S

SAC
63; Strategic Air Command

SACPOP
324; Eschaton term. Literally: Strikes Against Civilian Populations. Figuratively: to go "postal."

Sagan, Carl
745; (1934-1996) pop-astronomer of whom Orin does an impression

St. Columbkill Sunday Night Group
209; 12-Step group; 856;

St. Elizabeth's Hospital
209; in Boston, MA

St. Mel's Hospital
86; where Ewell detoxed

St.-Simone, Kimberly
38

samizdat
91; Russian: "any sort of politically underground or beyond-the-pale press or the stuff published thereby" 1011; "the Entertainment" as, 490, 549; 658;

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
170; where LSD was first created; 927; where Dr. Robert Monroe interned

San Simeon
952; floor plans for, at Qal'at Si'man

Sarge
860; "Ferocious Francis's own sponsor, the nearly dead guy they wheel to White Flag"

Saturday Night Lively
555;

S.A.S.
138; Substance Abuse Services

Saudi Minister of Home Entertainment
33

Sawyer, Dean
7; Dean of Admissions at Univ. of AZ, interviewing Hal

Schacht, Ted
31; 50; ETA senior; rooms w/Pemulis & Troeltsch; Crohn's Disease, 103, 266, 633; tight with Mario and with Lyle, 263; "doesn't care all that much whether he wins anymore" 306; "thick and solid" 457;

Schtitt, Gerhardt
52; 70-year-old Head Coach and Athletic Director at ETA; about, 79; "We Are What We Walk Between" 81; in love with a tree, 83; smokes pipe, 391; early supporter of J. Gentle, fn.169/1031; "Traversion is character" fn.234/1039; "self-transcendence through pain" 660; with Mario heading for Evangeline's Low-Temperature Confections, 701; listening to Wagner, 755; It seems that his name should look German, but it is not, since if a "t" follows a "Sch", the "ch" is left out. So the correct way of spelling would be just "Stitt".

Schwulst
835; "a poseur like"

Scooter-Puppies
207; what Boston Bikers refer to themselves as

Scorsese, Martin
944; American film director (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Casino, Kundun, etc.)

Seinfeld, Jerry
834; American comedian and TV actor

Selwyn
735; paranoid addict who raves about the "metal" people to Maranthe; 748

senza errori
165; never-miss consistency; 675; (italian: "without errors")

Sergeant at Arms
359; the well-dressed man outside the Boston AA meetings, in Gately's dream, yanked people out with a shepherd's staff; 463; 468;

sexism
"high-pitched grunts that if girls could only hear what their own grunts sounded like they'd cut it out" [Hereally writes that!]

Shantell
37; lives with Wardine (sister?); daughter of black addict

Sharing and Caring
546; NA group, St. E's

Shattuck Shelter for Homeless Males
272; where Gately works as a janitor; 434; 709;

Shaw, Colonel
223; "equestrian statue of" in Boston, draped in Québecois flag

Shaw, Tall Paul
50; ETA student; sponsorship, 266;

Shed, The
196; Unit #5 at Ennet House, where catatonics are "stored"

Sherman statutes
411;

Sherman, W.T. (William Tecumseh)
925; "with the ladies" (1820-1891) "American Union general. Appointed commander of all Union troops in the West (1864), he captured Atlanta (1864) and led a destructive March to the Sea, which effectively cut the Confederacy in two." (American Heritage Dictionary)

Shiny Prize Biting Shoats
741; KY football team on which the first boy ever to approach Joelle in a male-female way played as a lineman ("half blind on Everclear punch"), 741;

Show, the
53; pro-level sports, specif. the A.T.P. tour (111); 109; 111; "When you hit the Show is when you'll understandprimitive" 243; 259; 263; 269;

Shuco-Mist Medical Pressure Systems
198; near Boston, MA

Sidney or Stanley
619; "hammered" security guy at Gately/Nuck altercation

Sierpinski gasket
213; the Sierpinski gasket (aka Sierpinski triangle) is a type of fractal using equilateral triangles; Waclaw Sierpinski (1882-1969), Polish mathmetician

Silvie
51

Sir Osis of Thuliver
834; play on words: cirrhosis of the liver.

Siress, Erica
514; young ETA student

Sixties Bob
See Monroe, Bob

Skull
208; Ennet House resident

Slobodan
525; "barrel-chested Latvian" satellite pro (fn.221)

slope
131; ethnic slur for an Asian person

Smith, Burt F.
130; (not named) mugged by Poor Tony and left to die; Ennet House resident with no hands or feet, 274;

Smith, Stan
110; Tennis pro whose cartridge Hal and his Buddies are viewing

Smothergill, Phillip T.
229; "insufferable child actor"; 714; in Himself'sLow-Temperature Physics, fn.24/991;

Snout
582; rock band

Sol Hoopi Players
583; Don Ho's back-up band

Sorkin, Whity
131; addict buddy of C's in the days of his youth; scammed by Fackelmann, 886; "the migrainous bookie" 892; "terrible cranio-facial neuralgia" 913; arrives for Fackelmann's demise

Sorrow and the Pity, The
835; Gately "wiggling his pinkie to indicate the world's smallest viola playing the theme from" (1971 documentary. 4+ hour long French film documenting French attitudes toward the German occupation in WWII and in particular their (the French's) complicity therewith.)

special attaché to the Saudi Minister
33

Spider, The
274; aka the Disease aka addiction/dependence

Spodek, Carol
102; ETA student; 198; 636; Big Buddy to Kittenplan, 758;

sporting lint
202; Boston street term for having no money

Spur, The
154; "outlying district zoned for sprawl" where Pemulis is from (in Allston, MA); 180

Star
896; aka MDMA, Ecstacy

Statue of Liberty
"Libertine Statute, wearing some type of enormous adult-design diaper" 33; "other arm holds aloft a product [...] changed each 1 Jan." 367

Steenbok, Danielle
208; Ennet House alumna & volunteer counselor; Gompert's counselor, 361; rumored to attend Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, 462;

Steeply, M. Hugh (aka Helen)
88; Unspecified Services field operative; described, 93; his "green sedan subsidized by a painful ad" 107 (see also p.327); "made his early career [...] conducting technical interviews" 108; aka "Helen" the journalist--story about heart-in-a-purse lady, 142; "Putative Curriculum Vitae" of Helen, 227; 317; "assigned to cultivate some of the Entertainment's alleged filmmaker's relatives and inner circles" 375; 1012; going to ETA as "Helen" fn.147/1028; "the ugliest supposedly female feet" 419; what America really wants, 423; 565; 622; at ETA, 627; his father, 638; H.H., 639; kid sister, 643; at Stice/Hal match, 652;

stelliform
"sharp star of frond-shade" 165; "star's points" 187; Stelliform Cultism, 560; "perfectly round [...] radiating knives of light" 88; "gigantic asterisk shadows" 88; something Lenz talks about; "antihistorical American stelliformism" fn.304/1058; "stelliform offshoots" ofLe Assassins " fn.304/1060;

stemming
203; metro Boston for panhandling

Steve's donuts
129; junkie hangout in Enfield Squar[e], Boston

Stewart, Rod
44; British rock singer ("Rod the Mod")

Stice, Ortho ("the Darkness")
17; patriotic ETA student; big fan of Schtitt, 105; Big Buddy to Wagenknecht; 264; rooms w/Coyle, 394; conferring w/Lyle, 394; fn.185; crewcutted, 520; counterphobia, 550; parents (Mr. Stice and The Bride), 628;11/11/YDAU match w/Hal described, 652; forehead stuck to window, 865; 3 statisticians joke, 867; bed is on the ceiling, 942; bet Coyle "he could stand on his desk chair and lift it up at the same time" 943;

Stockhausen
281; ETA student on "C" team, singing opera on the bus

Stokely-van Camp Corp.
329; candded- and frozen vegetable conglomerate (?)

Store 24
206; where McDade works

Stott, Donnie
121; ETA student; Donni, 523, 965; "Valley-Map laugher" fn.324/1067;

Stove, Betty
123; "Power-game tradition"; Dutch tennis player of the mid-70s, winner of numerous Grand Slam doubles titles playing with Wendy Turnbull.

Struck, James Albrecht Lockley, Jr.
49; of Orinda, CA; ETA student and Big Buddy to Tallat-Kelpsa, Traub & Whale; Gopnik); pet tarantula, 519; wears braces, 638; studying Québec-separatist history, fn.304/1055; about his dissipated dad, fn.304/1058;

student engineer at WYYY
82; 239; kidnapped, 622-26; 726-27;

Subject, The
43; Orin's affectionate moniker for his partners in one-night stands; 566;

Subsidized Era
151; when corporations sponsor a year, which year the sponsor may name, at the end of which year they sell the sponsorship to the highest bidder; chronology, 223 (first was B.S.2002 [note: I left this 2002 thing in because I couldn't disprove it, but nor can I recall in the text where one can fix subsidized time to "regular" time. In fact when I did it I came up with a different year. I can't recall how I came up with my answer either. -SMR-]; "Subsidized Time," 234; 260; "a revenue-response to the heady costs of the U.S.'s Reconfigurative giveaway" 438; 439-42; fn.304/1057;

Sudbury Half-Measures Avail Us Nothing Group
563; AA group whose Chair used to be a nuclear auditor for the Defense industry ("used tod wear a four-piece suit and the fourth piece was him")

Sunstrand Power & Light
342; Himself's ad for, fn.24/986; "like being down at Sunstrand Plaza when they fired the transformers" fn.234/1042; "O.N.A.N.-Sunstrand waste-intensive fusion facility up in what used to be Montpelier"

Sutherland, Joan
fn.324/1069; theme; (b. 1926, Australian operatic soprano)

Svelte Nail Co.
540; "just east of Watertown on No. Harvard St." in Boston

Sweeny, Chip
552; younger ETA student

Swinburne, Algernon Charles. (1837-1909)
fn.269/1047; British poet and critic who wrote musical, often erotic verse in which he attacked the conventions of Victorian morality. (American Heritage Dictionary)

Syrian Satellite Pro
216; at ETA for "two paid weeks of corrective instruction"

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