Time for a game of What Could Have Been?
A game inspired by this universe shattering quote from Ryan Gosling on Britney Spears to The Sunday Times' Style magazine that'll have you questioning everything.
In a bout of reminiscing, Ryan said of Britney, his adolescent singing-dancing contemporary: "Britney was a sweetheart. She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with."
It's hard to keep up with everything your amazing boyfriend Ryan Gosling has done in his career, so to quickly remind you, he was in the Mickey Mouse Club once upon a time with the likes of Britney, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and other stars who may or may not be coming to a reality TV singing competition judges' panel near you.
For those with a daring side, entertain this thought: If during a game of teenage Spin The Bottle, Ryan spins said bottle and it's destiny-filled nose pointed directly at Britney Spears' teenage heart, what could have been?
They'd probably kiss, because those are the rules and let's not forget adolescent peer pressure. She'd go straight to her private LiveJournal to confess her nascent feelings. During recess, he'd give her his last Jolly Rancher, which is practically a marriage proposal at that tender age. They'd become an item and fast-forward a decade and a half later and it's Ryan crooning "Suit & Tie" on the radio today. That's Scenario 1, MAYBE.
Like Apples to Apples, the combinations are endless. Like the Goosebumps "choose your own adventure" series, the outcomes are chilling.
Now don't swim in this alternate reality for too long, otherwise you might not get any work done for the rest of the day. Contemplating Ryan and Britney hooking up is a black hole of popular culture with no navigable escape.