- Anvilicious: During the Bush era, Tajel constantly protested the war in Iraq. There were a few less-than-subtle Bush slams during that time as well.
- Archive Panic
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: this
- Freud Was Right: The line break in the middle of "encephalic" in this strip (in the part about "The Campus Tower").
- The Woobie: All the characters at times, but especially Cecilia during the first year of the strip. She seems perpetually overworked, a point driven home by this strip and her having to cancel her vacation trip to work more.