Chuck Norris Shrine in Iraq

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  1. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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  2. pulse

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    I think they do admire him in a mythical figure kind of way, and not in a derogatory way. I had just read the article too and way going to post it, since there seems to be a lot of Chuck fans here. :)
     
  3. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    I take it that Chuck laughs at the "chuck norris" jokes as well and doesn't take himself too seriously?
     
  4. jumbopackage

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    I think the Chuck Norris thing is much more complex than that, really. They are more making fun of the whole notion of a pop culture hero. It's absurdist humor, and pretty funny at that. The fact that Chuck kinda plays along adds to it. He's not the butt of the jokes, so much as the whole genre and notion of an "action hero" is. You could substitute Bruce Willis or The Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger or whomever and it'd be pretty much the same (in fact, The Rock facts cropped up long before Chuck Norris).
     
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    pulse Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure he doesn't, have you seen him act? :wink:
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  6. CYdTracked

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    Chuck Norris went to the Virgin Islands on Vacation now they're just know as "The Islands"
     
  8. dustinal

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    Yeah, I'd say so. More of "laughing with him" thing than "laughing at him."

    The Mike Huckabee ads featuring Chuck Norris has basically the same concept. I thought they were funny.
     
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    When I was over in Iraq a year or so ago we actually got chewed out by our 1st Sergeant for having pictures of Chuck Norris up. It was pretty funny some of the stuff people would put up over there.
     
  10. wartknight

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    Chuck Norris was invs FSU, AND, he can kick field goals.
     
  11. clones_jer

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    Yes, Chuck has even "endorsed" his favorites at Chuck Norris Facts

    There is nothing maliscuous (wow sp?) about them, its a friendly folk hero type thing.

    btw: Chuck Norris can kill 2 birds with one stone
     
  12. Phaedrus

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    With soldiers, it is even more complicated than "absurdist humor". You see, most have "actually done" some of the things Norris is featured to have done, only it is portrayed as being absurdly easy when he does it.

    When Norris kicks in a door, pulls a grenade pin with his teeth, and then shoots 12 bad guys on full auto, with the gun cradled in the crook of his arm, I automatically think: "Grenade pins would pull your teeth out, and Chuckie just fragged himself by not being behind cover/far enough away from the blast radius, and doors "never" just kick in. You break your foot, or your foot goes through a light panel and you have to wrestle it out, spraining your ankle in the process. People never "just die artfully and cleanly" when you shoot them, and hitting moving targets is a [bad word], and your sweat is running in your eyes, making it hard to see and down your butt-crack, which is distracting and uncomfortable, and your Kevlar keeps falling down over your eyes, and your arms and legs just NEVER do the right thing at the right time.

    So, "Chuck Norris" is an enigma, wrapped in a conundrum, wrapped in a secret. But, hey, I hear that Norris isn't afraid of the Dark, The Dark is afraid of Chuck Norris."
     
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    Chuck Norris's tears can cure cancer. But he never cries...
     
  14. jdoggivjc

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    Chuck Norris' favorite cereal is Kellogg's Nails 'N' Gravel.

    Chuck Norris wipes his *** with sandpaper and chain mail.
     

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