/nested doll, refers to a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other.

McElmo, Justin
3 - Vyrva's husband; 36; 69; 76, the one who translated [DeepArcher] into code; 133, headed to Defcon;

McElmo, Vyrva
3; 68; at JFK, going to Defcon, 133

Meat Loaf
185

meatspace
77 - The terms "meatspace" and "meat world" are apparently derived originally from the science fiction novel Neuromancer by William Gibson, published in 1984, which also coined the term "cyberspace." More about "meatspace"; 166;

Melanie's Mall
68

mezz posture
62 aka Mezzanine capital, in finance, refers to a subordinated debt or preferred equity instrument that represents a claim on a company's assets which is senior only to that of the common shares. Mezzanine financings can be structured either as debt (typically an unsecured and subordinated note) or preferred stock. More...

Microsoft
46

Microsoft LM hash
59, common password

Mikimouse-o
148

Mile End
88, Mile End, a neighbourhood and municipal electoral district in the city of Montreal, since the 1980s has been known for its culture as an artistic neighbourhood, home to artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers such as Arcade Fire, Adam Gollner, Bran Van 3000, Grimes, Sean Michaels and Plants and Animals, etc.

Misha and Grisha
137 torpedoes, aka Deimos and Phobos;

Modugno, Domenico
152 "Volare" on Ed Sullivan in 1958

Montauk
64; Montauk Project urban myth that Heidi teaches, 116; Not the Hamptons, 188; 195;

Moses, Robert
55 Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was arguably one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban planning in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation. One of his major contributions to urban planning was New York's large parkway network. Wikipedia entry

Moskowitz, De Anzoli
201 forensic Noses for NYPD; Jabbering Jay, 206;

Mossad
32 The Mossad, short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim -- meaning "Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations", is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security). The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism, as well as bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities. Its director reports directly to the Prime Minister; 104, and Promis software;

Moby Dick
64

Mr. Rogers
92, Horst humming theme;

Mrs. Grundy
177 Mrs. Grundy, fictional English character who typifies the censorship enacted in everyday life by conventional opinion. She first appears (but never onstage) in Thomas Morton’s play Speed the Plough (produced 1798), in which one character, Dame Ashfield, continually worries about what her neighbour Mrs. Grundy will say of each development. Since then the term Mrs. Grundy has passed into everyday speech as a criterion of rigid respectability, especially in contexts in which free expression is impeded by excessive purity. More...

MUD
69 - originally Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain), a MUD is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world. Players typically interact with each other and the world by typing commands that resemble a natural language.

Muffins and Unicorns
87; restaurant chain where someone "has been using phantomware to falsify cash-register receipts"

Murray 'N' Morris
49, "over in the flower district" haircutters; Meat Facial;


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