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A Rabbi and A Priest

“The rabbi and the priest talk about how they collect money. The priest says that the church has a box to put money inside. Then the priest turned to the rabbi and asked, how they collect money. The rabbi responded that he throws money into the air and says “It’s God’s money, so whatever comes back down is mine.”

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One way to make people know that they aren’t welcome at your house

When you receive visitors and do not want them to come back to your house you place an upside down broom in your doorway so that the brussels are sticking out of the top of the door. If someone sees this, they know not to come back

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German Phrases

“Ess Mein Kind”

“I’m going to make a “Wush-shin””

 

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Familial Jokes

  • “What do you call a Jewish Dilemma?
    • Pork chops at half price
  • If your lipschitz then my ass smiles
  • “You know why I’m looking forward to tomorrow?
    • Because I get better looking everyday.
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The Garden Apartments’ Animals

In Ridgefield, New Jersey at the Garden Apartments:

  • There were 10 attached garages and at night the kids that lived in the Garden apartments would say that lions, tigers, and dogs would jump over the garages. They were scared of this so the kids would stay inside at night
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The Girl, The Egg, and the Goblin

Once upon a time, there was a girl that was afraid of the goblin. The goblin took away her egg. Then the girl said, “Let my egg go!” Then the girl said, “give me back my egg or else I’ll tell the police.” And then the goblin gave her the egg.

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The Graveyard near the Soccer Field

At camp there is a graveyard near one of the soccer fields. A friend of the informant, Mariah, says that the graveyard is filled with a full family from years ago. The story is that their house burned down. Now they haunt the soccer field and games. Mariah says that the spirits favor the blue team during color war because the past four years the blue team has won on that soccer field. Mariah told Charley that the family of spirits “help them win” by making the ball go in weird directions when the other team is playing offense.

Folk Beliefs
Folk medicine
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Energy Healing with water

Informant is a water based energy healer. In the healing practice that informant is a part of, you submerge the crystal into water during a healing session. You submerge it in water to dispel bad energy. She learned this from shaman teacher.

Her friend is a fire based energy healer and they burn their crystals which is considered extremely negative by water healers.

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FSU Fountain Swimming

At Florida State University you have to swim in the fountain all four years on your birthday. There is nothing that will happen if you don’t do it but it is a tradition that you must do for all four years.

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Old King Cole

Old King Cole

Was a merry old soul

Stuck his head in a toilet bowl

Jumped out the window

With his dick In his hand

And yelled, “Hey motherfucker look at me I’m superman

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