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GRAFFITTI -- A POEM

IN DAYS OF OLD WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD,
AND TOILETS WEREN'T INVENTED,
MEN DROPPED THEIR LOADS UPON THE ROADS,
AND WALKED AWAY CONTENTED.

Submitter comment: IN MEN'S TOILET, U. OF. D.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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ADMINISTRATIVE PUN

E=MC SQUARED
F-. NICE WORK, AL, BUT NEXT TIME SHOW YOUR CALCULATIONS.

Submitter comment: THIS STATEMENT IS USED BY THE FACULTY ON EXAMINATIONS
INVOLVING CALCULATIONS.
GRAFFITTI

Data entry tech comment: ALBERT EINSTEIN'S THEORY

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 02-06-1967

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A WARNING.

BEWARE OF THE MASKED SKULKER!

Submitter comment: GRAFFITTI

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 02-06-1967

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A SAD POEM AND ITS FOOTNOTE--GRAFFITTI

AS I SIT HERE BROKEN HEARTED
PAID A NICKEL AND ONLY FARTED!
SOMEBODY SCREWED YOU, THIS IS A FREE POT.

Submitter comment: MEN'S JOHN, U. OF D.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 02-06-1967

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ONE NIGHT, A MAN WAS DRIVING IN THE ELMWOOD CEMETERY. SUDDENLY,
A LADY WALKED OUT OF NOWHERE, SHE WAS DRESSED IN A FLOWING
WHITE GOWN. THE MAN ASKED HER WHAT SHE WAS DOING IN
A "NICE PLACE LIKE THIS." SHE SAID SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A RIDE
HOME. THE MAN OBLIGED. THEY INSTANTLY WERE ATTRACTED TO EACH
OTHER. THE MAN, UPON ARRIVING AT HER HOUSE, ASKED IF HE
COULD TAKE HER OUT THE NEXT NIGHT. SHE AGREED.
WHEN THE MAN ARRIVED AN OLD WOMAN ANSWERED THE DOOR. SHE TOLD
HIM THAT THE GIRL HE SAW THE PREVIOUS EVENING DIED TEN
YEARS AGO. THE MAN WENT INTO SHOCK AND IS NOW A RESIDENT
AT NORTHVILLE.

Submitter comment: I MET THIS GIRL (THE INFORMANT) AS SHE WAS PEERING OVER MY
SHOULDER READING MY ITEM #16. SHE IMMEDIATELY TOLD ME HER TALE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

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THE ANSWER IS CHICKEN YAMAGOOCHEE, WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
WHO IS THE ONLY LIVING KAMIKAZE PILOT?

Where learned: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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THE ANSWER IS WASHINGTON IRVING, WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
WHAT'S THE CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES, SAUL?

Where learned: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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HOLD BOTH HANDS UP WITH TWO FINGERS UP FORMING V's. PUT ONE
HAND BEHIND YOUR HEAD AND THE OTHER A COUPLE OF FEET IN
FRONT OF YOU, THEN GIGGLE UP AND DOWN.
WHAT'S THIS?
IT'S AN INDIAN RIDING IN A V-8.

Submitter comment: A V-8 IS A TYPE OF AUTOMOBILE.

Where learned: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY ; ENGINEERING BUILDING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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