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Title text: I won't eat invertebrates, because I can fight a skeleton, but I have no idea what kind of spooky warrior a squid leaves behind.
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This comic subverts the vegetarian slogan "I don't eat anything with a face".
Randall has listed foods he does and does not eat. Randall is apparently unsure of whether oysters, squid, or shrimp, have faces, and refuses to eat them simply because it doesn't have a face. He refuses to eat foods he has to Google whether or not a particular food has a face or not. Shrimp and Squid sort of have faces, although it depends whether or not you consider a face to be your typical mammalian/avian/reptilian face, or if a face simply has to be composed of "eyes and a mouth somewhere." Oysters most definitely do not have anything resembling a face, but Randall's confusion of whether a squid and shrimp has a face or not leads him to not eat such.
The title text mentions how Randall prefers to not eat invertibrates, since he knows he can fight back a skeleton, but he is unprepared to fight whatever ghoulish fighter an invertebrate might leave behind. Randall is joking about how his food's remnants might come back to life and try to avenge their death. Perhaps the only "realistic" way to do this is terrible gastrointestinal problems.
Randall has previously mentioned his dislike of certain foods (namely lobster) in 1268.
- [There is a caption above a list of food with indication whether it is OK or not to eat. Below is another caption.]
- My food rule:
| Red meat
- I won't eat something
- if I have to Google
- to figure out whether
- or not it has a face.
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