Friday, May 11, 2007

Bandit

BANDIT, n. A person who takes by force from A what A has taken by guile from B.

2007 Update: The chief administrator of a transient bureaucracy.

24 comments:

Minka said...

Stole first place!

quilly said...

Minka, what kind of bandit steals from herself?

quilly said...

bandit -- one who steals from the rich and gives to the drug dealers ...

(I'll leave it to someone else to skewer the oil companies and the IRS.)

al said...

Bandit: Throughout history, what the Church and governments have done when they could control it. They...

Miz BoheMia said...

Oooh! Me loooove your definition FO SHO hermanito de mi corazón! So one could say that they are prone to hide in bushes?... or behind such a name... or...

Bah... I quit. The damn verifier is distracting me (kgsnxzas you see! WHAT THE (/&(/)%()%?????)

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

The cheef enimy of the Secrit Agents Crusading Agianst Demolishun Agents is bandits.

TLP said...

Bandits make a living by robbing the rich, in contrast to our government which robs the poor.

puppybrose said...

Beavers and Ducks!

puppybrose said...

oops. heh heh. i took that line from "Bandits", one of my favorite movies. still... great line, doncha think?

Joel said...

Smokey's partner.

puppybrose said...

Bandits: the ones who don't need no stinking badges to get what they want.

apparently Joel and i are both in a movie frame (heh) of mind. nothing like a great film to steal me away from the stuff i really have to do. sigh.

pia said...

I like your definiton and TLP's--I'm tapped out of clever

the amoeba said...

OK puppy, what have you got against Oregon this morning?

BANDIT, n.

1. (obs.) A pirate of the high desert. See JOHN WAYNE.

2. A pirate of the high rises. See ENRON.

3. An applicator of small bandages. See MOOMMMYYY!!!

Minka said...

Bandit? Location: at Gunpoint!

(which is probably soemwhere in Texas-people really should stop going there!)

Doug said...

And without firing a shot, Minka. Well done.

Quilly, you raise a good if confusing point. No honor within thieves? As for skewering the IRS, how about this post from last year?

Al? Al? I call his loafers!

Gracias, hermanita. It's just not the same without Bohemian bedlam around here.

Boy, stay off the road to Jericho, then.

TLP, thankfully there are accountants to rob the government. Wheels within wheels, justice is served in the circle of life.

A lovely line, Neva *rolls eyes*

Keep on truckin', Joel. Eastbound and down...

Treasure of The Sierra Madre is another good'un, Neva. You two sure have fine taste in cinema.

Pia, someone must have taken your clever. I hope you weren't hurt.

Haha, Amoeba. Good call. Most northeasterners can't find a Pac-10 team in the BCS.

Minka, you'd be surprised how many states have a Gunpoint. I've been to several of them.

Jamie Dawn said...

Bandits carry guns and knives and wear masks. They are so brave.

Lots of dogs are named Bandit. They often have markings that look like a mask around their eyes.

TLP said...

So, JD, the Lone Ranger's a bandit? I see it all now! That's how he got all that silver.

actonbell said...

Bandit-a person (esp. in Boston and NYC) who runs a marathon without being officially entered in the race.

puppybrose said...

Actonbell: OR...

Bandit: a person who wins the Boston Marathon through creative "short cuts".

remind me to tell you about the tee-shirts my sister and i had made after this happened. shirts, i might add, that we wore to the premier of a Major Motion Picture at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. ; )

tsduff said...

BANDITS

actonbell said...

haha, Neva, I forgot about her!
and Terry, that is SO cute.

Tom & Icy said...

Gun in one hand, knife in the other... cut across the street or shoot up the alley?

Dr. Minnie Strator said...

Yes. The chief administrators of intransigent bureaucracies are much too respectable for such a name.

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, it's a brave dog who will wear a mask.

Funny, TLP. Horse puns are some of the best, Kemosabe.

Actonbell, that's a pretty wholesome form of banditry. I tend to think if you want to run Phiddipides' course, folks should wish you well.

Neva, I remember that!

Terry, they're less cute in the trash can. Great photo, though.

Icy, a good dog stays out of the street. Shoot up the alley.

Dr. Strator, that's why we bestow graduate degrees on them. Academic honors are the one thing a frozen bureaucracy produces efficiently.