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Jokes

How do you fit four elephants in a Volkswagon?

Two in the front, and two in the back.

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Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; ELEPHANT ; Funny ; JOKE ; Volkswagon

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Proverb

That's as funny as a screen door in a submarine

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Wet Floor

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Funny ; JOKE ; SARCASM ; Screen Door ; SIMILE ; Submarine ; Unfunny

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Retort

You think you're funny but your face beat you to it.

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Put-Down? Taunt?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Funny ; HUMOR ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

You're about as funny as a pay toilet in a dairy ward.

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From his friend, Brian Battersby.

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Diary Ward?

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Diary ; Funny ; INSULT ; METAPHOR ; RETORT ; SIMILE ; SLANG ; Toilet ; Unfunny ; Ward

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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BREAT BIG JARS OF GREASY GRIMMY GOPHER'S GUTS
MURDILATED [sic] MONKEY'S MEAT
CONCENTRATED BIRDIES FEET
GREAT BIG JARS OF ALL PURPOSE PORPOISE PUS
AND ME WITHOUT A SPOON OR A FLAVORED STRAW.
 

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[sic] probably is "mutilated"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; CHILDREN ; Funny ; GROSS ; JOKE ; MUSIC ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 09-29-1969

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JAMES MILLER AND MYSELF JOINTLY PRODUCE TELEVISION SHOWS.
OUR COMPANY IS NOT REGISTERED ANYWHERE, THEREFORE I THINK IT
IS APPROPRIATE TO INCLUDE SOME BASIC INFORMATION IN THIS
FOLK FILE. WE ARE THE "WIERD PRODUCERS" (SPELLING INTENTIONAL).
WE HAVE INTRODUCED MANY NEW CHARACTERS WHICH HAVE BEEN
SEEN ON CABLE CHANNELS ALL OVER THE METROPOLITAN DETROIT AREA.
WE HAVE A FEW FOLLOWERS, BUT MOST NORMAL PEOPLE WOULD
NOT PUBLICLY CONFESS TO LIKING OUR PROGRAMS. THUS,
TO PLEASE THE MASSES, WE ALSO USE THE NAME "POINTLESS PRODUCTIONS."
AT LEAST ONE OF US IS DESTINED AS A FAILURE, THEREFORE WE
EACH HAVE RELATED CAREERS TO FALL BACK ON: JAMES IS AN
ASTRONOMER AND I AM AN ARCHEOLOGIST. AS I'M SURE YOU CAN TELL
OUR HUMOR IS A BIT WARPED, BUT THAT IS WHY WE DON'T STAND OUT.
SOME ELITE PEOPLE ENJOY OUR SARCASM, AND THEY PASS IT
AROUND ORALLY. THEREFORE, SOONER OR LATER SOMEONE IN ONE OF
YOUR COURSES, WITH A TWISTED MIND SIMILAR TO MINE, WOULD
SURELY COLLECT INFORMATION ON US.

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TAPES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE WIERD PRODUCERS' ARCHIVES.
OUR FIRST NATIONALLY UNKNOWN PROGRAM WAS ENTITLED
"ROCKY ZERO." THE CRITICS LOVED THIS ONE. FROM THAT TIME
ONWARD, OUR PROGRAMS HAVE GOTTEN BETTER. WE KNOW THAT THEY
ARE BETTER BECAUSE FEWER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THEM. THUS, THE
CRITICS HAVE RIPPED US APART ON OUR LAST FOUR ATTEMPTS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): DRAMA ; Entertainment ; Funny ; Gag ; JOKE ; PANTOMIME ; Personalities ; RADIO ; SARCASM ; Show ; Spoof

Subject headings: Shadow / Pantomime

Date learned: 05-00-1984

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