ladies and gentlemen, global heartthrob ryan gosling
The closest he’s come was an experience swimming with sharks in a pool at a water park. “When I got in, it was so dark you couldn’t really see, but they keep them well-fed and happy,” he says.
“Anyway, at a certain point they started getting pretty proactive, and then I looked up, and everyone was rushing out of the water.”
“I didn’t know what to do, but then I got close to this bridge, and this guy pulled me out,” he continues. “He was very apologetic to everyone and he said, ‘They usually don’t do this. They only do that if there’s the smell of urine. Did anyone pee?’”
Suddenly it’s horribly clear where this is going. And then he says it.
“‘This is the stuff,’ Ryan says, in aisle two of four. Then he piles them on the countertop. Kazoozles atop Nerds Ropes, twin packs of Hi-Chews, green apple and grape. He also feels strongly about Haribos, especially the multiflavored bag. ‘I like to call this the next level of candy,’ he says, with a thready graveness in his voice, either mocking seriousness or giving, in fact, a serious mocking. Over and over again, he uses his eyes to say: Are you with me? More enthusiasm, even as he goes on. ‘Hi-Chews! Look at these! It’s the candy that never quits on you. This candy is always worth the price. There used to be a candy called Bonkers, which I believe to be the greatest candy of all time.’ He pours coffee for both of us, with as much sugar as he can get in, and turns to the register before he continues. A girl stands at one end of the aisle, holding her phone up for a photo of him unaware. ‘For some reason, they discontinued Bonkers. These are good, you’ll see,’ he says, holding up the Hi-Chews. Then he hands me my coffee and says with a smile, ‘Sugar till you die.’”—from the Esquire interview with Ryan (via simplygosling)