What Memes Mean: The Re-Appropriation of Ryan Gosling

Each Wednesday in What Memes Mean, Kirk Bozeman questions the significance, humor, and subtexts of viral videos, memes, and other Internet fads. Canadian born actor Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s hotties-of-the-moment. When I was a kid, it was Clooney, so that should both date me and/or show the vapidity of such a title. A little while back, a photo-caption meme based on a number of Gosling still shots started to develop on the 'net, initially collected in the form of the crassly titled … [Read more...]


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