Easter Eggs

This book contains a variety of unexpected treats. If you are in mood for a treasure hunt, seek out the following items:

  • At least three references to the movie Jerry McGuire
  • Atticus Finch, from Harper Lee's superlative To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Tabasco sauce and Mahi Mahi
  • Your grandma
  • A plumber with muddy boots
  • Handsome Rob, from the 2003 movie The Italian Job
  • Raphael's portrait of Baldassare Castiglione
  • The first paragraph of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
  • The word milquetoast
  • Lyrics from the song sung at the very beginning of the movie Breaking Away
  • Eusebius, the historian
  • "Hello, nurse!" from The Animaniacs, and again in German
  • Hermes, the Greek messenger god
  • The Pirate Code (it's really more of a set of guidelines) from the Pirates of the Caribbeanmovies
  • Shakespeare
  • A few notes from A Fella with an Umbrella, Irving Berlin's song from the 1938 movie Easter Parade