Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh My Quad!

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo tweeted by Victor last night 
after Johnny's very long day at the rink, 
with this caption: 
"Came downstairs and found @JohnnyGWeir 
like this. #tiredhusband." 
LOL that Johnny managed to take off his shoes 
before collapsing...

Special thanks to @TedFlett on Twitter 
for today's perfect headline. :D

So here was Johnny's day yesterday:

6:52 a.m.
(Note: He tweeted over the weekend about
 his short program music, edited by Hugo Chouinard. 
More about the amazing Hugo in this interview
Visit his website here!)

6:14 p.m.

OMQ!!! And how excited are we?!

This excited!! 
And that number will be woefully outdated 
by the time you read this...

All of which resulted in a geyser of Twitter love--more than 100 tweets in response to him within another five minutes, and it's still going on hours later as of this writing. ♥

Here are a few of my favorites:

But I especially loved this one:

And this response:

Here's what Johnny quadding looks like, 
in case you haven't seen this before. :)

And here's a reminder 
of how excruciatingly difficult it is, 
from Be Good Johnny Weir, Season 1, episode 2.

He's been kind of a hot topic on Twitter lately. Also yesterday, @NBCOlympics tweeted:

What Olympian, past or present, would you LOVE to see make a return in Sochi in 2014?

To which more than 50 percent of respondees answered: "Johnny Weir!" (Or, "The one and only Johnny Weir!" or "Johnny Weir, of course!" Etc.)

I also love this Twitter convo from last week that ensued after @SamuraiCicero tweeted a photo of Johnny from the Chris Benz presentation and @chickgonebad sighed: "It's my fabulous ice skating imaginary boyfriend!!!"

Please click the image for larger view. 
#KingOfUs #KingOfQuads #KingOfAllTheThings

Wanna See His Royal Fabulousness in Person? 
Come to Skate for the Goal THIS SATURDAY!!

Photo courtesy of Skate for the Goal.

Look at these awesome young people!! They are the organizers of Skate for the Goal, and here they're manning the SFTG ticket table at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers last weekend. Check out all the Johnny love they've posted everywhere! Their event is this Saturday, February 25, at Sky Rink, and for just $10 you can see Johnny at the SFTG meet-n-greet (plus Viktor Petrenko! And others!), and enjoy some amazing skating--all to raise money for for two charities, Special Olympics-New York and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Don't miss out!! More info here, or email SFTG at skateforthegoal@gmail.com. And if you can't make it, please consider sending a $10 donation to these great kids to help in their fundraising effort.

Yes, Of Course We Have Brief Picspam. 
What, Are You in the Business of Asking Silly Questions Like NBC Now?

So seeing Johnny prostrate on the floor reminded me: Hey, I have a few new pics of him in that same coat! (yes, I realize he's like in a coma there, but OMG THAT COAT. It's SO AWESOME.), courtesy of amazing photographer and dear friend Tatiana Edrenkina, who, when I muttered on Twitter the other day that I was bored, sent me like 248 pictures from when he was in Russia for City Lights in December 2011. So here are a few, taken when he and Tara came out of the arena after the show and were greeted by fans. Gaze; admire; sigh; quad; lather; rinse; repeat.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Tatiana Edrenkina @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
(Tara may possibly be sleepwalking here.
Which also could be why she's smiling.)

Johnny Weir. Photo © Tatiana Edrenkina @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Tatiana Edrenkina @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Tatiana Edrenkina @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Tatiana Edrenkina @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Tatiana Edrenkina @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.

OK, just one more. And yes he is.

Bonus video!! Johnny had a cameo 
on It's A Brad, Brad World last night. 
And I love Brad, but no: 
Johnny wore this look best. 
Skater legs. That is all.
Thanks to Wendy Stevenz!!

All City Lights photos © Tatiana Edrenkina
Very special thanks to Tanya 
for sharing her gorgeous photos here!! 
Many more to come from her archives!

If you missed last Friday's blog
please go check it out! 
Stunning picspam not to be missed, 
courtesy of David Ingogly.

Now on YouTube!! 
In case you missed it before!
Here is the profile that ran recently 
on Philly's NBC 10 newscast--a wonderful piece. 
Read the accompanying article here

New!! East Coast fans: Don't miss this chance 
to see Johnny on Saturday, February 25
at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers! 
More info here and on his website!

It's not too late! Subscribe now 
and get the entire Johnny Weir perspective, 
including his never-before-heard free skate commentary 
available exclusively on icenetwork.com!

Why yes he is!! 
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

New!! Johnny is an Honorary Chairperson 
for the Imperial Court of New York's biggest annual fundraiser, 
This year's beneficiaries are PFLAG-NYC and 
New Alternatives, a group that helps homeless LGBT youth. 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 31, 

Q and A! Go read it now!

Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is pretty much sold out, 
but I'm leaving this video on here 
for a little while longer 
because I love it so much. 

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


juncolove said...

Thank you so much for the posts!! The Twitter love and excitement for Johnny's quad is so exciting and lovely♥
I can't get on line often and regularly so I'm very thankful that you always capture, collect, share, and write so many fabulous things about Johnny.
I'm soooooo happy to be a Johnny fan! So much joy and love and glitter♥ Thank you!

aaaack said...

Sigh. The emphasis on quads is going to result in lots of injuries across the male skating board. Gymnasts, divers, snowboarders, and skiers do tricks, but they get to land on a cushiony mat, pool of water, or relatively more cushiony snow.

It is ironic that ice skating is therefore becoming more macho and daring that the rest.

Football players only run into each other. Not into a wall of ice. Plus, football players are allowed to wear helmets and body armor. What wusses.

Debora Walsh said...

So excited for Johnny! It's going to be so great to see graceful, fluid skating getting attention on competitive ice again!

And now with that nasty quad in his arsenal...he'll be kicking ass all over those rinks. Beautifully, of course.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

SQUEE!!!! The interview finally loaded for me!! Love loving that big delicious hair and all that family talk. I know, I know, quads and more medals first.... and wasn't there a 2nd line of dresses on the way?