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a: 143, b: 117 - '''She Loves You'''<br>
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a: ???, b: 120 - '''Humbert Humbert'''<br>
According to '''The Complete Beatles Chronicle''' by Mark Lewisohn, the Beatles third single and the band's first single to go to number one on the British charts, not once but twice. was recorded on July 1, 1963 at EMI studios #2 in London. The single was mixed to mono along with its 'b' side '''I'll Get You''' on July 4th at EMI Studio # 2 [not yet generally known as Abbey Road Studios]. 'She Loves You' was issued as a single on the Parlophone label in the U. K. on August 23, 1963. Because the A & R people at U. S. EMI subsidiary Capitol Records were disinterested in the music of a group of British rock & roll wanna-be's, the obscure and tiny '''Swan Records''' released 'She Loves You' on September 16th, 1963, making it the last of the Beatles singles to be issued on a label other than one of the subsidiaries of the giant multi-national corporation EMI. Much more information and trivia on the curious history of "She Loves You"/"Sie Liebt Dich" can be found all over the web, starting with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Loves_You Wikipedia] article on '''She Loves You'''
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Humbert Humbert is the narrator and main character in Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (1955)
  
Mucho's revelation terrifies Oedipa. His declaration:
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[[Image:columbian_stamp.jpg|thumb|150px|right|15 cent Columbian Exposition Issue, 1893]]
:"Whenever I put the headset on now," he continued, "I really do understand what I find there. . . ."
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. . . .has the sound of [http://www.gnosis.org/ Gnosis], as things that once were obscure and veiled are now revealed for what they truly are.  The 'Doors of Perception' have been cleaned. Mucho Continues:
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:". . . .When those kids sing about 'She loves you," yeah well, you know, she does, she's any number of people, all over the world, back through time, different colors, sizes, ages, shapes, distances from death, but she loves. And the 'you' is everybody. And herself. Oedipa, the human voice, you know, it's a flipping miracle." His eyes brimming, reflecting the color of beer.
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[[Image:mothers_stamp.jpg|thumb|150px|right|3 cent Mothers of America Issue, 1934]]
  
Wendell "Mucho" Maas is having a religious experience. About the only 'Christian' religion that would consider this spiritual experiance anything other heresy would be the Unitarians and maybe a Quaker or two, but the Wiccans would [and do] have a field day with this one, this glorious outpouring for the Goddess, this pean to what Goethe called the '''Das Ewig-Weiblich''', the eternal feminine, the zero before the one.
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[[Image:centenary_stamp.jpg|thumb|150px|right|Postage Stamp Centenary Issue, 1947]]
  
Mucho & Zoyd further expound on the spiritual meaning of 'Acid' in 'Vineland':
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[[Image:statue-of-liberty_stamp.jpg|thumb|150px|right|3 cent Statue of Liberty, 1954]]
  
: "Well I still wish it was back then, when you were the Count. Remember how the acid was? Remember that windowpane, down in Laguna that time? God, I knew then, I knew. . . ."
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[[Image:brussels_stamp.jpg|thumb|150px|right|3 cent Brussels Exhibition Issue, 1958]]
  
:They had a look. "Uh-huh, me too. That you were never going to die. Ha! No wonder the State panicked. How are they supposed to control a population that knows it'll never die? When that was always their last big chip, when they thought they had the power of life and death. . . ."
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b: 123 - '''riparian'''<br>
:Vineland, Pgs. 313/314
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Relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse.
  
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b: 124 - '''Bowdlerized'''<br>
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Thomas Bowdler published a version of Shakespeare that removed profanity and sexual references in an effort to be more appropriate for audiences of his time.  Since then, the term 'bowdlerize' generally refers to censorship of offensive material from artistic works.
  
 
a: 151, b: 124 - '''K. da chingado'''<br>
 
a: 151, b: 124 - '''K. da chingado'''<br>
 
''Chingado'' is Spanish slang meaning "fucker."
 
''Chingado'' is Spanish slang meaning "fucker."
  
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b: 126 - '''taken a Brody'''<br>
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Steve Brodie [sic] was a New York City bookie who claimed to have survived the 135 foot jump from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886.  The notoriety surrounding this story is the source of phrases such as "pull a Brodie" or "take a Brodie."  As Driblette's walk into the Pacific was fatal and did not include a fall from a great height, Oedipa's appropriation of the expression is forced at best.
  
 
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b: 127 - '''poetaster'''<br>
 
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An inferior poet; a writer of insignificant or shoddy poetry.
  
  
 
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a: ???, b: 120 - Humbert Humbert
Humbert Humbert is the narrator and main character in Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" (1955)

15 cent Columbian Exposition Issue, 1893
3 cent Mothers of America Issue, 1934
Postage Stamp Centenary Issue, 1947
3 cent Statue of Liberty, 1954
3 cent Brussels Exhibition Issue, 1958

b: 123 - riparian
Relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse.

b: 124 - Bowdlerized
Thomas Bowdler published a version of Shakespeare that removed profanity and sexual references in an effort to be more appropriate for audiences of his time. Since then, the term 'bowdlerize' generally refers to censorship of offensive material from artistic works.

a: 151, b: 124 - K. da chingado
Chingado is Spanish slang meaning "fucker."

b: 126 - taken a Brody
Steve Brodie [sic] was a New York City bookie who claimed to have survived the 135 foot jump from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886. The notoriety surrounding this story is the source of phrases such as "pull a Brodie" or "take a Brodie." As Driblette's walk into the Pacific was fatal and did not include a fall from a great height, Oedipa's appropriation of the expression is forced at best.

b: 127 - poetaster
An inferior poet; a writer of insignificant or shoddy poetry.



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