Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?

Sun-drenched Johnny in Sun Valley.
I love the mesmerized kids in the background.
Please click twice for huuuuge full-size image, 
especially if you’re currently experiencing 
extreme winter fatigue...
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

20+ more pics below, 
plus Refinery29 perfection and 
links to Johnny’s Euros commentary!

UPDATE: Yay!! More Johnny 
commentary—right before Sochi!

Kayso I realize that today is not technically one of those traditional “let’s post old photos days” (#WaybackWednesday #ThrowbackThursday #FlashbackFriday etc.), but here, as always, our subject is Johnny, who is basically the fabulous poster child for not technically following any rules anywhere ever if it can possibly be deliciously avoided, so we’ve thrown proper hashtaggery to the winds (which are howling through Chiberia right now enough to envelop the city in a nicely frigid -10 F windchill, so all the hashtags we flung immediately turned to ice and shattered artistically when they hit the ground. If only I had aimed for the 5-foot snowdrift by my garage...) and are just going to indulge ourselves in lots of sun-drenched Johnny from last summer as an antidote to our seemingly endless stay here in Jotunheim...

But first: The Refinery29 piece referenced here last week  just came out, and it turns out to be mostly a glorious video from which I quickly grabbed two screencaps:

Having been styled for the office by Refinery29’s 
Kelly Bourdet and Connie Wang, Johnny explains 
figure skating costumes to them...

...and assesses how they look when they return: 
Kelly clad in his Born This Way costume, and 
Connie in one of Tara’s skating dresses. 

Please go watch the video now! 
Johnny’s “day at the office” is priceless.

UPDATE! Photo via Refinery29.

And also: Yes, we have Johnny’s Euros commentary! (Men’s here; women’s here!) And no, we do NOT have the Skating Spectacular. Because ARGHHHHHHHHH. Although we are desperately looking for a way to overcome our technical difficulties and bring it to you, but so far no luck.

Meanwhile, 4CC is happening this week, though NBC is not broadcasting the event until Saturday, February 1, at 4:30 pm EST (check local listings so you don't miss out on Johnny's commentary!). And we’re just 16 days away from actual Olympic figure-skating coverage on NBC, which begins with the team event on February 6

Johnny’s getting ready (though apparently far right-wing America may not be ready for Johnny. Their loss.):

Via Johnny: “It just got real! 
#Sochi2014 @nbcolympics”

Via Johnny: “Just finished my preliminary, 
Sochi, on-air fashion pull. Leaving in 10 days!”
OMG. How amazing is he going to look on camera! :D 
I’ll be gathering every child I know to watch with me!

OK! On to the picspam, a continuation of our series of rehearsal photos from Sun Valley (more here and here). During his second appearance in Sun Valley last summer, Johnny was fighting a terrible cold, high altitude, and air still heavy with smoke from recent forest fires, so he looks very serious and intense in these. He had plenty of smiles for fans after his practice, but while he was on the ice, he was all business and blowing his nose.

As always, please click any photo twice for full-size view. Some of these are super hi-res, and may cause slower loading times for the blog. But they’re definitely worth the wait. I’ll just be huddled here next to them all day, dreaming of ice the only way I like it: either tinkling in my glass, or under the hot sun, with beautiful, indomitable Johnny gliding past on it...

Johnny in Sun Valley:
Rehearsal, Part 3.

That shirt though.

His head cold is making him miserable.

Blowing his nose for the zillionth time.

Readjusting his ever-present necklace of charms.

Please especially click through to the full-size pic on this one.

Love those red-soled skates.

Bonus vid!! Tweeted by Johnny this morning: 
“Too much? #hump @ Ice House Skate Rink” 
No, no, too much Johnny is never enough. 
Dying to see more!

Exclusive Sun Valley photos © David Ingogly.

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

From Johnny’s website!! And so awesome.
Please read the full press release from Emory here!

So there was some confusion over this, 
as Nickelodeon tweeted that he was guest-starring 
along with Hilary Duff, but his portion is not actually 
in the episode itself. But you can 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:
“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.

“Without Words”
Gorgeous pics of Johnny’s Schindler’s List 
plus pics/vids from his Canada trip!
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Some Happy for Thanksgiving”
Beautiful Johnny 
with very happy fans in Sun Valley!
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Random Funday Roundup”
Links to Johnny’s TEB commentary 
for the mens’ and ladies’ events! 
Plus: A whole lot of Johnny heading our way, 
and exclusive new pics from the vault!
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“...That Boy With Wings on His Heart.”
Johnny, Fallen Angel, Vancouver 2010.
“The most beautiful performance I have ever seen. 
Inspired a young theater group in Brazil...” 
A poignantly uplifting story, now updated 
with a special postscript.

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

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Hope that everything goes smoothly at Sochi. Looking forward to hearing Tara's and Johnny's Olympic commentary.