The MEDICI have THEIR SAY!!!
"WE thank you for your support..."
Five tortaux gules two, two and one, and in chief, a roundel azure thereon three fleur-de-lys or.
(Five red balls placed two on each side and one at the bottom, surmounted by a blue ball bearing three gold lilies.)
"IF we were springing for the full-color option... PLUS the crown of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany (We, by the Grace of God, US.) PLUS a drapery swirl with attitude."
"The Medici thank you for your support!"
"Assuming that you are giving us a double fist pump (a.k.a. The Rocky Thing)."
"Not demonstrating elementary free-weight technique. Or trying out for Jersey Shore: Season Four...in Florence (Dio ci salva / God save us!)"
"But why bus in ringers from L'Altura del Littorale / Seaside Heights?"
"Our Loyal Subjects have talent to spare! And these days, they all carry cell phones. So, you can have them at Via dei Vecchietti 6... in minutes!
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PHOTOGRAPH 1: Florence, Piazza Santa Croce © Lyle Goldberg
PHOTOGRAPHS 2 & 3: MTV (via the web)