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March 2, 2012 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Is Ryan Gosling cuter than a puppy? Well, I don't know, but he sure seems to be good at a lot of things. Programmer Ryan Gosling. Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling. Shakespearean Ryan Gosling. Feminist Ryan Gosling. Typographer Ryan Gosling. Librarian Ryan Gosling. Medieval History Ryan Gosling. Public History Ryan Gosling. Ex Boyfriend Ryan Gosling. Serial Killer Ryan Gosling? He even follows Toronto Politics! (Previously.)
posted by Phire (69 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I had dismissed Ryan Gosling as "that guy in The Notebook," and then my wife got me to watch Lars and the Real Girl. The guy's got chops!
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 12:22 PM on March 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


WAT?
posted by clvrmnky at 12:23 PM on March 2, 2012


Hey Girl, I may be from Burlington, but my heart's in Hamilton.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:24 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Someone do mefite Ryan Gosling.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:25 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hey girl, just flag it and move on, he's not worth your ire.
posted by Phire at 12:26 PM on March 2, 2012 [10 favorites]


I loved the Vegan Ryan Gosling Tumblr before it went bye-bye.
posted by Kitteh at 12:30 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I had dismissed Ryan Gosling as "that guy in The Notebook," and then my wife got me to watch Lars and the Real Girl. The guy's got chops!

OMG, I think our wife is a bigamist (bigandrix?*)

*Whatever, she's married to both of us.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:31 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


This may be a true story, but every librarian that I know who's been harassed at the reference desk by a patron (i.e. most of the women, and a few of the men) hate Erica for this.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:35 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dammit Programmer Ryan Gosling, stop being wrong on the internet! Hex codes are RGB! This will not win the heart of any programmer girls.
posted by duien at 12:37 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


I had dismissed Ryan Gosling as "that guy in The Notebook," and then my wife got me to watch Lars and the Real Girl. The guy's got chops!

This was my story except it was Half Nelson instead of Lars.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:38 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ryan Gosling has the power to make Matt Galloway work on Saturdays? Can he make Stuart McLean take Sundays off, too?
posted by maudlin at 12:41 PM on March 2, 2012


Puppy.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 12:46 PM on March 2, 2012


Dammit Programmer Ryan Gosling, stop being wrong on the internet! Hex codes are RGB! This will not win the heart of any programmer girls.

Hey girl, Gosling is not constrained by your limited notions of right and wrong.
posted by Rangeboy at 12:49 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


My friend (nom de net: The Wiggly Tendrils) just wrote a song for a woman with big crush on Ryan Gosling: He (Ryan Gosling) Doesn't Know My Name

The song is adorable, but if you can't listen right now, it's still worth following the link just to read the full text of the song request (complete with a list of 27 of her favorite things about Ryan Gosling).
posted by intendedeffect at 12:50 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


My personal favorite is Knitting Ryan Gosling:
Hey girl. I taught myself how to darn by watching a YouTube video, so I darned all of your handknit socks that had holes. Hope that's okay.
and...
HEY GIRL. I DON'T THINK YARN BOUGHT WHILE ON VACATION COUNTS AS STASH EITHER. LET'S MAKE A LIST OF PLACES TO VISIT WHILE WE'RE AT YOUR MOM'S
posted by ErikaB at 12:50 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ryan Gosling really doesn't do it for me, but I have to say the Medieval History RG does!
posted by supermedusa at 12:51 PM on March 2, 2012


Oh god everything under Ex-Boyfriend Ryan Gosling sounds depressingly real.
posted by griphus at 12:53 PM on March 2, 2012


phrasing
posted by griphus at 12:53 PM on March 2, 2012


and.... Roller Derby!
posted by Lucinda at 12:53 PM on March 2, 2012


"Hey, what's that thing they give for the best movie? An Oscar? Yeah, this should get the opposite of that." -My father after watching Drive.

But Ryan is cute, it's true.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:06 PM on March 2, 2012


A Palme d'Or?
posted by griphus at 1:13 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have had this Hey, Ryan Gosling phenomenon explained to me slowly as if I were a 5 year-old and yet ... what? What does any of this have to do with Ryan Gosling? I understand that he is an attractive, famous man but there has to be more than this ... no?
posted by reren at 1:15 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Know Your Meme to the rescue.
posted by griphus at 1:16 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


there has to be more than this ... no?

No.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 1:17 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Want. To. Be. Ryan. Gosling.
posted by gagglezoomer at 1:24 PM on March 2, 2012


What, nobiostatistics Ryan Gosling?
posted by madcaptenor at 1:29 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


griphus: Yes, I've been introduced to this article but ... There seems to be some sort of fundamental disconnect in the Know Your Meme history. One event does not flow from the next.

tarheelcoxn: I think you may be right. It is not for me to understand. I will accept this and go about my day. The world is not an orderly thing.
posted by reren at 1:30 PM on March 2, 2012


Salve puella, Classics Ryan Gosling.
posted by Dr. Zira at 1:34 PM on March 2, 2012


Run of the mill fan Tumblr Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling is created.

Posting on FY!RG uses the "Hey girl" construction. Gets popular.

Feminist Ryan Gosling created Tumblr based on humor stemming from the disconnect between "hey girl" and following up with academic feminist theory. It can be assumed Ryan Gosling isn't familiar with to the extent that the macros make it seems, so that helps the humor along. Gets popular.

People in other academic fields and professions think "feminism worked, why not my field?" Tumblrs proliferate.

Everyone else thinks "fuck it, anything goes as long as we stick 'hey girl' in there."

...and that's this Friday's Dissecting Gossamer comedy explication. Tune in next week when I explain why "underpants" is inherently funnier than "underwear."
posted by griphus at 1:39 PM on March 2, 2012 [9 favorites]


Dammit Programmer Ryan Gosling, stop being wrong on the internet! Hex codes are RGB!

Hey girl, I may be into base ten, but I'd like to get sexadecimal with you.
posted by zippy at 1:41 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think the puppies are cuter.
posted by Tarumba at 1:41 PM on March 2, 2012


And to think he got his start as the nerdy kid on Breaker High.
posted by asnider at 1:41 PM on March 2, 2012


Don't forget Handmade Ryan Gosling. It is pretty much my favorite thing.
posted by peachfuzz at 1:43 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


How on earth has one man been photographed so many times? How does he have time to do anything else? His pictures are like snowflakes; I haven't seen one of them more than once.
posted by desjardins at 1:45 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, this Ryan Gosling thing came out of nowhere for me too. It is obviously not 4chan/reddit based as there have been 0 refernces to pokemon in any of them
posted by Ad hominem at 1:49 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not that I'm really looking. I don't like blonds, generally. Except.
posted by desjardins at 1:49 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Like all (or virtually all) youngish women librarians, I hate getting hit on at the reference desk. Last year I had a slightly creepertastic situation with a teenage patron who found my professional blog, and I grew to hate getting hit on even more. It's not just because the average library patron is not as pretty as Ryan Gosling! It's because the cute ones always seem to be working a "Hey girl I'm going to be super charming so that you will go way above and beyond the call of duty for me. Library policy is not a big deal, right?" kind of thing.

So. I am constantly fascinated by the way the kindness and understanding of Library Ryan Gosling is always just threatening to slide over into that kind of "You can waive that fine for me, riiiiight?" attitude.
posted by Jeanne at 1:51 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


...there have been 0 refernces to pokemon in any of them

O RLY
posted by griphus at 1:52 PM on March 2, 2012


And to think he got his start as the nerdy kid on Breaker High.

No word of a lie -- he was awesome on Breaker High. I wouldn't say 'nerdy' so much a needy jerk, but he did it exceptionally well. So well that you kept tuning in to see the needy jerk running circles around everyone else every day when you got back to your apartment from mind-numbing law school and just wanted to veg a bit and nevermind that it's totally age-inappropriate just anything to avoid reading more godforsaken textbooks. But that could have been just me.
posted by Capt. Renault at 1:56 PM on March 2, 2012


Nice, so did feminist picachu come after feminist Ryan Gosling? God I must be getting old, I can't keep track of any of this anymore. I'm going to be stuck on mid 2011 memes for the rest of my life I'm going to be telling my kids "that isn't a meme, let me show you insanity wolf, now that is a meme"
posted by Ad hominem at 2:04 PM on March 2, 2012


"that isn't a meme, let me show you insanity wolf, now that is a meme"

Insanity Ryan Gosling:
Hey Girl, let me cook dinner for you
WITH A FLAMETHROWER
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 2:08 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey girl. I'm a baby goose.
— Gosling Ryan Gosling.
posted by Zozo at 2:13 PM on March 2, 2012 [33 favorites]


I wouldn't say 'nerdy' so much a needy jerk

Yes, that's probably a much more accurate description.
posted by asnider at 2:17 PM on March 2, 2012


Lutoslawski, I quite agree with your dad. "Drive" was a big let-down after all that hype.
posted by of strange foe at 2:22 PM on March 2, 2012


Ryan Gosling is a good sport.

How to look like Ryan Gosling
posted by bobobox at 2:32 PM on March 2, 2012


Manarchist Ryan Gosling
posted by bobobox at 2:34 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm always going to love the original "Fuck Yeah Ryan Gosling" or whatever it's called. "Hey Girl, It's Kookalu Tuesday, where are you?" etc. I LOVE YOU RYAN GOSLING. (The puppies are cute too).
posted by bquarters at 2:41 PM on March 2, 2012


Zozo:
Hey girl. I'm a baby goose.
— Gosling Ryan Gosling.
On a related note, by sheer happenstance I started reading this thread while out at lunch today, when I was drinking a ginger beer, so... I made this one. I'd be surprised if I was the first to do this.
posted by hincandenza at 2:52 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


So, all I need to do to score hot hot loving is to get a new hairstyle, and kidnap Ryan Gosling, shave off his face and wear it as a mask, right?
posted by Samizdata at 2:54 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ryan Gosling is a good sport.

Does anyone have a Canadian version of this video?
posted by asnider at 3:15 PM on March 2, 2012


Does anyone have a Canadian version of this video?

Does this work?
posted by bobobox at 3:19 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


omg, the manarchist ryan gosling tumblr is the bestest thing in the universe. thank you bobobox.
posted by liza at 3:19 PM on March 2, 2012


I have ben educating my partner in the way of Gosling through the year and we have seen both Drive and Crazy, Stupid Love this fortnight. Tonight we were in the pub and I asked if she fancied seeing Ides of March, as the ad for the DVD was in the paper in front of us; she admitted she was coming around to liking a bit of RG. It was then I has to point out half of the picture she was looking at was George Clooney.
posted by biffa at 3:22 PM on March 2, 2012


Tonight we were in the pub and I asked if she fancied seeing Ides of March

It's...not fun. Just throwing it out there. It's like "thanks for reminding me how shitty politics is, Clooney, cuz we might have forgot for a minute there." On the other hand it has Clooney and Gosling on screen a lot; my wife seemed to like that.
posted by Hoopo at 3:40 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Someone do mefite Ryan Gosling.

FTFY me.
posted by MikeKD at 3:46 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like Feminist Ryan Gosling not just for the "hey girl"/feminist theory juxtaposition, but also because Ryan Gosling appears to actually be a feminist. I mean, dude used the words "misogyny" and "patriarchy" while criticizing how the MPAA giving Blue Valentine an NC-17 rating. I'm pretty sure I've never seen a movie that he's been in, but I like him for those comments alone.
posted by mandanza at 4:20 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is this where I confess that Practical Ryan Gosling has kept me from losing my shit about wedding planning more than once?

Because it has, and I thought I was immune to wedding planning crazy.

The internet is awesome.
posted by Space Kitty at 4:25 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey girl, I know your AskMe got deleted as chatfilter, but it's just because jessamyn doesn't understand how Republicans suck, amirite?

apologies to jessamyn, the deletion would be clearly necessary. Ryan Gosling just doesn't really "get" chatfilter, obvs.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:40 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Hey girl, I saw that no one had favorited your awesome comment so clicked the plus sign.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:48 PM on March 2, 2012


Hey girl, don't eat it.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:48 PM on March 2, 2012


Hey girl, I have a fish in my pants.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:49 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey girl, I am a lawyer, but not your lawyer. That said, in your state that's only a misdemeanor.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:51 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Hey girl, you can get in the longboat with me.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:52 PM on March 2, 2012


Homebirth Ryan Gosling makes me chuckle.

Trying to think of a good MeFiRG
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:17 PM on March 2, 2012


Hey girl, I want to favorite you SO HARD.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 12:52 AM on March 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ryan Gosling, Literary Agent is my fave.
posted by apostrophe at 7:51 AM on March 3, 2012


Just saying I would keep Ryan Gosling for life. Not just for Christmas!
posted by tokidoki at 8:23 AM on March 3, 2012


My favorite: Special Needs Ryan Gosling. Hey Girl. I took care of that IEP meeting this morning.
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:23 AM on March 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


That 'IEP meeting' note is awesome.
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? at 11:58 AM on March 3, 2012


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