Bleeding Edge Alpha Guide to Characters, Places & More
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!
354 - In Deep Web, Eric's ad-business acquaintances, and her co-adjutor Promoman
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 EveningThou bring'st the child, too, to his mother's side.
O HESPERUS! Thou bringest all things home;
All that the garish day hath scattered wide;
The sheep, the goat, back to the welcome fold;
415 - recruiter
School of the Americas
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
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
129 - "12-year-old" with whom Horst is living "on the Carnasie line"; 164;
Series A funding
179 - ingenue in porn video in roadhouse; 185;
30, emotherapist; 62, "False Eating"; 120; Buddhist Parable of the Burning Coal, 180; Lester, 198;
24, Yiddish: a non-Jewish boy or young man; dating issues
Siegfried & Roy
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.
181, Homer strangling Bart;
332, "Time after "Time;
365 - Coding kid in Ziggy's class
Singh, Prabhnoor and Amrita
369 - Live at the Deseret, at the Hallowe'en party
212 - festival at the Angelika
Slagiatt, Rockwell "Rocky"
61, dba Streetlight People. As in "Don't Stop Believing"; 138; 139; 149; 206; 228;
Slow-Onset Post-CFE Syndrome
Smith & Wollensky
"the Hefty Smurf range" 83; "Like the Smurf Village, only cuter" 118; Gargamel's cat, 209;
Solitaire for Windows
143, Bionic Woman
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"
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
7, "I did it again" ("Oops, I Did It Again!"); disguised as Jay-Z, 47;
200 - a freelance professional Nose; lives in Chelsea, 207; "Notes of pencil shavings, hibiscus, number-two diesel, mayonnaise" 206; Fragrance Force, 230; affair with Heidi, 237; 424; 434;
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;
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
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.”
433 - in The Fred MacMurray Story
96, director of G & Dolls;
349 - Café where Maxine and Cornelia meet for lunch; a reference to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" lyric:
Up and down the boulevardHiding somewhere in the night
Their shadows searching in the night
Living just to find emotion
26 - whom Heidi was to marry, but was bought off; Heidi's ex-fiancé, 211;
26, Evan 's mother
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.
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.
10 – What Eric Outfield is;