Tuesday, January 28, 2014


3X national champion, 2X Olympian,
World medalist.
In the moment just before landing a triple.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please do click twice for beautiful full-size image.

UPDATE: First pics from 
Johnny’s trip to Sochi below!

It is not the critic who counts; 
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, 
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, 
who strives valiantly; 
who errs and comes short again and again; 
because there is not effort without error and shortcomings;
but who does actually strive to do the deed; 
who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 
who spends himself in a worthy cause, 
who at the best knows in the end the triumph 
of high achievement 
and who at the worst, if he fails, 
at least he fails while daring greatly. 
So that his place shall never be 
with those cold and timid souls 
who know neither victory nor defeat. 

— Theodore Roosevelt

Wishing safe travels and an amazing experience to Johnny, who knows down to his bones what it takes to be the one in the arena, having been that warrior not just in the Olympics but throughout his life, and to all his fellow Olympians—once an Olympian, always an Olympian—as they travel to Sochi this week to contribute, each in his or her own unique way, to the glory that is the Games.

I can only imagine how bittersweet Johnny’s third trip to the Olympics must be in some respects. For me, just as in 2010, I will be tuning in only because he will be there.

NBC plans to air all figure skating live via its NBC Sports Network cable channel (check local listings) and Internet livestream, with Johnny and broadcast partner Tara Lipinski providing commentary during the live coverage. Taped replays will be aired on NBC during evening primetime hours with Scott Hamilton and Sandra Bezic. Figure skating coverage begins at 10 am EST on Thursday, February 6, with the men’s short program for the all-new Team Event. For more broadcast and viewing options, please visit NBC Olympics.

The blog will be on hiatus the rest of this week as I dig my way out from under a gigantic project, but will return with as much coverage of our beloved expert figure skating analyst in Russia as it is possible to gather. 

In the meantime, don’t miss Johnny’s 4CC commentary airing on NBC this Saturday, February 1, as a lead-in to next week’s Olympic competition!

More Johnny commentary—
right before Sochi!

Johnny performs Fallen Angel, Vancouver 2010.
From @savannahcatchesfire on Instagram
“Quite possibly the most amazing athlete 
the figure skating world has ever seen.” 
Yes. This.

He’s on his way to Sochi!

Tweeted by Johnny: 
“All cozy with my munchkin @taralipinski. 
In 10 hours we arrive in Mother Russia. 

Tweeted by Tara Lipinski: 
“Two peas in a pod @johnnygweir 
Andddd we are off! #Sochi”

“One had to act like a man. On skates and in sparkles.”
—Johnny Weir: ‘The Frozen Closet,’ 
in the latest edition of Newsweek. 
A must-read!!

Bonus vid!! Tweeted by Johnny: 
“A Road Trip. #BeepBeep” 
Love this so much!

ICYMI (or in case you need to see it again and again and again):
Johnny’s episode of Say Yes to the Dress 
is scheduled to air on TLC Friday, February 7, 7:30 pm EST, 
and again on Saturday, February 8, 2:30 am EST 
(check local listings). Set those DVRs!!

Cannot. Wait.
More info on Johnny’s official website!

Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

Also on the blog:
“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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! 

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich 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!

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.

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 a
nytime 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 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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