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'''SAG'''<br>
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild The Screen Actors Guild]
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'''St. Flip of Lawndale'''<br />
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99; surfer; 256; Shasta staying at his house, 303; his "mythical break" aka Death's Doorsill, 357
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'''"Samba do Avião"'''<br />
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'''Sand Hill Road'''<br />
162; Portuguese: "song of the jet"; composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and used in the 1962 film ''Copacabana Palace'' by Italian director Steno (born Stefano Vanzina) (1915-1988)
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70 - a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Its significance as a symbol of private equity in the United States may be compared to that of Wall Street in the stock market. Connecting El Camino Real and Interstate 280, the road provides easy access to Stanford University and Silicon Valley. [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Sand+Hill+Road,+Menlo+Park,+CA&hl=en&sll=37.269174,-119.306607&sspn=12.595687,19.973145&oq=sand+hill&t=k&hnear=Sand+Hill+Rd,+Menlo+Park,+California&z=14 HERE!]
  
'''Sanders, George (1906-1972)'''<br />
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'''Sandwichgrrl'''<br />
Sanders was an Academy Award-winning English film and television actor. Known for his smooth upper-crust English accent, cocking his eyebrows was a facial gesture he deployed in many of his films to express skepticism and other reactions. In 1950, Sanders gave his most widely recognised performance, and achieved his greatest success, as the acerbic, cold-blooded theatre critic Addison DeWitt in ''All About Eve'', winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; 311
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354 - In Deep Web, Eric's ad-business acquaintances, and her co-adjutor Promoman
  
'''Sassoon, Vidal (b. 1928)'''<br />
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'''Sappho'''<br />
British-born Israeli hairdresser and businessman; 127
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102 - a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BCE, and it is said that she died around 570 BCE, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.
  
'''scag'''<br />
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Pynchon's mention refers to this Sappho poem:
334; street slang for "heroin"
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'''Schiffer, Mr.'''<br />
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<blockquote>
338; Doc's PE teacher in high school
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''To Evening''<br />
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O HESPERUS! Thou bringest all things home;<br />
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All that the garish day hath scattered wide;<br />
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The sheep, the goat, back to the welcome fold;<br />
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Thou bring'st the child, too, to his mother's side.</blockquote>
  
'''Scott'''<br />
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'''Satjeevan'''<br />
353; Doc's cousin
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415 - recruiter
  
'''Screaming Ultraviolet Brain'''<br />
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''Schachtman unpleasantness'''<br />
10; headshop operated by Ensenada Slim, in Gordita Beach; 256
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457- Max Shachtman &#151; it is misspelled in BE &#151;  (1904 – 1972) was an American Marxist theorist. He evolved from being an associate of Leon Trotsky to a social democrat and mentor of senior assistants to AFL-CIO President George Meany. In 1938, Shachtman shocked Trotsky by publishing an article in the New International in which James Burnham declared his opposition to dialectical materialism, the philosophy of Marxism. Although Trotsky reassured Shachtman, "I did not deny in the least the usefulness of the article you and Burnham wrote," the issue would soon be revived as Shachtman and Trotsky clashed on the outbreak of World War II. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Shachtman]
  
'''''Sea Wolf, The'' (1941)'''<br />
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'''School of the Americas'''<br />
Black-and-white film adaptation of Jack London's novel ''The Sea Wolf'' with Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, and John Garfield. Refined fiction writer Humphrey van Weyden and escaped convict Ruth Webster (Lupino) are passengers on a ship that collides with another vessel and sinks. They are rescued by the ''Ghost'', a seal-hunting ship. At the helm is the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen (Robinson), a compassionless individual who delights in dominating and abusing his crew. Garfield plays the rebellious cabin boy George Leach who becomes Ruth Webster's protector; Doc recalling, 356
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'''Shaggy'''<br />
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'''Scott and Nutella Vontz Auditorium'''<br />
190; character in Hanna-Barbera cartoon "Scooby-Doo" (1969)
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96; 112, graduation;
  
'''Shank, Bud'''<br />
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'''''Scream, Blacula, Scream'''''<br />
Clifford Everett "Bud" Shank, Jr. (1926-2009) was an American alto saxophonist and flautist. He played flute in Stan Kenton's Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra, on various recording sessions including ''The Zodiac : Cosmic Sounds'', and occasionally in live performances (as with The L.A. Four) until he gave it up later in his career to focus exclusively on the alto saxophone; at the Lighthouse Cafe, 298
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132 - a 1973 blaxploitation horror film, made under the working titles ''Blacula Is Beautiful'' and ''Blacula Lives Again!''. This is the only sequel to the 1972 film ''Blacula''. The movie was produced by American International Pictures (AIP) and Power Productions. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream_Blacula_Scream Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Shannon'''<br />
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{{#ev:youtube|WL9t6SUx1bU}}
205; dead waitress at the Arizona Palms, in Doc's dream
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'''Shannon, Del (1934-1990)'''<br />
 
148; "Runaway"; suffering from depression, Shannon committed suicide in 1990 with a .22-calibre rifle; [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKvCa5lkgUw View a 1982 performance of "Runaway" on YouTube...]
 
  
'''Shasta'''<br />
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'''script kiddies'''<br />
See [[H#shasta|Hepworth, Shasta Fay]]
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58 - In hacker culture script kiddies, or skiddies, are unskilled individuals who use scripts or programs developed by others to attack computer systems and networks and deface websites. It is generally assumed that script kiddies are juveniles who lack the ability to write sophisticated hacking programs or exploits on their own, and that their objective is to try to impress their friends or gain credit in computer-enthusiast communities. The term is typically pejorative. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Script_kiddie Wikipedia entry]
  
'''''shikantaza'''''<br />
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'''Sequin'''<br />
102; Japanese term for zazen introduced by Dogen Zenji and associated most with the Soto school of Zen Buddhism, but which also is "the base of all Zen disciplines."
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129 - "12-year-old" with whom Horst is living "on the Carnasie line"; 164;
  
'''short'''<br />
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'''Series A funding'''<br />
333; hipster slang for "car"
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62
  
'''Sinatra, Frank'''<br />
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<div id="shae"></div>'''Shae'''<br />
61; "exchanging glances" ("Strangers in the Night"); watching Jonathan Frid, in Las Vegas, 233; Sinatroid, 337
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177 in porn video with [[B#bruno|Bruno]] and [[E#epperdew|Vip Epperdew]]; 185;
  
'''"single up all lines"'''<br />
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'''Sharif, Omar'''<br />
119; a phrase frequently used by Pynchon, likely because of its multiple meanings, metaphorically.
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:"single up all lines" is used in its normal nautical context in [http://v.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chapter_1#single_up_all_lines ''V.'', p.11]; [http://cl49.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chapter_2#single_up_all_lines  ''The Crying of Lot 49'', p.31]; [http://gravitys-rainbow.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pages_488-491#single_up_all_lines  ''Gravity's Rainbow'', p.489]; [http://masondixon.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chapter_26:_257-265#Page_258 ''Mason & Dixon'', pp.258 and 260]; and [http://against-the-day.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=ATD_1-25#Page_3 ''Against the Day'', p.3].  Perhaps we can understand this "line" as a text-string linking Pynchon's novels together (all but [http://vineland.pynchonwiki.com/wiki ''Vineland'']?). Of course, the fact that ''Vineland'' ''doesn't'' include the phrase sort of throws a spanner in the works!
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'''"Skyful of Hearts"'''<br />
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'''Shavit, Shabtai'''<br />
338; song sung by Doc in Sinatroid style, at Kahuna Airlines
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33, Mossad
  
'''Skyhook Lodge'''<br />
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'''Shawn'''<br />
115; where Leo & Elmina are staying.
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30, emotherapist; 62, "False Eating"; 120; Buddhist Parable of the Burning Coal, 180; Lester, 198;
  
'''Smedley'''<br />
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'''''shaygetz'''''<br />
128; Spotted Dick's keyboard player, "doing Hanon exercises on his Farfisa" he calls Fiona
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24, Yiddish: a non-Jewish boy or young man; dating issues
  
'''Smilax, Sauncho'''<br />
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'''Siegfried & Roy'''<br />
26; Doc's attorney at Hardy, Gridley, & Chatfield who practice maritime law; 89; 117; lagan, 267; having seen ''The Wizard of Oz'', 286; 340  [[Sauncho Smilax|DISCUSSION]]; [[Plants of Bleeding Edge|Plants of Bleeding Edge]]
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135
  
'''Smith, Bessie'''<br />
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'''Silicon Alley'''<br />
249; Smith (1894–1937) was an American blues singer. Sometimes referred to as "The Empress of the Blues," she is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Smith Wikipedia]
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71 - a nickname for an area with a concentration of Internet and new media companies in Manhattan, New York City. Originally, the term referred to the cluster of such companies extending from the Flatiron District down to SoHo and TriBeCa along the Broadway corridor, but as the location of these companies spread out, it became a general term referring to the dot-com industry in New York City as a whole. The name derives from Silicon Valley in California.
  
'''Smith, Maggie'''<br />
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'''''The Simpsons'''''<br/>
204; Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (b. 1934), better known as Maggie Smith, is a pre-eminent English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing.
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181, Homer strangling Bart;  
  
'''Sombrero, El'''<br />
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'''Sinatra, Frank'''<br/>
221; "world-renowed Taqueria in Las Vegas
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332, "Time after "Time;
  
'''"Something Happened to Me Yesterday"'''<br />
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'''Singh, Jagdeep'''<br />
193; Rolling Stones song on ''Between the Buttons'' (1967)
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365 - Coding kid in Ziggy's class
  
'''"Something in the Air"'''<br />
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'''Singh, Prabhnoor and Amrita'''<br />
1969 hit for one-hit-wonder UK band Thunderclap Newman. It was originally titled "Revolution" but later renamed to avoid confusion with the Beatles' 1968 song of that name. A sample verse:
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369 - Live at the Deseret, at the Hallowe'en party
  
:Hand out the arms and ammo'''<br />
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'''Sirk, Douglas'''<br />
:We're going to blast our way through here'''<br />
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212 - festival at the Angelika
:We've got to get together sooner or later'''<br />
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:Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right'''<br />
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:And you know that it's right
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'''Sortilege'''<br />
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'''Slagiatt, Rockwell "Rocky"'''<br />
11; used to work in Doc's office; Sortilege is the foretelling of the future by drawing lots. Sortilege is a form of Cleromancy, a form of divination using sortition, casting of lots, or casting bones, in which an outcome is determined by means that normally would be considered random, such as the rolling of dice, but that are believed to reveal the will of God or other supernatural entities. Sortition, also known as allotment, is an equal-chance method of selection by some form of lottery such as drawing coloured pebbles from a bag; 101; "telling time from a broken clock" 282
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SLAGIATT is Internet acronym for "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time"<br />
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61, dba Streetlight People. As in "Don't Stop Believing"; 138; 139; 149; 206; 228;
  
It's apt that the 'sort' in 'Sortilege' comes from the word 'sort', recalling Maxwell's Demon and The Crying of Lot 49. Making it even more appropriate that the 'sorting' being done is the sorting of 'lots'.
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{{#ev:youtube|PBEXSiFzOfU}}
  
'''"Soul Gidget"'''<br />
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'''Slow-Onset Post-CFE Syndrome'''<br />
155; by Meatball Flag
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180
  
'''Sound Mind Cafe'''<br />
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'''Smith & Wollensky'''<br />
172; "a secluded eatery" where Dr. Blatnoyd has first blind date with Japonica
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128
  
'''Spade, Sam'''<br />
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<div id="Smurfs"></div>'''Smurfs'''<br />
Sam Spade is a fictional character who is the protagonist of Dashiell Hammett's novel ''The Maltese Falcon'' (1930) and the various films and adaptations based on it, as well as in three lesser known short stories written by Hammett. Known for his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice, Spade is the man who has seen the wretched, the corrupt, the tawdry side of life but still retains his "tarnished idealism"; 97
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From Wikipedia - A Belgian comic and television franchise centered on a group of Smurfs: small blue fictional creatures that live in mushrooms. The Smurfs were first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comics artist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) in 1958.<br>
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"the Hefty Smurf range" 83; "Like the Smurf Village, only cuter" 118; Azrael, Gargamel's cat, 209;
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Spaniels, the'''<br />
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'''Soju Wallbangers'''<br />
American R&B doo-wop group (1952-1974), best known for the hit "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight." Some historians of vocal groups consider Pookie Hudson to be the first true leader of a vocal group, because the Spaniels pioneered the technique of having the main singer solo at his own microphone, while the rest of the group shared a second microphone. "A Stranger in Love" was recorded for their album ''Heart and Soul Volume Two'' (1958); 368
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154
  
'''Spanish Words & Phrases'''<br />
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'''Solitaire for Windows'''<br />
62: ''arrepentimiento'' - sorry about that; also 248-249<br/>
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64: ''¿Dónde estás, mi hijita?''--Where are you, my little girl? <br/>
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142: ''ése'' - This guy, or just this<br />
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142: ''sinvergüenza'' - shameless<br />
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142: ''esta gente no sabe nada'' - these people know nothing<br />
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144: ''compinches'' - partner in crime<br />
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145: ''hijo de puta'' - son of a bitch<br />
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145: ''otra vez, si?'' - another time, yes?<br />
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174: ''la cabeza'' - the head<br />
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192: ''por vida'' - for life<br />
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224: ''quien es mas macho?'' - who is more manly?<br />
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331: ''palabra'' - word<br />
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338: ''peligro'' - danger<br />
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338: ''vato'' - dude, gangster, homeboy (colloquial)
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'''Sparky'''<br />
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'''Sommers, Jaime'''<br />
195; new kid at Gotcha! adept at the ARPAnet; 258; 267; 364
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143, ''Bionic Woman''
  
'''Spike'''<br />
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'''Sontag, Susan'''<br />
11; Vietnam veteran and boyfriend of Sortilege; 102
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116 "a deep sympathy modified by contempt"; In her ''Notes on "Camp"'' (1964), Sontag writes "To name a sensibility, to draw its contours and to recount its history, requires a deep sympathy modified by revulsion." [http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/irvinem/theory/sontag-notesoncamp-1964.html ''Notes on "Camp"'']
  
<div id="spivey">'''Spivey, Boris'''</div>
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'''''Sopranos'''''<br />
147; "Another member of Mickey's muscle patrol"; Dawnette, his fiance, 148; disappeared, 214; "the second AP Finance alumnus ... who'd hired on with Mickey" 285;
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<div id="gilroy">'''Sportello, Gilroy'''</div>
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'''South Fork'''<br />
Doc's brother, "the one with the life" 112; in Doc's dream, 205; promoted, 352
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64 The South Fork of Suffolk County, New York, United States is a peninsula in the southeast part of the county on the South Shore of Long Island. The South Fork includes most of the Hamptons. The shorter, more northerly peninsula is known as the North Fork; Vip a frequent visitor, 181;
  
'''Sportello, Larry ("Doc")'''<br />
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'''''Space Ghost Coast to Coast'''''<br />
1; "sportello" is Italian for door or window; his Afro, 14; arrested, 23; is he black? 34; Hawaiian shirt, 77; aka Xpp, 106; going to Chryskylodon Institute, 186; goes to the Kismet in Las Vegas, 235; feeling "evidence everywhere of ancient visitation" in Las Vegas desert, 249; visiting Penny Kimball at the Hall of Justice, 275; tape interview at Hall of Justice, 281; conversation with Thomas Jefferson at the Plastic Nickel, 294; "hopeless stooge of the creditor class" 303; with Shasta, 303-310; negotiating with Crocker Fenway, 346; class-warfare conversation, 347-348
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'''Sportello, Leo'''<br />
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'''Spears, Britney'''<br />
112; Doc's father
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7, "I did it again" ("Oops, I Did It Again!"); disguised as Jay-Z, 47;
  
'''Sportello, Vernix'''<br />
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{{#ev:youtube|ImIa_5awDFg}}
352; Gilroy's wife
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'''Spotted Dick'''<br />
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'''Speedwell, Conkling'''<br />
127; visiting British band, at Boards mansion; Spotted dick is a steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit (usually currants), commonly served with either custard or butter and brown sugar; "George Formby covers, old movie music, regional folk material, plus their own stuff, which tends to be tuneful, poetic ... English" 130; zombies, 132; "Long Trip Out" 198;  
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200 - a freelance professional Nose; 'conk' is British slang for 'nose'; lives in Chelsea, 207; "Notes of pencil shavings, hibiscus, number-two diesel, mayonnaise" 206; Fragrance Force, 230; affair with Heidi, 237; 424; 434; [http://www.telegraph-history.org/george-conkling/]
  
'''Staccato, Johnny'''<br />
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'''Spelling, Tori'''<br />
97; a private detective series which ran for twenty-seven episodes on NBC from 1959-1960. John Cassavetes played the lead role.
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'''''Star Trek'''''<br />
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'''Spetsnaz'''<br />
73; "not logical, Captain" 140; 254; Mr. Spock, 325
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139 - an umbrella term for any special forces in Russian, literally "special purpose forces". Historically, the term referred to the military special units controlled by the military intelligence service GRU, the Spetsnaz GRU; 204;
  
'''Stavrou, Inez'''<br />
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'''Spitzer, Eliot'''<br/>
183; Tito's wife or girlfriend
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281
  
<div id="tito">'''Stavrou, Tito'''</div>
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'''Sprewell, Latrelle'''<br />
181; Doc's friend who runs a limo service and has a gambling habit; in Las Vegas, 227; 335
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179 Latrell Fontaine Sprewell is a former American professional basketball player; he played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  
'''Steamer Lane'''<br />
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'''St. John, Basil, and Brenda Starr'''<br />
363; song Coy plays at the Surfadelic Freak-In up at Will Rogers Park;  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamer_Lane Steamer Lane] is a famous surfing location in Santa Cruz, California.
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'''Stewart, James'''<br />
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'''Stanwyck, Barbara'''<br />
in ''Vertigo'', 298
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119
  
'''Stodger, Burke'''<br />
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'''Steiner, Robert'''<br />
92; movie star (see ''Paternoster Ruby'' by Charles Edmonds Walk, 1910 - Alexander Stilwell Burke and Stodger, a plain-clothes cop - a ''noir''-ish murder mystery); ''Commie Confidential'', 93; set up Coy with the Viggies, 308; and Shasta, 309; ''.45-Caliber Kissoff'', 309; ''I Was a Red Dope Fiend'' and ''Squeal, Pinko, Squeal'' ("modestly budgeted FBI dramas"), 309; [http://books.google.com/books?id=kd54UWt8QC0C&dq=%22paternoster+ruby%22+%2B+edmonds+%2B+walk&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=mfkolEDFk_&sig=g6LtMmYTkF8eXx7zavBAEgAE1a0&hl=en&ei=aZZPSpzUHpGgswOq8LmqDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1 ''Paternoster Ruby'' on Google Books]
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14 – With 70 duck stamps to his artistc credit, representing 15 states and the federal contest, it’ s no surprise that Robert Steiner is considered ‘top quack’ in the duck stamp world. There are state officials who credit him with helping the duck stamp program survive in their part of the country, while others say that for the past 25 years, Steiner has been in the forefront of a movement that has transformed the early years of the “plain Jane,” rather dull variety of stamps, with the ducks outlined on a relatively flat background, into works that today “are bona fide, legitimate, collectible pieces of fine art.
  
'''''Stone Turntable'''''<br />
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'''Stiller, Ben'''<br />
124; fictional "underground fan magazine"
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433 - in ''The Fred MacMurray Story''
  
'''Sun-Fary Market'''<br />
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'''Stonechat, Mr.'''<br />
159; where Doc leaves Jason Velveeta
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96, director of G & Dolls;
  
'''"Super Market"'''<br />
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'''Streetlight People'''<br />
Appeared on Fapardokly's 1966 album ''Fapardokly''; "triple-tongue highway classic" 368
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61, 149, 349 - a VC down in SoHo that keeps popping up in connection with hwgaahwgh.com; headed by Rockwell 'Rocky' Slagiatt; a reference to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" lyric:
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<blockquote>Strangers waiting<br />
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Up and down the boulevard<br />
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Their shadows searching in the night<br />
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Streetlight people<br />
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Living just to find emotion<br />
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Hiding somewhere in the night</blockquote>
  
'''Sureños'''<br />
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'''Strubel, Evan'''<br />
Group of Mexican American street gangs with origins in the oldest barrios of Southern California. There are hundreds of Sureño gangs in California, and each has its own identity on the streets; Tariq Khalil and Glen Charlock, 290
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26 - whom Heidi was to marry, but was bought off; Heidi's ex-fiancé, 211;
  
'''Surfadelic Freak-In'''<br />
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'''Strubel, Helvetia'''<br />
Beer appearing at, 297; Hope and Amethyst's free passes to, in Will Rogers Park, 362
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26, Evan 's mother
  
'''Surfaris, The'''<br />
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'''Stubing, Capt.'''<br />
101; "Wipe Out"
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169 - Captain Merrill Stubing &#151; "Your Captain" &#151; on ''The Love Boat'' TV series (1977-1986), played by Gavin MacLeod. This one-hour sitcom was usually set aboard a Princess Cruises cruise liner called Pacific Princess, whose passengers and crew had romantic and humorous adventures every week.
  
'''Surfer-Lowrider Wars'''<br />
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'''Studio 54'''<br />
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164, and Sid; Studio 54 was a popular and world renowned nightclub in Manhattan from 1977 until 1981 when it was sold by founders and creators Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. It was called the most famous nightclub of all time and was a sophisticated, groundbreaking multi-media visual extravaganza. Frequent guests included Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Cary Grant, Lauren Hutton, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Brooke Shields. Emerging artists at the time, Madonna, Wham!, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Menudo, and Run-DMC would perform at the club, before going on to future success. KISS held a concert at the club in 1982.
  
'''"Surfin' Bird"'''<br />
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'''Stuyvesant genius'''<br />
124; 1963 surf tune by The Trashmen
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10 – What Eric Outfield is;
  
'''Surfing'''<br />
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'''Super Mario'''<br />
"absent surfers" 100; north shore of Oahu, 357
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'''swag lamp'''<br />
 
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'''sweep frequency'''<br />
 
199; the horizontal sweep frequency of a TV picture is 15,750 Hz. It is based on the fact that 30 frames times 525 (scan) lines equals 15,750.
 
 
'''Sybil Brand Institute'''<br />
 
135; the Sybil Brand Institute For Women was a famous county jail in Los Angeles County, California. The facility was named after Sybil Brand (1899-2004), a noted local philanthropist and civic leader. Famously, this is where Susan Atkins admitted to another inmate that the Manson Family was responsible for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
 
  
 
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Sand Hill Road
70 - a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Its significance as a symbol of private equity in the United States may be compared to that of Wall Street in the stock market. Connecting El Camino Real and Interstate 280, the road provides easy access to Stanford University and Silicon Valley. HERE!

Sandwichgrrl
354 - In Deep Web, Eric's ad-business acquaintances, and her co-adjutor Promoman

Sappho
102 - a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BCE, and it is said that she died around 570 BCE, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.

Pynchon's mention refers to this Sappho poem:

To Evening
O HESPERUS! Thou bringest all things home;
All that the garish day hath scattered wide;
The sheep, the goat, back to the welcome fold;

Thou bring'st the child, too, to his mother's side.

Satjeevan
415 - recruiter

Schachtman unpleasantness'
457- Max Shachtman — it is misspelled in BE — (1904 – 1972) was an American Marxist theorist. He evolved from being an associate of Leon Trotsky to a social democrat and mentor of senior assistants to AFL-CIO President George Meany. In 1938, Shachtman shocked Trotsky by publishing an article in the New International in which James Burnham declared his opposition to dialectical materialism, the philosophy of Marxism. Although Trotsky reassured Shachtman, "I did not deny in the least the usefulness of the article you and Burnham wrote," the issue would soon be revived as Shachtman and Trotsky clashed on the outbreak of World War II. [1]

School of the Americas
108

Scott and Nutella Vontz Auditorium
96; 112, graduation;

Scream, Blacula, Scream
132 - a 1973 blaxploitation horror film, made under the working titles Blacula Is Beautiful and Blacula Lives Again!. This is the only sequel to the 1972 film Blacula. The movie was produced by American International Pictures (AIP) and Power Productions. Wikipedia entry


script kiddies
58 - In hacker culture script kiddies, or skiddies, are unskilled individuals who use scripts or programs developed by others to attack computer systems and networks and deface websites. It is generally assumed that script kiddies are juveniles who lack the ability to write sophisticated hacking programs or exploits on their own, and that their objective is to try to impress their friends or gain credit in computer-enthusiast communities. The term is typically pejorative. Wikipedia entry

Sequin
129 - "12-year-old" with whom Horst is living "on the Carnasie line"; 164;

Series A funding
62

Shae

177 in porn video with Bruno and Vip Epperdew; 185;

Sharif, Omar
403

Shavit, Shabtai
33, Mossad

Shawn
30, emotherapist; 62, "False Eating"; 120; Buddhist Parable of the Burning Coal, 180; Lester, 198;

shaygetz
24, Yiddish: a non-Jewish boy or young man; dating issues

Siegfried & Roy
135

Silicon Alley
71 - a nickname for an area with a concentration of Internet and new media companies in Manhattan, New York City. Originally, the term referred to the cluster of such companies extending from the Flatiron District down to SoHo and TriBeCa along the Broadway corridor, but as the location of these companies spread out, it became a general term referring to the dot-com industry in New York City as a whole. The name derives from Silicon Valley in California.

The Simpsons
181, Homer strangling Bart;

Sinatra, Frank
332, "Time after "Time;

Singh, Jagdeep
365 - Coding kid in Ziggy's class

Singh, Prabhnoor and Amrita
369 - Live at the Deseret, at the Hallowe'en party

Sirk, Douglas
212 - festival at the Angelika

Slagiatt, Rockwell "Rocky"
SLAGIATT is Internet acronym for "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time"
61, dba Streetlight People. As in "Don't Stop Believing"; 138; 139; 149; 206; 228;

Slow-Onset Post-CFE Syndrome
180

Smith & Wollensky
128

Smurfs

From Wikipedia - A Belgian comic and television franchise centered on a group of Smurfs: small blue fictional creatures that live in mushrooms. The Smurfs were first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comics artist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) in 1958.
"the Hefty Smurf range" 83; "Like the Smurf Village, only cuter" 118; Azrael, Gargamel's cat, 209; Wikipedia entry

Soju Wallbangers
154

Solitaire for Windows
43

Sommers, Jaime
143, Bionic Woman

Sontag, Susan
116 "a deep sympathy modified by contempt"; In her Notes on "Camp" (1964), Sontag writes "To name a sensibility, to draw its contours and to recount its history, requires a deep sympathy modified by revulsion." Notes on "Camp"

Sopranos
66

South Fork
64 The South Fork of Suffolk County, New York, United States is a peninsula in the southeast part of the county on the South Shore of Long Island. The South Fork includes most of the Hamptons. The shorter, more northerly peninsula is known as the North Fork; Vip a frequent visitor, 181;

Space Ghost Coast to Coast
98

Spears, Britney
7, "I did it again" ("Oops, I Did It Again!"); disguised as Jay-Z, 47;

Speedwell, Conkling
200 - a freelance professional Nose; 'conk' is British slang for 'nose'; lives in Chelsea, 207; "Notes of pencil shavings, hibiscus, number-two diesel, mayonnaise" 206; Fragrance Force, 230; affair with Heidi, 237; 424; 434; [2]

Spelling, Tori
94

Spetsnaz
139 - an umbrella term for any special forces in Russian, literally "special purpose forces". Historically, the term referred to the military special units controlled by the military intelligence service GRU, the Spetsnaz GRU; 204;

Spitzer, Eliot
281

Sprewell, Latrelle
179 Latrell Fontaine Sprewell is a former American professional basketball player; he played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

St. John, Basil, and Brenda Starr
92

Stanwyck, Barbara
119

Steiner, Robert
14 – With 70 duck stamps to his artistc credit, representing 15 states and the federal contest, it’ s no surprise that Robert Steiner is considered ‘top quack’ in the duck stamp world. There are state officials who credit him with helping the duck stamp program survive in their part of the country, while others say that for the past 25 years, Steiner has been in the forefront of a movement that has transformed the early years of the “plain Jane,” rather dull variety of stamps, with the ducks outlined on a relatively flat background, into works that today “are bona fide, legitimate, collectible pieces of fine art.”

Stiller, Ben
433 - in The Fred MacMurray Story

Stonechat, Mr.
96, director of G & Dolls;

Streetlight People
61, 149, 349 - a VC down in SoHo that keeps popping up in connection with hwgaahwgh.com; headed by Rockwell 'Rocky' Slagiatt; a reference to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" lyric:

Strangers waiting

Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion

Hiding somewhere in the night

Strubel, Evan
26 - whom Heidi was to marry, but was bought off; Heidi's ex-fiancé, 211;

Strubel, Helvetia
26, Evan 's mother

Stubing, Capt.
169 - Captain Merrill Stubing — "Your Captain" — on The Love Boat TV series (1977-1986), played by Gavin MacLeod. This one-hour sitcom was usually set aboard a Princess Cruises cruise liner called Pacific Princess, whose passengers and crew had romantic and humorous adventures every week.

Studio 54
164, and Sid; Studio 54 was a popular and world renowned nightclub in Manhattan from 1977 until 1981 when it was sold by founders and creators Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. It was called the most famous nightclub of all time and was a sophisticated, groundbreaking multi-media visual extravaganza. Frequent guests included Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Cary Grant, Lauren Hutton, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Brooke Shields. Emerging artists at the time, Madonna, Wham!, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Menudo, and Run-DMC would perform at the club, before going on to future success. KISS held a concert at the club in 1982.

Stuyvesant genius
10 – What Eric Outfield is;

Super Mario
69


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