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, like dirt and body oils, is lifted out of your pores with them. The kind shown in the comic, however, is "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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