That's "George picks up an eclair that was in a trash can and eats it." If we can find examples of similar plots, we'll have found a trope. (Ten Second Rule?) But there's no reason to stick it on a page with "Zoidberg dumpster dives because he's poor" and "Someone eats like a cockroach because of his genes."
I say cut it. All the interesting bits fall under Extreme Omnivore already.
The name isn't bad, but sounds like something different anyway — I thought it meant a character who actually consumes metal and other non-edibles, probably because they're actually a robot or something.
It actually looks like most of the examples would fit Dumpster Diving. If we move the examples that belong on Extreme Omnivore to that trope, we might be left with something worthwhile.
eta: if we do limit it to Dumpster Diving, I might also suggest broadening it, as getting non-food out of dumpsters is often considered nearly as squicky.
I'm nonplussed. All the tropers here seem to think that picking food out of a garbage can makes one an Extreme Omnivore.
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14th Dec '12 11:53:43 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
Literal Junk Food is about someone getting their food from the garbage. There is partial overlap with Extreme Omnivore, when the person just eats anything. It has been suggested that it can be partially replaced by thisYKTTW.
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