First, Tim pointed out that I never told you how far to read for next time. Read up to page 291 (in my numbering), which is where Amy is pulled over by the cop, and immediately before the glorious 2-page spread of Jimmy on the porcelain throne.
Also, Alex is a valiant soul, and it looks like he's setting himself up for some bonus points. I will also, however, give bonus points to anyone (Tim?) who can produce the robot carousel (or whatever you want to call it) from early in the book.