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Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal. What it says on the tin. A Ryan Gosling meme.
posted by sweetkid (28 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
Clearly the best use of Vine yet.
posted by gkhan at 3:12 PM on May 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Everyone following this comment must say how good this is otherwise Ryan Gosling will be sad/cry.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:16 PM on May 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh man this is so. good.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:20 PM on May 9, 2013


Some of these look suspiciously like spoonfuls of cat food.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:20 PM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that's my least favorite kind of cereal too.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 3:22 PM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey now I've already used up my daily allotment of "staring at Ryan Gosling trying to figure out how his hair does that thing it does"
posted by The Whelk at 3:26 PM on May 9, 2013


(nanites)
posted by shakespeherian at 3:28 PM on May 9, 2013


(it's a dry look)
posted by The Whelk at 3:30 PM on May 9, 2013


Out. Stan. Ding.
posted by HostBryan at 3:43 PM on May 9, 2013


There's a hundred-thousand cereals in this supermarket. You don't need to know the brand. You give me a spoon and a bowl, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm eating cereal. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you're eating it yourself. Do you understand?
posted by orme at 5:02 PM on May 9, 2013 [8 favorites]


#4 made me laugh out loud; #8 made me literally guffaw!!

Metafilter, today, you've made me cry, laugh, guffaw, and you've annoyed me a bit. Thank you.
posted by MoxieProxy at 5:24 PM on May 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


I clicked on this all ready to roll my eyes and instead I'm fucking crying out of them.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:01 PM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Superb. I had no idea how much I needed this in my life.
posted by donnagirl at 6:31 PM on May 9, 2013


Hey girl, are those blue moons, yellow stars? You're magically delicious.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:39 PM on May 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Silly wabbit, Trix are for goslings.
*crushes rabbit skull by stomping*
posted by metaplectic at 7:17 PM on May 9, 2013


So because I think Aaron Stanton and Ryan Gosling look like they're related and because I've been playing a lot of L.A Noire lately, watching Gangster Squad* was just a totally disorienting experience.

(Here's how you can tell if you want to pay the 1.99 to see Gangster Squad. Does the phrase "Emma Stone And Ryan Gosling in 1940s outfits" make your chest go a little tight? Then watch Gangster Squad.)
posted by The Whelk at 8:18 PM on May 9, 2013


The only under-25 white-chick ingenue I really like right now is Elizabeth Olsen ( I consider her cohort to include Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, and Emma Watson - who admittedly I have not seen in an entire film). That's the main group right? Does Emma Roberts count?
posted by sweetkid at 8:23 PM on May 9, 2013


It took me around four tries to get this to load.

So worth it.

I'm not sure why.
posted by en forme de poire at 9:49 PM on May 9, 2013


Oh man, crying laughing, I had no idea how much I needed to see that. Classsssic.
posted by latch24 at 10:38 PM on May 9, 2013


I don't get this, and it's really bothering me to the point where I'm considering making an AskMe thread about it. Like I get the premise of the meme, and I sorta get what Vine is (a Twitter video service) but I don't understand why all my friends (male and female) have been sharing it and writing articles about and going crazy over it.

I just don't get it.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 11:38 PM on May 9, 2013


Because they haven't got anything better to do?

I don't think there's that much to get.
posted by iotic at 11:53 PM on May 9, 2013


Nah I mean i don't get the humor. People older than me, people younger than me... they all dig it. I've got only one friend who doesn't think its hilarious, and I just feel so out of touch.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 11:56 PM on May 9, 2013


The humor is that if you take dramatic moments from Ryan Goslings acting career and re-contextualize them in a certain way, they bear an uncanny resemblance to an infant or toddler refusing to eat a spoonful of food. This creates an unexpected undercutting of what is -- at least out of context -- a melodramatic moment, which is humorous.

Furthermore, these appear to be better crafted than one would expect given the joke. The timing is perfect, and the build of simple gag in the first one, to more elaborate and carefully executed ones going down the list presented is well done.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 5:07 AM on May 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


Some of these look suspiciously like spoonfuls of cat food.
posted by 2bucksplus at 5:20 PM on May 9 [1 favorite +] [!]


Or, as we call it, "meat cereal."
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:45 AM on May 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, I posted it on a friend's page and she said it was "disturbing" so I guess you're not alone if you don't get it or like it.
posted by sweetkid at 7:00 AM on May 10, 2013


For the first few, I thought that it was a video effect to combine the scene with the spoon. Then I realized they were just filming the approach of the spoon to an actual tv screen, and that made it even better.
posted by umbĂș at 9:39 AM on May 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Huh. This really reminds me of this Family Guy scene. I wonder if someone watching it thought "hey, if I put Ryan Gosling in this the internet is bound to love it."

To be honest, putting Ryan Gosling into any pre-existing joke seems like a decent formula for making a meme.
posted by Ned G at 10:56 AM on May 10, 2013


Except it's not like that Family Guy scene so much because Peter doesn't sync it up like Tom Selleck is eating the cereal.
posted by sweetkid at 11:07 AM on May 10, 2013


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