Shawn Oakman Tweets

Shawn Oakman Tweets

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Shawn Oakman Tweets refers to jokes on Twitter regarding the intimidating size of the 6'9" 280 pound Baylor Bears defensive end Shawn Oakman.

Origin

On January 1st, 2015, Twitter user Sam Garrison[5] posted a photograph of Oakman standing on a football field accompanied by a caption joking that he ate "3 human beings and a honeybun" for breakfast (shown below). In the first week, the tweets gained over 8,400 favorites and 7,500 retweets.


AT&T STAI DAYLOR CALH OND 8 Sam Garrison Follow @gare_bear413 For breakfast this morning Shawn Oakman had 3 human beings and a honeybun 2:41 PM-1 Jan 2015 7,534 RETWEETS 8,405 FAVORITES

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That day, Twitter user Jordan Ewings[6] posted the same photo with a mock dialogue in which Oakman intimidates a Chipotle employee, garnering more than 6,800 favorites and 5,600 favorites that week (shown below, left). On January 2nd, Twitter user Austin Gronau[7] tweeted the Oakman photo with a parody conversation between the football player and Liam Neeson in the 2008 thriller film Taken (shown below, right).


AT&T STA cI DAYLOR CALH 7 8 Jordan Ewings @jordanewings18 Follow Chipotle: Guac is extra Shawn Oakman: It's not extra Chipotle: nvm you right 0:35 PM-1 Jan 2015 5,611 RETWEETS 6,816 FAVORITES わt3 AT&T STA IL DAYLOR CALH OND 8 Austin Gronau @GronauAustin Follow Liam Nesson: Idk who you are but I will find you and kill you Shawn: This is Shawn Oakman Liam Neesin: Keep her 1:36 AM- 2 Jan 2015 1,171 RETWEETS 1,123 FAVORITES

In the coming days, several news sites highlighted notable examples of the Twitter meme, including Bleacher Report,[1] Jobs & Hire,[2] Daily Snark[3] and BuzzFeed.[4]

Notable Examples


DAYLOR CALH E Cloyd Rivers Follow @CloydRivers ISIS: "Death to America Shawn Oakman: "You love America" ISIS: "God bless America. U-S-A. U-S-A U-S-A Merica 11:44 AM-3 Jan 2015 AT&T STA AL DAYLOR CALH 8 Shawn Oakman Follow e ShawnOakmann2 Teacher: I release you not the bell Shawn Oakman: What you say? Teacher: Nvm.... Class is over 2:43 AM-2 Jan 2015 5,025 RETWEETS 5,223 FAVORITES 다★ DAYLOR CALH Jim Fauxbaugh @MGoHarbaugh Follow Baylor: tuition is 50,000 Shawn Oakman: I have 5$ Baylor: that's perfect 9:46 AM -2 Jan 2015 3,158 RETWEETS 3,240 FAVORITES AT&T STA CEL DAYLOR CAL OND 8 眉 Logan T. Patterson @HellaFrosty Follow I Tunes: Do you accept the terms and conditions? Shawn Oakman No. iTunes: Okay. 4:03 AM-2 Jan 2015 Davis, OK, United States 1,335 RETWEETS 1,058 FAVORITES

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