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The Pirate Ethos
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The Pirate Ethos

Epic win:

Quote:The Pirate Ethos: If they lock the door to the house, that you just bought from them and make you beg them for the key every once in a while you should kick the door down and take the house by force just to remind them who is in charge.

If they tell you that you cannot sell the house ever under any circumstances you should give them the finger and send a copy of the house to all of your friends.

If they give you the keys, shake your hand, and wish you luck with your new house you should pay them because they're not trying to fuck you over.

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Haha its good to be a pirate and skip all this.

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Soul has discovered Reddit. My life is complete.

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For $9.11 I'll give you an inside job.
BaronVonStrangle Wrote:fox you should take everything mystery says with a pinch of salt

and by pinch of salt i actually mean you need to build a fucking salt processing plant so you have enough salt to dispell the bullshit
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Reddit? More like reddit before
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