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!
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;
School of the Americas
Scott and Nutella Vontz Auditorium
96; 112, graduation;
Scream, Blacula, Scream
131 - 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
128 - "12-year-old" with whom Horst is living "on the Carnasie line"; 162;
Series A funding
176 - 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.
Slagiatt, Rockwell "Rocky"
61, dba Streetlight People. As in "Don't Stop Believing"; 136; 137; 147; 204;
Slow-Onset Post-CFE Syndrome
Smith & Wollensky
Solitaire for Windows
116 "a deep sympathy modified by contempt"
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;
198 - a freelance professional Nose; lives in Chelsea, 206; "Notes of pencil shavings, hibiscus, number-two diesel, mayonnaise" 205 - Conkling describes the scent of luminol (a versatile chemical that exhibits chemiluminescence, with a striking blue glow, when mixed with an appropriate oxidizing agent)
137 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 – renowned duck-stamp designer
96, director of G & Dolls;
26 - whom Heidi was to marry, but was bought off
26, Evan 's mother
162, and Sid;
10 – What Eric Outfield is;