Things we know about Laurie Penny: She's British. She's a writer. She wears pink wigs. Oh yeah, SHE WAS SAVED FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC BY RYAN MUTHA F*CKIN GOSLING!
At 6:28PM last night Laurie Penny tweeted out, "I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened."
So of course the internet was/is ALL over it (here, here, and here for example), thanks to the pre-existing fascination with Gosling and the story making his life further read like fan fiction. But when I started digging in to decide if I could come up with enough Baby Goose jokes to make this post worth it I became fascinated at how in less that twenty-four hours Penny went from breathlessly sharing the event on Twitter to full on hatin' on America's obsession with celebrity.
She actually just released a piece for Gawker about the whole incident and the media hysteria that followed, pretty much rendering my post here moot. But whatever. She's closing in on 40K followers, is apparently unaware that British tabloids exist, and this sequence of tweets will one day be used in a case study.
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