Thursday, July 3, 2014

Johnny's Birthday: Bonus Round!

Johnny is all smiles at Narita airport in Tokyo 
as his beloved Japanese fans shower him 
with flowers and gifts for his birthday! 
More bday coverage here.
Exclusive photo © @midnight_kurage.

20+ more exclusive pics below! 

UPDATES!! Via Johnny: 
“Pre-show Breather in Toyama.”

Via Johnny: “My friend depuis 1998, 
the magnificent @slambiel.”
I love this forever.

Via @midnight_kurage: Johnny’s page 
in the Fantasy on Ice - Toyama program.

Watch for more updates
below throughout the 
holiday weekend!

Finally!! Johnny’s episode of 
Hollywood Game Night is happening 
this month! Set those DVRs ASAP!

Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny returns to Japan this month for more 
Fantasy on Ice tour performancesThen, get ready:
the Weibocalypse of Artistry on Ice happens in July and
August. Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!

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...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

So I actually wasn’t planning to blog today at all because we’re all still savoring the afterglow of Johnny’s 30th birthday by revisiting this post endlessly, but then these three things happened:

(1) Random Johnny Weather Reference. Because Everyone Knows He Is a Force of Nature. So someone at the National Weather Service is apparently a Johnny fan, because when they went to warn people that high winds from Hurricane Arthur were starting to slam into the coast at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, they tweeted this:

(2) There Is a Horse on the Ice in Toyama. I feel like you people need to know this.

Via Nathalie P├ęchalat: “Building the opening and the final ✂️ 
Btw the horse is saying ‘konnichiwa’. But who’s that horse⁉️” 
Fans are betting on either St├ęphane or Fabian...

(3) There Are More Johnny Pics From Narita And They Are Right Here. My lovely Twitter friend from Japan, @midnight_kurage, offered to share a bunch of her pics from welcoming Johnny at Narita. In case, you know, anyone might want to see more of that. Why yes. Yes, we would. And the thing that struck me the most in getting these ready to upload is how much and how happily he’s smiling in nearly all of them, even though he just spent his entire birthday on The Plane From Forever. So thank you, dear @midnight_kurage, for sending us off into the US holiday weekend with a whole lot of happy to enjoy!

Narita pics below, immediately following the Updates section.

Meanwhile, Also in Japan...

Via Nam Nguyen: “@johnnygweir you’re so beautiful”

Via Stephane’s Instagram: 
“Morning reunion in Toyama!”

Via Johnny: “Thank you @JpJweAngels 
for the dramatic and incredible bouquet! It is so gorgeous!”

Via Sergey Yakimenko. 
At Starbucks!

Via Johnny: “My boys! Papi and Pooh! 
@javiersk8r #Yuzu-kun @Shin Yokohama Skate Center”

Via Johnny: “Some of my favorite guys! 
Team Japan! d1sk_t @nobutaro1001 #Yuzu-kun”

UPDATE!! Johnny’s photo above 
was used in this news roundup clip!
Video link.

More Johnny Birthday at Narita!

Exclusive photos below all © @midnight_kurage.

He’s here!
“But where are my ladies....?”

“Ah! There you are!”

Then there was the traditional period of standing around 
with the luggage cart and IDKY but it gave us all a moment 
to fully appreciate his outfit yet again.

The shoes.

The. Shoes.


The cart has disappeared from view 
and now it’s time for pics with Johnny...

...and presents for Johnny!

(Yes, this is what we all do when we meet him in groups: 
he’s chatting away with someone, and the rest of us 
are taking his picture at like eighty frames per second...)

Yay more presents!

And flowers! Lots of flowers!

And the Bollywood bear, from Ineko Nakagawa! 
I love these bears so much.

Autographing stuff...

...and more chatting...

...and more presents...

...and one more happy smile 
before he has to reclaim his cart 
and lug it all away to the hotel.

Happy Birthday, Johnny!
Catch up on all the birthday pics from Japan here!

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!

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.

Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
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.

“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Johnny's Japanese fans always are so good to Johnny. Thank you for making him feel so welcome.