Stuart -- I just got home from a wicked 12-hour workday, logged on to WC, and found this post. I'm sorry to learn that you're having problems with this rendering, but the entertainment value of your comments is off the scale. My sides hurt from laughing. And I laughed just as hard the third time I read the posts. Keeping your sense of humor is obviously keeping you going.
I like the most recent version you posted. Yes, it looks different from the original, but you're reinterpreted it well and turned this into a very new piece.
Think of this as . . . da Vinci's younger brother!