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.”