|Business as Usual|
|Date Published||Saturday, April 9, 2005|
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Thief gave his little business to Black Mage, with devastating results...
|Thief peeks in at whatever Black Mage is doing.|
|Black Mage||In a bizarre twist of responsibility, I'm fashioning together a boat from the skins of the cultists we slaughtered.|
|Thief||No, that's stupid.|
|Black Mage||Yeah, you're right. I bet elf skin would work better.|
Hey, I decided that you bought my ice and ice-like products business.
Basically, in exchange for the book rights to your life story, you get to run a company.
I keep all the ice and ice-like profits and you'll be held accountable for any losses from, say, lawsuits. Of course.
|Black Mage||(with a note stuck on his hat with a dagger) Who the hell is going to sue?!|
(aside) There's a summons in my hat, isn't there?
|Black Mage||(reading it) You're suing me?!|
|Thief||I spilled a cup of ice in my lap and it was below freezing. You should keep ice at room temperature.|
|Black Mage||The room temperature is below freezing!|
|Thief||Well, you should've thought of that before you got into the ice and ice-like products business.|
|Black Mage||(with another note stuck on his hat with a dagger) I didn't!|
(aside) Oh no...
|Thief||Don't worry, I'm willing to settle.|
|Thief||Now I get your movie rights too.|
|Black Mage||But you could've easily included that in the initial contract.|
Why did you make us go through all this?
|Thief||If you don't like how I do business, then why'd you let me keep a controlling interest in the company?|