Thursday, February 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Blogoversary!

Yes!! Johnny's cooking things up 
on Food Network again! 
He'll be one of the competitors on Season 3
of Chopped All-Stars, premiering in April. 
Screencap from the preview video below!

Oh hai.

Yes, I'm still editing that manuscript. Only 361 billion more pages to go...

But I glanced up from my screen long enough to notice that today is February 28, which, besides being the last day of the longest shortest month ever, is also the third blogoversary! Which is traditionally the "leather" anniversary, so here:

Johnny at the annual 
April 2011.

Celebratory Statistical Nerd Note:
Johnny has 
41,172 Twitter followers and 
28,496 Facebook fans.

Johnny has 
116,778 Twitter followers and 
71,803 "likes" on Facebook. 
As always, these numbers will be outdated 
by the time you get to the end of this sentence.

Besides random Johnny-in-leather photos, one of the best ways to celebrate a milestone (or anything, really) is with more Johnny on my TV! And we're in luck, because TONIGHT he'll be LIVE on Kathy Griffin's show on Bravo, along with Margaret Cho and Carmen Electra. Kathy has tweeted several times to let viewers know that the show has been moved to late night, which means 11:30 pm EST / 10:30 pm CST:

However, as of yesterday, neither Bravo's website nor local listings had caught up with Twitter, so the cable guides still have the show scheduled for 10 pm EST / 9 pm CST. IDK which is correct, so I'm setting my DVR to record ALL THE THINGS and hopefully Johnny will be on one of them.

In the preview video below, Kathy notes that there is some backstory between Johnny and Carmen:

(SPOILER: Victor tweeted that he's 
the backstory, and explains here. :D)

Many fans may remember when Johnny appeared on Kathy's previous Bravo show, My Life on the D-List, in 2006, during which he gave her a skating lesson. They're absolutely adorable, and I can't wait to see them together again tonight.

Video link. HD version here.

But Wait There's More: As mentioned above, Food Network announced earlier this week that Johnny is one of sixteen competitors on the new season of Chopped All-Stars, premiering April 7. Johnny will appear in the fourth episode on Sunday, April 28, 9 pm EST / 8pm CST, along with Joey Fatone, Laila Ali, and Judy Gold. The winner of each episode will compete in the finale on Sunday, May 5, where they will be battling it out once again for a prize of $50,000 toward the winner's charity.

You can read more about the show here, where this sneak peek video also was posted:

Video link. Johnny only appears at about 00:06, 
so I kind of lost interest after that.... 
But so excited to see his episode!
(Assuming I'm done with 
this manuscript by then...)

Bonus pic!! Photo tweeted by Paris Childers, 
with whom Johnny had dinner 
after arriving in LA yesterday: 
"We love our ball gowns @johnnygweir 
@ Hamburger Mary's"
Love this color and style on him.

We are constantly invited 
to be who we are. 
— Henry David Thoreau

Dear Johnny, thank you
 for an amazing three years!
You are a beautiful daily inspiration, 
and my life has been enriched immeasurably
by you, and by all the wonderful people
I've met because of you.
Always so proud to be your fan—
love, Binky

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

NEW!! Johnny's latest blog post for ESPN: 
"Why I'm not competing this year." 
A fascinating and honest read 
about his shortened 2013 season, 
and his goals and hopes for 2014.

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2013 Nationals 
and what lies ahead for next season. 
Please go read it now!

A number of Johnny's auction items have been relisted
which means if you missed out the first time around, 
you're in luck: It's not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures you could take home!

Johnny's latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

NEW in the Team Weir-Voronov fan store:
Johnny buttons!! 
Click this link to buy yours now!
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

Johnny keychains!! 
Click this link to add some sparkle to your keys!
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

"A Mighty Dream" calendars for 2013, 
in both 12-month and 18-month designs! 
Order yours today! All proceeds from the fan store 
are donated to Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
and the update on his website!

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


Nancy Knisley said...

Happy Blogoversary, Binky!

If you hadn't started your blog, I might not have been inspired to start blogging at The Quotable Johnny Weir.

Hmmm. Seems like there's a chain of inspiration with Johnny as the origin. I'm only two degrees away in The Six Degrees of (Inspired by) Johnny Weir.

aaaack said...

Johnny Weir is a grand original. It's hard to wrap one's head around him and put him into any kind of mental box. He's an artistic Houdini.

Classical and avant garde at the same time. Singular minded yet multi-talented with a mind that turns on a dime. A very traditional housewife and very gay rights at the same time. He is both the butterfly and the storm on the other side of the world.