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Like the rest of us with 'morbidly obese' wallets stuck full of crumpled money, receipts, and pieces of hard candy, Goerge Costanza would have little use for Google's new Wallet app, the same way he had no interest when Jerry tried to talk him into using a money clip. ("You got a skull for your brain, a plastic sleeve for your comb, and a wallet for your money!") Although as Google's ad for the feature shows, it could have stopped George's wallet from exploding and losing the receipt for Joe Mayo's massage chair. [YouTube]
Oh well, the summer of Ryan Gosling was nice while it lasted. Now Vulture's unveiled the Gosling-Accent-o-Meter to track the fluctuations in the "working class-guy voice" he insists on affecting in every movie, even though he's terrible at it. We like to think our numerous disparaging references to Gosling over the past month as a "fidgety oddball" and someone who "gives the appearance of being off in his own, less interesting movie" played some role in bringing on the backlash. [Vulture]
Gosling's Drive co-star Albert Brooks, meanwhile, is heading into a pretty fantastic autumn. His performance as the film's villain is already drawing Oscar buzz and causing New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane to prick up his ears, which is always a good sign. And of course his Twitter account is terrific. A studio featurette on his Drive performance reveals what the fuss is about. That "So are mine" reading is just perfect. And he didn't even need an unconvincing, largely ornamental regional accent to pull it off. [Rogue Pictures]
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