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Hey, Girl, It’s Paul Ryan — in Ohio!

Posted on | August 15, 2012 | 16 Comments

My previous plan to visit my sister-in-law today got scrambled by the news that the Future Vice President of the United States is returning this afternoon to his alma mater, Miami University of Ohio at Oxford, Ohio:

450 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056
Doors Open at 3:30 PM
Event Begins at 5:30 PM
To RSVP and get your ticket, click here
Parking will be available at John D. Millet Hall, located at 500 E. Sycamore in Oxford, Ohio 45056

Obviously, I’ve got to be there. It’s 130 miles away, so I’ll have to hit the road immediately, but first let’s talk about the guy I’ve said should have the Secret Service code-name “Dreamy”:

Before he was Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul D. Ryan was a prominent congressman, an intellectual leader of the GOP and, of all things, a stand-in for actor Ryan Gosling in an Internet meme.
“Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” takes the Wisconsin representative and, with a bit of wordplay, turns him into an Internet sex symbol. Take, for example, this photo of Ryan, with the caption, “Hey girl, you know I can’t inflate our love . . . and that would just devalue it anyways.”
The site started when Emily Zanotti, an account services director for a Chicago-based communications agency, and two friends, Lyndsey Fifield and Lindsey Dodge, drew a connection between Ryan’s stories of bare-handed “catfish noodling” (popularized by the New York Times) and the pre-existing “Hey Girl” meme featuring Gosling. After making a few images, they decided to start the site in May, never expecting it to be met with such popularity. . . .

Read the whole thing. And hit the freaking tip jar. I may not be an “Internet sex symbol,” but . . .




16 Responses to “Hey, Girl, It’s Paul Ryan — in Ohio!”

  1. Becca Lower
    August 15th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I’ll be there, too, Stacy! Want to meet up?

  2. Red
    August 15th, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Too funny. “Hey girl,…”

  3. jlwellfonder
    August 15th, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    So jealous!!! Have fun!

  4. smitty
    August 15th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    One of the important things we’re doing is laughing in the face of all the Lefty gloom.

  5. Red
    August 15th, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    We need it. Things have been quite angry and depressing since Jan. 2008.

  6. Adjoran
    August 15th, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    Someone noted the other day that the moronic Joan Walsh had a post against Ryan complaining that if he grew up poor he should have stayed in-state & gone to the UW system like she did instead of going to Miami-O.  Of course, if Joanie is a typical example of the caliber of grad the UW system produces, that’s reason enough to cross state lines to get away from it.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 15th, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Here are some lefty girls…

    I can understand the gloom!  

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 15th, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    The Democrats might start asking themselves:  Hey, ho, where’d you go Ohio?  

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 15th, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    Joan Walsh lives in San Francisco and is a SF Giants fan.  So for her to lecture Ryan on staying in Wisconsin is about as hypocritical and crazy as it gets.  

    Moaney Joaney also defending Biden’s chain remarks today.  I am pretty sure Team Obama might be considering putting Biden in chains and gagging his mouth till November.  

  10. smitty
    August 15th, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Things have never really sucked like my two year frigate tour.
    When you’re cranking Helmet ‘Aftertaste’ up around the pain threshold, let me know.

  11. Red
    August 15th, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Yeah well I may not have been barfing daily but definitely nauseated.

    “Spend your days doing what you enjoy in the company of people you really like.”—TQoA

  12. richard mcenroe
    August 15th, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

     So you didn’t like your time in the FFG(S)’s*

    “sandbag.  You know, for the bit where you get to sail between the carrier and the inbound SS-N-7’s….

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  14. Roxeanne de Luca
    August 15th, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Uh… Stacy?  You’re all pro-traditional-marriage, and you’re a married family-values kinda guy.

    Can you leave the drooling over Paul Ryan to the women?  Trust me, we’re up to the task.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    August 16th, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Can you see the pigs flying out my butt?

    They must be, ’cause Stacy’s been acting real gay since Saturday.

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