Here comes Putin’s worst nightmare

There is some very interesting news coming out of Mexico recently, such as:

Mexico says catches senior Knights Templar drug gang boss

and this:

Mexico legalizes vigilantes (EPN has gone from denying the existence of the vigilantes, to demonizing them, to now incorporating them into the police force!)

but the news that really caught my eye was the mariachi-inspired skiwear of a Mexican Olympic skier.  Here it is in all its glory:

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The skier has the unbelievable name of Hubertus von Hohenlohe, but according to Wikipedia, that is only the beginning of all his monikers: “Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (born 2 February 1959 in Mexico City) is a Mexican Alpine skier, photographer, businessman, and a pop singer known as Andy Himalaya and Royal Disaster. He is descended from the reigning dynasty of a former principality in what is now Germany.”

That is almost a truth is stranger than fiction kind of background. While he was born in Mexico, he doesn’t seem to have spent a lot of time there.  When asked about the uniform, he said Until I went to Mexico recently to make a documentary, I never realized what a beautiful, amazing, rich past and culture they have and what a proud people they are. It actually moved me to see how much they suffered and how much they fought for what they have. The power to have your own identity is so strong and something I believe in so I want to give it a go in a very cool, elegant way. I want to celebrate who they are, but of course in my own style.”

Yep, truth is definitely stranger.  Here is a photo of the Royal Disaster himself in his new Sochi spandex:

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