Internet Popular Culture

Chuck Norris Facts:

If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.

Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.

Chuck Norris can eat just one Lay’s potato chip.

Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

Chuck Norris CAN believe it’s not butter.

When taking the SAT, write “Chuck Norris” for every answer. You will score over 8000.

Ross Chris Newman – Chuck Norris popular culture.

Chuck Norris is a famous martial arts movie star who has been in dozens of different films and a couple television shows. He is most famous for starring in his TV sitcom, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” While he was a normal karate actor throughout his long career, in 2005 Conan O’Brien began a new fad of “Chuck Norris facts,” that took hold of a small internet community and eventually grew into a world-wide internet phenomenon. The jokes were originally centered on his television show “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but they gradually moved to other facets of daily life and eventually were composed of anything that any person could think of.

Chuck Norris has earned the title of being known as a tough, rugged, and strong man. This is most likely because of the roles he played in his acting career and all the “bad guy butt” he has kicked over the last few decades. He has earned the reputation of not being messed around with. Resultantly, people try and find a way to diminish a person’s standing with such a well-known and extensive history. A normal person probably would never have came up with these jokes because they perceive Chuck Norris in such high esteem, but because Conan O’Brien decided to begin the trend, others around the internet community received this as an “OK,” to continue the verbal bash on Chuck Norris.

The facts that people come up for Chuck are quite clever. The facts are normally absurd claims about Norris’s hardiness, attitude, virility, “alpha-male” status,” superiority, and masculinity such as “If you can see Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris, you only have seconds to live.” Chuck Norris has been asked in interviews what he thinks about all these “facts” about him. He normally chuckles and responds to the interviewer that he thinks they are cute and funny. He does not take them seriously and realizes that the people who create these and the people who end up reading them have a great time doing so. So why ruin something that easily manufactures such happiness.

Chuck Norris facts are a perfect example of what the internet/digital age is capable of. Creating an internet phenomenon that is readily known throughout society from nothing. It is amazing to see how something so simple can become so important to a lot of people. Chuck Norris facts are a great way to get a quick laugh if someone is bored or is looking to cheer themselves up. I believe that is the main purpose for the advances in internet popular culture. Many people in the world are not happy with their lives, so the internet is great way to escape and experience the wonders that other people around the world have to offer.


Wikipedia Article.

Official Chuck Norris Facts

More Chuck Norris Facts can be found in this book.

The Truth about Chuck Norris. By Ian Spector. 2007.