While I've never really been a huge fan of Ryan Gosling or his movies (the only thing I find overly attractive about him is that he is a Canadian and from London, the city where I'm currently going to school!), I can't help but be amused by the wit and humour demonstrated in these various postings. The Library tumblr page has to be my personal favourite, but that's probably because I understand a lot of the inside jokes a lot better than the average user. The recent development of the YA Hey Girl page, however, has also caught my interest, and I've included a few of my favourite postings below.
So why the sudden popularity of these "Hey Girl" sites? Perhaps it's because some people would actually like to imagine that Ryan Gosling is looking deep into their eyes as he talks about gender issues or their favourite book. I also think part of the popularity can be found in the fact that many of these sites focus on a particular profession like publishing or libraries. For example, I'm sure the majority of the people following the "Hey Girl" meme on libraries just so happen to be librarians (or librarians in training!). Nevertheless, it seems like the rising popularity of "Hey Girl," and Ryan Gosling in general, is here to stay... at least for the time being!
So while I find the whole "Hey Girl" phenomenon somewhat strange and amusing, I can't help but wonder how others feel about this rising trend. Do you guys think these "Hey Girl" sites are funny? Are you even a fan of Ryan Gosling? I'm really curious to see what you have to say on the subject! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below :)
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