The incident with the swallow could be a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Geoff talks in third-person but when the player asks why he does it all the time he claims he doesn't and that the player is just inferring that he does it all the time from this one conversation with him.
When a player right-clicks on Geoff, his name is listed as an object would be when they could only be examined, even though he is an NPC who players can talk to. The same can be said for Cookie, the cook of The Poison Arrow pub.
Geoff has not been updated with the new facial features.