All skin bags who now have to pay taxes

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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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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”?
 

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All skin bags means 'everybody'.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Attention, Luxury: Please report to the principal . . . .
 
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Here I am. They are attending a party celebrating their graduation from college.
 

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It's referencing the fact that since they've graduated from college, they're expected to go get jobs. Of course, once you have a job, you also have to pay taxes.
 

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Here I am. They are attending a party celebrating their graduation from college.
So it's a young adult at a dance. Can you give us more of the quote? There still isn't enough context.

Urban Dictionary says a skinbag is a man who isn't circumsized. I suspect that's not what Billy, our heartier partier, had in mind. . . .
 

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So it's a young adult at a dance. Can you give us more of the quote? There still isn't enough context.

Urban Dictionary says a skinbag is a man who isn't circumsized. I suspect that's not what Billy, our heartier partier, had in mind. . . .

Here is the whole transcript for the game. https://afterparty.fandom.com/wiki/Afterparty_Transcript If you search on page "skin bags", you will find the quote. I am not confident that more context would be helpful. :-|
 

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Beer in the pool and condoms in the fridge?

Oh Lord!
 

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Here is the whole transcript for the game. https://afterparty.fandom.com/wiki/Afterparty_Transcript If you search on page "skin bags", you will find the quote. I am not confident that more context would be helpful. :-|
Thanks.

I really don't know, but here's my guess:

- A skin bag is a human. (Elsewhere, it's spelled skinbag. I don't think they put a lot of time into editing.)

- If you still pay taxes, it's because you're still alive. The dead don't pay taxes.

So someone is telling living people to dance.

Maybe.
 

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"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die."

It's a party, and, apparently, it's a very good time to get drunk.
 

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