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    Michael's costume

    Is it just me or does this look like something Brian Boitano and Brian Orser rejected back in 1988? You'll need to click on this link to USFSA.org and scroll down to the last picture....

    http://www.usfsa.org/events_results/...ssic/pics1.htm

    I have to admit that I am curious to see his program, as I was intrigued by the description 'American-themed music', which is a medley of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Amazing Grace" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic". I think I was expecting Copland or Gershwin, but that's just me.

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    It's a Civil War uniform, right? But look how much Sasha looks like a swan in the first picture on that page! I think all the people were right who said that her custume looked better in motion than standing still.

    Michelle's reminds me of her Lyra Angelica dress in its simpicity.

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    Costumes

    Hey at least MIchael's costume wasn't black. Ryan also wore a non-black outfit. By the way was Michelle showing cliviche(spelling) ????????????

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    http://bbimages.homestead.com/files/88beginpose.jpg

    http://bbimages.homestead.com/files/orserreach.jpg

    I think he needs to grow his hair out just a bit and than we'll have Brian#3!

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    That first picture of Sasha is incredible. Not many skaters can hit a position like that, and the dress makes it that much better. Very stunning!

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    Mr. Master, it's spelled cleavage.

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    I do think Micheal's going for a Civil War theme for his new LP..... I mean look at the music - Battle Hymn of the Republic and When Johnny Comes Marching home Again, two songs that are more associated with that conflict that any other war the U.S. has been a part of.
    Also, the costume does more than resemble some Civil war uniforms.... actualy, there was a unit of Cavalry from New Jersey that had jackets that looked quite a bit like the top part of Mike's costume (only the braid was yellow, amongst other things). Someone commented that the costume makes him look like a bellhop....well, there were many civil war uniforms that look a bit strange or outlandish. Oh yeah, and that New Jersey Cavalry unit I mentioned? Their complete uniform included a pillbox cap, which realy made them look like bellhops. also, I should mention that Mike costume looks to be a blue/grey color.... I don't think that's a coinsidence.
    Lastly, keep in mind that Mike's from northern Virginia, which is right in the middle of Civil War country.

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    Michael's costume

    It's an improvement on his other costumes! Also, it fits his music.

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    I am not a Michael Weiss fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I thought this program suits him perfectly. If he can nail the jumps (and that is a BIG if), this could be a good year for him.

    His music was a welcome departure from all the schmaltz skated to by the other competitors.

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    Actually, I think it's one of his best costumes also. I'm not much of a Michael fan but I would like to see him skate up to his potential. Maybe this will be a good year for him.

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    Michael's costume

    My take on this is that Michael is copying the two most recent Olympic Gold Medalists from the United States - Brian Boitano with a military theme and Scott Hamilton with the patriotic theme. Scott had an exhibition number to Battle Hymn of the Republic if I remember correctly. Probably figures it worked for them, why not? Of course you need the skating to back it up.

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    <Nearly falls off chair>

    What?!?!?! AP's outfit isn't heavily sparkled with billions of tiny little sequins?!?! AHHHHHH!!!! The insanity!!! I don't know what to do! This must be a first! <Recovers> There. I do really like this outfit. It works well on her - you pay more attention to her skating instead of the animal or whatever thats portrayed on her bodice
    Laura

    A side note: Is Michelle planning on wearing the same dress in various colors? It seems to me that we have seen this outfit in red, yellow, dark purple, blue and now violet. I like it and all, but its getting a bit old. IMHO of course
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    Between the cantankerous war music and the heavily themed uniform costume, Weiss looked like the ghost of Todd Eldredge past. Personally, I thought that it was his worst Lp ever. The costume looks blue in the picture, but live it looked green.

    I hated the way Sasha's costume looked in motion. Black swan vs. white swan: when she did her layback, it looked like a cock fight. Totally distracting.

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    Hey, I thought he looked great..........can't wait to see him skate...........42

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    I like Michael Weiss - not my favourite, but he's interesting to watch.

    That said, however, I'm just a little tired of the U.S. flag-waving "rah, rah, rah" stuff. I've had enough of the military so I think I'll pass this year. I was hoping he might soften his look and get away from the macho image.

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