For this story, I'm ignoring the anomalous reference to Jolly's being a sergeant; he's always been an officer this time.
Poem referenced in part one is by Sappho.
The "philosopher" referenced in part one is actually the historian and journalist Henry Brooks Adams, who said: "One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
The fictional character Starbuck quotes in part one is Samurai Jack.
Song quoted in part three is "I Am On My Way" by Alan Jay Lerner from "Paint Your Wagon"
The quote on comedy vs. tragedy in part four is a paraphrase of Mel Brooks.
Songs quoted in part six are Grant Clarke's "Am I Blue?" and Randy Travis's "Forever and Ever (Amen)".
Song in part nine is kd lang and Abe Laboriel, Jr.'s "When We Collide".

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