Notes and Errata - Pages 983-1079
Endnote 234 · Excerpts From Orin's Interview With Moment
Terrence Rafferty was a film critic for the New Yorker magazine.
National Public Radio
make repeated demands on
the street in New York famous for its advertising firms
Orin probably means "introversion."
a drafting tool
here used to mean "very strict"
produced or formed by fission
capable of producing disease
Orin means "anecdote."
as in "pièce de resistance," the punchline or main point
as in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation
Boston Public Library
James O. Incandenza
immature in its kind
a pouch at the crotch of tight-fitting breeches, popular during the Renaissance
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was a British poet whose work had themes of homosexuality and sadomasochism.
fairly high-sodium way
i.e., with a grain (or more) of salt
serving some purpose
Cornell University apparently has a cow whose stomachs you can see in action.
denoting psychologic dependence
"...as if from the Rose Garden..."
like the President of the U.S. answering a question from a reporter
having to do with vaginal yeast infection
probably a reference to Dr. Samuel Johnson, the lexicographer
Bain has become to get Steeply's name wrong.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
a support group for teenage children of alcoholics
Adult Children of Narcotics Anonymous
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bain gets Steeply's name wrong yet again.
branching or forking
a burden, from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
another mistake with Steeply's name
having various meanings
This isn't even close to Steeply's name.
Rise Over Run
The rise (amount the line increases) of a line divided over the run (length of the line) give you the slope of the line, which is also equal in calculus to the first derivative.
This concept is explained here.
the process by which one determines the first derivative of a mathematical function
songs written by other people than yourself
bacteria that live in the intestine and aid in digestion
Verdun Protestant Hospital
now called Douglas Mental Health Institute
really bad French for "you know what"
apparently some sort of drug
a character from Pinocchio