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    All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    Billy: Attention! All skin bags who now have to pay taxes... Please make your way to the dance floor. It's time to shake.

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    How can I interpret “All skin bags who now have to pay taxes”?
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    #2

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    All skin bags means 'everybody'.

    We need more context to know why he mentions paying taxes.

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    #3

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    If the game is set in a context that includes sentient robots or androids, skin bags could be slang for "humans".
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    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    The first thing I thought of was "humans". However, I then remembered that robots with human skin etc, in Blade Runner, are referred to as "skin jobs" (main name = "replicants") so I wonder if "skin bags" could mean the same thing.
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    #5

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    I took it to be a snarky way of saying adults. But all the guesses above are good. Without more information there's no way to tell.

    More info, please, Luxury!
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    #6

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    Billy: Attention! All skin bags who now have to pay taxes... Please make your way to the dance floor. It's time to shake.

    After Party (a PC game)

    It is a party setting and Billy is encouraging people to dance.


    How can I interpret “All skin bags who now have to pay taxes”?
    I think Billy said or meant to use the term "scumbags". Look it up.

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    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I took it to be a snarky way of saying adults.
    Could the speaker still be a student who doesn't pay taxes?

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    #8

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    I think Billy said or meant to use the term "scumbags". Look it up.
    But would anybody admit to being a scumbag?
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    #9

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could the speaker still be a student who doesn't pay taxes?
    Not likely. Young or old, anyone who spends money pays taxes. And we're all bags of skin.

    It could still be something a teen might say at a dance. Who knows? We're still waiting for Luxury to tell us the context.

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    #10

    Re: All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

    Here I am. They are attending a party celebrating their graduation from college.
    I am a fleeting visitor on this fragile Earth.

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