Today, calling my husband on Skype for our daily afternoon chat, I noticed a quote beside his name which made me LAUGH OUT LOUD. It read:
“Yes I can” - Barack Obama prima di incontrare Chuck Norris “No you can't” - Chuck Norris prima di assassinare Obama con un calcio rotante
Before I translate, please let me say he was in no way making any political statements.
"Yes, I can" (speaks for itself and refers to Obama's now famous speech/catchphrase/youtube song) - Barack Obama before he met Chuck Norris
"No you can't" - Chuck Norris before he hits Obama with a roundhouse kick.
Why is that so funny you ask? Politically speaking we are about as opposite from Chuck Norris as possible. I think he is probably a nice guy, obviously well studied in martial arts. But what makes it so funny to me is that over the last years, I have become aware of the subcultural phenomenon that IS Chuck Norris. Did you know this exists?
There are whole websites dedicated to CN with sayings such as:
- There is no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard. There is only another fist.
- When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
- Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
This all stems from Walker, Texas Ranger which we all know is a terrible show, yet people watch it everywhere! Italians LOVE him, and many times when I am talking to S. he is watching Walker. Did he ever watch it here - NO.lol I was never a fan of the show though I did watch it occasionally to see if I recognized any of the places (they shot it in Dallas). And I understand its appeal since it is so over-the-top, but I never got the cult behavior until recently.
NOW I understand why he had a small cameo in "Dodgeball". NOW I understand the "Walker, Texas Ranger" lever on Conan O'Brien's show. And this Saturday Night Live short. So funny. sigh
So there you go. We are all now aware of the cult of Chuck Norris, and I have to say, some of those quotes are FUN - NY. Even the Italian sites, if you can't read them - look at the pics. My favorite is the cat of Chuck Norris. Makes me laugh every time... but then again, I am a big nerd.
Ah, my fellow Texan - you are a giant among men. hehe