Tag Archives: humor


Irish Limerick

Main Piece: There once was a man named Paul Who went to a fancy dress ball He thought he would risk it And went as a biscuit And was eaten by a dog in the hall Background: The informant was born in Ireland, and moved to the United States as a baby. He is a… Continue Reading »

Bill Clinton Music Meme

Background: The informant here is explaining a Bill Clinton themed meme that has been exploding on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a college Junior on all social media platforms, the informant also explores the nature of these collaborative quarantine meme challenges. She also explains her own rendition of the meme that she shared… Continue Reading »

“Karen” as a folk term

Main Piece Interviewer: What does “Karen” mean? Informant: Karen is an internet slang word to describe a  very entitled, middle-class white woman. Or a boomer white woman. They are often blonde and they often have very short haircuts. They usually like to speak and the managers, and then proceed to yell at the entry-level employees… Continue Reading »

Campfire story-The Ghost With One Black Eye

Background: My informant grew up in a small town in Michigan in the 70s. Growing up, her friends would often sit around bonfires and tell stories. She tells me this is one of her favorite campfire jokes because you think it’s going to be a scary story, but it actually turns out to be a… Continue Reading »