I was totally into the whole Chuck Norris phenomenon of the mid-2000s.
In college…I recited Chuck Norris facts left and right and I changed the name of “shotgun” to “roundhouse kick” when vying for the passenger seat of my car.
After college…I referenced him on this very blog plenty-o-times and I even made anti-laptop theft signage at work prominently featuring his bearded mug.
All that having been said, I still can’t help but think that Chuck Norris is a pretty weird dude.
He doesn’t appear to have aged a day since the mid-80s and any interviews with him in real life never matchup with the alpha-Chuck Norris that exists in my head.
And then he’ll go ahead and create a weird public service announcement that sure as hell seems like a parody from Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show, but is actually all too real.
In case you’re curious, the PSA is rallying Christians to vote in an attempt to thwart socialism (or Obama…or extinction…or something):
Here’s a blurb from the video’s description on YouTube:
Chuck Norris Fact No. 39: “Chuck Norris stared evil in the eye and it went into hiding.”
America’s favorite action star is doing just that this election — calling on evangelical Christians across the nation to join him in crushing the creep of socialism under President Obama.
Listen, I don’t know diddly-squat about politics.
Honestly, I think “socialism” just sounds like the proper team for being a very popular, social-butterfly kinda person. You know, you’re social…thus you’re a socialist.
Makes perfect sense to me.
I think I’m hella-social. Sign me up for socialism. That shit seems right up my alley.
I mean, at the very least, it certainly sounds way better than “awkward nerdism,” right?!
Unfortunately, a little Googling revealed that I’m apparently way the heck off on what socialism is all about. So that’s a bummer. There shall be no cool political party for social media moguls like myself.
Naturally, since I know nothing about politics, I’m coming to you, My Faithful Readers for answers.
In the comment section—in 100 words or less—answer the following:
a) Why in the blue-hell are Chuck Norris and his robotic wife the two most relevant spokespeeps to lead the charge against socialism? Seriously, I thought Norris’ fanbase consisted of people like me who enjoyed reciting made-up facts, not apathetic Christian voters.
b) Why is Obama at the center of the “socialism scare?” My in-depth political research (read: Wikipedia) indicates that Obama is a democrat and not a socialist. I think we all know that Wikipedia is never incorrect.
c) Why hasn’t Chuck Norris aged since the mid-80s? I’m seriously freaked out by this. I must find the answer, but I fear it involves eating grizzly bear fetuses under the full moon.
Remember 100 words or less.