Responses to Ryan Gosling‘s Manhattan street-fight intercession (which may have happened on Sunday, 8.21): (a) The way the two combatants are half-wrestling and half slapping-and-jabbing is how most fights happen in real life, (b) Hollywood guys take an oath at an early age to never portray this kind of fight in movies, (c) the narration by the woman who’s shooting the video (“The Notebook guy?…you’re lying, you’re lying, you’re lying, you’re lying…oh, it is!”) is breathtakingly lame, and (d) great camerawork with the hands and fingers in front of the lens (or is that some idiot security guy)?

Women like the video-shooter/narrator are the reason why awful girl-friendly movies make money, why Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston have had successful careers, why Kim Kardashian is famous and influential and super-wealthy, etc.

Update: Valerie Herrera, the woman who took the video, told some guys at that the fight

“was over a painting,. One guy just kinda walked up to the other one and just took the painting and walked off. So he was like, ‘You’re going to have to pay for that.’ They started fighting and then they started fighting in the middle of the street.”

Oh, and one other tiny thing: the incident took place on June 24. “Yeah, I kinda forgot about the video and then I just posted it,” Herrera said. “I’ll be honest. I didn’t exactly know who [Ryan Gosling] was.” Brainiac!