777: Pore Strips
Title text: I'm sure they're a harmful tool of the cosmetics-industrial complex and all, but my goodness do those strips ever work to pull gunk out of your pores. I was shocked, disgusted, and vaguely fascinated by the result.
This comic shows a box of "Deep-cleaning pore strips," which are a skin-care product designed to clean your pores. You stick them on your face, wait a while, and then rip them off. When they come off, a whole lot of disgusting gunk from out of your pores comes off with them. The kind shown in the comic, however, is super-deep cleaning, and rips out not only the user's pore gunk, but also his entire skull.
The title text indicates that while Randall is aware that pore-cleaning strips are useless and possibly harmful products created to make money by "solving" something that isn't actually a problem, they are quite effective at getting things out of the pores on a person's nose.
The title-text refers to the cosmetics industry as the "cosmetics-industrial complex", which is a play on the term "military-industrial complex", coined by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States.
- [A box of pore strips, marked "deep cleaning."]
- [Cueball examines the box.]
- [Cueball applies strip to face.]
- [Cueball pulls on strip.]
- [Cueball pulls skull out of head with pore strip.]
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