Okay, there are clearly a lot of geezer-worthy references, and interlocking backstories. But no, I can’t make sense of most of the remarks.
This Far Side link for the snake crossing cartoon is not going to last very long.
Thanks to Kilby for sending this one, and saying “This is the best 4th-wall joke I’ve seen in quite a while:”
Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep
The great thing about this is that we understand a couple of important points about how those paintings were made.
And honestly, the food’s probably not good enough to warrant coming for take-out: the appeal of the place is that it’s open late and it affords the opportunity to be alone together.