Here on the Northern Hemisphere, the days have grown shorter. The temperature has dropped. Economic conditions remain bleak. We must find happiness where we can. Today it was in the way blades cut the ice and sequins sparkled in the light as Johnny Weir danced, leapt, and twirled to "Poker Face." Enjoy.
I really want to like him because of his off-ice persona as a confident and proud man, but I cannot appreciate his skating style as anything other than aesthetical candy. He skates with a greater emphasis on style over technical skills. I watch male figure skating for the strength it demands of its athletes, not for jazz dance moves and "smell my foot" spins. Can he even do a quad?