You really know you’ve made it in life when a restaurant names a sandwich after you.
Or when someone turns your life story into a movie.
But, you’ve really reached life’s pinnacle when someone creates a parody Twitter account in your honor. A few years ago everyone from the President of the United States to local math teachers had parody Twitter accounts tweeting away on their behalf. A lot of fake accounts have been reported or abandoned, but in Nashville, one account hangs on– Cake Bowen.
Cake Bowen, @NotJakeOwen, has a ruthless commitment to his craft, which seems to be shaming country music artists, while throwing in a couple of decent jokes every week or so.
To me, Cake Bowen is being a bit casually cruel, in the name of being honest (to borrow the words of our country’s wisest sage, Taylor Swift). Casually cruel and honest is sometimes funny and usually controversial.
Funny and Controversial Tweets from Fake Jake Owen
1. But, this is really happening…
When rock stars get old they go to country. When country stars get old they go to gospel. When gospel stars get old they die.
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) May 14, 2015
2. I bet they thought about it.
I wonder if there will be an “in memoriam” section for Taylor Swift’s association with country music. #ACMawards
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) April 20, 2015
3. “Don’t It” is my jam and this one still had me laughing (out loud).
First “Don’t” and now “Don’t it”. Anxiously awaiting the exciting conclusion to Billy Currington’s song trilogy
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) April 1, 2015
The only bro I want in my country is dobro.
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) November 13, 2014
5. Consider this our first attempt to get someone to dress as Slutty Joe Diffie for Halloween this year.
Most Popular Women’s Halloween Costume in 2014 – Flapper
Least Popular Women’s Halloween Costume in 2014 – Slutty Joe Diffie
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) October 31, 2014
6. This version of “Bartender” was on Lady Antebellum’s deluxe version of 747.
Hey Bartender, don’t act like you don’t see me asshole.
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) July 9, 2014
7. Funny because it’s true.
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) May 30, 2014
8. Sounds like an advertising campaign to me.
This Is How We Toll – New York New Jersey Line
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) February 12, 2014
9. Clever hashtag takeover.
Five singles off of Clint Black’s debut album went #1. The first time any country artist accomplished that feat. #BlackHistoryMonth
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) February 4, 2014
10. He’d get partial credit on most Spanish tests.
I just realized that Eric Church’s name in Spanish is seriously Enrique Iglesia. #stoned
— Cake Bowen (@NotJakeOwen) November 2, 2013
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