Monday, January 28, 2013

Captain Glitter Meets His Kryptonite

Johnny in his final appearance 
on Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
listening to tips from Guy Fieri on how to handle 
the challenge of kids' birthday-party food.



OK first, before we recap the travesty of judging that occurred this weekend but which was actually not US Figure Skating this time, let us offer huge congratulations to new US champion Max Aaron! And enjoy the mutual admiration society of Max and Johnny:

Friday, January 25, 2013

Incomparable



A celebration in brief picspam
of the artist and athlete 
whose presence is deeply missed
at this year's US National Championships 
and still hoped-for at next year's; 
whose boundary-smashing influence is seen 
in programs and costumes in rinks around the world; 
who, each time he steps onto the ice, 
takes his audience on a journey of 
fierce elegance, grace, and expressiveness, 
in which we leave the world behind 
and are spellbound by something 
more like performance art 
than an ice-skating program; 
and whose tremendous natural talent—
Dick Button once described his skating as "liquid gold"—
remains a still-marvelled-at phenomenon 
in the fickle world of competitive figure skating:

The one and only

Johnny Weir.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"The Love We Commit to One Another..."

The husbands together in Russia last fall, 
shortly after Election Day in the US. 
Exclusive photo © Nadya Vasilyeva.



So as many of you know, there are various days here at Chez Bink when things totally suck balls.

Yesterday was not one of those days.

Yesterday was a day completely wrapped in awesome.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Captain Glitter Fights On

Johnny listens to the explanation 
of this week's challenge from Rachael—who had just 
greeted her own team, "Hello champs!"—with 
a look that prompted this question on Twitter
"Is there an Emmy for best bitchface 
in a competition-based reality show?"



Friday, January 18, 2013

Golden

Johnny, photographed in near darkness 
that caused the camera to interpret the limited 
available light as reds and golds.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



A year ago tomorrow, Johnny announced his return to competitive skating, with Victor by his side and high hopes in the hearts of fans everywhere.

It was a golden moment.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Random Thursday Roundup

Random HDOI photo #1: Johnny at the end 
of Gangnam Style, the opening group number. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly. 
Amazingly huge full-size version here.



So today is just a mishmash of things we need to catch up on as I haven't had a chance to blog since Monday and so here's everything that's happened since then which most importantly is this: Yay! He's safely home!

And also this stuff.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Art

For me, 
figure skating, yes, is a sport, 
and you have to fight. 
But the most important thing 
was to create four minutes, five minutes, 
for my audience to forget the world 
and just look at something 
that was... 
art.
— Johnny Weir
Fuji-TV interview



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Weir Gear

Meanwhile, in Tokyo: 
Johnny earlier today this afternoon
visiting @CANDY_NIPPON
which I don't even know what that is, 
but apparently it's part of Fake Tokyo
which I also don't know what that is, 
but they blogged this photo on their Snap page 
and he looks happy and gorgeous so yay!



Monday, January 7, 2013

"Johnny, It's No Surprise You Stole the Show!"

Johnny "Miss Peg Tumbleweeds" Weir 
made his debut as a competitor on last night's 
He survived the first week of competition 
and will be on next week's episode!



Friday, January 4, 2013

"I'm Putting the Competition On Ice"

Screencap of Johnny from one of the new 
now running on HGTV and Food Network. 
So excited for the hour-long season premiere 
THIS SUNDAY, 9 pm EST 
and PST / 8 pm  CST on Food Network!!



Thursday, January 3, 2013

Konichiwa: Johnny's Back in Japan!

Johnny at Narita airport earlier today, 
where fans greeted him with hugs and gifts, 
including "Poker Face Bear," a new 
adorable creation by Ineko Nakagawa
Exclusive photo courtesy of Ineko-san.



Kayso Johnny arrived safely in Japan last night/today/at some point between his five-alarm tweet and the ensuing bazillion hours of radio silence broken only by John Kerr's not-at-all disquieting query re: the repeated announcement of Johnny's name at Newark airport which did not in any way cause fans to completely spazz and spend the rest of the day/night/month of January freaking out that he had missed his flight to Tokyo for his debut with Stars on Ice: Japan Tour 2013, which is likely the first time I have ever written "Johnny" and "Stars on Ice" in the same sentence without even a trace of derision. Yay for Japan Tour 2013!! Would that the US and Canada SOI tours could get a rainbow-colored clue before they completely go out of business (oh, there it is: the derision missing from the previous sentence...).