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La Divina Commedia
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"At length, I reach the heart of the matter: Canto XXI & the legendary 'ass-trumpet'. Reminds me of a scene in Boiardo where the mischievous Brunello shows his own bared ass, spanking it while on horseback, to an angry Marfisa who rides after him to no avail.

It's where epic meets slapstick that I most want to be."
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Max is 25% done with La Divina Commedia: At length, I reach the heart of the matter: Canto XXI & the legendary 'ass-trumpet'. Reminds me of a scene in Boiardo where the mischievous Brunello shows his own bared ass, spanking it while on horseback, to an angry Marfisa who rides after him to no avail.

It's where epic meets slapstick that I most want to be.
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