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GRAFFITI

LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD.

Data entry tech comment: INFORMANT ASSUMED TO BE THE COLLECTOR.
FOUR-LETTER WORDS WERE KNOWN AS SWEAR WORDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; COLLECTED IN LAVATORY

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM RETORT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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GRAFFITI

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QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF COEDS WHO SMOKE? MM
ANSWER: I AM A U OF D COED AND I SMOKE. I FEEL THAT THE FEMALE
STUDENT HAS EVERY BIT AS MUCH A RIGHT TO SMOKE AS THE MALE STUDENT.
I SMOKE 2 AND A HALF PACKS A DAY AND I ASSURE YOU I DO NOT SMOKE THE
BECAUSE THEY ARE A PHALLIC SYMBOL. I SMOKE, LIKE MANY OTHER STUDENT
TO RELIEVE THE TENSION OF EXAMS, TERM PAPERS, ETC. CONSIDERING THAT
OVER 60% OF THE FEMALE POPULATION HERE ON CAMPUS SMOKE (AS SHOWN IN
RECENT SURVEY) THE PERSON WHO ANSWERED "NOT MUCH" ABOVE IS OBVIOUSLY
A WOMAN HATER AND HE HAS AS WELL OBVIOUSLY NOT REALIZED HOW ENJOYABL
A CIGARETTE IS TO A COED WHO IS IMMERSED IN THE STRUGGLE OF STIFF
COLLEGE COMPETITION. HE HAS PROBABLY NEVER SMOKED A CIGARETTE IN HI
LIFE. I PERSONALLY BEGAN SMOKING AT THE AGE OF 14. MY PARENTS BOTH
SMOKE AND...GOOD LORD} I'M IN THE WRONG JOHN}

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS COPIED EXACTLY (PUNCTUATION INCLUDED) FROM A WALL IN A
MEN'S LAVATORY.

Data entry tech comment:

'AND A HALF' WAS ADDED INSTEAD OF THE SYMBOLS. KW[ RHETORICAL QUESTION SURPRISE ENDING TOBAC

Where learned: MENS LAVATORY

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION SURPRISE ENDING TOBAC

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

Date learned: NO DATE RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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GRAFFITI

IF GOD IS DEAD THEN HE MUST BE IN HEAVEN.

Where learned: MENS LAVATORY

Keyword(s): RETORT RELIGION

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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THE OWL

AN OWL AFTER A RECENT OPERATION, WAS QUOTED AS SAYING:
'SINCE THEN I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO HOOT WORTH A SHIT,
OR SHIT WORTH A HOOT!'

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS ON A WALL OF THE MEN'S JOHN AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF DETROIT LIBRARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; LAVATORY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Graffito

God does not choose to run for re-election.

James Callow comment:

Referring to Lyndon Johnson's decision not to run for re-election.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; ENGINEERING BUILDING ; LAVATORY

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

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Graffiti

Old mother earth was never married?

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in University of Detroit lavatory.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

The joy of experience is the challenge of expression.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in University of Detroit lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.


 

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

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

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Graffiti

Flower people live in pots.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in University of Detroit lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Love is a symbiotic union.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in University of Detroit lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Graffiti!

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

God is alive and well in Piaza San Marco.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Watch out--Big Brother is watching you!

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Help stamp out graffiti.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

The South Vietnamese army isn't.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Abolish Nationalism.
-- Committee for the return of tribalism

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Love is a long and slender thing.

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti--Participatory

1) I don't give a piss.
2) No, stupid, you take it.
3) Wrong again, you don't take it--you eject it.
4) You're all eclectic--It's a "whiz."

 

Submitter comment:

Collected in U of D lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Help abolish Student Government
Retain Paul Sak

(Paul Sak is the current president of the Student Government)

 

 

Submitter comment:

This material was found on a lavatory wall.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; lavatory wall

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

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Graffiti

Due to lack of interest
tomorrow willl be cancelled
--God

 


 

 

Submitter comment:

Found in a lavatory.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

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

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

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Graffiti

Pope Paul is on L.S.D.

 

Submitter comment:

found in a men's lavatory

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; men's lavatory

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

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