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G. Ford - early G. Bush
Roughly 1974 to 1989.
Strategic Air Command.
A subatomic particle with no charge.
Referring to a certain index of refraction, i.e., a measure of how much the speed of light is slowed down under certain conditions.
Made more beautiful with lithium.
cold annular fusion
Cold fusion is a low-energy nuclear reaction. That it is annular means it is ring-shaped. Cold fusion is highly controversial. Regular fusion experiments take place in a tokamak, which is shaped like a taurus (donut).
This is the French pluralization of "tableau," a striking scene.
This is map-making based on an equal distribution of land, created by John Paul Goode (1862-1932), an American geographer. Goode did this to replace the Eurocentric Mercator projection.
Expressing a wish or choice.
United States Tennis Association.
French for "rear guard," it's the opposite of avant-garde.
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possibly named for Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982), American writer, editor, and social critic.
Reflective vs. Reflexive Systems
These are two systems of cognition, the former is associative, rapid in processing, and subconscious, while the latter is rule-based and thus slower.
Personnes à Qui On Doit Surveiller Attentivement
French: People Whom We Must Watch Closely.
Throppinghamshire Provincial College, New Brunswick, Canada
There is no such college, though New Brunswick is a province of Canada.
dealing with complex subject matter.
in a caustic manner.
efficacy; force; value.
Perhaps "formerly Canadian."
Atomic Energy Commission.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, development by the U.S. Dept. of Defense, was a forerunner of the Internet.
A county of Québec at the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains.
Overgrowth of flowers or plants.
In German, a Festschrift is a celebratory monograph dedicated to a person.
against things coming together
Distribution of light and shade in a photo or painting.
The formation of rings.
Grown exceeding large.
Follows a zigzag course. In sailing, tacking is a change of direction through the direction of the wind.
The stadium in which the Denver Broncos played until 2001.
100 meters over the 40
I.e., the 40-yard line on the football field. One hundred meters is slightly longer than the length of the field.
Not garish, i.e., not excessively ornate.
A harp-like instrument, hand-held, associated with angels.
Being dropped into water, presumably because the football team in Seattle is the Seahawks.
The former football team of Houston, now the Tennessee Titans.
The Browns are the football team of Cleveland.
An organic molecule which, when ingested, produces a psychedelic effect.
Isoxazole is explained here; an alkaloid is a naturally occurring, nitrogen-containing, plant-produced compound.
Addition of a methoxy group. Wikipedia redirects here or "methoxylation."
Possibly a made-up substance.
rock and bob Hasidically
A Hasid or Chasid is an Orthodox Jew who wears sidelogs, dark clothes, etc. The bobbing is a nod to what Hasidim (and some Jews of other traditions) do when praying or studying religious texts.
To titrate is "to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a liquid reagent of known strength and measuring the volume necessary to convert the constituent to another form" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary).
As used here, a doper expression meaning to try a bit of the drug to ascertain its effects before taking the whole thing (e.g. one hit of pot, half a tab of acid/LSD, test shot of heroin).
A type of painkiller
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A drug that negative effects the take psychologically.
Latin: in the middle of.
Neither perpendicular nor parallel.
To become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
68* · Kate Gompert in the Psych Ward
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) was a French painter.
Yevtuschenko's Field Guide to Clinical States
This book does not exist. The famous famous person with the name Yevtuschenko (sic) is Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (born 1933), Russian poet most famous for his composition Babi Yar, about the mass murder of 35,000 Jews by the Nazis at this location in Ukraine during World War II.
Reduced carbon dioxide in the blood as a result of hyperventilation.
A disposable nail file.
A section of the town of Wellesley, Mass., 15 miles west-southwest of Boston.
A real hospital.
A brand name of tranylcypromine, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressant that is among the oldest class of antidepressants and that have a load of serious side effects. Usually used as a last resort.
A mental state of feeling horrible.
During the day. Opposite of nocturnal.
With and without.
Carbon monoxide, often used from engine exhaust for suicide.
Poisonous blood level.
Brand name of chlordiazepoxide, the oldest benzodiazepine and used for cocaine and alcohol withdrawal.
Perhaps Fred Dretske (born 1932), a philosopher of the mind.
A misspelling of Midol.
Hesitancy caused by fear.
Emotions expressed on the face.
A brand name of lithium.
Another name for a pleximeter.
Loud and resounding.
Involving both the hands and feet.
Pertaining to tetanus, a kind of lockjaw caused by contamination of a wound, usually.
Muscles around the mouth.
Having to do with thigmotaxis, i.e., the movement or an organism as a response to a mechanical stimulus.
Sloping downward from opposite directions, so as to meet at a single point, like this: \ /.
Short for sin semilla, Spanish for "without seeds," it's a type of marijuana.
Fake etymology for "doobie," a term for a marijuana cigarette.
Smelling like urine, because of a condition whereby waste products normally excreted in the urine are retained in the blood.
Also used as a detergent and a barrier against insects.
Local public transit in the Boston metro area.
78 · Medical Attaché Update #3
It's been six hours and eighteen minutes since the medical attaché put the cartridge in his player.
A gaping grimace.
79 · Schtitt & Mario
A real tennis coach.
Military shoulder decorations on clothing.
a philosopher instead of a king
Although Plato stresses, in the Republic, that kings should be philosophers (and vice-versa), this is obviously rarely the case.
Wallace's endnote 31(p. 994) claims this "means technically 'soulmate' or 'spouse'", but a more accurate translation would be 'life partner'. NB: 'Lebensgefährtin' is the feminine form of the noun.
Federal Republic of Germany, which is the technical name for Germany today, but referred to West Germany in the days of divided Germany (1945-1989).
Having a slender, frail build.
Having to do with teaching.
Following a meal.
Another name for Plains correopsis.
briers' yeasty musk
The yeasty smell arising from the brier patches.
Describing abnormally slow movement.
a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum
Referring to a plosive or linguistic stop, i.e., a sound in a language characterized by the stopping of the breath: examples include not only the phonemes /p/ and /b/, but /t/, /d/, etc..
Euclid of Alexandria was a 4th century BC Greek mathematician and "father of geometry."
Plural for the Latin tympanum, i.e., "drum," here it is a drum-shaped architectural design.
TE OCCIDERE POSSUNT SED TE EDERE NON POSSUNT NEFAS EST
The euphemistic translation aside, this literally means (in Latin): They can kill you but they cannot eat you; it's a crime.
Rambling in speech.
A wonk is "a person who studies a subject or issue in an excessively assiduous and thorough manner" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary).
Either Henry ("Harry") Christian Hopman Harry or Nell Hopman.
Referring to Benoît B. Mandelbrot (born 1924), French-American-Jewish mathematician.
Coming after Kurt Gödel (1906-1978), Austrian-American mathematician and philosopher.
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van der Meer
Probably Simon van der Meer (born 1925), Dutch Nobel laureate in physics.
A fractal is "a geometrical or physical structure having an irregular or fragmented shape at all scales of measurement between a greatest and smallest scale such that certain mathematical or physical properties of the structure, as the perimeter of a curve or the flow rate in a porous medium, behave as if the dimensions of the structure (fractal dimensions) are greater than the spatial dimensions" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary).
Of or pertaining to accidental causes.
Lieber Gott nein
German: Dear God, no.
The equivalent of a U.S. college-preparatory high school.
That part of the will that desires physical things.
An ancient Greek school of wrestling.
Like "imperialist," but rather than incorporating outside things into itself, an experialist entity exports things outside itself that are not wanted; in the case of O.N.A.N., toxic waste.
Literally German for "eccentricity."
German: a public square.
Whirling on the toes.
85 · Tiny Ewell in Detox
Used here as a verb, the acronym refers to delirium tremens.
another name for a tam
87 · Medical Attaché Update #4
Seventh Day Adventist
a Protestant denomination marked (in its name) by the fact that they observe their sabbath on Saturday, i.e., the "seventh day"
87* · Marathe & Steeply
a type of construction equipment