After returning home from Club 40's, Troy grabs a book from his office. That book is 'War All the Time' by Charles Bukowski. This collection of poems deals with a man becoming happy as he falls in love and how he reconciles his past and future selves.
In keeping with the theme that the late 90s are a "new world" for the Webers, the main characters are named Adam and Eve. Other characters also have mythical names, such as Helen and Troy. The name Weber is German for "weaver," which may suggest the unusual way in which these characters' lives are woven together.
When Mr Webber first goes back up after 35 years he meets a transvestite prostitute who says to him "Like the song says, a country boy can survive". The song he was referring to was "A Country Boy Can Survive" by 小汉克·威廉姆斯.
Both Sissy Spacek and Christopher Walken have each starred in two separate movie adaptations of a Stephen King novel, Spacek respectively in the film adaptation of "Carrie" and Walken in "The Dead Zone".
While living in the bunker, Calvin unsuccessfully attempts to explain the game of baseball to a young Adam. When Adam finally leaves the bunker, he gets to witness a game, upon which he states "Now I get it! You have to actually see it to understand it!" The game he is watching is in fact softball, not baseball.