Monday, April 23, 2012

From Our Extreme Déjà Vu Dept...

We Bring You Multimedia Monday. As In, A Bunch of Stuff That May Seem Oddly Familiar Plus a Facebook Page You Could Swear You'd Already "Liked"...

Johnny Weir. Photo © NealBtv @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny on the red carpet 
at Night of a Thousand Gowns. 
Photo courtesy of the always awesome 
Neal Bennington of NealBtv.



Oh hai!

So happy to see you!

Yes, I'm sorry I've been out of touch lately. Goodness, it's been nearly two weeks since I wrote anything here. I sort of got sidetracked by some stuff best described as a series of unfortunate events that arrived on my doorstep all shifty-eyed and sweaty, bearing a suspicious-looking briefcase crammed full of technical difficulties and also a worn carryon absolutely brimming with fraying, food-stained freelance projects, the crowning glory of which was the editing of a nearly 300-page treatise espousing fundamentalist Christianity, with its attendant homophobia, general misogyny, specifically anti-woman rhetoric, and of course the requisite air of withering condescension gently wafting over every word. I was nearly crushed to death under the weight of the irony.

And of course because every Exciting Semi-Annual Week of Personal Epic Fail Hurry and Start Yours Today! is completely dependent on impeccably horrendous timing, all this happened immediately after the launch of the blog's new Facebook page! Which a lot of people were kind enough to "like" right away! Which was great! Except then I needed to tweak it! Just a little! But I couldn't! Because that's when the briefcase exploded! And I was showered with technical difficulties like so much incomprehensible Facebook shrapnel! The upshot of which is best relayed gently and sensitively with this classic macro:


"Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, 
not a Facebook developer!"



Yep. Gone baby gone.

All righty then.

So I kind of staggered to my feet, brushed myself off as best I could, muttered lots of really colorful things under my breath, plowed through all the freelance stuff whilst determinedly ignoring all things Facebook- and blog-related for a good long while (why is it that the more I try to make use of Facebook, the less I like it? We weren't exactly friendly to begin with. Now it's just super-awkward, like when you go in the breakroom to get coffee and the only person there is that really weird guy from Accounting who stayed late the same night you did that one time and in the elevator he suddenly started telling you all about the scale model of his hometown that he's been erecting in his basement for literally years and it's almost finished but he's having trouble with the figurines and he keeps inching closer and closer to you while he's telling you that you'd be a great model for the tiny carving of the mayor's late wife and would you like to come over so he could study you and then you suddenly realize that you don't think this man has brushed his teeth since maybe 1982 but that's likely the least of his problems and dear God does the elevator usually take this long to go seven floors but then finally it reaches the lobby and he just abruptly exits in mid-sentence and you've never really spoken since and now he's here and you've completely forgotten why you ever thought you needed coffee...), and so now here we are! With leftover picspam from Night of a Thousand Years Ago and also yes! A new Facebook page here! Because even though the old one is defunct, the URL lives on forever and can never, ever, ever. be. released. by. Facebook. to. be. reused. Ever. Again., as Facebook explained with a grave tone of finality that made my mind wander off to idly wonder how exactly that mayor's wife died, anyway. So we have a new URL there and everything here is all matchy-matchy with Facebook, in an OMG-that's-so-sad attempt to help people connect the two and not miss any blog entries. Which was the whole point of this exercise at its Inception (Seriously. Go see the movie and then squint at Facebook Timeline again...) all those lifetimes ago. Which reminds me: I should probably discuss my latent masochistic tendencies with my therapist sometime soon.

Anyway: So the blog is back! And we have pics! And vids! And yet another Facebook page! So please come "like" it and enjoy all this great catch-up stuff while I go light a candle to the Facebook gods and whisper a request that the page be allowed to live long and prosper.... 



Night of a Thousand Gowns Revisited.
Because Hey, If Timeline Doesn't Care 
What Day It Is, Neither Do I...

New photos courtesy of NealBtv
See his Facebook album here!

Johnny Weir. Photo © NealBtv @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © NealBtv.


Johnny Weir. Photo © NealBtv @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © NealBtv.


Johnny Weir. Photo © NealBtv @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © NealBtv.


Photo © NealBtv.



And more NOATG photos from 
Jason (Woei-Ping) Chen of JasonBC Foto! 
See his Facebook album here!

Johnny Weir. Photo © JasonBC Foto @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Jason (Woei-Ping) Chen of JasonBC Foto.


Johnny Weir. Photo © JasonBC Foto @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Jason (Woei-Ping) Chen of JasonBC Foto.


Johnny Weir. Photo © JasonBC Foto @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Jason (Woei-Ping) Chen of JasonBC Foto.


Johnny Weir. Photo © JasonBC Foto @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Jason (Woei-Ping) Chen of JasonBC Foto.



Bonus Pics: Improv-Ice Flashback!!

New amazing picspam 
courtesy of Paula Hughes
See her fabulous Improv-Ice
Facebook album here!


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Paula Hughes @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo © Paula Hughes.



Bonus video!! First, this wonderful montage from Gelicona 
that uses many of David's photos, including those 
from two of my all-time fav blog entries: "Wings
Thank you so much, Gelicona!


And next, this stunning montage 
that interweaves other skaters 
plus Johnny's appearance in the MAC video 
with the original video of this song. 
Brilliantly done.



And, From Our Stop Me 
If You've Heard This Already Sub-Dept.:
The blog has a new home on Facebook! Again!

Please come "like" it and enjoy browsing through 
the posts and photos! 
Photo © David Ingogly.



Why yes he is!! 
Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
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!



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!"

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

10 comments:

germansoulmate said...

I´m back to clutching my pearls and fanning my face. That´s the only thing I can think of seeing these flashback pics from ImprovIce...and lol´ing again at you know who.

Great you are back again, and with such a great gift (of all things). Of course I liked the "new" FB page immediately. I can´t have missing anything related to Johnny. I´m glad you´re kinda back. It really had started to be too quiet.

So, thanks again to you and to the inspiration of this blog.

jenn said...

I'll never get tired of pictures of Johnny & Victor. They always look so happy & so perfect together. <3

aaaack said...

Thank you for these awesome photos.

Very relieved that you survived your stomach flu and have not fallen through a manhole on the ice.

The acquaintance you described reminded me of an employee in a magazine company I used to work for who used to talk to strangers in the elevator. When he got a job in a certain department (circulation? accounting?), ALL the desks that had been in an evenly spaced geometrical grid started slowly inching away from his. So that eventually he had tons of SPACE around his desk and all the other desks were in a clot at the periphery. Also about the time there started a new fitness trend...climbing stairs for exercise.

Nicky said...

Thanks for the hilarious writing and beautiful photos. Good to have you back, I was getting worried.

I have a question- is there any hope of ever seeing a second season of Be Good Johhny Weir? Or of seeing the footage thatwas shot for a second season in any form?

Binky and the Misfit Mimes said...

Hey Nicky! Thank you for missing me! Am glad to be back. :)

The latest I think we've heard on BGJW2 was from NealB's interview with Johnny at the GLAAD Awards a few weeks ago, where Johnny said he thought it would be returning to Logo on Monday nights after this season of RuPaul's Drag Race is over.

Interview is on this blog entry:

http://misfitmimes.blogspot.com/2012/03/glaad-awards-fierce-fun-and-so-many.html

St Prog said...

Fourth Grand Illusion picture, JWe_GI_5.jpg, delicious. Frustrating for netizens to use so many social sites anymore, can only imagine the difficulty for the content producers.

mybrotherskeeper said...

Welcome back. Must be frustrating for content producers to straddle social networks anymore. JWe_GI_5.jpg, fourth grand illusion picture, delicious.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

k, i liked the "new" new FB page, and shot a furious look at FB for being mean to our Binky!

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! BAD facebook! don't make us sic Ping on you!! especially now that Tema taught the Little One how to bite!!

hee hee!!

lovely pics of Johnny - especially enjoyed seeing the lovely details of his outfit super up close!!

xo

Robin

St Prog said...

Sorry for the double comment. Deleting the 1st was evidently unsuccessful. A pox upon Google Accounts. Last 2 months we're mis-posting all over the Internet. Though I suppose Johnny _is_ "delicious" enough to say it 2x.

Maggie St. said...

Dear Creator of this Blessed Universe, Please let me win just enough money in the Lottery to pay for my daughter's college with enough left over so we can visit Sochi in 2014 and then travel Russia a bit because hey, we're there.

I have GOT to see Johnny skate in the Olympics; I can only dream of being there live. But no matter which side of the TV set I have to be on, I will be there.

No matter where Johnny skates, he carries all our hearts along with him.

Welcome back Binky! You have been missed. I hope the dapperness that's infected your life is over ;) now. This picspam is coming at a good time for me, Thanks!!