Friday, April 11, 2014

Cure for the Uncommon Cold

The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few
is to be found in their industry, application,
and perseverance under the prompting of
a brave, determined spirit.
— Mark Twain

Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley, 
fighting a terrible cold, high altitude, and smoke-infused air 
from recent forest fires. He wowed the crowd that night 
with brilliant performances, and wowed them again 
at the lengthy post-show meet-n-greet 
with his graciousness and humor.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

More pics from 
this series below!

Yes!! Johnny is back with more commentary 
this Sunday, April 13, for Worlds 2014! 
He’ll be reunited with co-Dream Team members
(regular NBC, not NBC Sports Network) 
at 4 pm EDT. Don’t miss it!

Johnny has a new official 
Facebook fan page
Please go “like” it now!
The old hacked page has now been deleted,
and the “likes” transferred to the new page.

Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.

Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

So I realized yesterday, as I ventured out into the weak late-winter pall of Chiberia, joyously wearing, for the first time in months, just TWO coats instead of the usual three-plus-heavy-face-shrouding-scarf (BTW you know you’re living in perpetual Winterfell when you take your dear friend to The Loop and while you’re both shivering to death at a stoplight like characters Dickens has completely abandoned because your chilblains are just too depressing for him to contemplate anymore, she murmurs, “Wow, it’s REALLY cold here,” and you look at her with awestricken horror as you remember that she has just arrived here from ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. I am not making this up) that we are long overdue for more outdoor skating picspam of Johnny.

So here you go: sun-drenched Johnny, the remedy for all things uncommonly cold and yucky. 

He’s not very smiley in this series because, as noted above, he was not feeling well. But his intense focus and determination to dig deep and push through are equally beautiful in their own way.

(If you need me, I’ll just be here all weekend huddled near the warmth of these pics because Weirsus only knows when I’ll ever experience that again in real life...)

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly. These may take a moment to load, but they are more than worth the wait. Please, please click any photo twice for the full-size image. Most of these are stunningly huge and detailed.

Johnny in Sun Valley:
Rehearsal, Part 4.

Preparing to jump 
as a young fan photographs his every move. 
You can tell we’re nearing the end of his practice 
because he has now pushed his meggings up 
to his knees to combat the heat.

Watching him rehearse is one of the great joys 
of attending a Sun Valley show. 

While the crowd is sparse at first, 
more start to gather as word spreads 
throughout the resort that he’s on the ice.

Stopping to chat with fellow skater Ashley Clark 
and the really nice photographer guy 
whose name escapes me now.
And also to blow his nose. Again.

Back at it.

The kids, in particular, 
are absolutely enthralled with him.

That shirt.

(This photo and the next are amazing. 
As if you’re standing right there, although then
you feel bad for how miserable he looks.)

More onlookers have arrived, 
cameras at the ready.

Seriously, that shirt.

At the photographer’s request, 
he stops to join the others for a group pic.

Ryan Bradley, Erin Reed, Craig Heath, 
Jozef Sabovcik, Elena Leonova, Andrei Khvalko, 
Johnny, Ashley Clark, and Brian Boitano. 
Photo credit to that nice photographer guy.

And then it’s back to work again...

The final set from this photo series coming soon!

Bonus pics!! Johnny in NYC earlier this week, 
after power-lunching with NBC Sports executive Jim Bell. 
Via @Hollywood Life: “Even @JohnnyGWeir stopped by 
to say hello at @michaelsnewyork lunch
 today with @BonnieFuller!”

Via @stacyigel: “Seasons of love #luncheon 
w @hollywoodlife @bonnie_fuller @thedrybar @chloemelas 
@kristentaekman @donnamorgan @countlessluann 
@kathleenmcfeeters @boymeetsgirlusa”

Johnny's #TBT pic yesterday: 
"That time I skated in custom @officialrodarte. 
New Jersey, circa 2010 #throwbackthursday" 
See the original NY Times Magazine slideshow here
and writeup about the outfit here.

And one more, via Japanese fan Junko Mi.
If you’re not yet following Junko on Instagram
please go do so now. Her photos are not to be missed!

Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed 
nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by 
nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied. 

— Eudora Welty

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for beautiful full-size image.

ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:

UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.

Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.

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

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Johnny has a lot of heart. He shows up and performs, no matter what goes on or does not go on. Thank you again, Binky.