Amiche per la Pelle!

Found under an old pizza oven in a former Swan Valley vineyard homestead. So those Italians weren’t just working 24 hours a day. They were also reading pornography printed on incredibly low quality paper. Despite the paper grade it still appears that it cost $8:00 even back in 1976. Or was that $80:60? I’m afraid I can’t show you too much of the “amiche per la pelle” which I think means friends of the skin, but it does involve strap ons at several points and the sound effect “spruuut.” Any grammarians out there? Should it be strapons, strap-ons, or strap ons? Do you see a resemblance to the Continental Hair guy in the second photo? Maybe Stokes should try to get on the board of Pussycat?

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34 Responses to Amiche per la Pelle!

  1. poor lisa says:

    Eventually you answer your own questions LA – this must be the Sicilian; and the lady in the cap is obviously a clerical constable.

    I think this is worth $8,000, esp if the crummy paper has lasted 22 years.

    ‘Spruuut’ & the cover somehow go together.


  2. David Cohen says:

    “Spruuut”: not a sound effect you’d see in the Batman comics.

    If the cover had speech bubbles, what would they be saying?


  3. poor lisa says:

    “Hey! I haven’t found the diamonds or the drugs, but here’s Paul Nurry’s next column – right on schedule.


  4. Rage says:

    Strap-ons, I should think.
    Also, cartoon pornography defies logic. Which really makes it perfect for TWOP.


  5. I expected your Belltower to be bigger.


  6. Bento says:

    “Quick, get dressed! We’re young, white lesbians – we’ve got a culture war to win. Spruuuut!”


  7. poor lisa says:

    LA how is it that you bring out the best in all of us?


  8. Rolly says:

    p l, not quite *all* of us :D

    But really; incisive and insightful humour has always been a initiator of thoughtfulness in those whose ‘education’ and upbringing has not totally quashed their ability to view life from an unconventional perspective.
    Good stuff.
    Please keep it up, all of youse.
    You’d be gratified to know how much this grumpy old fart appreciates it all.

    But back to the topic (so as not to get moderated out):
    L500 probably equated to a loaf of bread (I’d be happy to be corrected on that by someone who was actually there at the time) which might account for the cheap paper. The $8,00 was written buy someone who possibly learned to write in Italy – a quite distinctive formation.
    Profiteering mafia style?
    This kind of publication was still in production in Italy and Greece in 2004.
    Quite an art form really.


  9. skink says:

    if that officer is a YWL then her truncheon will have batteries in it

    is the woman on the cover scratching her rear – is she the arse-scratcher?

    YWL, arse-scratcher, Continental Hair Guy – this is clearly a very specific form of porn aimed at TWOP regulars- spookily created twenty years ago – is there a wormhole in the Swan Valley?

    Note that the artist has carefully avoided drawing any feet – I expect the Alsatian to make an appearance any minute


  10. I’m not really sure what she was doing, so I covered it up anyway. It does have YWL’s in it, but not these two on the cover.

    I may have to add a few more frames in a later post.


  11. Mez says:

    perhaps I should change my Gravatar…


  12. skink says:

    I am now starting to wonder why this was hidden under the pizza oven. did the owner like to sneak off for a quick knuckle shuffle whilst the calzone was cooking?

    you’d want to refuse anything with extra mozzarella on it


  13. Frank Calabrese says:

    [The $8,00 was written buy someone who possibly learned to write in Italy – a quite distinctive formation.]

    Probably bought from an Italian Store – most likely Rifichi & Erichetti, who dealt in music and books from the old country, or more likely Mirella, Casa Del Disco in North Perth – for all your wog music requirements and preferred shop for 6EBA Italian announcers :-)


  14. There are several excellent gravatar possibilities in these pictures. David Cohen, that Rotto shot is too wide for a small pic. i think you should go for the muscled bloke’s head. i’ve seen you in person. Could be your twin brother.


  15. David Cohen says:

    Excellent suggestion LA. And as we all know, rotto means broken in Italian.
    When I first saw this post, I did wonder if they’d been taking surreptitious photos of our bedroom and then Photoshopping other people’s torsos under our heads.


  16. There is a definite resemblance people.


  17. No doubt there’s a page devoted to seat sniffing. “Spruuut” is the sound of someone being sprung. Troy is the gift that keeps on giving. As they say Carps has only one thing going for him : Troy.


  18. skink says:

    and another one for Troy – seems he’s got a way to go to beat this guy:


  19. All these new party games. We have much to thank Troy for. However I think I can smell the end for Troy : he has a heart attack after watching the women”s bicycling event at the Olympics.


  20. I really want a shot of the opposition leader’s office. I WANT THAT CHAIR! There must be an office pic somewhere. I have written to Alannah to see if she can get one. no reply yet.


  21. skink says:

    apparently Tory Troy has broken down in tears and apologized. so he’s not only a boor and a perv, but also a wuss

    can we start a new thread: Worst Liberal Leader not to face a General Election. Soldiers on the Somme had longer careers.


  22. LA that chair is now of historical value.
    Troy’s time in court.
    Council for the Persecution : Now Mr Sniffwell its alleged you sniffed the young ladies chair. Is this true.
    Troy: Yes , but only because I have a memory problem and need nasally injected estrogen.
    Expert Witness ( interjecting) : Absolute tosh and balderdash
    Judge : Why didn’t you see your G.P. for this medication ?
    Troy : It has to be fresh.
    Judge: But surely the pharmaceutical variety is of the highest quality
    Troy: I forgot , its part of my problem.
    Expert Witness : snorts.
    Judge : You are a disreputable scoundrel Mr Sniffwell and I sentence you to a life time in the stocks. The rest of your days will be rent with ridicule and the smell of rotting eggs and cabbage ; a smell I assure you you will not enjoy.
    Troy: ” Spruuut”


  23. He’ll be kissing the Pope’s ring next!


  24. Oh Jesus , mother and Mary he wouldn’t sniff the Pope’s ring would he ? Wherever you are at a social occasion with Troy remain in that position while he is there i.e the seated remain seated and the standing standing. Keep visual contact with him at all times.


  25. Frank Calabrese says:

    [He’ll be kissing the Pope’s ring next!]

    Speaking of things Papal, Matt Birney is being courted to make a comeback.,21590,23618493-948,00.html


  26. fustmaker41 says:

    i am so fusty i like to sniff toliet seats after big fat hairy women have sat on them – has anyone else got this urge?


  27. If two of them have sat on it at the same time, then – why the hell not.


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