Page 926. " made Gately's own Mom look like Carry Nation by comparison "

Carrie A. Nation (1846-1911) was an American proponent of the prohibition of alcohol. She gained notoriety for staging a number of 'hatchetations' - visits to bars punctuated by the singing of hymns, the recital of prayers, and the destructive swinging of a hatchet.

Page 944. " Watt for a time was to Himself as DeNiro was to Scorsese, McLachlin to Lynch, Allen to Allen. "

Watt = Cosgrove Watt, former tennis player turned actor, and one-time muse of James O. Incandenza.

Himself = The nickname given to James O. Incandenza by his children.

DeNiro = Robert DeNiro, actor famous for his roles in Goodfellas, Raging Bull and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Scorsese = Martin Scorsese, heavily-eyebrowed film director of films such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, but certainly not The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

McLachlin = Kyle MacLachlan, actor famous for his roles in Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and for taking his kids to see The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Lynch = David Lynch, director known for Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and for naming his fists 'Rocky' and 'Bullwinkle' respectively when partaking in drunken bar brawls.

Allen = Woody Allen, famous for writing, directing and starring in nearly every Woody Allen film that has ever been made. Perhaps best known for his controversial relationship with his former adoptive daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, the consummation of which corresponds directly with a sharp decline in his cinematic output. Has no known views on The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.