Monday, December 24, 2012

Gift

Johnny, Ave Maria, 
Holiday Dreams on Ice, 
December 2012. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Friday, December 21, 2012

Army of Badassery. In a Corset.

Screencap of Johnny on the Today Show this morning, 
just before his performance to Christina Aguilera's 
"Army of Me." New slate-colored hair by Eric Alt!



So Johnny performed on the rink at Rockefeller Center this morning for the Today Show, running on very little sleep after being awake since 1 a.m. due to the "'End of the World' rainstorm," and skating on a surface that he politely termed a "lake," with new dramatic hair by Eric Alt and clad in his gorgeous but not at all warm garter leggings by @SenaNYC, with bonus corset.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Dreams on Ice: Picspam Preview

Beautiful Johnny 
at the beginning of Ave Maria 
in Holiday Dreams on Ice, with
the lights of a menorah behind him. 
After the group number, he gave the first
individual performance to open the show. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Johnny in Chicago: Fandemonium!

Johnny at Scarlet Bar's 
5th Anniversary party in Chicago. 
Exclusive photo © Stacy McReynolds.



Kayso our Scarlet Bar story concludes with more fabulous exclusive picspam courtesy of Stacy McReynolds plus a few behind-the-scenes vignettes...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Adventures in Boystown

Johnny at Scarlet in Chicago 
with an awesome photo from Fashion on Ice 
that he autographed for the photographer, 
Stacy McReynolds, who also took 
this awesome exclusive photo.



I had almost forgotten how luminously beautiful he is in person.

It has been nearly a year since I last saw Johnny, just a week before he got married. Flashback to Holiday Dreams on Ice 2011: Davey and I show up just in time to completely miss Johnny's practice, so a volunteer escorts us down a hallway at the UPenn rink to show us where to set up for the group practice coming up next, when a door to the left suddenly bursts open—and there he is!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ambassador Amazeballs

Johnny at his first Cup of Russia 
practice, November 8.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva



From Our Kayso This Is One 
of the Coolest Things Ever Dept.

Screencap from the December 2012 issue of State Magazine, the official publication of the Office of the Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: OMG Johnny's Coming to Chicago!

Here's the flyer!! See you there!
Proceeds from the event will benefit TPAN
which also is awesome.



In the long line of firsts that Johnny has inspired in my life—first trip to an ice show, first time to meet an actualfax international skating star, first trip to upstate New York, first trip to Manhattan (I drove through the Lincoln Tunnel in rush hour!), first attendance at an Ice Theatre Gala, first Twitter convo with someone from Japan / China / Russia / England / Czech Republic / Germany / Finland / Australia / Taiwan, first time to watch any number of TV shows that I have never even heard of until Johnny appeared on them, which soon will include Rachael vs. Guy on Food Network—we have now come to the one where no matter how I say it, I sound like the beginning of a bad joke:

So this blogger walks into a gay bar....

Yep. That's me. The setup for a story in which obviously awkward hilarity ensues.

But that's OK. I am beyond excited that Johnny will be in Chicago this Sunday, a scant six miles from our home, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Scarlet, an establishment that has both a beautiful website and a fascinating history, and which is—

a gay bar.

See, I don't go to bars. I don't even drink. Not that I have any objection to either. It's just—my favorite people on earth, with whom I spend most of my time, are ages 14 and 19. So not a lot of drinking and bar-hopping happening here.

But not only am I going to the event, I actually stopped by the bar this past weekend to figure out where it is, how long it takes to get there, and what is the parking situation, a question I asked the extremely patient and kind manager, Robbie, who got sort of a faraway look in his eyes and murmured, "Hmmm... parking... " as he contemplated a parallel universe in which available parking was, in fact, a thing. (Note: There IS on-street metered parking on Halsted, but it's rare, in the way that sightings of live mastodons are rare, to find an open spot, even on a Sunday. Robbie recommends a parking garage a block or so south of Scarlet, while savvy Chicago fan Gary Podschun suggests parking on Broadway between Roscoe and Aldine, a short two-block walk to the bar. There also are various public transportation options to help you avoid the parking conundrum completely.)

Anyway: It has been almost a year since I last saw Johnny. So I don't care if he's leading hymns in sparkly leather priest garb at the neon-emblazoned JESUS SAVES! church down the block (which BTW would be waaaaay more of a stretch for me at this point than a gay bar). I'm there. As thrilled as ever to get to see him in person, maybe give him a hug, and perhaps—if time permits and herculean effort prevails—to actually form words, which, if I could get them right, would be: Thank you for inspiring me to take those first steps out of my comfort zone nearly three years ago, which have now led me here.

To an awesome gay bar.

And to living out loud in an amazing and beautiful way I had never even imagined was possible until the fierce and fabulous Johnny Weir changed everything.




At Last!
The Election Is Almost Over!


No, not that one. This one: The final round of voting has commenced in the ISU "Fan Favorite Costume" poll! Please go here now and vote for Johnny!!



Yes, Of Course There's Picspam

Today we have a new exclusive set just for fun from the endlessly generous Nadya Vasilyeva. This series was taken at Johnny's hotel in Moscow on Friday, November 9, after that morning's practice.

As always, please click any photo twice for larger view.



Johnny has just returned from practice....


...and off-camera, John Coughlin asks him how it went. 
So, Nadya explains, "Johnny decided to show him. :)"


Fans present Johnny with a banner 
brought from Japan...


...the back of which has been signed 
by countless members of the Japanese fan forum.




About 20 minutes later....
IDK what he's doing but I love the hat.


Johnny and his wonderful guide, driver, 
and photographer, Arthur Lookyanov.


Posing for fans.








And one more from Nadya.



Bonus video!! Johnny Gangnam Style. 
Because it had to be done, according to Suzanne Larson
the creator and my lovely friend. LOL.



Binky’s Johnny Weir Blog is now on Pinterest
in case you needed a gazillion Johnny pics
all in one place without those pesky words 
cluttering things up… 
We've also added a "Pin It" button to the sidebar 
in case you'd like to pin blog stuff 
to your own Pinterest board! 
Photo © David Ingogly.



Very special thanks to 
Nadya Vasilyeva 
for the exclusive photos!!



Holiday Dreams On Ice 2012!! 
NOTE NEW DATE AND LOCATION!
Visit the HDOI website for info and tickets!



Yes!! More Johnny on our TVs!
Check out the Rachael vs. Guy website for more info!



Johnny's blogging regularly 
about his comeback journey for ESPN!! 
His first entry, "A Fresh Start"—personal, honest, 
very Johnny—was posted last Friday and is the source 
of the quote on the Spirit Day photo above. 
Looking forward to reading more from him 
as the season progresses!



Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.



Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!



Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....



HE REALLY, REALLY IS!! 
Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!



Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!



Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)



Q and A! Go read it now!



Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on eDressMe.com!



At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!



Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!



Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!


copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


Friday, November 30, 2012

"Believe in Yourself"

Johnny at his first Rostelecom / Cup of Russia practice 
on November 8—before the short program, 
before his injury, before he had to make 
the excruciating decision to withdraw 
from both his Grand Prix events. 
Exclusive from the gorgeous 
new series © Elena Vasileva.



To close out the week, we have the first set in a huge series of practice picspam from the lovely and generous Elena Vasileva. I was going to edit these down to just one set of highlights from the entire series, but as I was clicking through all 190+ shots, I was so drawn into them that it felt as though I were there, following his every movement on the ice, spellbound, as always.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Johnny Is an Outstanding Role Model"

Johnny, late in the day,  
hours after the Russian fan meeting: 
Still all smiles for his fans 
waiting for him in the hotel lobby. 
Exclusive photo © Nadya Vasilyeva
More from this series coming up!



Today we present the last in the series of exclusive Russian fan meeting pics from the very generous Nadya Vasilyeva so that we can move on to another 90+ amazing random exclusive photos also from Nadya after which we can then make way for a series of nearly 200 exclusive pics from one of Johnny's Cup of Russia practice sessions courtesy of the equally generous Elena Vasileva....

Yes, I am seriously drowning in Russian picspam. Please don't rescue me. I promise to do the same for you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pre-Thanksgiving Picspampalooza

Banner designed by the Russian fan group, 
"Johnny Weir — King on Ice," displayed at 
Cup of Russia and at the fan meeting in Moscow. 
Johnny autographed the banner 
during the meeting. :) 
Photo © Nadya Vasilyeva.



Today we present Part 2 of our Russian Lovefest, i.e. the glorious exclusive picspam we have from the Russian fan meeting that continues to make our blog overfloweth with both happy and thanksgiving.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mega-Multimedia Wrap-Up of the Week That Was

Johnny in his gorgeous new Phoenix costume 
near the end of his Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia 
free skate practice last Saturday, just moments before 
he made the decision to withdraw from the competition. 
Photo tweeted by the lovely Irina Volkova
As stunningly beautiful as this is, the pain 
and enormous stress he was under at the time 
are evident on his face.



Friday, November 9, 2012

"You Are So Beautiful"

Johnny at the end of his Poker Face short program 
at Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia. 
Screencap from the video of his performance.



UPDATE: 
Johnny has withdrawn 
from Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia 
due to injury.

Cup of Russia: Johnny Returns to the Grand Prix

Johnny this morning
at the men's short program practice 
for Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia. 
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



Good luck, Johnny!! 
We love you and believe in you! 
GANBATTE!!



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Desire

Success is focusing 
the full power of all you are 
on what you have a burning desire 
to achieve.
 —Wilfred Peterson

Johnny at the men's practice today in Moscow. 
Photo tweeted by Elena Vasileva.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pretty in Pink Political Asylum

Johnny chats with fans after his post-free skate 
press conference at Finlandia Trophy. 
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva
If you need me, I'll just be here all day... 
(after I vote, of course.)



Monday, November 5, 2012

To Russia With Love

Johnny takes a moment to enjoy a bouquet
 from his beloved Russian fans upon his arrival 
at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Saturday. 
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



He's competing in Cup of Russia in four days!!

I can hardly wrap my mind around it.

Johnny returns to the Grand Prix for the first time since 2009.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Power

Photo tweeted by Victor about 7:15 last night: 
"This is how I caught @JohnnyGWeir 
when the power came back on. 
But I repeat, WE HAVE POWER!" 
A few hours earlier, Johnny had tweeted
"Packing...in the dark...for 15 day trip. Hell!" 
But clearly the ever-resourceful Johnny was not about 
to let a little thing like hell get the better of him...  
#spelunkingforclothes



Friday, October 26, 2012

Random Friday Roundup

Johnny in the kiss-and-cry with flowers from fans 
after his short program performance at Finlandia Trophy. 
Photo © Elena Vasileva / Elle-velle.



OK! So much to catch up on this week! Here's all the exciting stuff that's been happening in Johnny world whilst I was busy doing boring things interrupted by frequent bouts of cleaning up cat vomit.... #whatismylife

Friday, October 19, 2012

In the Spirit of the Day


It's Spirit Day. Wear purple. 
Say something nice to someone 
you wouldn't usually talk to. 
Stop attacking people 
for being different. 
#love



Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Real "Dude on Skates"

Johnny during his warmup 
before his short program at Finlandia. 
From this incredible gallery by photographer 
zhem_chug on Flickr. Don't miss it!



OK, things are pretty much still Disaster: The Boxed Set (literally. So many boxes. What IS all this crap?) at the Haus of Bink, so I don't have a lot of time to write any words of my own, so today I'm borrowing some from other awesome people whilst I dig through the same boxes for the thousandth time to try to find the glass thingy that goes in the microwave without which I am utterly helpless, and also ponder the Companion Mini-Volume—Greatest Hits: If It's Already in a Box and I Forgot to Label It and I Totally Don't Know What It Is and We've Already Lived a Week Without It, Can It Just Be Donated to Goodwill as Long as We're Sure It's Not Grandpa's Ashes...?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Finlandia: The Phoenix

Johnny at his free skate practice this morning. 
Photo tweeted by @ESJW.



UPDATE: 
Congratulations, Johnny, 
on an amazing and powerful 
comeback to competition!!