Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where life is like a box of chocolates, Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes, and census takers' livers are eaten with nice bottles of chianti, in ascending order of gastronomic horror.

In keeping with today's theme, I'd like you all to welcome Backtalk visiting scholar teapot, who at our invitation has written the definitive guide on how to procure free food in college through the magic of networking. If you're a student, you won't want to miss it. Even if your school days are behind you, you should check it out for the perfectly chosen gifs.

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