* {{Anvilicious}}: it does go pretty far in service of {{Drugs Are Bad}}.
** For those who can see it, there is also AnAesop about the futility of the Drug War.
*** It is also an AuthorTract, since he dedicates it to Janis and other creative people lost to drugs.
**** It's worth mentioning that one of the people listed is himself (as "Phil"). He suffered pancreatic failure due to his drug use.
** It also goes pretty far to point out the hypocrisy of rehab clinics and the system itself, also playing heavily on the idea that people who have been broken or tormented by drugs or mental illness are not only discarded but invalidated by their view on reality... in essence, no one would ever believe that [[spoiler: the rehab clinic is in fact using drug burnouts to farm the drug itself]]. Philip Dick likes his irony.
* HarsherInHindsight: The story takes place after the U.S. lost the War On Drugs. As of June 2011, the Global Commission of Drug Policy [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13624303 has declared the war a failure]]. Uh-oh...
* HilariousInHindsight: The mention of Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's "Elvis phase"; given his many roles starring in {{biopic}} movies, it's not unlikely that he might star as Elvis at some point.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Doing drugs can only end in tragedy, but so can creating a police state where people are too paranoid to form real friendships with each other.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs:
** Well, Philip K. Dick was a user, but he was clean at the time. The film is also Deranged Animation.
** Funny story, this was the ONLY book Dick wrote while not on drugs. This one and possibly VALIS. You might have a hard time proving that one though.