vegetarian: "I just don't like the idea of a tomato in juice form."
friend: "I know, and when you add clam juice in there, well that's just disgusting."
v: "How do they get the clam juice in clamato? Do they, like, squeeze them?"
f: "You don't squeeze the juice out of the clams."
v: "Huh? You mean they just give it to you?"
That conversation may have been a lot funnier to the people present, who were mostly drunk and completely silly (including yours truly, of course). So go to your kitchen right now, pour half a litre of some nice peppery merlot down your wordhole, and then come back and re-read it. I'll wait right here.