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Not Dirty, Just Spicy: it was good for us, was it good for you?

May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On Sunday, May 16th, hardcore fans of the suggestive braved suspended subway service and a glorious sunny afternoon to take in some harmless smut at the Ullage Group’s “Not Dirty, Just Spicy” event at Jalopy.

Doug Skinner started things off by reviewing the rhetoric of extended double-entendre. To drive the point home, he performed the Cliff Edwards favorite “I’m Going to Give it to Mary with Love,” and recited three examples of the genre: “The Wayside Chapel,” “Proxy Papas,” and “The Flying Lesson” (joined by Lisa Hirschfield on the last two). Mr. Skinner successfully demonstrated that, even in this age of explicit and easily-accessed internet porn, people will still laugh at merely implied lewdness.

Anthony Matt treated the audience to some vintage eye-candy and spicy cheesecake: naughty stereoscopic pin-ups. This 3-D girlie show, featuring nude starlets that time forgot, also included a selection of critically-acclaimed stereo photos by silent film star Harold Lloyd.

Lisa Hirschfield concluded the evening’s infotainment with a presentation on the striking popularity – and unsettling subtexts – of spanking imagery in popular culture, with a particular focus on comics and advertisements. Although it was well-received, more than one audience member expressed disappointment that no demonstration was offered.

All in all, the afternoon was a delightful and ever-informative detour through the slightly twisted mind of the Ullage Group.

(Posted by Lisa Hirschfield)

Tags: Bulletins · Cartoons · Clubs and Associations · Diversions · Education · Language · Literature · Stereoscopy · Ukulele

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  • 1 Angela // May 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Great show! Nudity, spanking and Doug Skinner are three of my favorite things!!! Who knew wayside chapels could be so funny???

    I know you guys were pressed for time, but I would have loved more uke playing and singing.

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