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Johnny Weir’s new costume is suspiciously familiar....

So I was just browsing Facebook earlier and I saw this one post

I don’t know, do the colours look somewhat familiar to you? Maybe a Russian skater in an anime wore something of similar colours?

The colour scheme is a bit too similar to Viktor’s to be a complete coincidence. And let me clarify; I acknowledge that Johnny Weir is a skater and a person of his own, and I am not comparing him to an anime character on baseless grounds. In fact, this American skating champion has revealed that he has watched and loves Yuri!!! On Ice, and the anime has even paid homage to one of his costumes.

To assume that his new costume is inspired by Viktor’s costume for Stammi Vicino might have been a bit of a stretch, but considering his love for the show, it’s not exactly an impossible theory.

Regardless of whether or not the costume is actually based off Viktor’s or not, I’m really excited to see the reveal.

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Malcolm X : “My advice always to brother Cassius is that he never do anything that will in any way tarnish or take away from his image as the Heavyweight Champion of the world, because I frankly believe that Cassius is in a better position than anyone else to restore a sense of racial pride to not only our people in this country but all over the world. He is trying his best to live a clean life and project a clean image, but despite this you’ll find the press is constantly trying to paint him as something other than what he actually is. He doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink; in fact if he was white they’d be referring to him as the All-American Boy, like they used to refer to Jack Armstrong.”

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Muhammad Ali: “Turning my back on Malcolm was one of the mistakes that I regret most in my life. I wish I’d been able to tell Malcolm I was sorry, that he was right about so many things. But he was killed before I got the chance. He was a visionary ahead of us all. 

Malcolm was the first to discover the truth, that color doesn’t make you a devil. It is the heart, soul, and mind that define a person.

Malcolm was a great thinker and an even greater friend. I might never have become a Muslim if it hadn’t been for Malcolm. If I could go back and do it over again, I would never have turned my back on him.”

Boston Celtics Bob Cousy and Bill Russell photographed by Richard Meek before Game 5 of the NBA Finals vs St. Louis Hawks at Boston Garden on April 9, 1957.  

The Celtics won the game 124-109 and won the series 4-3.

I’m imagining the Triwizard tournament coming back with Ilvermorny house going to Hogwarts and anytime their champion comes on they all start doing the ‘stomp stomp clap’ for We Will Rock You and just start singing it as their headmaster tries to stop them.