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- 1 Pre-dawn, May 1st, YDAU - Steeply & Marathe on the Pleasure Center
- 2 Gately Driving / Antitoi Brothers
Pre-dawn, May 1st, YDAU - Steeply & Marathe on the Pleasure Center
also known as "stereotaxis," this is three-dimensional brain imaging
James Olds, co-discovered the "pleasure center"
a fissile isotope of plutonium
a treatment for neurological disorders involving freezing or burning of brain tissue
not a real neurotransmitter
an actual CIA mind-control experiment starting in the 1950s and continuing well into the 1960s and possibly 70s
Orlikow et al. v. United States of America
This was a real case, and you can read the proceedings here.
Page 472 (cont'd)
Government of Canada, perhaps
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a commonly administered psychological test designed to give an overview of personality, neuroses, etc.
the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III, another psych inventory
apparently not a real test
a type of Asian massage
prosperity or happiness
Turner, Bush, Casey
Admiral Stansfield Turner was head of the CIA from 1977 to 1981. George H.W. Bush (later President) was CIA head from 1976 to 1977. William J. Casey was head from 1981 to 1987.
the town in Virginia where the CIA is headquartered
couches or sofas
heat, i.e., sexual excitement
National Security Agency
The C7 is a modified version of the American M-16 combat rifle. It's implied here that C7 was some kind of security apparatus, but there is no evidence that such a body existed.
Gately Driving / Antitoi Brothers
a reference to the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," wherein despite several mattresses, a princess can still feel a single pea below her
Cluster headaches and migraines are actually two distinct syndromes.
a rock-forming mineral
one of the major oil companies
about 43.5 miles per hour
a large chain of drugstores
about 46.6 miles per hour
the Greek letter sigma as it appears in lower case at the ends of words
in the manner of a baleen whale
a descriptive nickname
tall 24oz aluminum cans (usually of beer)
almost 50 miles per hour
Berklee School of Music
a real school, one of the highest-prestige music schools in the U.S.
referring to the work of Maurits Cornelis (M.C.) Escher (1898-1972), a Dutch graphic artist
Page 478 (cont'd)
to zigzag between obstacles
a Spanish-owned grocery
a nativity scene
Probably what's intended is "propinquitous," meaning "proximity" or "nearness."
Chickens Fresh Killed Daily
a reference to the prominent 'Live Poultry Fresh Killed' sign of the Mayflower Poultry Company at 621 Cambridge St, East Cambridge about a half a mile from Inman Square. http://bostonist.com/2007/09/07/mayflower_poult.php
Ryle's Jazz Club
a reference to Ryles Jazz Club (no apostrophe) in Inman Square, Cambridge at 212 Hampshire Street. http://www.rylesjazz.com/
a type of pipe for smoking
about 37.3 miles per hour
a heavier-than-air aircraft deriving lift from motion
abbreviation for videlicet (Latin)
not a real entity, but probably here denoting a French-Canadian radio station
"Mitosis" is cell division; "monomitosis" would be the splitting of a cell into a single cell, i.e., not splitting.G
a region in northern Québec
French: running dogs, hounds
Interstate 91, which runs from New Haven, Conn, to Derby Line, Vt., at the Canadian border
Bellow's Falls VT
a town off Route 91, about 70 miles west of Manchester, N.H.
a popular design originating in Scotland
A collarless jacket named for Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), first Prime Minister of India and father of Indira Gandhi
French: special school
Va chier, putain!
French: Piss off, whore!
French: too strong
a city of Switzerland about 50 miles north of the capital of Bern
French: you know what
something imposed, as a tax or duty
of or pertaining to putrefaction or rotting
Page 483 (cont'd)
IL NE FAUT PLUS QU'ON PURSUIVE LE BONHEUR
French: It is no longer necessary to pursue happiness
about 276 lbs
one-piece long undergarments
in the form of a star
French: "stabbing or piercing," but also "transfixing"
a long roll of French bread
deep red to purple in color
resembling a monster; monstrous (from Greek teras, terat- "monster.")
'n soir, 'sieur
an elision of bon soir, monsieur, i.e., "Goodnight, sir" in French
'Malhereusement, ton collégue est décédé. Il faisait une excellente soupe aux pois.'
French: Sadly, your friend is dead. He made an excellent pea soup.
on p. 425, Marathe outlined a hypothetical in which two people both wanted a Habitant soupe aus pois that belonged to someone who had recently died
'Non? Ou c'était toi, faisait-elle?'
French: No? Or was it you that made it?
slaps or bangs against
Any muscle in ring form, here it means the anus, which has failed Lucien by allowing him to soil himself
ne pas plaisanter
French: not pleasure
French: they will go to eat
French: Does he hear?
like a baby's
loss of or inability to speak due to damage to or disease of the larynx
the inability to speak words in intelligible order
short for "muskellunge," a type of fish
relating to the jaw and face