What characteristics do the gang's two named exploits (pinching free rides and destroying the house) have in common?

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The most significant thing that they have in common is that neither activity serves a purpose other than creating a name and image for the gang. They pinch rides because they can, not to actually get anywhere. They destroy the house because they can, not because of anything that Old Misery has done.

It is just as significant to notice the difference between the two activities. Pinching rides gives the gang a reputation without hurting anyone or anything. It makes them stand out and feel "important" within disrupting society or bringing any real damage. However destroying the house is a personal battle for "T." It has a clear purpose, to destroy, and very real and extreme consequences.

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