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There was a man who was bothered by the idea of how porcupines have sex. He even went so far as to ask a zoologist. He was told "Carefully, very carefully."

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He had heard it from a friend.

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Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Where learned: D' ; Anna, Ben

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; Porcupine ; PUN ; SEX ; Zoologist

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Entertainment: Song

Rugby Party Song:

(Group Sings)

We are off to see the Wild West Show, the elephant and the kangaroo, big baboons and cheetahs, nothing could be neeter, we're off to see the Wild West Show.

(Persons balance a glass of beer on his head and gets floor)

"And in this cage we have the _______!"

(All)

"The _______! Incredible, Fantastic! No Shit! What the fuck is an _______?"

(Person removes glass of beer from his head and says)

"The ______ is a very strange animal. It _______."

(Chorus is repeated ehre and the song begins again.

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Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; Crude ; DRINK ; Lewd ; Rugby ; SONG ; Sport ; Swear ; West ; Zoo

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.334
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing
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