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Taco Bell
197; fastfood chain of inexpensive Mexican food restaurants

Tate, Sharon (1943-1969)
48; Actress and wife of Roman Polanski, murdered by the Manson Family in 1969

"Tears on My Pillow"
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."

Teke
182; Greek restaurant where Doc and Tito eat

"Telstar"
124; 1962 instrumental by The Tornados

Temple, Shirley (b. 1928)
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)

"Tequila"
125; 1958 rock instrumental by The Champs

Tex-Mecca
221; Taqueria in Las Vegas where Doc and Trillium go

Tex Wiener École de Pilotage
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.

"That's Amore"
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."

Thorndyke
153; Aubrey's "coadjutor" biker

Three Stooges
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

Threeply, Dr.
187; at Chryskylodon

Thunderclap Newman
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

Tiatimo meraki
249; song by Roza Eskenazi

Time Tunnel, The
A 1966–1967 U.S. color science fiction TV series, starring James Darren; 261

Tiny Tim (1932-1996)
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.

Tito
see Stavrou, Tito

Todos Santos
99; famed surfing location in Baja Mexico

toloache
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;

Tommy's
73; burger joint in Los Angeles where Krishna the fry cook provides joints in the burgers, for a bit extra

Tommy James & the Shondells
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.

Trashmen, The
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

Tropicana Motel
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.

Trumbo, Dalton (1905-1976)
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.

TRW
54; See "Ramo isn't telling Woolridge"

Tubb, Ernest
225; country-western singer

Tubeside, Dr. Buddy
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; Petunia Leeway is his nurse; 289; 360

Tujunga Wash
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
199; "civilian machinist who worked a regular day shift at the naval weapons stations" and is a member of Vigilant California

Tweedle, Cindi
200; Arthur's wife

Twong, Zigzag
100; surfer in Gordita Beach who had switched to a shorter surf board


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