The Alleged Computer: Jamie had a "Linux clusterfuck" of three laptops that were supposed to act as one machine but in practice didn't work without all three active at once and was much less powerful than even one of them by itself. He apparently bought the mess for $50 and the original creator had died with no documentation. Professional computer geek Ellen tried for a full day and night to make it work with one laptop but eventually just scrapped them and bought him a new laptop.
Ellen: I'm technically not supposed to let people in I don't know, but you don't look too creepy. Jamie: Um... thanks, I guess. I promise not to rape you or anything. Ellen: Yes, that's very comforting.
The joke is extended a coupletimes in the same storyline.
Max strongly implies that she has this in mind for Jamie in this strip as a joke.
Author's note: Seriously, every sitcom trope is a cautionary tale. If you find yourself doing something you would expect to see in a cheap three-camera comedy, please, stop.
The Cameo: Tailsteak will occasionally include characters from other webcomics, albeit only as a noncanon background shot or one-time character.
Crazy Awesome: invoked Max is a fan of this trope. When she invents her own RPG system, it involves a lot of this. In particular, the GM (her) can reward "Mayhem Points" (action points, essentially) to players for doing Crazy Awesome things.
Crime of Self-Defense: The longest arc in the series thus far involved Jamie getting mugged and his attacker pressing charges when he defended himself.
Tailsteak: In terms of D&D stats, the Halligan bar would be considered an improvised weapon for anyone else (-4 penalty), but Jamie is considered proficient in its use. It does d6 damage, which can be bludgeoning, slashing or piercing. Jamie's particular copy is considered masterwork.
Stupid Statement Dance Mix: In the backstory, when Ellen was "up at an inadvisable hour, under the influence of inadvisable substances" after a bad breakup, she "made an inadvisable phone call", which got uploaded to an internet sound board and (presumably) got made into several of these, though the only one actually appearing in-comic is a mashup with Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot". Which Max uses as her ringtone.
When the pimp's in the crib, ma, cram a scorpion up your urethra!
Supreme Chef: Jamie can turn Rice Krispies back into rice, and make bread pudding without bread or eggs.
Well, the rice turned out to be from a homemade hacky sack. Which is actually nearly as good.