I wish i'd met this guy

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    he sounds like he was a hoot

    "Nestled near the beaches of the Italian Riviera and the snow-capped Alps sits the tiny principality of Seborga, a place that floats on legends. Over the centuries, plagues and earthquakes have struck the region and missed Seborga, or so the stories say. Some insist that knights took the Holy Grail there.
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    But the true miracle of Seborga may have been the 46-year reign of Prince Giorgio I, the constitutionally elected royal ruler of its five square miles and 2,000 people, about 350 of whom are enfranchised citizens.

    Prince Giorgio, a bewhiskered grower of mimosa flowers from a family of mimosa growers, was seized by a glorious vision: that Seborga was not part of the surrounding Italian nation. It was an ancient principality, cruelly robbed of its sovereignty.

    After convincing his Seborgan neighbors of their true significance, Giorgio Carbone was elected prince in 1963. He gracefully accepted the informal title of His Tremendousness, and was elected prince for life in 1995 by a vote of 304 to 4. Voters then ratified Seborga’s independence, which, by the prince’s interpretation, it already had.

    Prince Giorgio established a palace, wrote a Constitution, and set up a cabinet and a parliament. He chose a coat of arms, minted money (with his picture), issued stamps (with his picture) and license plates, selected a national anthem and mobilized a standing army, consisting of Lt. Antonello Lacala. He adopted a motto: Sub umbra sede (Sit in the shade)"

    anybody whose motto is sit in the shade is my kinda guy.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/world/europe/13carbone.html?ref=obituaries
     
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    Awesome. :lol:

    Wikipedia has it as part of Italy. Boo. :eek:
     
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    so does italy. :lol:
     
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    :lol: Depends on who you ask.

    Reminds me when people wanted Sicily to become the 49th state.
     
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    they didn't call him lucky for nothing.
     
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    It's not??
    Where's Billy Bunny when ya need him....her.....it.
     
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    not according to the late prince, may his tremendousness live with the angels.
     
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    Oops, wrong post. Meant to reply to this one.
    Then it makes sense when I post:

    It's not??
    Where's Billy Bunny when ya need him....her.....it.
     
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    Very interesting. I may start referring to gunny as "his "tremendousness Is that how you got to be big sexy"s main squeeze del? Lol
     
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    does macy's tell gimbel's?
     

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