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On the Road Again 25#


I was reminded of Fellini’s Amarcord a devastating send up of pre-war fascist Italy in which the boy tries to cadge a cigarette from the voluptuous buxom tobacconist, in which holding his head between her massive breasts she chides:
‘Suck, don’t blow you idiot!’ and he stutters:
‘But I can’t breathe!’
She quickly loses interest and sends him home humiliated with a free Internazionale. Could our driver have been the same boy?
Several hours, dozens of peaches and bowl of tagliatelle later we parted company arms around each other despite a language gap as wide as the Mediterranean Sea.

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Great cutaway there Steve.

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    Drew Martyn over 2 years ago

    I love the pacing of the anecdotes on this series, Steve, it's wonderful :)

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    Steve McBrevity over 2 years ago

    Thanks guys. Back to the route march....

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