Monday, May 24, 2010

NewNowNext Awards Update: Johnny's Kittens Are Rocking the Vote!!

 "Hey! You've been tweeting #realityWEIR
over and over for me? Thanks!
I'll be right over with these roses!"

Oh, just look at him. And not just there. Look here. And here. And especially here. Now how could we not vote repeatedly for Johnny to win the NewNowNext "Most Addictive Reality Star" award? Obviously the answer is: We couldn't. It's physically impossible to stop ourselves from doing just that. And now we've got the stats to prove it!

We're heading into the home stretch for voting, which ends
June 4--just thirteen more voting days left (also shopping days, except who has time to shop when we can't stop tweeting long enough to even feed the dog, let alone go out and buy stuff. Although actually you can shop at 24/7, so it is, in fact, possible to shop and tweet for Johnny simultaneously, but not buy dog food--although maybe a nice little for the dog, who really is looking quite svelte these days ... )

So ever since this NewNowNext thing began, I have been scouring the Interwebz for a useful tool that actually works to track our voting. (Yes, you can do a search on Twitter for #realityWEIR, but that only shows you the most recent tweets and doesn't offer any kind of history. Plus it craps out after about three refreshes and then mumbles weird technogeek stuff about how running scripts on this page may cause your computer to barf, screw up a triple toe loop, and then implode. So it's not a big help.) And those nice NewNowNext people sweetly refuse to offer a running total of any kind since they insist that the results must be a surprise when the winners are announced on June 17. They don't realize, of course, that HELLO, we are JOHNNY WEIR fans--with all the intense single-minded devotion that that implies...

In the meantime, we Kittens (as Johnny calls us, which just makes us SQUEE! and then purr like crazy, a word that crops up frequently when describing JWe fans--but it's a good crazy, not the quiet-neighbor-who-always-kept-to-himself kind of crazy, because for starters "quiet" we definitely are not) are all milling around with ever-growing anxiety as we wait for him to announce whether or not he's competing next season. And, as alert fan Jessica Lane points out, when Johnny's overly artistic, creative, passionate, and rabid fanbase is trapped in a small room with no glitter to snort and nothing to do but chew on our very sharp claws and hiss at each other, things can get messy. So fortunately many of us have made it our mission to control our anxiety by eating voting nonstop. And we're doing a helluva job.

I finally found a site called "What the hashtag" that actually works pretty well to track Twitter votes, although I can't get more than a seven-day history at a time. So I've had to do some extrapolating from there, which isn't nearly as stimulating as it might sound. Although maybe if Johnny did it ... in which case it would probably be called "sex-trapolating" and would look something like this:

Anyway, Johnny is up against four competitors for this award: Khloe Kardashian from Keeping Up With the Kardashians; Snooki from Jersey Shore; Andrew Mukamal from Kell on Earth; and JuJuBee from RuPaul's Drag Race.

So check us out, Kittens! (Yeah, OK, it's a nerdy-ass table and practically requires a pocket protector to view it, but LOOK AT THE VOTES!!):

Yes! We are ROCKING the vote on Twitter for Johnny! And that's especially thanks to these Top Ten Tweeters and the vote totals that they have contributed so far (and these totals are just for the last seven days):

  1. @maxonat - 1,599
  2. @Cheddar_Cat - 1,196
  3. @realityWeir - 1,110
  4. @KittenGlitterHD - 1,040
  5. @TheJerseySlore - 1,034
  6. @MaggieStNJ - 1,024
  7. @Moo58 - 830
  8. @blackren101 - 658
  9. @princessjhnylv - 631
10. @mommaowie - 419

You can track our progress and that of Johnny's competitors through these links:


So we are doing an AMAZING job--but this is no time to slack off! In the thirteen days we have left, let's see if we can raise our daily average to more than 2,000! Because here's the caveat: We do NOT have a way to track the votes cast on the NewNowNext website. So we've got to vote as often as possible, especially on Twitter, to make sure that Johnny is in first place.

As @natomax tweeted: If Johnny loses to Snooki, a kitten will die.

Although I think JuJuBee is the real threat here, and I don't know what terrible thing will happen if she wins--although I'm sure whatever death-dealing nightmare ensues, it will certainly be flamboyant, glamorous, and over-the-top. And have big hair.

But let's not go there. Let's just keep tweeting #realityWEIR around the clock FTW! Because this whole addiction is Johnny's freaking fault anyway, since he had me at, "I walk on water. Well, frozen water."

And if there's one word that describes Johnny Weir--whether he's skating, singing, walking, extrapolating, stepping into the shower, or just breathing--it's most definitely "addictive."

as "Most Addictive Reality Star"
in the NewNowNext Awards!
Vote here
(he's the last one listed in the fifth category--scroll down!)
or on Twitter by constantly tweeting

and retweeting #realityWEIR.
Voting ends June 4, which gives us plenty of time
to get Johnny oh, say, 100,000 votes!
PLEASE also VOTE HERE for Johnny to win
the 2010 Readers' Choice Skater of the Year Award
(voting ends July 15)!

photo (c) Amie
Thanks to ontd_skating for the .gif!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


WheresMyKoppy said...

You have sure been going through a lot of trouble to try and track these votes! All I've been doing is whining about how I wished we knew how he was going, lol!

Maggie St. said...

I should not be reading this....I should be using this time to VOTE! Am I insane that I added a 5th account (JGWsLilCupcake) because I had time to vote the other day but was maxxed out on the other 4 accounts? I think not. I prefer to call myself insanely DEDICATED. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank You for checking on status of the vote!

Tonight is DWTS and I am determined to vote for Nicole over and over and over because she IS afterall the best dancer. And....Hmmmmmmm...I think it will make Johnny happy. :0)


PumaJ said...

Okay, I'm going to hire you! I don't yet know for what position in my life, but, I'll figure something out :-)

MM, write a book or something :-) Your humor is so right on.

I am impressed with your blooming gif skills, too:-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the gif!! My sleep-deprived mind is watching it over and over completely transfixed. :p

Thank you for putting together the vote tallies. That looks like it was a lot of work. Must admit I'm kinda shocked at the low numbers for Snookie. Maybe other celebs' fans voted and then forgot about it. Johnny's fans will show 'em how it's really done.

Special glitter bouquets for all the ladies behind those Top 10 twitter accounts!


Anonymous said...

yay! i made the top ten list! *doing the happy dance*

thanks for much for the voting chart - i was a bit worried and wanted to see how we were doing. and, yes, i hear and obey and will try to double my votes every day. :-)

btw, can i sign up to get your blog posts directly downloaded into my brain with beauteous, cute, & sexy .gifs and all? it drives me crazy when i'm not up until 3am and i miss the daily posting, cause then i have to wait all day to read it. sigh . . . .

Robin aka Princess Johnny-Love

p.s. is my deluxe action figure gonna ship anytime soon? :-)