Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Constant Comment. Yes Please.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.



Yes! At last! It's today! Johnny's commentary on the Senior Men's free skate at Nationals, Groups 3 and 4, is expected to be up on Ice Network at 12 noon EST!! If you haven't already subscribed, you can still do so here—worth every penny. Plus your subscription will give you access to all the premium on-demand footage in the Ice Network video archives from the 2011-2012 season thus far—so if you missed his commentary on the men's short program, you can go back and roll around in that too.

Monday, January 30, 2012

US Nationals! Honey Badgers, Eyebrows, and Husbands

Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny enjoys the action at the 
US Figure Skating National Championships 
with fellow skater Derrick Delmore. 
Photo courtesy of Super Agentress Tara Modlin! 
Bonus Ashley Wagner in the far left of the photo. 
(Super bonus: Wedding ring! 
So please click twice for super-size view! 
Because today is Johnny and Victor's 
one-month anniversary. )



Wow! What a weekend!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Portrait of the Artist: The Starbucks Series

In the Creation of Great Art, Great Sacrifices Must Sometimes Be Made.

The following brief dramatic series of picspam covers less than 60 seconds of (endless) rehearsal time in the life of a three-time US champion and two-time Olympian.

(As always, please click any photo twice for full-size view.)



Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Holiday Dreams on Ice rehearsal.
Day 1.
Hour 12,956.
Johnny casts a longing glance at ...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Special Message from Johnny...

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny in Punta Cana, 
January 2012.



I wasn't actually going to blog today because I'm merrily working on picspam for tomorrow, but then late last night Johnny posted the above photo to his Facebook fan page along with this beautiful message for his fans:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Unstoppable

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.



Congratulations to Johnny 
on his decision to return to competition!
Please visit his website for complete news coverage
and a special statement from Johnny.

Photo © David Ingogly.
Please click photo twice, or click here,
for stunning full-size view.




Postscript: Of all the moments yesterday 
surrounding Johnny's announcement, 
this is the one I will never forget:

What a powerful statement this photo makes: 

An elite athlete--the sweetest, fiercest, 
most courageous, most formidable, 
most beloved diva bitch on ice 
in the history of his sport--

and his beautiful husband.

This shot, especially, is everything.

Skating is Johnny's soul.

Victor is his heart.


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

Thursday, January 19, 2012

May We Present This Helpful Brochure...

Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.



Thank you for calling Maximum Freakage, the Johnny Weir Fans' Crisis Hotline. Please listen closely as our menu options change frequently depending on his mood and the color of his bag.

Press 1 if you're freaked out about his hair. Your call will be automatically forwarded to Eric Alt, who will reassure you in his warmest and most soothing voice that only the finest products were used in creating whatever is on his head today, and also that It's. Just. Hair. And. Will. Look. Different. Tomorrow.

Press 2 if you're freaked out about whatever he's wearing today, what he wore yesterday or to a past event, or what you think he might be planning to wear soon. The outfit in question will be compared to a list of items that Victor is surreptitiously giving away to Goodwill in hopes that he can have at least one freaking drawer for himself. Otherwise, Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski will listen to your concerns and make copious notes to which they can refer when offering to style Johnny on an upcoming episode of either of their shows.

Press 3 if you're freaked out because he hasn't tweeted in more than 24 hours. We'll empathize with you and read you a comforting selection of past tweets, noting previous time gaps in precise minutes, seconds, and milliseconds, then offer our best calculated guesstimate as to when he'll tweet again. Proven 99% accurate except when he completely surprises us. Which happens... a lot.

Press 4 if you're freaked out about a specific tweet posted prior to January 18, 2012. Linguistics experts, written-voice analysts, grammarians, and his third-grade teacher are on call to help parse every phrase, word, letter choice, and punctuation mark. Their conclusions are then minced and boiled into a mixture consistent with tea leaves, which are read back to you by mystic oracles clad in tatty terry robes. (Results may vary.)

Press 5 if you're really really freaking tired of certain ridiculous comments on the Improv-Ice poll. Operators are standing by to send you a stack of pamphlets to share with commenters, which explain... erm... self-stimulation and how to properly simulate it for all those people who have apparently been doing it wrong. Helpful illustrations include the cover image: a zoomed-in photo of Mr. Weir in the Safety Pants that offers a climactic response to all those protesting with just a bit too much excitement in their outrage that "those pants outline every detail of his anatomy!" An explanation of the phrase "broad appeal" and how that translates into "winning this poll" is included.

Press 6 if you have a mammoth thing shoved in you. We'll try not to giggle.

Press 7 if you're freaked out by this tweet in particular:


If symptoms include hyperventilating, insatiable desire for cookies or chocolate, inability to stop refreshing his Twitter page every five seconds, desperation to redefine the meaning of "tomorrow" ("tomorrow" WHERE? It's already tomorrow in Japan!), and staring in horror at a nearby clock whose hands have SERIOUSLY. STOPPED. MOVING. I. SWEAR. TO. GOD., you may be suffering from:


Please immediately drink three Bellinis, light a candle, and genuflect before an image of Patti. Then allow us to hold your hand virtually whilst we swill more alcohol and await clarification together. Which we're sure is coming ANY MINUTE NOW....

In the meantime, please busy yourself by continuing to vote for Johnny to win Best Improv-Ice Skater:

(Votes as of 3 a.m. EST today.
Please click the graphic to see
the latest real-time poll results.
Cuz these numbers are obvs already outdated.
Since of course you just voted, yes?)



And enjoy this gif of the man who has been happily torturing you since 1:33 pm EST yesterday:

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.



Gif created from HDOI photos
© David Ingogly.



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!"

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Multimedia Wednesday

Random Stuff That Makes Me Happy
 in Celebration of the Fact 
That One Year Ago Today Was 
in Chicago. :D



Johnny acknowledges the audience at the end 
of his "Sexy and I Know It" performance in Improv-Ice. 
Screencap thanks to Jenn Kittler
Please continue to vote vote vote for Johnny 
through January 31!



Voting: Day 4. 
As the Numbers Continue to Rise, 
Johnny Considers a Summit With Global Leaders 
to Review His Four-Point Plan for World Peace. 
His Advice to People of All Nations So Far, 
Handwritten in Cursive 
on Creamy Linen Stationery:

1. Rock it the way you want to.

2. Realize how utterly ridiculous you can be, and dance with it.

3. Be a giant orgy of glitter. No matter what, keep on shining.

4. Believe in yourselves. Love it, and live it, and don't answer to anybody.

(Note: Compiled from actual Johnny quotes. Find all these and more on The Quotable Johnny Weir!)


(Votes as of 5 a.m. EST today.
Please click the graphic to see
the latest real-time poll results.
Cuz these numbers are obvs already outdated.
Since of course you just voted.)



This Is Made of Happy.

The video of little rockstar Nehemias Jr. 
featured on yesterday's blog 
is now the top video result 
for the search "@JohnnyGWeir" on Twitter!



Random Unexpected 
(But Always Welcome) 
Flash of Johnny.

This is an incredibly powerful movie trailer that moved me to tears before I was even halfway through it. Uploaded on Monday, it has already gone viral, according to HuffPo, having reached more than 700,000 views in just a few days. The film advertised is a documentary whose creator needs to raise $50,000 by March 9 in order to move forward with the movie. 

You can donate as little as $1 to join in the fundraising effort. 

As of about 2:30 p.m. EST yesterday, the filmmaker had hit $39,996 in donations. As of 6 a.m. today, that amount had surged to more than $77,000.

Johnny can be glimpsed at about 6:13, in a clip from a 2010 appearance on Larry King. After viewing the trailer, I can't think of a better use for a donated dollar (or several). 

More info on the film's website, Facebook, and Twitter.



Yeah, I Made Some More Gifs. 
With "Sexy and I Know It" Playing 
in Endless Repeat on My iPod. 
Seriously, LMFAO Maybe Owes Johnny 
Some Royalties at This Point.
(Click any gif for larger HD view.)

Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.
In response to overwhelming popular demand, 
here's this gif again, only zoomed in 
as much as Davey could stand to do 
before the video quality degraded beyond the point 
that he could live with. 
But he also made
 this one 
for us anyway. 



Bonus video!! Here's more Johnny 
in the Improv-Ice closing number, "Come Sail Away." 
Special thanks to Wendy Stevenz for uploading!



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!"

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

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!"

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