Friday, January 25, 2013


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.

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.
Please click any photo twice 
for glorious larger view.

Bonus pics!! Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"Father-Son match day." Adorable IMO, 
but apparently Johnny cast a too-imposing figure 
for one little person yesterday.

Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"Max, Ira and Tanya circa 2005, SpB. 

Bonus video!! New promo for this Sunday's 
Rachael vs. Guy episode. Although I have no idea 
what he's talking about when he says, 
"In general, kids don't like me...." 
Plenty of evidence to the contrary here and here.
Video link.

More Celeb Cook-Off: Vote totals 
as of about 9 am EST today.
Yay!! We moved Johnny up another percentage point! 
For a discussion of these... interesting numbers, 
please see Thursday's post.

Yes, my captain—we're still on it! 
It's an uphill battle against those 
Steelers fans, but we love a challenge! 
So please VOTE VOTE VOTE 10x a day for Johnny 
from every available device / browser / 
strangers' laptops in Starbucks / whatever it takes...

Auction update: This gorgeous leather jacket
by Ralph Lauren, seen here on Johnny 
at the annual Figure Skating in Harlem
benefit in 2007, is available!

A number of Johnny's auction items have been relisted
which 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!

"A Mighty Dream" calendars for 2013, 
in both 12-month and 18-month designs! 
Order yours today! All proceeds donated to 
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

New episode THIS SUNDAY! 
January 27, 9 pm EST & PST / 8 pm CST, 
only on Food Network!
Please watch and vote for Johnny as your fan fav!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2012 
and what lies ahead. 
Please go read it now!

Johnny's a regular columnist now  
for the Falls Church News-Press!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

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.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
and the update on his website!

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

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

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