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Pretty Boy Floyd

Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered
I’ve seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.
—Woody Guthrie, Pretty Boy Floyd

I’ll be the second man, if anybody was wondering. The “noble outlaw” sentiment behind this song is hopelessly naive, but still fairly attractive. Robin Hood, Don Corleone, and the McManus brothers are all my heroes; I wish they were truly as noble as their portrayal. At the end of the day, regardless of the reasoning, vigilantism doesn’t scan. How I wish it did.

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