Friday, April 03, 2009

Chuck Norris Rules the World (3/9/07)

Some say he was born in a log cabin that he built himself. Legend, perhaps, but the one sure thing is that his birth occurred on March 10, 1940, in Ryan, Oklahoma -- which makes him 67 years old this weekend. Who are we talking about? Chuck Norris: the man, the legend, the Internet phenomenon. How Norris grew from martial arts champion and movie star to the guy more or less in charge of the universe is unclear (most sources cite Conan O'Brien's show, but how does a natural phenomenon like Chuck or an earthquake or a hurricane "start?"), but facts don't seem to matter; Chuck is. Any man who can count both Whoopi Goldberg and George W. Bush among his friends is truly a force to be reckoned with. So who cares if he did or didn't count to infinity -- twice? All we know is that at the age when most men settle into quiet retirement, he could still kick our ass -- and yours -- and anyone else's.

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