Matthew McConaughey, Oscar-winning actor and star of every Lincoln ad you’ve ever seen, is a very proud Texan. In the past, he’s been known to give motivational speeches to the Texas Longhorns football team, drive University of Texas students around in a golf cart to make sure they get home safely, and even teach an “advanced filmmaking” class at the University of Texas.

And yesterday, McConaughey made yet another iconic appearance at the University of Texas. This time, when pictures of a speech he made at a UT basketball practice started popping up on Twitter, they blew up for a pretty good reason: McConaughey is pictured standing in a hell of a power pose, equal parts sassy and confident.

The pose is so striking that it was prime material for Twitter’s resident meme breeders. In virtually no time, McConaughey’s photos fueled a pretty hilarious series of memes that spoke to McConaughey’s strong Texas roots and his status as an iconic actor.