By Leah Greenblatt
October 13, 2009 at 06:28 PM EDT

By now you know, no doubt, that actor Ryan Gosling went and formed himself a band, the spooky junk-rock outfit Dead Man’s Bones. (Let’s just call them Arcade Smoke, shall we?)

What you may not know is that they’re heading out on tour.Thank goodness, then, for Mike the News-Bearing Mutt/Balloon Assassin:

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