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Paul Ryan Gosling

Thu, Aug 16, 2012

Memes, Pop Culture

A few years ago a humble little Tumblr blog called “Fuck Yeah, Ryan Gosling” launched, featuring images of the dreamy, blue-eyed, well-toned actor with imagined lovey-dovey quotes from him to you, the girlfriend: “Hey Girl, if I had to get swine flu, I’d want to get it from you.” It hasn’t been updated in months, but it doesn’t have to be: ¬†it spawned a thousand spin-off “hey girl” sites to keep you satisfied:¬†Feminist Ryan Gosling¬†(our favorite, and the one with a book deal),¬†Typographer Ryan Gosling,¬†Shakespearean Ryan Gosling, the list goes on and on…. (See “Know Your Meme” for a more complete history.)

A few months back, some young female fiscal conservatives¬†started a pro-Paul Ryan Tumblr blog called “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan.” For example, “Hey girl, you know I can’t resist a tight little budget.” ¬†Eh.

Now, the evolution of the Hey Girl meme might have reached its pinnacle this week with the creation of Paul Ryan Gosling

Read the rest of this post — and see some our favorite PRG quips — on SUNfiltered.


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