That isn’t just random text in the background. I wrote a long monologue about working at Pets Conglomerated and how you have to put zeolite crystals into the filters in goldfish tanks or the ammonia will kill them. That’s the sort of thing I would actually monologue about!
The book Rachel is reading in the second to last panel is Stephen Hawking’s The Universe in a Nutshell. In addition to Trent Reznor, I also crushed heavily on Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene. Rawr.