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Ode to Rip Van Winkle.
Apple shooting a person (à la William Tell)
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"As I recall from the last session, you were born in Tennessee and raised in the woods, so you knew every tree. Then something happened when you were only three. What was that?"
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"It's a little late to back out of a plea bargain agreement."
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'About this deduction for robbing the rich and giving it to the poor...'
'That's the bloke I told you about... perfect ten, every time!'
"Why is Robin Hood dominating the @#&%! 24-hour news cycle?"
Royal tax collector: 'You say you rob from the rich and give to the poor, but you srill need receipts.'
"Robin Hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. He'd have made a good democrat."
Bigfoot of Sherwood Forest
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"Luv a duck! I can't find me wallet!!"
Robin Hood wished his men were a bit less merry.
'Let's see...rich...rich...oh, here's someone. How much did you want to withdraw, Mr. Hood?'
The Sandman doesn't like politicians, so he often leaves sand in their shoes.
"That's enough practice, Tell. Time you had a go on your own kid."
"Tell me, again, exactly why we're dong this."
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William Tell in his younger years.
Japanese folk-hero, French folk-hero and an American folk-hero.
"That's Robin Hood. He steals from the one percent and gives it to the 99 percent."
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"I am the Robin Hood fairy. I rob wishes from the rich and give them to the poor."
'He took from the rich and gave to the poor? It sounds like wealth redistribution.'
"Wait a minute-this is a game changer!"
'Giving to the poor is deductible, Mr. Hood, but taking from the rich is still problematic.'
"I love my new hood! All i need now is a bow and opposable thumbs!"