Monday, April 22, 2013

Random Monday Roundup

The friend who can be silent with us 
in a moment of despair or confusion, 
who can stay with us 
in an hour of grief and bereavement, 
who can tolerate not knowing... 
not healing, not curing... 
that is a friend who cares.
— Henri  Nouwen

Thoughts and prayers and love go out today
and in the days ahead to all those affected 
by the extraordinarily difficult events of last week
all around the world—which is to say, 
all of us, in one way or another.

There is an amazing something 
in the American psyche 
which speaks about courage, 
and it says, "Yes I can," ... 
Yes, we will overcome it all 
because we have the spirit to do so.
— Maya Angelou

Just Do It!

Nike is looking to sponsor an out gay athlete, 
and Johnny is the perfect choice! The sample ad above 
is just one imagining of a Johnny / Nike partnership, 
and here's what you can do right now 
to help make it happen: 
Please continue to tweet @Nike and tell them 
that you want them to sponsor Johnny! 
If you’re not on Twitter, you can call Nike 
at 1-800-344-6453 or write to them 
at Nike World Headquarters, One Bowerman Drive, 
Beaverton, OR 97005. More info here! #JustDoIt

Today's Must-Read Moment

ICYMI this weekend: "Effeminate Male Role Models," 
by LGBT-fiction writer Madison Parker. Some quotes: 
"What positive male role models do effeminate men 
have to look up to? One shining example is U.S. figure skating 
champion Johnny Weir. Although he didn’t come out as gay 
early on in his career, he has always been notably 
(and unapologetically) effeminate. Furthermore, Johnny has 
always displayed a tremendous amount of pride in who he is 
and what he believes in. ... Throughout his career, Johnny has 
refused to change his appearance or the way he skates 
to fit someone else’s mold of what he should be. ... 
I think he’s a wonderful role model, not just for 
effeminate men, but for all people." 
And even the comments section is wonderful! 
(such a refreshing change of pace...) 
Thank you, Ms. Parker!

Fan Art: Now in the Fan Store!

NEW: Gorgeous hi-res fan art donated by 
the artist exclusively to Team Weir-Voronov
Johnny as the "Swan Prince," 
© @MDCXVIII on Twitter. 
Available as a poster or as a 
premium wrapped-canvas print.
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

And Johnny as the "Phoenix," 
© @MDCXVIII on Twitter. 
Available as a poster or as a 
premium wrapped-canvas print.
Japanese fans: Please use this link
Order yours today! All proceeds donated 
to Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund,
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

Johnny On Our Tvs This Sunday!

UPDATE: Yes! We rock! Johnny remains in 1st place 
as of Tuesday, 04/23! Please continue voting 
up to 10x/day from every available 
device / browser here. Go Johnny!!
And please be sure to tune in THIS SUNDAY, April 28, 
at 9 pm EDT to see Johnny in Chopped All-Stars 
on Food Network!

Bonus pics—For Throwback Thursday last week: 
Photo tweeted by US Figure Skating...

...and photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"Photo Shooting for Life. 
Circa 80s Pennsylvania and 2010 NYC."

Photo tweeted by Riedell skates: 
"Check out the awesome looking new custom built 
#Riedell skate boots for @JohnnyGWeir." 
Love that his married name is on them.

Bonus video!! Artistry on Ice returns this summer!
Here are two new promo vids, both with a generous 
sprinkling of  Johnny glimpses throughout 
as a featured headliner.
Video link.

He'll be performing in four Artistry on Ice shows 
in June, beginning with Taiwan on June 8. 
Let the Weibocalypse begin....!
Video link.

And one more... with the fabulous Robin Fosdick
fearless leader of the Show Johnny Weir the Love 
Facebook group! (with bonus Domo Panda.)
Robin was between flights at O'Hare this past weekend, 
so we had a chance to catch up in real life.  
If you haven't yet joined SJWTL, 
please do so because Johnny wants you to!
The group's ongoing projects: 
Promoting the Nike sponsorship campaign
and running the fan store!

New SJWTL FB cover photo
Please join in tweeting / calling / writing 
Nike to encourage them to partner with Johnny!
Info here.

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.

ICYMI: Johnny Weir random rehearsal clips. 
Video link
Alternate link.

Congratulations to Johnny, winner of the 
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's HERO Award!! 
Johnny will be honored at the DVLF's annual 
Heroes event on Sunday, May 19, in Philadelphia. 
Tickets on sale now! For more info, 
please visit the DVLF website.

"Army of Johnny."
25+ exclusive new photos 
© David Ingogly.

Johnny's latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
I can't wait to read Part 3...!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

At last, by popular demand 
in the Team Weir-Voronov fan store:
Johnny posters!! 
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

All proceeds from the fan store 
are donated to Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

Our fan-store purchases and small PayPal gifts 
can help make Johnny's dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
You can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

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!

Ice Dreams returns! (Though apparently
not to Chicago, sadly.) More info here!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2013 Nationals 
and what lies ahead for next season. 
Please go read it now!

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.

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

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!)

Need to see Seasons 1 and 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....

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


aaaack said...

Yes, it has been a tough week for the emotions.

Nike should just "Do it!" Be brave enough to sponsor an already out athlete such as Johnny Weir who is not afraid to be himself and express himself. What are they waiting for? Probably they are looking for someone who can sell their athletic shoes, and they don't make ice skates. But he can certainly sell clothing.

Saw this riddle pillow and thought of Johnny.

WheresMyKoppy said...

I love the new background! And all the great photos! We can always depend on those Artistry on Ice fans to come up with great photos and videos, so you'll probably have a lot to work with during those shows! :-)

And yes, it has been a tough week. But we Americans are tough and resilient.