21 of the Funniest Tweets from Friday, January 19, 2024
We’ve all been guilty of sending someone a text intended for an entirely different recipient — even Rob Lowe. The 9-1-1: Lone Star actor told Jimmy Kimmel all about his most recent “Oh shit” texting blunder, when he accidentally congratulated Bradley Cooper for his Golden Globe win and “most beautiful acceptance speech” — a thing that did not happen. The text was meant for Lowe’s friend Robert Downey Jr., who has been collecting awards left and right for his portrayal of Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer. To make matters worse, not only did Cooper not win the Globe, but he lost to RDJ’s Oppenheimer co-star Cillian Murphy. Lowe profusely apologized, but the damage was done and it’s likely that text is now Cooper’s Joker origin story (another movie of his that he didn’t win an award for).
While Cooper waits idly by hoping to hear Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid say his name during next week’s Oscar nominations announcement, he can rest easy knowing he at least has allies abroad. The British Academy announced its official short lists for this year’s BAFTAs, and Cooper weaseled his way into a Best Director nominaton over big names like Martin Scorsese and Greta Gerwig, both of whom were snubbed. Cooper might not get to enjoy a celebratory In-N-Out burger after the Oscars, but maybe he’ll get to celebrate a BAFTA win with some beans and toast.
Thankfully, the timeline has a new batch of funny tweets for you to send to that someone special (just make sure you send it to the right person). Today’s funniest tweets include those about a piece of art that tears through your soul, a parenting life hack and someone who was not beating the gay allegations.