Penny under a taxi

Actor, Canadian and all-round nice guy Ryan Gosling has saved a young lady from being crushed to death under the wheels of a New York City taxi (the "Yellow Peril" for anyone daring to venture off the sidewalks, or indeed within a couple of feet of the kerb). Good man, Ryan!

Unfortunately, the lady concerned was none other than the Guardian's Laurie 'Red' Penny. Oh, Ryan. Of all the ladies in NYC you could have saved, you pick Laurie Penny?

[Lest anyone accuse me of wishing Laurie ill, I should point out that in any dispute between Laurie P and a taxi, my money is firmly on the Guardian journo. The taxi driver would have been lucky to escape with his life.]

Even Penny found the whole thing too much eventually:

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO CALM DOWN ABOUT RYAN GOSLING NOW. ... No seriously. My phone and email have been going crazy with media requests all night and all morning and it's getting silly now.

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