Jossed: Fans theorized that one of the other comics on Virus Comix site (about a Russian comic book artist who is working in secret on a 1000 page masterwork, labeled " Based On True Events") may be Rowntree's actual history. However... in actual comments, Rowntree has stated that his mother is from Malmö, he is half-English and he grew up 45 minutes from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
One of Us: Rowntree said on Facebook that "i love that site", that site being this site.
Shout-Out: The file name of note this comic, as well as Ethel's subconscious having a war room, a shirking president, a British captain and an ex-Nazi adviser, as well as the fact that they're all the same person, are all allusions to .
Dr. Strangelove The Wiki Rule: Yes, there's a wiki for this webcomic. See it here.
What Could Have Been: The Museum of the Theoretical strip, where she meets herself as a bookish, professorial type in a drab pantsuit.
Ethel too has been to the Museum of the Theoretical, and met three other Ethels with completely different lives.