lion food

lion food

(humour)
(IBM) Middle management or HQ staff, or, by extension, administrative drones in general. The term derives from an old joke:

Two lions escape from the zoo and split up to increase their chances. When they finally meet after two months, one is skinny and the other overweight. The thin one says, "How did you manage? I ate a human just once and they turned out a small army to chase me with guns and nets, it was terrible. Since then I've been reduced to eating mice, insects, even grass." The fat one replies: "Well, *I* hid near an IBM office and ate a manager every day. Nobody even noticed!"
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The Golden Lion Food And Drink Festival will be held in Cannon Hill Park on October 15, from 11am-4pm.
There are herds of zebra (the camouflage is effective in long grass and trees but they are effectively lion food in the wild) and twisty-horned Eland (which could bound over our Land Rover in a single leap).
There are herds of zebra (the camou-flage is effective in long grass and trees but they are effectively lion food in the wild) and twisty-horned Eland (which could bound over our Land Rover in a single leap).
Sometimes deer carcasses are given to an area zoo for lion food, she explained, adding that this is the first deer she's removed from a building in her eight years on the job - though she's seen videos on television of similar situations.
Mrs Rolls said she recently saved a number of ponies from becoming lion food when they were unsold at a sale.
On October 15, a Golden Lion Food Festival will be held in the park which will allow attendees to learn more about the future plans for the building.
COLWYN Bay player-boss Jon Newby is furious that the Conference League have ratified Histon rearranging a home game against Chester for this Saturday after they failed to fulfil last weekend's fixture at the Red Lion Food Stadium.
First indications of what he had in mind for the future came when Hockenhull and Hayes was purchased in 1987, followed by Lion Food SARL and Lion Speciality Foods earlier this year.
COLWYN Bay will have their new-look squad on show for the first time when they take on Fleetwood Town in their opening pre-season friendly at Llanelian Road''s Red Lion Foods Stadium tomorrow (7.
COLWYN Bay will continue with 19-year-old Dominic Comrie in goal when they take on league leaders Guiseley at Llanelian Road's Red Lion Foods Stadium tonight (7.
Three directors of Red Lion Foods have stepped down, it has emerged.
Our favourite real-life action hero Andy McNab has become the "face" of Red Lion Foods, which donates all its profits to armed forces charities.