Chuck Norris Bridge?

Chuck NorrisC-Net writes:

Hungary’s Economy Ministry probably didn’t know what it was getting into when it launched an Internet voting campaign to allow Web users to choose a famous person as the namesake for a new bridge to be built over the Danube in Budapest.

Reuters mentions that the head-runner is none other than Chuck Norris. This awesome voting is most heavily fueled by the Chuck Norris fad that has graced us by roundhouse kicking the world with his totally awesome (and true) facts. The walking-bearded god may very well become immortalized as a Hungarian bridge! For a time he was the top choice holding 11% of the votes! Sadly, since C-Net’s article, his standing has fallen :(

Don’t let this disuade you from voting for him! It is by far the best choice. I mean, if you think about this for a moment…naming a bridge after Chuck Norris could very well be the best move any country could make, as some of his strength and majesty will most definately rub off on the bridge in question causing it to quickly become the most sought after world wonder thats graced this planet since my birth.

If you care to cast your vote – which anyone seems to be able to do – and you can read Hungarian (here’s a translator), head on over and cast your vote for the “Texas Ranger” himself. Voting ends September 8th.

And of course I would be remiss to exclude some comments I’ve read on Fark.com regarding the naming of the bridge:

“A bridge? Right, as if Chuck Norris is going to lie down and let people roll over him.”

“Chuck Norris doesn’t need a bridge. The river just gets out of his way.”

“Chuck Norris could swim the length of the Danube to the Black Sea and still be up for karate practice.”

“Chuck Norris is so fast he once ran around the world and punched himself in the back of the head!!”

“This is better than the old Chuck Norris ferry the bridge is replacing. The way it worked before is you drove up to the dock and Chuck Norris would roundhouse you or your car across the river.”

“This bridge will be indestructible until the real Chuck Norris walks across it. The bridge will crumble in fear of the roundhouse kick.”

Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kicks the World

It may seem odd, but there is a Chuck Norris fad that is sweeping the net…specifically, the World of Warcraft forums. People are coming up with random Chuck Norris facts that really are quite hilarious. He seems to be a much more accomplished man than I had realized. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.
  • Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn’t stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
  • If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.
  • When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
  • Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
  • Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his father did.
  • In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
  • Chuck Norris once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.
  • There are no races, only countries of people Chuck Norris has beaten to different shades of black and blue.
  • Chuck Norris built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Chuck met all three bullets with his beard, deflecting them. JFK’s head exploded out of sheer amazement.

Here’s what Chuck Norris has to say about the whole thing.