Welcome to My World by Johnny Weir - It's here, deal with it!

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  1. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    I found this on GoldenSkate, from a 2004 interview with Weiss:
    (http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2003/051604.shtml)

     
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  2. luCN

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    wow,I never thought Michael Weiss will be the first big name in the book in this way :eek::eek::eek:

    any more details about the book?

    and could you please tell me about the withdraw for GPF thing?
     
  3. neptune

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    That makes sense. But does anyone have a quote of what Mike actually said to the press at the time? Perhaps his words were more blunt and thus easy to misinterpret.

    Wait a minute--Mike did finish ahead of Savoie, didn't he?
     
  4. psycho

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    Well, if Evan could spell, he would write his own book, with his set of stories. Until then...:lol:
     
  5. luCN

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    I doubt if Evan write a book,he won't mention Johnny a lot,he's keeping avoid talk about Johnny in his interviews...
     
  6. Clarity

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    One doesn't need to know how to spell to write a book. Heck, one needn't really know anything to write a book these days. Didn't Snooki from Jersey Shore just release a novel? :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Nomad

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  8. neptune

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    :lol: Yeah, nowadays it seems that everybody has "written" a book. Somehow being the author of a book doesn't carry quite the same cachet as it used to. ;)
     
  9. jlai

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    He has landed two: one during 2000 worlds short, the other one I think at 2005 world.
     
  10. Nomad

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    Hmmm. Okay, thanks. His quad comment in the interview made it sound like more than just two.
     
  11. neptune

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    Well, he's had a lot of "pretty close" ones, I think.
     
  12. Rex

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    Johnny has even admitted in interviews that he's not nice to his competitors, that he can be pretty nasty. I guess it does work both ways.
     
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  13. overedge

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    I looked a bit online and couldn't find a direct quote. Weir's online journal from that event says something to the effect that he "became aware" that Weiss was calling his skating "junior-ish" but doesn't give a source.
     
  14. Nomad

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    Those are the ones I remember. The two-footed landings that made Hamilton squeal "He ALLLLLMOST had that!"
     
  15. neptune

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    OK, thanks for the info.
     
  16. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    At a party following Cup of Russia, a tipsy Johnny spotted Evan sitting in a corner, and challenged him to a handstand contest. They adjourned to a hallway upstairs, where Johnny was "losing terribly" and then "came down wrong" on the toe of his "very pointy gray leather boots," spraining his ankle. There went the GPF.
     
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  17. luCN

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    Thank you !

    I don't know what to say :eek::eek::eek:
     
  18. barbk

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    "Ouch" does pretty nicely for me. ;)
     
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    This is so weird I don't have any idea what to say :rofl:

    ETA: Can most skaters do handstands? I can't...
     
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  20. Roxanne

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: That's the funniest thing I've read tonight.
     
  21. livetoskate

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    Michael's said some things in the media that rubbed people the wrong way or seemed arrogant, but I just want to say that in person, at the Fairfax Ice Arena, he was always humble and a hard worker, with no attitude at all. I skated on some freestyle sessions with him and saw him often, back when he was becoming known and at the height of his skating career. While he was doing all his triples and quads, other lowly skaters like myself were scooting around doing singles, etc. with no problems. I've been on plenty of other sessions at other rinks where bratty "rink star" (or should I say, "rink star" in their own minds) kids are yelling for people to get out of their way, looking exasperated when people are supposedly in their space, disrespectful to other skaters, or are throwing hissy fits. I never heard any gossip about Michael being classless or an idiot.

    With all that said, I am curious to read Johnny Weir's book, but no way am I going to pay $30 or whatever it currently costs for that. I'll read it at the book store or the library.
     
  22. DickButtonFan

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  24. Quintuple

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    Wow, what a wretched cover. Very mid-90s.

    If my library doesn't get it, I hope the local bookstore carries remainders.

    Without having read any of it, though, I'm willing to bet Johnny hasn't *really* written a "tell-all". People tend to protect their images in autobiographies.
     
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  25. DickButtonFan

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    :encore::D:respec:
     
  26. Cyn

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    He took himself out of contention for the GPF after being injured in a freaking handstand contest?! What an idiot.

    That he lost to Evan might be part of what has contributed to his animosity toward Lysacek. JMO, thoughÂ…..
     
  27. Margaret

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    Judging by this thread, Johnny wrote an entire book about Michael Weiss.
     
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  28. igniculus

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    Dear me, complete idiots. Both! :drama:
     
  29. neptune

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    Isn't that neat? Johnny has found his perfect post-skating calling...as a biographer. I wonder who his next book's gonna be about? :lol:
     
  30. kia_4EverOnIce

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    also Lalique 2003 I think..