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'''Taco Bell'''<br />
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'''Tabloid of the Damned'''<br />
197; fastfood chain of inexpensive Mexican food restaurants
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53, blog operated by March Kelleher
  
'''Tate, Sharon (1943-1969)'''<br />
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'''TAG Heuer'''<br />
48; Actress and wife of Roman Polanski, murdered by the Manson Family in 1969
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31 - High-end wristwatch
  
'''"Tears on My Pillow"'''<br />
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'''Tail 'Em and Nail 'Em'''<br />
300: Reference to it: "tempt the hand of fate"; released in 1958, it was Little Anthony & the Imperials first hit and contains the line "I'd gladly take you back, and tempt the hand of fate."
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4 - Max's fraud-investigation agency;
  
'''Teke'''<br />
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'''Tanger Outlets'''<br />
182; Greek restaurant where Doc and Tito eat
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177 A chain of shopping outlet malls. Tenants in its centers include Liz Claiborne, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers and Nike.
  
'''"Telstar"'''<br />
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'''tarball'''<br />
124; 1962 instrumental by The Tornados
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37 - Files distributed as a tar archive, a computer file format that can combine multiple files into a single file called "tarball", usually compressed
  
'''Temple, Shirley (b. 1928)'''<br />
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'''Tarnow, Elaine & Ernie'''<br />
Known for most of her adult life by her married name, Shirley Temple Black, she is an American actress, singer, and tap dancer, who is best known for being an iconic American child actress of the 1930s. After her film achievements she began a notable career as a diplomat; singing "We Should Be Together" from ''Little Miss Broadway'' (1938)
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56, Maxine's parents, demonstrated against Salvador and Nicaragua and Raygun
  
'''"Tequila"'''<br />
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'''Tarnow, Maxine'''<br />
125; 1958 rock instrumental by The Champs
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1, aka Loeffler, Jewish, 24; and Heidi, 25; 84, pissing; singing "Are You with Me Dr. Wu" at Korean karaoke, 156; sidekick mode with March, 162; decertified, 172; dream, 194;
  
'''Tex-Mecca'''<br />
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'''Temple, Shirley'''<br />
221; Taqueria in Las Vegas where Doc and Trillium go
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126
  
'''Tex Wiener École de Pilotage'''<br />
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'''Tetris'''<br />
134; Tex Wiener first appears in ''Vineland'' (p. 361), where he is introduced as one of Sasha's many romantic interests. The French term "École de Pilotage" can both mean "flight school" and "driving school." In ''Vineland'' Tex wears a "bright silver custom jumpsuit," cultivating the impression that he is a pilot, but it seems that Doc has merely been attending driving school.
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'''"That's Amore"'''<br />
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'''the Plateau'''<br />
1952 song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks. It became a major hit and signature song for Dean Martin in 1953. ''Amore'' means "love" in Italian, giving a general traslation in English "that's love." It begins, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore."
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88 Le Plateau-Mont-Royal is a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There is a difference between the borough, Plateau-Mont-Royal—a political division of the City of Montreal—and the neighbourhood referred to as "the Plateau". The borough includes not only the Plateau proper, but also the neighbourhoods of Mile End (bounded by Avenue du Mont-Royal to the south and the Avenue Henri-Julien to the east) and the McGill Ghetto (bounded by University, Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent and Pine). Both neighbourhoods are generally considered distinct from the Plateau.
  
'''Thorndyke'''<br />
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'''tiki'''<br />
153; Aubrey's "coadjutor" biker
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31
  
'''Three Stooges'''<br />
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'''Title 18'''<br />
American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical slapstick comedy punctuated by quickly-delivered one-liners, within outrageous storylines. The original three were Larry, Moe and Curly; 198
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'''Threeply, Dr.'''<br />
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'''Tomcat'''<br />
187; at Chryskylodon
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83 The Beretta 3032 Tomcat and Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox are semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta. They are chambered in .32 ACP and are small pistols, designed for concealed-carry and use as backup weapons.
  
'''Thunderclap Newman'''<br />
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'''torpedo'''<br />
Late 1960s One-hit wonder band from the UK. Their single, "Something in the Air", was a 1969 UK Number One hit. The band was formed by the Who's Pete Townsend as a vehicle for the Who's former roadie, John "Speedy" Keen's songs. Keen wrote "Armenia City in the Sky" on the Who's ''The Who Sell Out'' album (1967). Townsend played bass under the pseudonym Bijou Drains; "Something in the Air" 356
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136 1920s slang for a hitman or hired gun
  
'''''Tiatimo meraki'''''<br />
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'''''Tosca'''''<br />
249; song by Roza Eskenazi
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100, Placido Domingo and Hildegard Behrens;
  
'''''Time Tunnel, The'''''<br />
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'''Train Wreck'''<br />
A 1966–1967 U.S. color science fiction TV series, starring James Darren; 261
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69, a brand of strong marijuana
  
'''Tiny Tim (1932-1996)'''<br />
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'''Traipse, Lester'''<br />
Herbert Khaury, better known by the stage name Tiny Tim, was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He was most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto / vibrato voice (his normal singing voice was baritone). He was generally thought of as a novelty act, though his records display a wide knowledge of American songs; "The Ice Caps Are Melting" (from his 1968 debut album), 108. He's also mentioned on pg. 309 of ''Vineland''.
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148, former owner of hwgaahwg.com, till Ice bought it; stealing from Ice, 171; body found in deluxe Upper West Side apartment (the Deseret), 196; alive with blond bombshell, 197; death details, 204;
  
'''Tito'''<br />
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'''Trebek, Alex'''<br />
see [[S#tito| Stavrou, Tito]]
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198 - Host of the long-running TV game show "Jeopardy"
  
'''Todos Santos'''<br />
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'''Trevor'''<br />
99; famed surfing location in Baja Mexico
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5 - whistleblower at a snack food company in Jersey, Maxine's client
  
'''''toloache'''''<br />
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'''Tri-state Area'''<br />
Scientific name is ''Datura inoxia'', native to Central and South America. The Aztecs called the plant ''toloatzin'', and used it long before the Spanish conquest of Mexico for many therapeutic purposes, such as poultices for wounds where it acts as an anodyne. Although the Aztecs warned against madness and "various and vain imaginings", many native Americans have used the plant as an entheogen for hallucinations and rites of passage; Indians smoking it, 355;
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'''Tommy's'''<br />
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'''Trump, Donald'''<br />
73; burger joint in Los Angeles where Krishna the fry cook provides joints in the burgers, for a bit extra
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65
  
'''Tommy James & the Shondells'''<br />
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'''Tubby Hook'''<br />
165; their biggest hits were "Crimson and Clover" (1968) and "I Think We're Along Now" (1967); named after guitarist Troy Shondell, a hero of Tommy James's.
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159, Sid selling speed out of;
  
'''Trashmen, The'''<br />
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'''tubeside'''<br />
Rock 'n' roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. The group played surf rock which included many elements from garage rock; 37; "Surfin' Bird" (1963), 124
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93
  
'''Tropicana Motel'''<br />
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'''TWA Flight 800'''<br />
273; located at 8585 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, and torn down in 1980, it was where many rock stars stayed in Los Angeles.
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117
  
'''Trumbo, Dalton (1905-1976)'''<br />
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'''Typhphani and Djennyphrr'''<br />
254; an American screenwriter and novelist, and one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of film professionals who testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry. He refused to give any information and was convicted of contempt of Congress, blacklisted, and in 1950, spent 11 months in prison in the federal penitentiary in Ashland, Kentucky.
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178 - group therapy session on TV
  
'''TRW'''<br />
 
54; See "Ramo isn't telling Woolridge"
 
 
'''Tubb, Ernest'''<br />
 
225; country-western singer
 
 
'''Tubeside, Dr. Buddy'''<br />
 
13; with whom Doc shares an office "near the airport, off East Imperial"; injects patients with 'Vitamin B12', a euphemism for his own blend of amphetamines; [[L#petunia|Petunia Leeway]] is his nurse; 289; 360
 
 
'''Tujunga Wash'''<br />
 
136; a stream in Los Angeles County, California. It is a tributary of the Los Angeles River. It is called a wash because it is usually dry, especially the lower reaches, only carrying significant flows during and after storms, which usually only occur between November and April.
 
 
'''Tweedle, Arthur'''<br />
 
199; "civilian machinist who worked a regular day shift at the naval weapons stations" and is a member of Vigilant California
 
 
'''Tweedle, Cindi'''<br />
 
200; Arthur's wife
 
 
'''Twong, Zigzag'''<br />
 
100; surfer in Gordita Beach who had switched to a shorter surf board
 
  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:38, 7 September 2013

Tabloid of the Damned
53, blog operated by March Kelleher

TAG Heuer
31 - High-end wristwatch

Tail 'Em and Nail 'Em
4 - Max's fraud-investigation agency;

Tanger Outlets
177 A chain of shopping outlet malls. Tenants in its centers include Liz Claiborne, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers and Nike.

tarball
37 - Files distributed as a tar archive, a computer file format that can combine multiple files into a single file called "tarball", usually compressed

Tarnow, Elaine & Ernie
56, Maxine's parents, demonstrated against Salvador and Nicaragua and Raygun

Tarnow, Maxine
1, aka Loeffler, Jewish, 24; and Heidi, 25; 84, pissing; singing "Are You with Me Dr. Wu" at Korean karaoke, 156; sidekick mode with March, 162; decertified, 172; dream, 194;

Temple, Shirley
126

Tetris
43

the Plateau
88 Le Plateau-Mont-Royal is a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There is a difference between the borough, Plateau-Mont-Royal—a political division of the City of Montreal—and the neighbourhood referred to as "the Plateau". The borough includes not only the Plateau proper, but also the neighbourhoods of Mile End (bounded by Avenue du Mont-Royal to the south and the Avenue Henri-Julien to the east) and the McGill Ghetto (bounded by University, Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent and Pine). Both neighbourhoods are generally considered distinct from the Plateau.

tiki
31

Title 18
5

Tomcat
83 The Beretta 3032 Tomcat and Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox are semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta. They are chambered in .32 ACP and are small pistols, designed for concealed-carry and use as backup weapons.

torpedo
136 1920s slang for a hitman or hired gun

Tosca
100, Placido Domingo and Hildegard Behrens;

Train Wreck
69, a brand of strong marijuana

Traipse, Lester
148, former owner of hwgaahwg.com, till Ice bought it; stealing from Ice, 171; body found in deluxe Upper West Side apartment (the Deseret), 196; alive with blond bombshell, 197; death details, 204;

Trebek, Alex
198 - Host of the long-running TV game show "Jeopardy"

Trevor
5 - whistleblower at a snack food company in Jersey, Maxine's client

Tri-state Area
6

Trump, Donald
65

Tubby Hook
159, Sid selling speed out of;

tubeside
93

TWA Flight 800
117

Typhphani and Djennyphrr
178 - group therapy session on TV


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