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A TOURIST IN TEXAS VISITED A BAR AND REQUESTED A
"SHORT BEER." HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A HALF-
GALLON PITCHER. "I ASKED FOR A SHORT BEER," HE
COMPLAINED. "EVERYTHING IS BIG IN TEXAS," REPLIED
THE BARTENDER. "WELL, THEN, GIVE ME A WHISKEY
CHASER," HE REQUESTED. HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A
12 OZ. GLASS OF WHISKEY. "I ONLY WANTED A CHASER!"
HE PROTESTED AND THE BARTENDER REPLIED, "EVERYTHING
IN TEXAS IS BIG." AFTER A WHILE, THE TOURIST ASKED
TO BE DIRECTED TO THE RESTROOM.
"GO DOWN THE HALL AND TURN LEFT." THE TOURIST
WENT DOWN THE HALL, TURNED RIGHT, AND FELL INTO
A SWIMMING POOL. IN PANIC, THE TOURIST YELLED,
"FOR GOD'S SAKE, DON'T FLUSH IT!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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One Hundred yards to the Out-house by Willy Makit.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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Yellow River by I. P. Daily

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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Tracks in the Sand by Peter Dragon

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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TO ENSURE A HAPPY MARRIAGE, THE GROOM MUST BE THE
FIRST TO KISS THE BRIDE AFTER THE CEREMONY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Ceremony

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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THE FIRST TIME A MARINE WEARS HIS/HER NEW STRIPES,
HIS/HER FRIENDS DRENCH HIM/HER WITH BEER. THIS
SHOWER INSURES BOTH GOOD LUCK AND KEEPING OF RANK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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IF YOU HAVE A FIGHT AT NIGHT, ACCORDING TO AN INDIAN
LEGEND, YOUR SPIRIT WILL ROAM THE EARTH FOR ETERNITY
AFTER YOUR DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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IF YOU WEAR A YELLOW RIBBON IN YOUR HAIR, YOU WILL
BECOME PREGNANT WITHIN A YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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WHY DID THE MORON TAKE HIS LADDER TO CHURCH?
HE WANTED TO GO TO A HIGH MASS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MORO

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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WHY DID THE MORON BURY HIS MOTHER UNDER THE STEPS?
HE WANTED A STEPMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MORO

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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WHY DID THE MORON TAKE HIS LADDER TO CHURCH?
HE WANTED TO GO TO A HIGH MASS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MORO

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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WHY DID THE MORON BURY HIS MOTHER UNDER THE STEPS?
HE WANTED A STEPMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRCH RUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MORO

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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