Christian chop-socker and 2007's "Most Forwarded" Chuck Norris sat down with Larry King last night to share his opinions about who should run the free world. It's Mike Huckabee. So, when you're in the booth next year, about to press flesh to Diebold, remember: Chuck Norris endorses Mike Huckabee. (You might want to bookmark this page.) The mind reels at the the "Norris Facts"-esque gems inboxs will clog with over the coming year: "Mike Huckabee doesn't believe in creationism. He created it."
The trick to being an aging action star is figuring out a way to remain relevant once you are way past your shit-kicking prime. You can risk ridicule by trotting your past heroes out for another go-around; you can choose to enter a completely new line of equally hazardous work; or, you can accept that things are really out of your hands and just embrace what you have become. In the case of black belt Brawny man Chuck Norris, that would be the subject of a mythic compendium of widely e-mailed "facts." From his website:
By now, your inbox has probably been visited a dozen or so times by an endlessly forwarded list of "facts" about legendary Walker, Texas Ranger star Chuck Norris ("Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried." etc etc), a litany compiled from the Random Chuck Norris Fact Generator. The LAT (by means of reprinting a Washington Post article from earlier in the week) tries to deconstruct the Norris Mystique, and who better to hold forth on the subject of the man's enduring appeal than the stoic actor's publicist?