Bleeding Edge Alpha Guide to Characters, Places & More
187 In Junior's Ooh-La-Lounge; 276;
303; Early Web development company (now a "digital agency"), started in 1994 and based in New York City; Wikipedia
170, and Central America and Rios Montt
See "Despard, Reg"
78 - An anonymous remailer is a server that receives messages with embedded instructions on where to send them next, and that forwards them without revealing where they originally came from.
poster of 355
17 - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally.
"Ride the Wild Surf"
241 - There's a 1963 movie, starring Fabian, Shelley Fabares, Barbara Eden, Tab Hunter and James Mitchum. Maxine may also be referring to the theme song to the movie, performed by Jan and Dean...
132 Doorman in Maxine's building
Rodgers & Hammerstein
124 - Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre. Wikipedia entry
124, Narciso Rodriguez (b. 1961) is a renowned New York City fashion designer. In 1996, Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut sheath wedding dress that his close friend Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John Kennedy, Jr. On November 4, 2008, Michelle Obama chose to wear a dress from the designer’s Spring 2009 Collection to the American president's inauguration.
92, Horst humming theme;
22 Roi-Tan cigars was a very memorable brand owned by The American Cigar Company. The brand was very popular in the 1940's through 1960's with their catchy ad campaign ("Man to man, smoke a Roi-Tan!") and the brand consisted of domestic, machine-made cigars.
48 - "Time Is On My Side"
Romance Deficiency Disorder
103 - Julius Rosenberg (1918 – 1953) and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (1915 – 1953) were United States citizens convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war, and executed. Their charges were related to the passing of information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Wikipedia entry
215 - a rounder is a dissolute person, a drunkard
44 An RS-232 serial port was once a standard feature of a personal computer, used for connections to modems, printers, mice, data storage, uninterruptible power supplies, and other peripheral devices. However, the low transmission speed, large voltage swing, and large standard connectors motivated development of the Universal Serial Bus, which has displaced RS-232 from most of its peripheral interface roles wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232