= L =
lion food n.
[IBM] Middle management or HQ staff (or, by
extension, administrative drones in general). From an old joke
about two lions who, escaping from the zoo, split up to increase
their chances but agree to meet after 2 months. When they finally
meet, 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 -- guns, 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 a day. And nobody even noticed!"
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.