"jealous lover, self defense/protective
brother, chemical dependence"
These are all posible defenses in a murder trial. [Ron Henry]
"I'll consult the i ching"
The I Ching is a Chinese book of divination, used with yarrow
stalks or coins, to help the subject get a sense of abstract
forces influences them, and to help make important decisions.
"ouija, oblique strategies"
The "ouija" is a board
arranged with letters and a movable pointer that several people
place their fingers on together and then read the letters where
the pointer moves to spell words, usually for divination or contacting
spirits. Oblique Strategies refers to a deck of cards with creative
and inspirational suggestions and techniques, developed by Brian
Eno; used in the movie Slacker by Richard Linklater, whose invented
Oblique Strategies card "Withdrawal in disgust is not the
same thing as apathy" was quoted by Stipe in the song What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
"I'll consult the law books for
Law books are legal reference books. [Ron
The phrase itself is a reference to the distribution of smallpox-infested
blankets to American Indians for "ethnic cleansing"
purposes, a kind of sinister Trojan horse gift of evil. [macrae]