Almost with rage... What means...

Discussion in 'Rage' started by Raposo, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    Hi guys, first of all:
    Happy New Year from Brazil!!

    Just finished my reading on Rage and there are several questions on my mind.
    First thing which is knocking my head is:

    “SM L DK, HOT ****, TOMMY '73”

    Do you guys know the meaning of this phrase? Read again trying to find any sense but can’t.
    The big problem with the phrase is the words “SM L DK” and who is “TOMMY”?

    Hugs,
    Raposo
     
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    small dick
    and my guess would be tommy from Carrie? I read rage, but it was so long ago. Is there a tommy character in the story?
     
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  3. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    I made a search on my PDF file and there's no Tommy on the Rage.
    But you found an awesome thing if this Tommy belongs to Carrie... Tommy Ross...

    “SM L DK, HOT ****, TOMMY '73” is written on the surface of a desk on Placerville High School, do you know if there's any reference on Carrie if Tommy Ross studied there?
     
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  4. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I don't think so.
     
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Lol, Thomas Kincade went to a high school in placerville. He's that painter guy. Hahaha! Hmmm, there's a connection here. Jk.
     
  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Someone will know what this all means. We have some very astute and scholarly kingophiles on here.
     
  7. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    Wow!!! What a connection!!!! Seems that you're right on your found!!!!
    Let's wait for the rest of the phrase!
     
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I was joking about the painter guy, ;) Yes, someone will be able to really give you some insight I have no doubt. Welcome to the board.
     
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  9. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    welcome
     
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  10. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    Let's wait... But I really love the connection you made!!!!! :)
    Hugs!
     
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  11. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    Thanks!!!
     
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  12. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    S.M (What was Ms. Marble's first name?) loves D.K Dick Keene? (what a name btw) and is 'Tommy' Tom Decker? o_O
    I don't know either... I read this waaaaay too long ago. :biggrin2:
     
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  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...there ain't no fraggin' way I'm postulating an opinion that involves miniscule genitalia...
     
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  14. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I wondered if it had something to do with the movie Tommy...that deaf dumb and blind kid, sure plays a mean game of ball...from '75...although there is a Jaws reference somewhere in the story as well and that's from '75, too. Seems like there could be some thematic similarities between the movie and this story. But then, too, maybe Tommy is Tommy and he scratched his name in the desk top along with some other letters...or maybe someone else started a line of dialogue...you ever see that? I have...and another continued the thread but off on a tangent.
     
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  15. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    Hi, yes there are two Jaws references on the book, the first one is on the paragraph right after the "SM L DK, HOT ****, TOMMY '73"...
    Man, I think that this thing will have no solution, and maybe this is part of the magic, to keep this phrase on the imagination of what's the real meaning.

    Now I have another doubt regarding the name "Ferd", this is how Joe calls Charlie when wrote him. Is it a type of slang or acronym? Can't find this word/name in any dictionary... Here is the phrase:

    'Well, guess that's all for now. I hope they are treating you right, Ferd, as you've got to be out of there as
    soon as they'll let you.'
     
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  16. Raposo

    Raposo New Member

    Her first name doesn't appears on the book, but here it is a nice try... You mean the receptionist "in love" with one of Charlie's classmates... Who knows. Maybe just a joke wrote by 'Tommy'
    About Tommy being Tom Decker? I believe it isn't probable... He's brother of Charlie's father.
     
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  17. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    There is an urban dictionary definition...but don't know if it applies. Too, if you've read Rose Madder, you recall the Ferdinand the Bull connection there...the bull who'd rather smell flowers. So is a "Ferd" one who goes against the accepted grain? Maybe just a nickname used among friends? I wondered if it could have some connection to The Postman Always Rings Twice...but appears not...haven't read that one, read a brief description on Wiki.
     
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  18. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I haven't a clue as to what it means, but doing a Google search I found 2 hits that yielded the whole text of the book online. I have not read this book in years and it is one of the few things I do not own. Now I know what to read next!
     
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