Thursday, January 17, 2013

Random Thursday Roundup

Random HDOI photo #1: Johnny at the end 
of Gangnam Style, the opening group number. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly. 
Amazingly huge full-size version here.

So today is just a mishmash of things we need to catch up on as I haven't had a chance to blog since Monday and so here's everything that's happened since then which most importantly is this: Yay! He's safely home!

And also this stuff.

From Our Extreme Déjà Vu Dept.:
Attack of the Incredibly Obvious Votebot 
Interesting Poll Numbers

Standings as of about 6 am EST today.

So almost exactly a year ago we were busy voting endlessly for Johnny to win Improv-Ice after his scorching performance to "Sexy and I Know It"...

(Yes, of course, go ahead and watch it again. I'll just be here. Or, more accurately, there, watching it with you.)

...and then we noticed that some of the voting activity on the poll seemed... odd.

And so this week, whilst we were voting endlessly for Johnny to stay in first place in the Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off Fan Favorite poll—the place he has occupied pretty much the entire time the poll has been open, since before the show even began—we noticed (stop me if you've heard this before) some of the voting activity seemed...

Yes. Well. IDK. All I know is, on Monday, while multiple people were reporting to me that they were voting madly for Johnny at that exact moment, I sat and watched another competitor's votes increase steadily by 1 percentage point every 5 to 6 minutes, like clockwork, for much of the afternoon—while all the other competitors' percentages kept dropping.

By Monday night that unusual activity appeared to have stopped, and so we once again have been valiantly voting to return Johnny to first place. Although it appears that a staggering number of votes were logged on Monday, so it's been a real uphill climb to even make a dent. But we're trying: Current frontrunner Hines Ward has dropped from a high of 81% on Monday to 63% as of this writing, while Johnny has now moved ahead of Daddy Dean, from 3rd place with 6% to 2nd place with now 15%.

So please do keep voting for Johnny 10x per day from every available device—PC, phone, laptop, iPad, etc. Your votes can help Food Network see that they made an excellent choice by inviting him to participate in the show!

Random HDOI photo #2: Johnny at dress rehearsal 
in the costume made for him by a Russian fan. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

From Our Extreme Déjà Vu Dept. 
(See What I Did There?):
Auction Redux!

This fabulous jacket from Ignition, seen here on Johnny 
as he leaves an appearance on the Wendy Williams Show
is available again as a relisted item!

So Johnny's auction mostly ended on Monday, but a number of items have now 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.

Pro tip: Use eBay's max-bid feature to better ensure your chances of winning an item you've set your heart on. And be patient: If you bid early, you risk driving the price up beyond the point of affordability. Instead, wait to bid until the last 10 minutes or so of an auction.

When you're ready to bid, enter the absolute highest amount you are truly willing to spend for the item.

For example, let's say your item has one bid on it for $89. Instead of entering $91 (or whatever the next highest bid has to be), enter the maximum amount you're willing to pay—let's say $300. eBay will then bid automatically on your behalf—and much faster than you could enter bids manually—in increments, until it reaches your max amount.

If you're in a serious bidding war, you can increase your max bid at any time, and eBay will keep bidding for you at lightning speed up to your new amount.

Good luck, and happy bidding!

From Our Dept. Of Silly Questions:
Need More Johnny? 
Of Course You Do.

So visit the Team Weir-Voronov fan store on Zazzle! It's not too late to pick up a 2013 calendar filled with 18 months of gorgeous photos, including these:

A 12-month version also is available. And new this week, by popular demand: mousepads!

Go browse now—the fan store is full of must-haves for Johnny fans (and Tyoma fans!). And please be sure to Google "Zazzle promo codes" if you'd like to save money or get free shipping on your order. All proceeds are donated to Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund.

Bonus pics!! Elena Vasileva has added a new set to her 
Flickr gallery: Johnny at his last Cup of Russia practice, 
before injury forced him to withdraw. 
The photos are heartbreakingly beautiful.

Bonus video!! Another recording of Johnny's Swan Lake 
from Osaka. Several Japanese fans described him as 
a "bewitching Black Swan." Yes. This.

Johnny's one and only tweet yesterday.

Random HDOI photo #3. 
Dear Johnny, please get lots and lots of rest 
so you're ready for what we hope will be 
a million Fashion Week pics...  
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

"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 20, 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 
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

1 comment:

Maggie St. said...

Will everyone please pray, cross your fingers, light a candle; that I get a "real" job soon, so I can purchase lots of Team Weir-Voronov items?

Thank you Elena Vasileva! Such wonderful photos!! What a beautiful costume.

And thank you Lynn, for having this blog. Reading & looking a pics of Johnny (& Victor & Galina &Tema & Patti &....) certainly help brighten up this depressing & stressful time of my life.