001948 Gives us our first mention of Betty Crocker, who is certainly the opposite of a dropped element.  Even from the beginning John is on to her ‘plot’ and calls her his arch-nemesis. Frankly my personal opinion is this is a bit of retroactive foreshadowing. What started out as a mere hyperbolic description of John’s cake-hate turned into a long lasting antagonist. There is a link on this page to the Betty Crocker wikipedia article,…

001935 Another John and Dave pesterlog. This one introduces, mysteriously, the character of Rose, here only called TT, and referred to as Her. We can infer from John’s offline chums that she is tentacleTherapist. Rose has apparently been hitting on Dave, and John jokingly flirts with him as well. All this is glossed over in the first few lines. And then they spend a wall of text talking about sylladexes. No mention is made of…