The Best From Those Ubiquitous Year-in-Review Lists

Funny, fascinating, and sometimes touching: These are 2011's best-of-the-year reports that rated most-memorable to us.

By Adrienne Farr | with Andy Simmons

Starring Ryan Gosling as (_fill in the blank_)
According to Mark Sirk, the web producer for, while it seems that Ryan Gosling stars in every film, it’s clearly not enough Gosling sightings. So he created a list of top 10 films reimagined starring Ryan Gosling. The list includes Hugo, “Because the only thing better than Ryan Gosling would be an animated 3D Ryan Gosling.”

Why They Don’t Use Hands in Soccer
Sports Illustrated knows a thing or two about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. One of its choices for Least Monumental Moment in Sports pulled off the rare feat of combining both:

“Real Madrid waited 18 years to win back the Copa del Rey trophy and succeeded in April by beating Barcelona. Afterward, Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, standing atop a bus that drove through the city streets in celebration, allowed the silver cup to fall from his grasp, whereupon it was flattened under the bus’s wheel.”

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