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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Sep 28 2011, 11:30pm Anchor

There are two established facts:

    Chuck Norris is fuelled by awesome.
    Chuck Norris is ultra-conservative.

    Now, since I'm ultra-conservative myself, that's all peachy. But what occured to me is that people seem to sweep Chuck Norris's personal views and personality under the rug in order to keep him as an icon. I noticed a similar thing with Owl City - hardcore Christian, but the media and many fans prefer to pretend their idol is 'just like them', so to speak.
    Do right-wing celebrities get muzzled?

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Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Sep 29 2011, 12:55am Anchor

People like to pretend Chuck Norris is awesome because he kicks people in the face and has a manly beard, not because of his political views. Those are irrelative to his on-air ass-kicking and are thus bears no importance to his meme. A sad and sorry world we live in when people try to make everything political.

odilasa
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Sep 30 2011, 10:12pm Anchor

Bruce Lee.

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Sep 30 2011, 10:43pm Anchor

Patrick Stewart > Chuck Norris :P

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SwissKnight
SwissKnight Dear Leader
Oct 1 2011, 1:00am Anchor

jesus christ, I saw this thread title and thought I got transported back in time to 2005.

Oct 4 2011, 10:53pm Anchor

Youtube.com

Fahim96 wrote:Youtube.com

lol i forgot i could embed it XD

Oct 8 2011, 5:43pm Anchor

How dare you. THIS IS MODDB!!!

Oct 8 2011, 5:52pm Anchor

 *Khem* Bruce just kicked his ass

Well yeah, but he didnt have his beard...

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Oct 8 2011, 6:53pm Anchor
Cryrid wrote:People like to pretend Chuck Norris is awesome because he kicks people in the face and has a manly beard, not because of his political views. Those are irrelative to his on-air ass-kicking and are thus bears no importance to his meme. A sad and sorry world we live in when people try to make everything political.

I have to agree with Cybrid whole-heartedly here. That, and I watch Jon Stewart if I want honest politics.

Oct 9 2011, 11:00am Anchor
Pendrokar wrote:How dare you. THIS IS MODDB!!!



Great mod XD

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Oct 17 2011, 10:49pm Anchor
Cryrid wrote:People like to pretend Chuck Norris is awesome because he kicks people in the face and has a manly beard, not because of his political views. Those are irrelative to his on-air ass-kicking and are thus bears no importance to his meme. A sad and sorry world we live in when people try to make everything political.

I pretty much agree with that. I was just curious about the American perception of Chuck Norris as both an icon and an individual. Do conservative Americans look up to him as a role model? Did someone once like\love\adore Chuck, then hate\dislike him when they learnt his personal views?

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DEAD_FiSH
DEAD_FiSH tast
Oct 22 2011, 6:52am Anchor

Whole Chuck Norris thing is funny... But those jokes already made him an icon and people have fun with those jokes.
But also many think those jokes are overused.

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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Oct 25 2011, 10:27pm Anchor

The reason I started this thread was because I had put a Chuck Norris joke in the dialogue of a mod I'm working on. Then I realised that I'd caught the tail end of the Chuck Norris meme. It occurs to me now that the meme was very weak because Chuck Norris was a mute figure. Meme-Chuck had no character beyond face-kicking. And what I'm seriously suggesting is that the people who fuelled of the meme choked the meme because they were unwilling to explore Chuck Norris as a real person.

    I think people, generally, would sooner create a 'Companion Heart Cube for President 2012' poster than a 'Chuck Norris for President 2012' poster. The interweb peeps have an uneasy relationship with the man, which they dealt with in meme which bordered on mockery at times.

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Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Oct 26 2011, 1:13am Anchor
Quote:And what I'm seriously suggesting is that the people who fuelled of the meme choked the meme because they were unwilling to explore Chuck Norris as a real person.

Exploring a person isn't the point of memes. Chuck Testa is a person, but you wont find his meme going beyond taxidermy because that isn't what he is famous for. You could say a lot about Nick Cage, but if the joke is his crazy hair then that is the joke, not his thoughts on the economy or immigration. Those arguments are rendered invalid because his hair is a bird.

Nov 5 2011, 7:09am Anchor

Let the Chuck Norris thing die already, dang, it's been 6 years.

Anyway, it's always been about Steven Seagal since day one.

Feb 21 2012, 5:05am Anchor

None of these facts are actually true.

Dec 28 2012, 3:35pm Anchor

Chuck Norris isn't that great. Now after my saying that I'm sure someone will track me down and kill me but whatever. Chuck's days have passed.

Osc
Osc
Jan 3 2013, 4:03pm Anchor

eheheh i love the video Super Chuck Norris Bros XD
I don't like to much Norris as actor or action hero, but is a fact that lots of people love him.

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Jan 5 2013, 12:43am Anchor

I'm kinda bummed that his roles of late have been so forgettable. He seems to be falling into the same pit as Stallone. Instead of trying to be 80's action stars, actors like Norris should try to get cast in something with more depth.

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