74; Airline made famous in Pynchon's Vineland, a non-sked flying out of LAX’s East Imperial Terminal to Hawaii; ticket to Honolulu, 336; Coy and family flying to Hawaii on, 363
105; Vehi's "spirit guide" - "a Lemuro-Hawaiian demigod from the dawn of Pacific history, who centuries ago had been a sacred functionary of the lost continent now lying beneath the Pacific Ocean"
Karenga, Ron (b. 1941)
An African American author, founder of US Organization, political activist, active in the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s, college professor, black studies department chairman at California State University, Long Beach (1989 to 2002), and best known for inventing Kwanzaa, a week-long Pan-African celebration observed almost exclusively in the United States each year from December 26 to January 1; 75; 292
Kasem, Casey (b. 1932)
244; "Saturday-morning Shaggy voice; Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem is an American radio personality and voice actor. He did the voice of Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo cartoons.
277; an elementary school teacher of Doc's
212; counterman at Japanese greasy spoon patronized by Bigfoot
Clark Joseph Kent (middle name is also Jerome according to some versions) is a fictional character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. He serves as the civilian and secret identity of the superhero Superman; "mild mannered" 202
140; owner of Kozmik Banana, selling Yellow Haze (banana peels for smoking)
14; black former convict; screwing Clancy Charlock in Doc's office, 288
In the 1960s and 1970s, KHJ was a popular top-40 radio station in Los Angeles, aka "Boss Radio." It became a country station in 1980 and is now an oldies station; "at top volume" on DOJ vessel, 356
Kiley, Dr. Steve
In the TV show Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976), Dr. Welby's unorthodox way of treating patients was pitted against the more strait-laced methods of Dr. Steven Kiley (James Brolin). The catch with this particular program was that the roles were reversed in that Dr. Kiley was much younger than Dr. Welby; 97
Kimball, Deputy DA Penny
4; "nice flatland chick" and "junior DA in Evelle Younger's shop" Doc is seeing; 68; shopped him to los federales, 274
187; waitress at Administrative Lounge at Chryskylodon
King of Siam
248; In the 1956 film The King and I, Yul Brynner, who played King Mongkut of Siam, repeatedly used the phrase "et cetera, et cetera, et cetera" to characterize the King as wanting to impress with his great knowledge of many things and his importance in not having to detail them. This was based upon the usage in the book Anna and the King of Siam which related the real king's playful interest in numerous things, with the phrase, "&c, &c".
Kismet Lounge, The
233; a casino in North Las Vegas where Puck and Einar go; Doc goes, 235; package from, 361
Kiss Me, Kate
A musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, which won a Tony Award in 1949 for Best Musical. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. "Wunderbar" (a song from the musical), 233
Kissinger, Henry (b. 1923)
A German-born American political scientist, diplomat, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the Nixon Administration. He played a key role in a secret bombing campaign in Cambodia to disrupt PAVN and Viet Cong units launching raids into South Vietnam from within Cambodia's borders and resupplying their forces by using the Ho Chi Minh trail and other routes, as well as the 1970 Cambodian Incursion and subsequent widespread bombing of Cambodia; 246
Klein-Rogge, Rudolf (1888-1955)
German stage and film actor of the 1920s and 30s. He is best known for his roles as the mad scientist C. A. Rotwang in Fritz Lang's film Metropolis, and as the title character in Lang's Dr. Mabuse series; 115
148; biker's roadhouse somewhere off the Harbor Freeway; 214; 225
140; "frozen-banana shop near the Gordita Beach pier" frequented by Bigfoot
Krazy Kat is a comic strip created by George Herriman that appeared in U.S. newspapers between 1913 and 1944. It was first published in William Randolph Hearst's New York Evening Journal, and Hearst was a major booster for the strip throughout its run. The strip focuses on the curious "love" triangle between its title character, a carefree and innocent cat of indeterminate gender (referred to as both male and female); the cat's antagonist, Ignatz Mouse; and the protective police dog, Officer Bull Pupp. Krazy nurses an unrequited love for the mouse; however, Ignatz despises Krazy and constantly schemes to throw a brick at Krazy's head, which Krazy takes as a sign of affection; 97; Wikipedia entry...
73; fry cook at Tommy's burgers
Krishnamurti, Mr. J. (1895-1986)
Jiddu Krishnamurti was a renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and how to enact positive change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such a revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity whether religious, political or social; using the Krotona Institute as a meeting place, 188
Krotona Institute of Theosophy
186; located at 46 Krotona Hill, Ojai, CA 93023-3901. This Center is dedicated to the study of modern Theosophy, and specially to the theosophical teachings published by Mrs Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in the "Secret Doctrine". From the Theosophical Society website:
- Since its founding in 1967, the Krotona School of Theosophy has been helping students deepen their understanding of theosophy, the ancient wisdom, in its many forms, and has encouraged them to live a spiritually oriented life. The school emphasizes "transformative education" which focuses on spiritual renewal. Such studies lead students to orient themselves to eternal truths in a changing world.