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Butthole, Alaska: The Town Founded on Spite!
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Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 4:13 am
This… this is a more cunning plan for vengeance then I would have given Claw credit for…
Though there is another way out for the guy, he could just give Claw the middle finger and rent an apartment somewhere in the city. In which case Claw should probably have another backup ace just in case.
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Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 11:43 am
Unless he has the cash for a fast move he can’t just jump into an apartment. And asking the bank for a lone would pull up the part where he is the target of a supervillain’s revenge. So good luck on that approval.
Sun Jan 15th 2017 at 1:41 am
I’m not so sure it would come up in a credit check for a loan. But usually people like him have a savings setup, or at least I and most people I know keep a healthy savings set aside for emergencies, that he could use to make the first payment or so. Some apartment complexes in the city I live in will just want to do a criminal background check on you, then let you move in same day the check completes provided your record is clear. And this guy, while he is coming off as rather vindictive towards Claw cause hes a supervillain, the fact that he was making payments on a house suggests he wasn’t fiscally irresponsible. A bank would have taken the house under those same light banking regulations if he had missed too many payments or screwed the pooch with them.
Mon Jan 16th 2017 at 10:24 am
Really Jiala? A major issue in the U.S.A. has been how fewer and fewer people are properly saving and either living paycheck to paycheck. Not that they are poor, just that they are irresponsible and spending all of their income, or even a little bit beyond and accumulating more and more debt. If this guy is responsible and has a good six months worth of emergency funds, he’d actually be somewhat exceptional at the moment I’m afraid.
Mon Jan 16th 2017 at 12:43 pm
Hey… what’s more likely, that the wages in this country haven’t kept pace with the cost of living… or that everyone is too stupid to budget?
I’m all for calling a large portion of the population fools, I mean… Trump was elected, proving a LOT of problems with basic con man identification… but have you ever looked into what is involved in getting out of a situation where you live paycheck to paycheck? Which is actually a pretty good definition of poor, isn’t it?
Mon Jan 16th 2017 at 12:45 pm
If anyone can or would put “earned wrath of known supervillain” on someone’s credit report? I think it would be Claw, at this point.
It… would be a relevant detail impacting their ability to survive to pay back any loan.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 6:16 am
Butthole, Alaska. Because Hell, Michigan isn’t as bad as it sounds and wasn’t built out of spite. 😛
(Fun fact: Hell, Michigan is real.)
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 6:50 am
Another fun fact: Theres a town in New Mexico called “Truth or Consequences” usually abbreviated “TorC”.
Its just south of Elephant Butte lake and west of the Rio Grande. (I did not make that name up, we actually have a lake called that. Though its pronounced “Byoot”.)
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 1:58 pm
Wasn’t the Trutth or Consequences town in one of the later Doctor Who seasons (I think season 8)?
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 9:22 pm
Oh, yes. And ToC is a TINY little town, with nothing at all to do unless you’re an outdoorsy type. Jobs are at a premium too; there are only four real employers. The state government, the county government, the city government… and Wal-Mart.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 10:26 am
Yes Hell is real, they have (or had been years since I passed through) a really good ice cream parlor. And I should have gotten the baseball bat dubbed the Bat Out of Hell
Sun Jan 15th 2017 at 7:19 pm
It just would have been gone when the morning comes.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 1:02 pm
I have to wonder if this plan can work in real life?
Sat Jan 14th 2017 at 1:13 am
With enough money? Buy remote land near a road. Have a bunch of prefabricated houses put there and name it a town. Set a deed for someone. All possible with cash.
The taking the man’s house. . Even Claw notes surprisingly light banking regulations that let him do it. So legal loophole to evicting him.
Can it work? If the family has no extended family to fall back on for a place to stay while finding a new home. And assuming they have no major savings for an apartment. The only stumbling block is a job. Then this guy practically would have to go. Claw needs to remove the man’s income locally and see he is employed in Alaska.
Sun Jan 15th 2017 at 1:24 am
All Claw would have to do is show up to the guy’s job and tell the guy’s employer he’s now the target of a supervillain and it’s personal. Employer would probably fire the guy on the spot just to keep the business from being collateral damage.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 2:33 pm
That is the most EVIL thing I’ve ever seen, it’s beautiful. 🙂 And really, it could have been worse. He could have bought them a house in Yellow Knife.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 4:24 pm
Claw just evolved from Rascal to Magnificent Bastard (Book in the making).
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 5:07 pm
Damn, Claw has gone full concentration camp.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 8:03 pm
This is just the best ever.
Fri Jan 13th 2017 at 11:43 pm
I am so, so, absolutely proud of the Claw right now. Problem solving skills. He’s got ’em.
Sat Jan 14th 2017 at 1:05 am
That was so evilly awesome and awesomely evil.
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Sat Jan 14th 2017 at 4:33 am
He needs to think about what kind of job he can arrange for Smith as well in his new Alaskan town. Maybe an Elk-Dropping Inspector?
Sun Jan 15th 2017 at 1:42 pm
Elk-Dropping TASTER, maybe.
Sat Jan 14th 2017 at 5:21 am
This is actually worse than anything else I had imagined. For one thing, it will last a lot longer! Enjoy the winter, butt head!
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