antedating (?) "ass bandit"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon May 26 04:27:27 UTC 2014

Is this where Dave Chappelle's "Butt Pirates of the Caribbean" comes from?

I don't think I associated it with anything except whatever the pirate movies with Johnny Depp are called.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

Learn Ainu!
On May 24, 2014, at 5:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> HDAS I has this from 1954.
> This photograph
> shows a Boeing B-17 bombing plane (an "F" model, I believe) of 1942-45 that
> not only bears the nickname "Ass Bandits," but carries also an "innocently"
> punning illustration. The plane is said to have flown with the 306th Bomb
> Group stationed at Thurleigh, near Bedford, UK. The cartoon is so elaborate
> that it's hard to believe that some rascal faked it and the name after the
> war (presumably to fool researchers in the 21st century).
> But seriously: if this came from some sportive wit of more recent years,
> why take such a poorly lit, B&W photo?
> Note: HDAS was the  first work of historical lexicography to have cited
> aircraft "nose art" from historical photographs.

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