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New #pychonwiki  annotation #page206  on NYPOST coverage of the Russian spy saga from 2010 - Anna Chapman, full information and a review of NY Post covers within #almosthistory  #90029
Page 198. “You give us thirty-two minutes—you don't get it back.” WINS is a NYC news station with the slogan " You give us 22 minutes, we give you the world." Page 199. Lester Traipse across the street...in the company of a blond bombshell. I would never argue that Pynchon explicitly had the ...
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shouts out to #queensbridge   #pynchonwiki  annotation re: Pappy Mason and NAS #almosthistory  #90029
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New #pynchonwiki  annotation re: Disney on Broadway #page51   #almosthistory  #90029
Page 41. Yenta A busybody/gossip. Benford's Law Heavy handed editing? Not like Pynchon to explicitly define jargon (hash total and Luhn checks slip past without comment on the very next page). Page 42. Consecutive invoice numbers. Hash totals that don't add up. Credit-card numbers failing their ...
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#pynchonwiki   #bleedingedge   #page43  Do you remember when 56K modem speed was enviable? Perhaps at your friend's house after school when you were burning CDs... or in a deserted dotcom bust office? (Unfortunately I am not responsible for the wonderful annotation I share on this page re: the #Tetris  folk tune and various sources. Really fascinating!) #almosthistory  #90029
Page 41. Yenta A busybody/gossip. Benford's Law Heavy handed editing? Not like Pynchon to explicitly define jargon (hash total and Luhn checks slip past without comment on the very next page). Page 42. Consecutive invoice numbers. Hash totals that don't add up. Credit-card numbers failing their ...
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#pynchonwiki   #page15  Saks entry! #almosthistory  #90029
Page 8. Reg Despard As for name connections... Edward Marcus Despard (1751 – 21 February 1803) was an Irish soldier who served in the British Army. During the American War of Independence Despard led a force to victory at the Battle of the Black River, securing the British presence on the ...
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Got my #pynchonwiki  activated for #almosthistory  !  #90029  Will be posting links to annotations there starting today!
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INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE #almosthistory   #pynchonwiki  #90029 much thanks to Parker Higgins to introducing me to both Thomas Pynchon and Stewart Brand
Page 146. E-rated video game. E is for "everyone", i.e. a non-age-restricted rating. James Bond at the baccarat table. See ultra-cool Bond introduce himself at the baccarat table, a game he played throughout the books and films.
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Stewart Brand and his writings are certainly in line with the mission of #almosthistory  where we are seeking to promote the active, free and open archiving of the digital banal, which nonetheless is a requirement in the organic reconstruction of our life and times.

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New entry on #pynchonwiki  for #almosthistory  #90029 -- who else recalls drab encounters in the craft beer bar underneath the terminal? Or th deserted street of fusion food trucks found since 2011?
Page 121. Dogen Dōgen Zenji (1200 – 1253) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher. Page 122. For you suffer fools gladly, seeing you yourselves are wise 2 Corinthians 11:19. Apparently, the American King James Version. Park Avenue, despite attempts at someone's idea of neautification, has remained, ...
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shouts out to #drzizmor   from the A train    #pynchonwiki   #bleedingedge   #page46   #almosthistory  #90029
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#pynchonwiki   #bleedingedge   #page34  Entry on Guiliani and his infamous application of broken windows theory. #90029
Page 30. Leuzinger High School Leuzinger High School is a public high school (9th through 12th grades) in Lawndale, California. It opened on January 27, 1931, with an enrollment of 268. It was named after Adolph Leuzinger in recognition of his 25 years of service on the Board of Trustees of the ...
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#pynchonwiki   New annotation to #bleedingedge   for #page13  as a part of the #almosthistory  project! #90029

The Sony VX2000 was highly popular among my wealthier friends growing up for skate videos among other shenanigans.  Notable for fisheye lens feature, as a vital part of 90s 00s videos from skateboarding subjects to hip hop videos. 
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"Maxine returns an anxious call from a whistle-blower at a snack-food company over in Jersey which has been secretly negotiating with ex-employees of Krispy Kreme for the illegal purchase of to-secret temperature and humidity setting on the donut purveyor's "proof box," along with equally classified phototed of the donut extruder, which however now seem to be Polaroids of auto parts taken years ago in Queens, Photoshopped and whimsically at that."

Classic elements of Pynchon - paranoia, corporate espionage, classified recipes, prescient placement of scandal, and word play on breakfast and auto "donuts", along with pitting Jersey and Queens identities against one another, before finishing with a quaint throwback to the days and times when Photoshop was a more primitive tool. 

Krispy Kreme is set to go public on NASDAQ only days from Maxine's entry into this episode of corporate espionage, ironically centering around a company whose intellectual property (the recipes!) were bought and not developed. 

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