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160; popular Brazilian liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice, unlike Rum which is made from molasses. The caipirinha is the most famous cocktail using it these days.
5; 1959 Eldorado Biarritz ragtop - Shasta's car
Call Me Madam
1950 musical with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. A satire on politics and foreign affairs that spoofs America's penchant for lending billions of dollars to needy countries, it centers on Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite widow who is appointed US Ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg. While there, she charms the local gentry, especially Cosmo Constantine, while her press attache Kenneth Gibson falls in love with Princess Maria; "You're Not Sick, You're Just in Love" sung by Ethel Merman, 247
Campbell, Glen (b. 1936)
American country pop singer, guitarist and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s ("By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman"), as well as for hosting a television variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television; 331
215; Spanish for "basket," a card game originating in Uruguay, where players attempt to make melds of 7 cards of the same rank, and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand and discarding. It is commonly played by two players with two standard decks of cards, but many variations exist for 3- and 4-player games or teams.
"Can't Buy Me Love"
3; Beatles song, from the 1964 film A Hard Day's Night
126; "hippie-friendly" deli on Fairfax
Carillo, Leo (1880-1961)
78; Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo (August 6, 1880 – September 10, 1961), was an actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist, in Santa Monica, CA. He played stereotypical latins. He played Pancho on the 1950s TV show, The Cisco Kid. As used here, "Leo Carillo" probably refers to Leo Carrillo State Park, west of Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway, named in his honor for his conservation services to California; "night cricket" 130
Carmine & the Cal-Zones
228; band in Nine of Diamonds, in Las Vegas; "Just the Lasagna (Semi-Bossa Nova)" 229;
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1959 Eldorado Biarritz ragtop - Shasta's car, 5; VW buses, woodies, 19; Harley Earl Impala, 76; "1949 Mercury woodie" driven by "zombies" 133; motorcycles, 141; Luz's "red SS396" Super Sport Chevy, 143; Boris' "'46 Dodge Power Wagon" 149; Eldorado, 151; Electra Glide shovelhead, 153; Wolfgang "ten-year-old Mercedes sedan with a roof panel" 175; Excaliburs and Ferraris, 177; Doc's '64 Dodge Dart, 180; Jaguars and Porsches, 180; 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12, 184; Falcons, Nova, VDub, 184; 216; '69 Camarro, 218; '62 Bonneville, 223; Ford Rancheros, ancient T-Birds and Chevy Nomads, 228; F-100s and Chevy Apaches, 236; Morgans, Cobra 289s and '62 Bonnevilles, "supernatural DeSoto" 298; Lincoln Continental, '65 Impala, 328; '59 Cadillac hearse (as depicted on the novels dust jacket), 329; Bigfoot's "Cherry Bomb Glasspack" 330; Vibrasonic (Made by Motorola, this device was connected to a car radio to add reverb), 335; Falcon, 335; 442 Olds, 338; "'53 Buick Estate Wagon, the last woodie that ever rolled out of Detroit" 349; Stingray, 369; See Cars Mentioned in Inherent Vice...
Castro, Fidel (b. 1926)
One of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then the President of the Council of State of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008. He is currently the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; 95
Chamberlain, Wilt (1936-1999)
Nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional NBA basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain, who weighed 250 lbs as a rookie before bulking up to 275 lb and eventually over 300 lb with the Lakers, played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in the history of the NBA; 4
The film in which actor Kirk Douglas, playing a selfish boxer, established himself as a Tough Guy. An American film noir, Champion is a drama filmed in black-and-white, and recounts the struggles of boxer "Midge" Kelly fighting his own demons while working to achieve success in the boxing ring; 336
Channel View Estates
8; Mickey Wolfmann's "chipboard horror" housing development
37; "Pipeline" 124;
Charlie the Tuna
The cartoon mascot tuna for StarKist Tuna, was created by Tom Rogers of the Leo Burnett Agency after StarKist hired Leo Burnett in 1961. StarKist Tuna is the name of a brand of tuna; 119
146; Glen Charlock's sister; tending bar in Inglewood, 214; screwing with Tariq Khalil, 288
15; "Aryan Bro" in prison with Tariq working as a body guard for Mickey Wolfmann; murdered, 23; and the Wolfmann raid, 85; footage of his murder, 142; 247; details from Tariq Khalil, 290; 319-320
158; a landmark from 1920s-era Hollywood where John Barrymore and Errol Flynn held inebriated court in the baronial living room. Greta Garbo regularly checked in as Harriet Brown, and Jim Morrison was one of many celebrities to call this home in later years. John Belushi overdosed in Bungalow #2. 
360; Sauncho Smilax's boss
Chick Planet Massage
20; a massage parlour located in a "makeshift miniplaza" near Channel View Estates; 76; raid, 141;
An all girl group originating from the Bronx area of New York in 1960; "One Fine Day" 224
16; A city in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles; also shorthand for the California Institution for Men, a state prison in Chino where Tariq Khalil did time
91; waitress at Belaying Pin
The Grande Valse brillante in E-flat major (also called Grande Waltz Brillante), Op. 18 was composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1833. It was first published in 1834 and is Chopin's first waltz composition for solo piano. It is often used as incidental music in Brazilian overdubbings of Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny. Dubbing was made from the original film rolls, which did not provide the voices and background music in separate audio tracks. Lacking the resources to hire an orchestra, voiceover studios re-used recordings of classical pieces which had a similar feel to the pieces used in the original soundtracks; played by Liberace during "one of his shows at the Riviera" 220
Hope Harlingen's, 36; new false teeth for Coy Harlingen, 300
111; upscale rehabilitation facility in Ojai; where Japonica is sent, 171; Greek for "gold fang", 185; Doc visits, 186; 301. Any chance this is a veiled critique or parody of Scientology? cf also Synanon 
208; The original home at 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California is infamous for being the scene of one of the Manson "family" murders.
77; in San Pedro; 80; 131; 168
286; magnifying glass consisting of a single very thick lens with a central deep groove diaphragm at the equator, thus limiting the rays to those close to the axis, which again minimizes spherical aberration.
208; this police scanner code stands for "meal break." 
Code of the Freaks
196; is the "code of ethics" that the sideshow performers in Tod Browning's movie "Freaks" build up among themselves, "to protect them from the barbs of normal people. Their rules are rigidly adhered to and the hurt of one is the hurt of all; the joy of one is the joy of all." 
Cohen's Beauty and Barber Shop
127; in East London, where Spotted Dick gets their asymmetric bobs. A reference to Vidal Sassoon, inventor of the asymetric bob "I wanted to be a footballer but my mother insisted I get a profession, so I was apprenticed to a very distinguished hairdresser called Adolph Cohen" 
An acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. The FBI used covert operations from its inception, however formal COINTELPRO operations took place between 1956 and 1971. The FBI's motivation at the time was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order"; and Black Nationalists, 74
128; vampires in TV show Dark Shadows
Cookie and Joaquin
71; ex-grunts from Vietnam; 76; 80
Cortes Bank is a dangerously shallow chain of underwater mountains in the Pacific Ocean, about 115 miles (188 kilometers) west of Point Loma San Diego, USA, and about 50 miles (82 kilometers) south-west of San Clemente Island. Beginning in 1990, Cortes Bank attracted the interest of surfers. In ideal conditions, which are rare, surfers have caught waves up to 70' high. Although very difficult to get to, the reputation of Cortes Bank draws crowds when conditions are good; 358
This surf band is also in Vineland, being where Zoyd Wheeler was living "shortly after Reagan was elected governor" (which would be shortly after January 3, 1967) with "elements" of the band. In Inherent Vice, Elfmont and Scott Oof, Doc's cousin, are in the band; 43
146; coup de foudre is French for "love at first sight"
Country Joe and the Fish
A Berkeley-based rock band most widely known for musical protests against the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1971; Shasta in a band T-shirt, 1, 261;
The phrase originally comes from Alexander Dumas' 1857 play Camille: The Lady of the Camellias in which Monsieur Duval tells Camille, "Courage, Camille, Courage."
Also, "Courage Camille" is a game in which three players are required. Two of the players face each other and lock hands. The third person stiffens and falls backwards into their arms. This should be done several times, with the person falling farther backwards each time (the players locking their hands should lower them each time). Other players can then try.
Also, a line masterfully delivered by Bob Hope as radio personality and craven muckraker Lawrence Lawrence Lawrence in the 1940 horror-comedy The Ghost Breakers. It is also used in Pynchon's 2006 novel Against the Day, on page 345
198; was a self-taught pianist who was one of the architects of the "Nashville Sound." His distinctive piano style can be heard on recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and many others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. 
Creation of Adam, The
A fresco painted by Michelangelo circa 1511 that appears on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It illustrates the Biblical story from the Book of Genesis in which God the Father breathes life into Adam, the first man; God passing a lit joint, 124
36; this highly invasive plant is also mentioned on the first page of Vineland, suggesting creeps and invasions and the like which occur in both novels.
American musician, record company executive, race car owner (in both NASCAR and IRL), and Republican Party (GOP) politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979-1983 during the second administration of Democratic Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. He is also the founder of Curb Records, an independent record label. Curb wrote and performed (with his group The Mike Curb Congregation) the music for the 1969 film The Big Bounce; Doc hears Curb's score while high on PCP, 318
221; bar on Rampart in Las Vegas, hangout of Puck's and Einar's; former "crossroads saloon" 225;