Thursday, June 24, 2010

Um, Hey Guys ... ? About That Trip to Detroit ...

Johnny in Sun Valley, Idaho, summer 2009.

(Note: While my thoughts and prayers are very much quietly with the Weir and Moore families this week in the loss of Johnny's grandfather, Robert Moore, my über-stan-ness and sense of humor remain here on the blog, where there are still finales over which to squee and more voting to be done and upcoming performances for which to consider an exciting new career assisting cousin Biagio in his "import-export" business in order to be able to afford to attend ... )

I have good news and bad news.

Bad news first.

Well, here's the thing, and there's no easy way to say it: Word has quietly leaked that the fabulous Crème de la Crème event--the one-of-a-kind fashion show on ice starring Johnny about which I have been raving--originally set for this weekend IS BEING RESCHEDULED. This comes from highly trusted sources as there is genuine concern over fans spending hard-earned money on tickets, making (possibly nonrefundable) travel plans and hotel reservations, and generally turning their lives upside down in order to be there, and of course no one wants disappointed and upset fans--especially not our beloved Johnny, who appreciates his fans more than any celebrity ever.

A formal statement from the event organizers should be forthcoming and a new date announced by them soon, but in the meantime, please know that the event will NOT be happening this weekend.

I do know that the organizers very much want this event to take place, and also want to do everything they can to make it a success. But in order to achieve the very best in promoting the event so that attendees have the experience of a lifetime and the charities supported by the event benefit as much as possible, a change in the scheduling is necessary.

So I'm kinda bummed, because I was actually in the back of my mind thinking of renting out the attic for $1,000 a day for the next two days so that I could make it Detroit on Sunday (because I'm really blithe--OK, my husband would say unrealistic or possibly experiencing early-onset dementia) like that. But hopefully the new date will work out better for all involved, including fans, so we can still look forward to it.

I'm sure the organizers will be able to answer everyone's questions soon, so please be patient; but in the meantime, if there's anything I can help anyone with, please feel free to e-mail me or message me on Facebook. (Note: Please know that I always respond to e-mails and messages, but not until after noon CDT. :)

OK, now good news: As most fans know, there are two other upcoming performances by Johnny that promise to be a real treat! First, he's scheduled to be in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Saturday, July 24, as part of the summer series of ice shows hosted there. The following weekend, on Saturday, July 31, he'll be skating at Lake Placid, New York, in the historic 1932 Jack Shea Arena. The annual show in this intimate venue has earned rave reviews in previous years and is sure to be a fan favorite again this year. A number of fans are already making plans for this one; for more information, please check out the "Discussions" tab on Johnny''s Facebook page. Previous attendee Amanda Shank has posted a wealth of details!

Well. There you have it. Not the best news ever, but in the scheme of things, not really a tragedy. And since I'm still basking in the afterglow of Lauren's "inhaling-the-lovely-skin-and-inner-glitter-
of-Johnny-who-smells-wonderfully-of-hazelnut" blog post from yesterday, may I present for your fantasy pleasure the Johnny Weir Collection of Signature Fragrances, beginning with the centerpiece of the collection:

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Yes, it's the "L'Essence du Johnny" family of fine fragrances, with Oh Daddy cologne as the premier item in the product line. It's the gender-transcendant scent everyone wants, created from a propietary blend of woody, floral, and spice-based ingredients, including patchouli, peony, pomegranate, and of course hazelnut, plus a surprising hint of strawberry, bitch.

Rounding out the collection as seen below are Oh Papa!, the French version of Oh Daddy which of course automatically makes it better/more expensive; Mounted, for evening wear; and
dirty sweaty sex (use with caution). Although he never has sex, so whatev.

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Just think: Now YOU can recreate Lauren's moment and pretend it happened to you! Simply choose one of the fragrances and spray it enthusiastically on your partner / pet / pillow / person, close your eyes, and inhale deeply. Repeat as needed throughout the day, particularly if your zipper is stuck and you REALLY need something to distract you from how much you need to poop.

Quantities are limited, so order yours today! Sales of this exciting new product line are sure to outpace those of its only competitor by at least 150 percent:

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(Hope this helps ease the disappointment over Crème de la Crème in some small, comforting, aromatically fanTAStic way ... )

Check out Johnny's new blog on SUNFiltered!
He'll be posting entries there throughout June and July!
And PLEASE KEEP VOTING for him as Skater of the Year
in USFSA's 2010 Readers' Choice poll
(voting ends July 15)!

Please also vote here to tell Pepsi
that you want them to donate $250,000 to Just Push 'nPlay!
Johnny is on the board of the 'nPlay Foundation,
and this funding would help to provide physical activity
programs to nearly 20,000 kids.
Let's help make this project the top vote-getter!
(voting ends June 30)

Tubey Awards voting has ended for Be Good Johnny Weir,
but THIS WEEK ONLY you can vote here
for Johnny's Foot Massager, nominated for
Best Performance by an Inanimate Object!
It's listed among categories 13-16.
Only the top 10 vote-getters in each category
will make it to the final round of Tubey polls!

Yes! The season finale of BGJW airs on Sundance
this Sunday, June 27, on Sundance at 9 p.m. EDT
(although it's already available
via On Demand in some cable markets)!
You also can catch Johnny on MTV's When I Was 17
this Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. EDT,
or again on Sunday, June 27, at 8:30 a.m. EDT!

Special thanks to Facebook fan Jessica Lane
for her vital help with this post!

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


Anonymous said...

Well, at least if Creme de la Creme is rescheduled I still have a shot at winning the Powerball and being able to go... Okay, not funny I know!

I love the colognes idea! I want some!

Great blog, as usual!

bsontwit said...

put me down for 10 cases of each of the colognes - please have them personally delivered by johnny if possible. keep the eau de mongoose, NONE of that for me please!!!!! lol, you are so funny Binky!!

Thanks for the heads up on creme- i seriously was on priceline last night and almost booked a flight b4 I stopped myself - very expensive. Maybe I can make the new date, please keep me posted or dm me on twitter (bsontwit) if you have info. Thank you again!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you do it. Thanks for keeping us informed in such an entertaining way.....sorry about Detroit, but hopefully the new date will be announced soon. The cologne collection?.....priceless.

Maggie St. said...

Will samples come packaged with the Johnny Weir Action Figure?

Also, when CdlC is rescheduled, can they also move the location from Detroit to NYC? ;) KTHXBI!

*but, hey, thanks for the heads up info, for all the Kittens who had planned and are planning to attend*

Heather D said...

LOL the cologne names!!! I need to buy some eau de mongoose and throw it on my enemy!! haha

Jessica Lane said...

Indeed, shit does happen. I feel terrible for him - I know he was probably looking forward to this event, but now maybe with it being rescheduled it will be even better than it was going to be before.

Bright side, now maybe I can attend, hold your hand mama, and skip happily into the Weirlandian sunset together. Oh, happy days...

-Jessica Lane

I tried to wear "Mounted" in public. Just make sure you have a stick to drive away the throngs of admirers and that your zipper is really, really not stuck.

PumaJ said...

MM, you so ROCK!

BSonTwit said...

another comment here - I'm with Maggie, move it to NYC!!!!

Amanda Shank said...

Thanks for the shout out MM! Too bad about Detroit, they should really post an announcement on their FB wall.

Yeah Maggie that would be awesome if they moved it to NYC!

Wendy S said...

Just sayin hi. And thanks. And LOL.