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CHILDREN'S RHYME

ROOSEVELT'S IN THE WHITEHOUSE
EATING AT THE TABLE;
LANDON'S IN THE POORHOUSE,
CLEANING OUT THE STABLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALFRED LANDON, WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT AND LOST. ; FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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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.

Data entry tech comment:

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

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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JERRY FORD JOKE

Q: WHICH MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY DOES JERRY FORD TALK TO BEFORE CASTING
HIS VOTE ON ELECTION DAY?
A: ALL FIVE OF THEM. JERRY HOLDS THE LEVER AND WHEN HE SAYS "NOW:"
THEY JERK THE VOTING MACHINE UP AND DOWN.

Submitter comment: PRESIDENT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INSULT ; NUMBERS ; POLISH JOKE? ; PRESIDENT GERALD FORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LBJ AND LSD?
ONE'S A DOPE AND ONE'S A DRUG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): JOHNSON, LYNDON B. ; UNITED STATES PRESIDENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-25-1967

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CHANT

KENNEDY'S IN THE WHITE HOUSE EATING PORK AND BEANS.
NIXON'S IN THE BATHTUB SINKING SUBMARINES.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A CHANT USED BY THE CHILDREN AT MY GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PRESIDENTS JOHN F. KENNEDY AND RICHARD M. NIXON ; SATIRE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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LYNDEN BANES JOHNSON HAS ONLY ORDERED A GRAVE FOR THREE DAYS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): GHOSTS ; PRESIDENTS (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

James Callow Keyword(s): CONFIDENCE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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FLYLEAF VERSE

HAIL, HAIL, BYRON'S IN JAIL.
TAFT IS ELECTED JUST AS WE EXPECTED.

Submitter comment:

THE ABOVE WAS FOUND IN MR. FINK'S "POWERS GRADED SPELLER"
COPYRIGHTED IN 1905, IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING ON THE BACK
COVER OF THE TEXT.

Data entry tech comment:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; ELECTIONS ; INSULT ; POLITICIANS ; PRESIDENTS ; RIDICULE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wisecracks, Gags, Silly Insults

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
AND LSD?
ANSWER: THERE ISN'T ANY DIFFERENCE, ONE IS A DOPE AND THE OTHER
IS A DRUG.

Data entry tech comment: LSD (LYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE) IS A STRONG HALLUCINOGENIC ;

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF THE PRESIDENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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THE BELL WITCH

THE BELL WITCH, OF SUPERNATURAL ORIGIN, IS SAID TO HAVE
EXISTED IN ROBERTSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE ABOUT 75 YEARS
AGO. SHE STARTED OUT WITH GOOD INTENTIONS BUT, AFTER
ATTENDING TWO CHURCH SERVICES AT THE SAME TIME, SHE
TURNED BAD. HER MAIN INTENT SEEMED TO BE TO INFLICT
SUFFERING, PARTICULARLY UPON JOHN BELL. SHE TORMENTED
HIM TO HIS DEATH.
ANDREW JACKSON, AMONG MANY OTHERS, IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE
SEEN THE BELL WITCH.
THE LATE CHARLES BRYAN, FORMER MEMBER OF THE PEABODY
COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, WROTE A CANTATA CALLED "THE
BELL WITCH CANTATA."

Where learned: DORM ; NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): MUSICAL COMPOSITION ; PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 05-09-1969

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SECULAR HERO

LEGEND IS NOW CIRCULATING THAT JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS
NOT ASSASSINATED, BUT THAT HE IS ALIVE IN THE DALLAS
(TEXAS) HOSPITAL AS A "VEGETABLE" ONLY. MRS. JOHN F.
KENNEDY ONASSIS VISITED HIM FREQUENTLY BEFORE HER
SECOND MARRIAGE AND RIGHT BEFORE HER MARRIAGE SHE
WAS ABLE TO GET A DIVORCE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): PRESIDENT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 05-00-1969

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RETORT

WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU IF YOU HAVE A MATCH, YOU CHEERILY ANSWER BACK:
"YEAH, DAFFY DUCK AND SPIRO AGNEW." OR "SURE -- ME AND SUPERMAN."

Submitter comment: I OBTAINED THIS ONE WITHOUT EVEN ASKING FOR IT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAG BOAST ; CARTOON CHARACTER DAFFY DUCK ANIMAL ; VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: SPIRO AGNEW

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Speech of John F. Kennedy:

..."Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

Submitter comment:

J.F.K.'s closing remarks of his inaugural speech in 1960.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHIASMUS ; Maxim ; PRESIDENT ; PROVERB ; SPEECH ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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MARY MARGARET TRUMAN WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE PRESIDENT,
LA-DE-DA
SHE LIVED IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH HER UGLY MOTHER BESS.
HER SOCIAL POSITION WAS NOT VERY HIGH
AND SHE WAS A MEMBER OF I PHELTA THIGH!
BACK IN 1952 WHEN HARRY GOT THE SHOE, LA-DE-DA
THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT FOR MARY MARGARET TO DO.
SO SHE WENT TO MISSOURI TO WORK IN A BREWERY
SO DRINK MORE BEER!

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG ; PRESIDENT ; RHYME ; Sorority ; TOAST ; Truman

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PUZZLE

T K H A Y E S T L E V E S O O R
Y E L N I K C M O T M O N R O E
L N I X O N B U N T R O S T E T
E N S M A D A U N O S J C A J R
R E A T Y L E R C N P I E R C U
C D G O O E S T H H R S T E O M
L Y R C U I O O U N A E N W O A
E T A N O F J R S T P N H O L N
V A N B U R E N K L O P A H I T
E A T X T A F T A S L I R N D Z
L E L Y T G F O I N I E D E G N
A O H O O V E R X X N R I S E O
N A R T H U T Z U C C C N I E S
D I X O N A S Y T R O E G E O L
D O G A H O O F I L L M O R E I
M A D I S O N O T G N I H S A W

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PRESIDENTS ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE ; United States

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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