Sunday, January 15, 2012

Improv-Ice: The Man. The Myth. Those Legendary Pants.

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"Hey. Hey, you guys. What are you doing? 
You're not watching something lame, are you? 
You know you can see me skate 
in Improv-Ice today, right...?"

"Look! I'm even in the logo!"

(Thanks to my dear and sharp-eyed friend 
Tatiana Edrenkina for pointing that out...)

FINALLY!! The broadcast premiere of the Tylenol Cold Improv-Ice show, part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series, is TODAY at 4 pm EST / 3 pm CST on NBC!! (Love that he's not only in their commercial twice in 13 seconds, he's actually an integral part of the logo for the show...)

Johnny will be performing to LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" (yes, in the Safety pants):

Photo courtesy of Brittany Evans for Disson Skating. 
More photos in Disson's Facebook album!

Photo courtesy of Mike Burton for Disson Skating. 
See more of his pics from the show here!

And also to Styx' live performance of "Grand Illusion":

Photo courtesy of Brittany Evans for Disson Skating.

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
(Same costume that he wore 
for the Adele "Rumour Has It / Someone Like You" 
mashup at Holiday Dreams on Ice. 
Photo © David Ingogly.)

Most importantly: Johnny would like us to vote for him to win “Tylenol Cold Best Improv-Ice Skater”!!

I believe this is the first time he's performed in Improv-Ice, and he's up against defending Improv-Ice champion Jeremy Abbott, who's been campaigning enthusiastically the last few days...

I THINK voting begins immediately after the broadcast concludes. You can vote on Disson Skating's website--which is great news, because hopefully Johnny's fans around the world will be able to access the page and cast their votes. So please help pass the word on Twitter and Facebook to make sure every fan group knows about the voting!

(Yes, as of this writing, the page STILL says, "Come back to vote beginning on January 15, 2012," but I'm sure it'll be updated and ready for voting by tonight.)

The voting period lasts from today through January 31, and we can all vote for him once a day every day during that time!

The winning skater will be announced on Saturday, February 4, during the NBC telecast of "Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice" beginning at 4 pm EST.

If you miss the Improv-Ice broadcast today (I've heard from fans that in some parts of the country, NBC is actually showing football or college basketball instead of Improv-Ice. WTF.), you can of course still vote!! The show will be rebroadcast twice on Thursday, January 26, on the Ovation network, at 8 pm EST and again at 10 pm EST. Although I'm sure someone will have uploaded all the relevant portions to YouTube by tonight so you can watch and vote and watch and vote and watch and vote over the next 16 days...

Note: We're going to try to find a livestream of the show, so please keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook around the start time in case we actually find a working link to share! 

So PLEASE VOTE (A LOT) for Johnny!!! If you have any questions about the voting, please feel free to email me or leave a comment on the blog.

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"So yes, you'll vote for me, please? Thank you!"
Look at that beautiful face. 
How could you say no to that?

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!

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


Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

hee hee! vote and watch x infinity! sounds good to me!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

oh! do you have any more pics of the Safety Pants? puh-leaseeeeeeeeeeeeee?

Binky and the Misfit Mimes said...

We ran most of ours on this blog post:

But you might have missed that entry... If so, go look now. It's... a whole lot of WOW and O.O ...

WheresMyKoppy said...

Right now the voting page is still only open for blog comments. Frustrating! Thanks for the great blog MM, all the info and the great pictures!

And nice to know we have a couple weeks to vote. That means we can keep promoting the link and trying to get people to vote.