Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fun Incarnate

Johnny at his photo shoot for Refinery29 
on Wednesday. Photo posted by @geordypearson
(please go there now and read all the comments): 
“Shot legendary figure skater @johnnygweir 
for @refinery29 today. Dude is epic.”
Lovelovelove this whole look.

So lately I’ve been judiciously not blogging on Thursdays because it’s pretty much become Johnnyday, in which we eagerly devour his latest Falls Church News-Press column (UPDATE: today's column is fascinating!) and also squee over his recent fondness for posting multiple Throwback Thursday pics, but yesterday dude was epic at his Refinery29 shoot, and so clearly these pics had to be posted immediately whilst we await dude’s actualfax photos on Refinery29’s site.

But first, there was additional awesomeness yesterday as Johnny announced that he’s now among the celebrity clients of Premiere Speakers Bureau, whose remarkable and wide-ranging roster includes Anderson Cooper (love him); Tony Mendez, the author of Argo, who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Oscar-winning film; outstanding documentarian Ken Burns; executive chef Marcus Samuelsson, whom we recently saw on Johnny’s episode of Chopped All-Stars; Virgin CEO/maverick Richard Branson; and quite a few Olympians, including Rowdy Gaines, Nastia Liukin, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (and, yes, Scott Hamilton, but he’s not my fav so he gets no link. Also a surprising number of ultra-conservative speakers—Mike Huckabee, Michelle Duggar, a bunch of Fox News people I don’t like—who really ought to be in a group photo with Johnny exactly as seen above because that would be the most fabulousness they’ll ever have the privilege of encountering in their lives. Although actually that would be true even if he was wearing sweats and a baseball cap).

Johnny’s bio page includes video of his wonderful HRC Visibility Award acceptance speech, and also notes that his speaking topics include motivation and empowerment, self-empowerment, facing fears, sports and pressure, and my personal favorite: “Family Values.” YES. PERFECT. LOVE IT. Eat that, Smuckers.

So I’m thrilled to see him add this to his résumé (note that his Twitter bio was recently updated to include “Public Speaker”), and I can’t wait to buy tickets to see him speak anywhere, anytime, on any subject. But especially on family values.

Me too.

OK! On to some brief picspam!

First glimpse, tweeted by lovely kind Victor, 
who always seems to understand our utter
desperation for sneak peeks.

Photo tweeted by @BBRILL.

Photo posted by @lauramillerphoto: 
“my @johnnygweir dreams 
have come true. @refinery29”

Photo tweeted by Johnny—a closer view of Victor’s shot: 
“A look from today’s shoot with 
@refinery29. I love any short/dress combo.”

Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
“Representing @kerinsworld at my 
@refinery29 shoot! #swag @ shootdigital”

Photo posted by @Refinery29: 
“Well if it isn’t @johnnygweir! On set with R29 today 
being fab in his @kerinsworld sunnies”

Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
“Getting a little candy corn at @kerinsworld 
A.Morir Studio!! Yay! @ Glamsterdam Palace”

And one more. Photo posted by @pieraluisa: 
“Johnny Weir is fun incarnate. 
#selfie @johnnygweir”

Yes!! A tiny scrap of video from the shoot! 
First posted by @lindsaysue via Vine, then 
uploaded to YouTube by @elle_velle (thank you!). 
Video link.

Fun in the Fan Store!

The Team Weir-Voronov fan store now has updated calendars, in case you missed out on buying yours in January! The new 12-month version runs from July 2013 to June 2014, while the 18-month version takes you from July 2013 all the way to December 2014.

And keychains are a hit:

Photo tweeted by @princessomega: 
“My new keychain arrived from 
@TeamWeirVoronov I love it so much.”

Photo tweeted by @dauphinedw: 
“outta the loop lately but still outta control 
of spending where @johnnygweir is concerned! 
#teamweirvoronov @zazzle”

Pro tip: If you order from the fan store through Johnny’s Comeback Gift Fund website, Zazzle tacks on a bonus percentage that means a larger donation to the fund with each purchase. Please visit often—new products coming soon!

Bonus pics!! For Throwback Thursday: 
Johnny at Asher Levine’s presentation, NYFW Fall 2011. 
Photo by Alexander Thompson, from his gorgeous gallery
For more of those eyebrows, check out this 
adorable video of Asher and Johnny.

Photo tweeted last weekend by @Lance161996: 
“Just met @JohnnyGWeir. I started crying. 
OMG I love him!” I believe they’re
at Stephanie Handler’s studio of wonder.

Photo tweeted Tuesday by Victor: 
“We come home from work 
and this is the disparity in style. 
Too tired to further comment.” 
I love this so much.


Special offer for Johnny’s fans from TWELV Magazine
Get his fabulous limited-edition cover issue of TWELV—
no longer available on newsstands—for 50% off! 
If you’d like to grab one, please email Kevin 
at, and he’ll explain 
how to order and pay for your copy. 
Do it now—there are only a few left!

Please continue to tweet @Nike 
in a non-irritating way and tell them 
you’d love for them to sponsor Johnny! 
If you’re not on Twitter, you may write to them 
at Nike World Headquarters, One Bowerman Drive, 
Beaverton, OR 97005. More info here! #JustDoIt

To see up-close how battered and worn his skates are 
from thousands of training hours—particularly the left skate, 
because Johnny is a rare clockwise jumper and spinner—
please click here. Photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press, in which he 
discusses a fascinating theory he's developed!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

Congratulations to Johnny, winner of the 
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s HERO Award!! 
Johnny will be honored at the DVLF’s annual 
Heroes event on Sunday, May 19, in Philadelphia. 
Reminder: During the event, they’ll be raffling
off dinner with Johnny and Victor (!) plus 
an overnight stay for two in NYC.
Tickets on sale now! For more info, 
please visit the DVLF website.

Johnny is an amazing choice for both 
a Nike sponsorship and nomination to the newly founded 
Here’s whyand what fans can do to help. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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!

Ice Dreams returns! (Though apparently
not to Chicago, sadly.) More info here!

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!

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.

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

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka 
to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 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....

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

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