I have never seen a Ryan Gosling movie, and I have never sold my own hand-made items on etsy, but testament to the power of pop culture and memes, I somehow understand The Handmade Ryan Gosling Tumblr, and I think it’s hilarious. In case you spend less time on the Internet than me, and you don’t get it, I’ll try to break it down:
- Ryan Gosling is an American actor who is masculine, yet sensitive, and his genome or whatever contains a deadly combination of DNA or whatever that makes women unable to resist his charm and abs (or whatever).
- Douglas Reinhardt created a tumblog reaction to this phenomenon. It pairs photos of Gosling with combinations of words engineered to make women swoon.
- Whereas the Fuck Yeah Ryan Gosling tumblr is a broad love potion that incapacitates most types of women, The Handmade Ryan Gosling tumblr has a narrower niche: crafty chicks who make stuff and sell it on etsy.
- If you need assistance understanding why etsy sellers are funny, I highly recommend this instructional website: Regretsy.
Here are a few of my favorites from Handmade. Bookmark the site here. Or, better yet, print out the graphics, glue them to wood squares, add a generous pinch of glitter and you’ve got some lovely coasters. For the record, I have totally gone to Jo Ann Fabrics with my wife.