Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gifs, World Peace, and Johnny's Biggest Little Fan

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny during one of the 
interview portions of Improv-Ice.
Special thanks to Jenn Kittler 
for the screencap!

Voting: Day 3. Yeah, It's Going Pretty Well. 
(Or: So, Johnny, How's That World-Peace Plan
Coming Along?)

(Votes as of 5 a.m. EST today. 
Please click the graphic to be taken to 
the latest real-time poll results.
Cuz these numbers are obvs already outdated.)

Here are a few more gifs from the interview portion of our pageant (sorry, been watching too much Toddlers and Tiaras lately--talk about O.O) to help motivate you to go cast your daily vote:

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
(Click any gif for larger HD view.)

Speaking of voting: So I came across these tweets on Sunday while watching Improv-Ice:

Which, you know, were similar to hundreds of other tweets that happened during and after the show, all of which made me smile like crazy in between giffing everything in sight.

Then yesterday this same Twitter user tweeted to me:

So of course I had to click the link, and here was this absolutely adorable video:

(Transcript of the video is
at the end of this entry.)

Meet four-year-old Nehemias Jr. (he mostly goes by "Junior"). 

After I totally died from the precious, I had an engaging Twitter convo with this sweet boy's lovely mama, the aforementioned @ndnspeechmom ("Skye Blue"), who gave me permission to share here.

She is a Native American of the Plains Cree nation, a speech therapist and blogger, addicted to MAC makeup (love her already!), and married to a man from Acupulco, Mexico. They currently live in Saskatchewan, Canada, with their three children, who are half Cree and half Mexican.

We agreed that we love how Johnny's appeal is cross-cultural and basically knows no boundaries.

She noted that Junior's hair is usually braided, but yesterday he was wearing it loose and curly "like Johnny Weir." Also he had been "keeping himself busy trying to spin around holding one leg up. Luckily winter is long here in Canada lol." (LOL.)

I asked Skye if Improv-Ice was the first time Junior had ever seen Johnny, and she said, "Yes, and he's been watching him on YouTube ever since. I let him watch old Kurt Browning vids and he was all, 'That's not Johnny Weir.'" (So he's not only adorable, he's smart!).

Then I asked if he had seen Johnny's Poker Face and Just Dance, and she said, "Yes, but 'Sexy and I Know It' is his fav cuz he saw it on 'the big TV.' It is a nice change from UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] and monster trucks. I'm so glad he is watching something on YouTube besides Lightning McQueen."

She added, "Oh yeah, and he is trying to get his 17-month-old brother to watch 'Johnny Weir' with him. (He always says Johnny's full name, so cute.)" #dying

Because Junior's a little soft-spoken, here's what he says on the video:

Mama: Who's Johnny Weir?

Junior: The guy--he dance. We watch him on TV but Johnny Weir, he skating.

Mama: OK, and what do you want to do?

Junior: Skate and then do Johnny Weir dance and then he also jump and do that somersault dance.

Mama: You like it?

Junior: Yeah. Mom, maybe I'll do that like he. Like Johnny Weir.

"A mom can dream, right?" Skye tweeted to me after sharing his closing sentence.

Absolutely. And so can kids. Especially when they have someone amazing to inspire them.

Thank you, Skye, for sharing your dear little boy with us. May all your children follow their dreams and achieve whatever their hearts desire, with the love and support of their family.

And Junior, here's a wave and a kiss from Johnny for you.

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Bonus Improv-Ice screencap! 
With thanks again to Jenn Kittler!

Hey, if you missed the special weekend blog post
please be sure to check it out!
Featuring exclusive black-and-white portraits
 of Johnny from the HDOI VIP party

© David Ingogly.

(Please click twice for full-size view.
They're pleasingly huuuuuge.)

Nominate Johnny Weir for a social media award in the Shorty Awards!

Hey, Johnny's been nominated for a Shorty Award!! You can join in on the nominating process by clicking here and tweeting your vote for Johnny. Most fans are voting for him in the "Athlete" category. 

Note: The Shorty Awards have very specific rules, which essentially boil down to this:

(1) You can only nominate him ONCE from each Twitter account that you have. Additional votes from the same account will NOT be counted. So it's one of those deals where we need a LOT of different people to vote, rather than a few people voting a lot.

(2) Your nominating tweet MUST include a reason (for example: "I nominate @JohnnyGWeir for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he inspires his fans to believe in themselves"--thanks @PatinaGlace!).

(3) You must NOT copy someone else's reason in your vote. 

All righty then.

The nominating period ends February 17--please vote vote vote!! For more info, click here.

New Q and A! Go read it now!

Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is selling out fast! 
Don't miss your chance to sparkle--
visit a MAC retailer or order online ASAP! 

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!"

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


germansoulmate said...

Aww...this little guy is too cute.

I love the .gifs which keep coming. I have to hold back myself otherwise I would keep waving back at him.

That is a really nice post. Thank you.

aaaack said...

Nehemias is a perceptive child who knows talent when he sees it. Hope these smart parents can find him some ice skating lessons.

By the way, certain native Americans have an exceptional talent for balance, and this skill might manifest in this child.

Atomic Wife said...

As always, bringing people together from all walks of life from all over the world. What an amazing man he is!!!

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

totally having a SQUEE attack here! such a cutie! so glad he got to see Johnny skate and is loving him!

whoops! scuse me, not Johnny but Johnny Weir! gotta get it right! hee hee!

and hello, Major Jam Corporation That I'm Still Boycotting Cause You Majorly SUCK! . . . ahem! . . . family friendly anyone?

la la!


St Prog said...

And with the power invested in me by, um, just me but I'm sure EVERYONE agrees, I dub thee and thy blog the Official Johnny Weir Clearinghouse / Treasure Trove. I'm bouncing around asking, "Did the guy from Styx really say 'OMG?'" I'm Googling how to make an animated .gif out of the last few moments of the "Grand Illusion." I'm rifling through my pockets trying to find the correct URL for ImprovIce voting." Lo and behold, you've covered it ALL ALREADY with so, so, so much more! I need to pencil in regular blog reading - write it on my hand or perhaps a PostIt on my toothbrush. You're great and really do Johnny justice.

WheresMyKoppy said...

What an adorable little guy Nehemias is!

Thanks for the video and the gifs. And Jenn's screencaps.