Chapter 15

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Norma Zimmer
She performed on the Lawrence Welk show and, in the stories period, looked approximately like this (this is the cover of a 1969 album): Example.jpg

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Shoot the Pier
In surfing, to "shoot the pier" is to ride a surfboard in between the pilings of a pier.

Page 262

positioning the Book Review over his lap
He's hiding his erection.

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You know how many musicians have been overdosing in recent years
Brian Jones (July 1969), Jimi Hendrix (Sept. 1970), Janis Joplin (Oct. 1970), Jim Morrison (July 1971) . . .

Page 270

Swedish Fish
See note for page 49.

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Eleventh Commandment
See note for page 48.

as Elvis always sez, when you have such luck
Doc is quoting "All Shook Up":

My hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I can't seem to stand on my own two feet
Who do you thank when you have such luck?
I'm in love
I'm all shook up

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Dig yourself
This was probably a common enough phrase, but perhaps--just maybe--there's a connection to Bob Dylan here. In Dylan's iconic video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (the one in which Dylan holds placards with snippets from the lyrics), there's only one card Dylan holds up that is not part of the song lyrics. It says: "Dig Yourself." See the video here. The card in question is at 1:51. (I know that that might be a stretch, but a guy can dream, can't he?)

See note for pg. 166.

Chapter 1
pp. 1-18
Chapter 2
pp. 19-45
Chapter 3
pp. 46-49
Chapter 4
pp. 50-54
Chapter 5
pp. 55-67
Chapter 6
pp. 68-88
Chapter 7
pp. 89-110
Chapter 8
pp. 111-123
Chapter 9
pp. 124-153
Chapter 10
pp. 154-162
Chapter 11
pp. 163-185
Chapter 12
pp. 186-206
Chapter 13
pp. 207-234
Chapter 14
pp. 235-255
Chapter 15
pp. 256-274
Chapter 16
pp. 275-295
Chapter 17
pp. 296-314
Chapter 18
pp. 315-342
Chapter 19
pp. 343-350
Chapter 20
pp. 351-363
Chapter 21
pp. 364-369
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