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ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLACK
I WISH YOU HAD
A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SICK HUMOR

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

Date learned: 00001961-1962

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASTRONAUTS AND BUDDHIST MONKS?
A: ASTRONAUTS BURN FASTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): SICK HUMOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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THE THALIDOMYDE BABY

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE THALYDOMIDE BABY WHO WAS BORN WITH NO ARMS,
TWO LONG LONG LEGS AND BUCK TEETH? HIS PARENTS KEPT HIM IN THE
GARAGE AND USED HIM AS A RAKE.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM PHYLLIS CLEMENS, MARYGROVE COLLEGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CRUEL HUMOR, SICK HUMOR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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SICK JOKE

"CAN TOM COME OUT AND PLAY BASEBALL?""YOU KNOW THAT TOM DOESN'T HAVE
ANY ARMS OR LEGS." "THAT'S ALRIGHT, WE'LL USE HIM FOR THIRD BASE."

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT HEARD THIS WHEN HE WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL IN DEARBORN.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DIALOGUE, CRUEL HUMOR, SICK HUMOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-08-1965

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LEGEND

THE INFORMANT, MY FATHER, RETURNED FROM A TRIP TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK
AND WHILE AT THE SUPPER TABLE RELATED THIS INCIDENT WHICH I TOOK TO
TO BE TRUE. MY FATHER, HAVING TIME ON HIS HANDS IN BUFFALO, WENT FOR
A WALK. HE OBSERVED A SIGN INDICATING THAT A DANCE WAS BEING HELD
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DEAF PEOPLE. HE ENTERED THE ESTABLISHMENT AND
PURCHASED A NUMBER OF TICKETS. HE APPROACHED A GIRL AND THROUGH A
SERIES OF GESTURES (WHICH HE DEMONSTRATED FOR US) MANAGED TO
COMMUNICATE TO HER THAT HE DESIRED TO DANCE. THEY DANCED SEVERAL
DANCES IN COMPLETE SILENCE, WHEREUPON A YOUNG MAN WALKED UP
TO THE GIRL AND ASKED HER IF SHE WERE READY TO LEAVE. SHE TURNED
HER FACE AWAY FROM MY FATHER AND REMARKED, "I WILL BE WITH YOU AS
SOON AS I GET RID OF THIS DAMN DUMMY."

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ANOTHER CARD TELLS THE SAME STORY, SOURCE FROM JACKIE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RUDE, SICK HUMOR, CRUEL HUMOR

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 00-00-1947

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Diarrhea Drip, drip! Diarrhea! Drip, drip!
Some people think it's funny
But they like it hot and runny!
Diarrhea! Drip, drip! Diarrhea! Drip, drip!
Some people think it's nice
And they like it over rice!

Submitter comment: The collector heard this as a child. It's a simple chant
where the last two lines after every "drip, drip" are changed.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Feces as food ; HUMOR ; ILLNESS ; REFRAIN ; SICK HUMOR

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 04-00-1991

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