* FauxSymbolism - A number of bible quotes are used in the book, including where the Chairman of the Afterlife sends a messenger to fetch 246, telling him to use the Bible quote ''Judges 3:20''.
* MarySuetopia: The English district, anyway.
--> "Anyway, Putty Tat, what the hell happened here? Not just what I just fixed, but I just saw a news report that 246 quit because he disagreed with some policy of yours."
--> "Sir, with all due respect he was embarrassing the hell out of us."
--> "Embarrassing you, personally, Marilyn, or this Department?"
--> "Why the Department, of course."
--> "So you're saying his remarks were embarrassing the hell out of the Welcoming Department, is that correct?"
--> "Yes sir."
--> The Chairman looked at her in amazement. "Well, well, embarrassing the hell out of a whorehouse! Now that's a new one on me, Putty Tat."