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Do you think Ryan Gosling is sexy? Do you think statistics are sexy? If so, you might enjoy this.
posted by Midnight Rambler (35 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I didn't understand any of the stats jokes, but I nonetheless enjoyed looking at Ryan Gosling in a variety of outfits.
posted by whoaali at 3:05 PM on December 5, 2011 [10 favorites]


idk, this meme peaked for me with Public Historian Ryan Gosling, although there is still a special place in my heart for Typographer Ryan Gosling.
posted by elizardbits at 3:05 PM on December 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd like a horse_ebooks Ryan Gosling if anyone is taking requests.
posted by griphus at 3:08 PM on December 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Feminist Ryan Gosling 4evah!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 3:11 PM on December 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


There are no stats jokes. The images just name-drop stats-related book, authors, or concepts. It doesn't even qualify as humor, it's just a way for the viewer and author to recognize shared knowledge.

Or maybe the joke is 'pretty people are usually dumb, but this one mentioned an obscure topic in my field! How novel!'
posted by tylermoody at 3:24 PM on December 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


some background for the new comers -

fuck yeah ryan gosling
feminist ryan gosling
ryan gosling reads fuck yeah ryan gosling
posted by nadawi at 3:25 PM on December 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't mind whatever shenanigans you get up to as long as it doesn't diminish Spandex Rocket Launcher Jennifer Connelly.
posted by jimmythefish at 3:26 PM on December 5, 2011


He learned more at Breaker High than I thought...
posted by Capt. Renault at 3:29 PM on December 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


i disagree with tylermoody. it's not just name-drop, some ideas are used in a cleaver way. eg "hey girl, the exponential distribution may have the memoryless property, but i'll never forget you."
posted by cupcake1337 at 3:35 PM on December 5, 2011


I'm not a Ryan Gosling fan and so I'm more curious about the person who came up with this. Those taglines are damn sexy.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:35 PM on December 5, 2011


These are so wonderful. My favorite is the "right-censor" one.

Oh! Hey, this is the guy who was in _Lars and the Real Girl_! Now I know who Ryan Gosling is! I now feel much more in tune with the seven female friends of mine who have crushes on him.
posted by gurple at 3:55 PM on December 5, 2011


Gosling is Pitt is Clooney is whomever all the way back to the dawn of time that everyone seems a-flutter about. The same tired tune.
posted by Doug Stewart at 3:55 PM on December 5, 2011


idk, this meme peaked for me with Public Historian Ryan Gosling, although there is still a special place in my heart for Typographer Ryan Gosling.

Actually, it peaked with Britney Spears the physicist.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 3:56 PM on December 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


He's a very pretty man. Those are funny sayings. But I still loves me some kitties who don't have any cheeseburgers.
posted by xingcat at 3:59 PM on December 5, 2011


Tomorrow, in class, finals review, this is going on the projector.
posted by benito.strauss at 4:09 PM on December 5, 2011


I was going to be sooooo sad if Typographer Ryan Gosling wasn't real, but he is. And he doesn't steal sheep, he steals hearts.
posted by redsparkler at 4:15 PM on December 5, 2011


where does the "hey girl" part come from? does he really talk like that?
posted by desjardins at 4:28 PM on December 5, 2011


I have absolutely no way of determining how beautiful a man is, though I can generally pick one or two out given enough cues. I would have thought Ryan was unremarkable looking, in a pleasant way, but would not have pegged him for a heartthrob.

Back when I worked for Big Software Company I shared offices with a couple of really handsome guys over the years, and I was completely clueless as to their good looks. One was straight and one was gay; during their tenure our office got a steady stream of visitors appropriate to their orientation. That gave me a clue about the straight dude, since women were not going to go out of their way to drop by and visit me. The beauty of the other dude escaped me until a gay friend, fellow co-worker and recently-more-frequent-than-usual visitor looked at me in wonder when I mentioned being confused by the sheer number of people dropping by for what seemed like totally trivial reasons. "You're sharing an office with the hottest gay man at Big Software Company!" There was pity in his tone, and rightfully so.
posted by maxwelton at 4:43 PM on December 5, 2011


desjardins: where does the "hey girl" part come from? does he really talk like that?

I think it started with Fuck Yeah Ryan Gosling, wherein every caption started with Hey Girl, and then Feminist Ryan Gosling followed, carrying on the Hey Girl intro lines.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:54 PM on December 5, 2011


so it's not a line from one of his movies? random.
posted by desjardins at 4:56 PM on December 5, 2011


Gosh, I hope statistics ARE sexy, I have a stats course coming up in the New Year. Somehow, though, I think my hopes are for naught.
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 5:00 PM on December 5, 2011


Are there any image macros featuring seductive baby geese?
posted by modernserf at 5:07 PM on December 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh man, this was so worth the 15 minutes of my time: Fuck Yeah James Gosling
posted by modernserf at 5:24 PM on December 5, 2011 [7 favorites]


Gosh, I hope statistics ARE sexy,

They are, except for the standard deviation which is both creepy and trite.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:28 PM on December 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


If there isn't an movie forthcoming in which Ryan Gosling defends historical relics and fights the patriarchy by calculating the level of violence necessary to dismantle the master's house and use the pieces to beat the shit out of misogynist Holocaust deniers to the BGM of Kylie Minogue's "German Bold Italic," I don't want to be on this planet anymore.
posted by nicebookrack at 6:53 PM on December 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


No double-entendres about posterior distributions? What is this, amateur hour?
posted by The White Hat at 7:03 PM on December 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


Hey Girl,
I know you're totally precise and what we have is sooo validated, but I just can't stop resampling you... it fits too good.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:46 PM on December 5, 2011


Hey girl, I'll be the Mann to your Whitney...'cause our variances are totally homogeneous.

....I would find this site slightly less hilarious if a friend and I hadn't spent an entire stats course coming up with pick up lines for the multiple comparison tests.
posted by clavier at 8:16 PM on December 5, 2011


Okay, smarties, now do one with 'heteroskedasticity'.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:27 PM on December 5, 2011


Okay, smarties, now do one with 'heteroskedasticity'
Hey girl,
I don't normally do non-parametric ANOVAs on the first date, but you've got me with a Wilcoxon, and no other means to an N.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:48 PM on December 5, 2011 [6 favorites]


Do you eat beans? Would you like to see a new movie starring George Wendt? Would you like to see a movie with George Wendt eating beans?
posted by Foosnark at 9:23 PM on December 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


So where is the FuckYeahRyanGoslinggoesOwling tumblr?
posted by arcticseal at 4:12 AM on December 6, 2011


some background for the new comers -
I think I need more background. What's a Ryan Gosling?
I better go visit Google again.
posted by MtDewd at 6:56 AM on December 6, 2011


I had never seen a Ryan Gosling movie before I saw Drive. It was so weird, having heard so much beforehand about what an awesome actor he is, and then seeing him do one of the most minimalist performances I've ever seen.

Are there any image macros featuring seductive baby geese?

Sort of? Here is Drive: An Illustrated Response, which I found amusing and astute. Major spoiler warning for both drawings and text.
posted by heatvision at 2:44 PM on December 6, 2011


The opening of the movie is so cool, with the Kavinsky music and the retro font and everything. I'll be happy if this is all that happens for the rest of the movie.

HA! Samesies. Ten minutes in I was thinking "this is the greatest movie of my life and I want to live in it."
posted by villanelles at dawn at 3:36 PM on December 6, 2011


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