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(JOHN) WAS HERE AND IS NOW GONE
BUT LEAVES HIS NAME TO CARRY ON.

Where learned: SCRIBBLED ON A FENCE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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GRAFFITI

HUNDRED NAKED WOMEN , UP AGAINST THE WALL,
AIN'T GONNA STOP TILL I SCREWED THEM ALL.
FUCKED 98, BALLS TURNED BLUE.
BACKED OFF JACKED OFF, FUCKED THE OTHER TWO.
WRITTEN ON MY TOMBSTONE, LETTERED IN GREEN;
HE AIN'T NO MAN, HE'S A FUCKIN' MACHINE.

Submitter comment: SEEN ON A DORM WALL AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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Date learned: 12-00-1974

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GRAFFITO

"JESUS SAVES!" WRITTEN UNDERNEATH IN ANOTHER COLOR INK, "AT FIRST
NATIONAL BANK."

Submitter comment: FOUND ON WALL IN COBO HALL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: CA00001972

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GRAFFITO

"JESUS SAVES!" WRITTEN UNDERNEATH IN ANOTHER COLOR INK,"AND HOWE
SCORES ON THE REBOUND."

Submitter comment: FOUND ON A WALL IN COBO HALL. "HOWE" REFERS TO GORDIE HOWE THE
HOCKEY PLAYER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: CA00001972

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GRAFFITI

LIFE ISN'T WHAT YOU THINK IT IS, THINK OF IT AS YOU WANT IT TO BE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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GRAFFITI

PEACE IS THE WAY OF LIFE, LOVE IS THE WAY TO ENJOY IT, WORK FOR
PEACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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GRAFFITI

GOD IS GOD TRY JESUS'S WAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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BATHROOM WALL WRITING

SOME COME HERE TO SIT AND THINK, .
OTHERS COME TO RAISE A STINK.

Submitter comment: EVEN WITH HER VAST KNOWLEDGE OF GRAFFITI, THE INFORMANT
WAS NOT OVER-ANXIOUS TO GIVE ME THESE ITEMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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GRAFFITO

WHY CHANGE DICKS
IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCREW? RE-ELECT NIXON IN '72.

Submitter comment:

THE FOLLOWING WAS FOUND ON THE WALL OF A MEN'S ROOM
IN THE LIFE-SCIENCE
BUILDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT. IT PERTAINS TO THE
RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON IN 1972.

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Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; LIFE SCIENCE BUILDING ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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Date learned: 10-30-1972

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GRAFFITI

LEON TROTSKY IS ALIVE AND LIVING IN HAMTRAMYCK.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT DID NOT KNOW WHO LEON TROTSKY WAS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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VERSE

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THE NIGHT WAS DARK, THE SKY WAS BLUE, AROUND THE CORNER A WAGON FLEW.
A SHOT WAS FIRED, A SCREAM WAS HEARD, AND A MAN WAS HIT BY A FLYING TURD.

Submitter comment:

THIS VERSE IS CURRENTLY GOING AROUND CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB ; SCATALOGICAL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-20-72

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GRAFFITI

DON'T CHANGE DICKS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCREW; VOTE FOR NIXON IN '72.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS FOUND ON THE WALLS OF THE STALLS IN VARIOUS RESTROOMS AROUND
THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT CAMPUS.

In recalling this, I was quite amused.

 

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; RESTROOM WALL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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Date learned: 09-27-1972

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GRAFFITI

FLUSH TWICE, IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE MESS HALL.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR ; WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF QUALITY OF FOOD IN THE INSTITUTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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GRAFFITI

DON'T CHANGE DICKS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCREW. SO VOTE FOR NIXON IN 72.

James Callow Keyword(s): PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ; PUN ; SLANG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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Date learned: 09-27-1972

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GRAFFITI

 JESUS SAVES...S & H GREEN STAMPS.

Submitter comment:

I READ THIS AT THE MEN'S JOHN OF AN ICE CREAM PARLOUR IN GREENWICH VILLAGE.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; GREENWICH VILLAGE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 08-00-1969

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FLUNK NOW, AVOID THE RUSH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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MATH PROF

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE CONSTIPATED MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR WHO
WORKED IT OUT WITH A PENCIL?
YES

Submitter comment: COLLECTED FROM THE WALL OF THE MENS JOHN IN
RENO HALL, BASEMENT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): OBSCENE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 11-24-1967

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GRAFFITI

I WISH I WAS
WHAT I WAS
WHEN I WISHED I WAS
WHAT I AM NOW.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: CA00001967

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GRAFFITI

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

YELLOW RIVER BY I PEE DAILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ; SCATOLOGICAL BOOK TITLE ; SLANG FOR URINATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: CA00001977

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VIRGINITY IS LIKE A BALLOON, ONE PRICK AND ITS GONE.

Where learned: RESTROOM WALL

James Callow Keyword(s): SLANG-PRICK FOR PENIS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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Date learned: 00-00-1978

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