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20 Times Twitter Surprised Us

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

By Kyle A. Johnson

Dapper Moose Entertainment


Love it or hate it, Twitter is a powerful force in the social-media world. Twitter provides a chance at connecting with other people from around the world. These days, it's easy sharing ideas, beliefs, jokes, and images with people on the Internet - thanks partly to Twitter. Sometimes, these interactions are positive and leave a favorable lasting impression on people. Other times, well ... the interaction doesn't go quite as planned. Life doesn't go exactly as planned, so the same is true for life on social media. And, we have proof!

From funny Tweets poking fun at celebrities, to quick comebacks, to witty reactions, here are 20 Times Twitter Surprised Us:


Mmm, Is that Taco Bell You're Wearing?

When a Fortune 500 company has a clever social-media and marketing team, it can go a long way to attract eyes to the brand. A winning recipe seems to be if the team or individual in at the helm spices things up with humor. Here, we have two corporate titans: Old Spice and Taco Bell duking it out. For some reason, Old Spice decided to sail over from toiletries targeting men to fast food by tweeting about Taco Bell's condiments lacking any actual fire. Sticking fire into a packet might be harder than it seems, Old Spice, but Taco Bell brought the heat with its response. We're not chemists, so we're not sure what goes into Old Spice deodorant. We're not sure we want to, but thankfully it isn't expired cumin or garlic powder. Let's just hope these giants don't collaborate. The last thing we need is "Bearglove Loco Tacos" or "Chicken Quesadilla Body Wash."


Understanding a Talking Dog is Ruff

We've seen what happens when you make Mark Ruffalo angry. Luckily, Ruffalo, the actor who played the latest incarnation of the Incredible Hulk, seems to have a good sense of humor. How could you be mad at this tweet? It's cute, clever, and surprisingly accurate. If in need of a name for a dog, you could always take it a step further and call it Bark Ruffalo, which sounds like a friend of Scooby Doo's.

Speaking of the beloved cartoon great dane ...


Zoinks! That's Bright

The 70s has many aspects that should be revered, but we're sorry to say the cartoonish fashion on display here isn't one of them. Scooby Doo, an entertaining blend of humor and mystery, is one of the most popular cartoons of all time for a reason. The Hanna-Barbera cartoon's influence on global fashion trends isn't one of them. Unless it's Halloween.


Jurassic Park: The Rise of the Dinosaur Chickens

Mike has an excellent point. On accident? Suuuuuure. Haven't we seen enough examples of what can go wrong when scientists mess with dinosaurs in a lab? While the chicken is the closest living relative to dinosaurs, we should stop before a T-Rex-chicken hybrid is flipping over our Jeep. Although, some Buffalo pterodactyl wings sound tasty.


It's a Pizza Treaty

Stop that. Stop it right now. If you thought that a dinosaur-chicken was the most horrifying mashup on our list, have you met mayo-pea pizza? Neither have we. And, we don't want to. However, anything to bridge the gap between pineapple-pizza lovers and pineapple-pizza haters is welcome. Seriously, do what makes your taste buds happy. Eat whatever you want on pizza.


Taco 'bout a Life Hack

Life hacks are tips that are supposed to help save time in your day. Just take a look around the Internet to see how many helpful hacks exist. However, some come up short because they are simply common sense. What did the DIY "hacker" think taco shells were? We're less amazed by the hack than we are by their lack of basic culinary knowledge. Yo quiero taco shells? Just toast tortillas.


Soup Du Jourdon Ramsay?

Asking Gordon Ramsay to critique this soup is like asking comedian Jeff Ross to roast you after a bad haircut. It's a terrible idea. A common phrase in the culinary world is, "you eat with your eyes first." Apparently, Gordon Ramsay isn't hungry. This noodle soup -- maybe chicken? -- could taste delicious. However, that can't save it from the celebrity chef's brutal honesty, which has been on display in Fox's Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, and Kitchen Nightmares for well over a decade.


Mummy, This Milk is Too Milky

We've established that Gordon Ramsay pulls no punches when it comes to criticizing people and their food. If the chef can dish it out, he can take it too. Both the original tweet and the response are playing off Gordon's reputation as a harsh critic. In these photos, it appears that Oscar, now 2, was born to follow in his father's footsteps. Time will tell, but his judgy face is ready.


Fashion Plate

Sure, this dress shirt, tie, and vest combination is a stylish, classy look, but 24/7 is a long time to wear anything. This Twitter reaction seems appropriate. It does look like the guys pictured are about to ask if you want more breadsticks or grated parmesan cheese. But, to be fair, there's nothing wrong with working at Olive Garden.


Nickelback's Comeback

According to Audacy.com, Nickelback is the "most hated band according to science." The Canadian rock group burst onto the music scene in 2001 with "How You Remind Me," but has devolved into a punchline. The original poster definitely agreed, as she made Nickelback the butt of her joke. The group took offense and fired back, in a decently crafted tweet. We're not sure if responding to a harmless tweet by a stranger is a good look for Nickelback or not. This doesn't seem to be the way to win over fans.


Sketchy Situation

Oh, snap. This one is good. Will Smith, one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, is one of the most popular entertainers of the last 30 years. That can't save the hip-hop artist and star of 90s sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from the wrath of one keen-eyed tweeter. Retired NBA star and former Michigan Wolverine Juwan Howard was minding his own business, but he got dragged into this. Honestly, Mary, the original poster, isn't far off the mark. The Fab Five member and the man who got jiggy wit' it do look similar -- especially if we're drawing.


Professor Driver's Disapproval

Some actors and actresses seem to have the same face regardless of the situation (we're looking at you, Kristen Stewart). Adam Driver appears to be part of that group. This pair of pictures helps illustrate that point. The original poster, Fran, is wildly creative with her analogy between Adam Driver and a disappointed professor. We can totally see it.


TKO by Tyson - No, Not That One

If you've ever sat through a movie and regretted wasting your time, then you know exactly how Neil deGrasse Tyson feels. Especially after watching the 2007-movie Balls of Fury. Clearly, others tend to agree with the celebrity scientist (that was weird to write) because Balls of Fury has a 21-percent approval rating on RottenTomatoes.com. If anyone can figure out how to manipulate time, the astrophysicist has a chance. Maybe a panned movie about table tennis is the inspiration for a change in the space-time continuum.


Not a Women's Studies or English Major

Sorry, but this "Educated Hillbilly" deserved this burn. First of all, "fiching?" Some hillbilly. Second of all, a guy publicly attacking a woman's personal appearance is tone deaf these days. Jenna Marbles, the subject of the original tweet, is a former YouTube sensation. , Marbles, a native of Rochester, NY, gained over 1.6 billion video views and more than 20.1 million subscribers from 2010-2020. Regardless of who "she" is, it's apparent that the original poster hasn't had much experience seeing women with different looks. No one always wears makeup, fake eyelashes, and has dyed hair, so @srrrhmlllr adds a good point: not many women often wake up looking ready for filming.


Get a Grip

Prune fingers. Often considered a nuisance, your fingers shriveling in the bathtub is actually a biological reaction to help us. Those wrinkly digits are for a better underwater grip, but much like the person responding, it signals to us that it's time to get out of the water. Humans ability to adapt is amazing, isn't it?


Shot Through the Heart and Big Pharma's to Blame

We can all agree that sometimes it's baffling what the U.S. government, and by extension the FBI, investigates. Sometimes it seems that the government focuses on less important operations rather than tackling other issues that need dire attention. Unfortunately, this is on display in this pair of tweets. Was what the "Brooklyn man" did according to the original tweet greedy and unethical? Yes, but it's nothing in comparison to what most pharmaceutical companies charge for life-saving medications. Bae Guevara, if that's even your real name ..., you nailed this one.


Don't Test Tesco

Talk about bringing the heat. Tesco Mobile didn't hold back with this amazingly perfect tweet. This is a great example of a company hedging their bets with an aggressive social media team. Was this a sick burn? Absolutely. Was it effective? Yes, because we've never heard of Tesco Mobile before this interaction. Whether Felipe's love life is busy is irrelevant because the quick-witted social-media team roasted him to a crisp.


Text Addict

Hey, James. James Rhodes, 246 texts might be a little excessive. As Jim Carrey said in Ace Ventura Pet Detective, "Obsess much?" Is it too much to hope that James' love interest fabricated these service issues? How do you gently let down a guy that texts you 246 times without triggering that (possible) sociopath? Good thing O2 stepped up to help the poor pianist with this painfully true tweet. One word of advice though: don't text that many girls at the same time.


Under My Umbrella

Full disclosure: This article's author is anti-umbrella because it feels so awkward. He's not Mary Poppins. He'd rather get rained on while wearing a jacket than carry an umbrella. Ever try to use an umbrella in a storm with heavy rains and heavy winds?

Anyway, despite personal bias, the fact that gender is included makes this a bit cringe worthy. Man? Woman? Use an umbrella if you like it. If it helps you, who cares? So, Jordon's response is funny and poignant. Those of us over 18 aren't waterproof, which is exactly the point of Jordon's smart retort.


Don't Tease Me Like That

The original tweet obviously got some hot, sexy responses, but perhaps none of them were as satisfying as this would be. This tweet is good mix of humor and sex, which makes it popular online. But, for the old folks, it's painfully true. Pfffft, good luck fulfilling your fantasies.

Kyle A. Johnson is a writer and Dapper Moose Entertainment's founder and chief creative officer. Thanks for reading. If you enjoy what you've read, make sure to check out our books, shirts, and more. Dapper Moose Entertainment is Changing. The. Game. Thanks for your support.
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