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Q: HOW DID THE BLACK IN NEW YORK CITY COMMIT SUICIDE?
A: HE CALLED A CAB, HAD IT DRIVEN ON THE FREEWAY AT 100 MILES PER
HOUR, ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW, STUCK HIS HEAD OUT AND HAD HIS LIPS
BEAT HIM TO DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: AFRO
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Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Q: WHY ARE THERE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN CANADA?
A: BECAUSE THEY MELTED THEM ALL DOWN FOR HOCKEY PUCKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: AFRO

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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POLISH JOKE

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WHAT'S FUNNIER THAN TWO POLACKS DIGGING A BASEMENT IN AN ICE
SHANTY?
TWO ITALIANS WAITING TO POUR THE CEMENT}

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THIS JOKE CAME TO ME FROM A HIGH SCHOOL WHERE I LIVE. THIS JOKE HAS
HAD MANY ETHNIC VARATIONS, FROM THE POLISH TO THE BLACKS. I FIND THIS
VERY INTERESTING THAT ONE JOKE CAN BE SO DIVERSIFIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Subject headings: AFRO
ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

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