We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Bringing out your inner Gosling, Radio Shack cell phones coast a bundle in 1989, and a very loud James Bond smashup to alarm your co-workers.
There was a time -- call it last summer-- when a man named Jimmy who kind of resembles a less severe Ryan Gosling would post a funny, self-aware YouTube video on how to look like Ryan Gosling. "He doesn't look like Ryan Gosling!" people would have shrieked. Commenters would suggest Jimmy was just jealous about not being the greatest actor of his generation, or scoring the lead in The Ides of March, which come February would be breaking All About Eve's record for most Academy Award nominations. How things have changed! Now is a better time, though Drive remains terrific. But Jimmy's right: Ryan Gosling is kind of silly. Which feels good to say, unless you're saying it like Ryan Gosling, in which case, you're probably enunciating your words too much. It needs to be like talking with a mouth full of bananas. [joeythompson21 via The Awl]