Brother, May I Have Some Oats

Brother, May I Have Some Oats

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Added Jan 05, 2017 at 03:03PM EST by Don.

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"Brother, May I Have Some Oats" is a copypasta expression associated with a painting of two pigs, which is commonly circulated on 4chan's /s4s/ and /r9k/ boards where it is often referred to as "oatposting."


On October 10th, 2016, Twitter user @markyannna[4] tweeted a painting of two large pigs with the caption "brother may I have some oats" (shown below). Over the next three months, the tweet gathered upwards of 18,000 likes and 12,400 retweets. According to the Compton Verney[7] art gallery, the oil on canvas painting titled "A Pair of Pigs" was created in 1850 by an unknown artist.

-Follow @markyannna bröther may i have some öats RETWEETS LIKES 12,437 18,008 ETngsRAI 11:20 PM-10 Oct 2016 わ114 12K ·18K


On October 30th, 2016, Tumblr[3] user nanalie posted a screenshot of the tweet, which gained over 68,000 notes in two months. On December 31st, 2016, an anonymous 4chan user posted the picture along with the message "Brother dear, would you please pas the oats?" to the /s4s/ (shit 4chan says) board (shown below).

Anonymous Sat 31 Dec 2016 23:00:01 No.5020025 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>5020633 Brother dear, would you please pas the oats? View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO tahgt jpg, 68KiB, 1024x768 Anonymous Sat 31 Dec 2016 23:01:48 No.5020026 Report D ok 61KiB, 800x615, pigs as ovals.jpg View Same Google igab SauceNA。 View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO凶1MG_1 173.png.1MiB.640x1 1 36 Anonymous Sun 01 Jan 2017 01:10:38 No.5020314 Report

On January 2nd, an /r9k/[5] user posted a thread with the pigs painting accompanied by the caption "May I have some oats, brother" (shown below). Prior to being archived, the thread received more than 300 replies.

File: 50D6F00E90A04D8FB45AB8A70 ipg (61 KB, 800x615) ■ Anonymous 01/02/17(Mon)16:14:22 No.33833399图 2-338334442233833463-338339 172-33834006 >>33835002 -33835828 >33837925 33839862 May I have some oats, brother >>□ Anonymous 01/02/17(Mon)16:16:02 No.33833439 Imao at the different variations we have to do because of the uniqueness rule. robot is a memeblocker >> Anonymous 01/02/17(Mon)16:16:40 No.33833444 33833399 (OP) What a terrifying picture >> Anonymous 01/02/17(Mon)16:17:03 No.33833454 File: 1483198395712 ipg (89 KB, 800x615) Oats, might I have, brother?

On January 4th, 2017, YouTuber Joe Capo published a video titled "Brother May Have Any Oats" (shown below). That, the Difficulty II Facebook page reposted the video, which gained over 191,000 views, 3,700 reactions and 2,600 shares in less than 24 hours. On January 5th, Redditor quitethepersona submitted a screenshot of a 4chan thread featuring the pigs painting to /r/4chan.

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