Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Last Action Hero

I am probably the only person who finds this funny - but since it is timely, I shall post it in the hope that you share my twisted sense of humor.

Chuck Norris has sued the people trying to publish the eponymous "Chuck Norris Facts" that circulated the Internet. Examples: "Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he's never cried." Or, "Chuck Norris only takes 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes." Or, "There is no theory of evolution - just a list of creatures that Chuck Norris has allowed to live."

Now, what does this have to do with the Imus in the Morning program? Well, when the "Chuck Norris Facts" email reached me, one of his movie posters was attached to the document. The poster is supposed to show Norris in all of his butt-kicking glory...and it does, in ways that none of us could imagine.

The poster comes from the movie The President's Man II: A Line In The Sand. But when the studio wanted to distribute the movie to foreign markets, they decided to change the title. They wanted to create a title, and a poster, that would make the movie instantly recognizable as a top-notch action film. They wanted something badass, something frightening, something more macho and manly than you could ever imagine. And they succeeded.



I have no idea what happens in this movie, but it likely involves giving roundhouse kicks to Al Roker and bad grammar.

4 comments:

Bruce said...

Good One College Girl. Just wanted to take a minute and tell you to have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. You have done a wonderful job on the Imus situation. But please don't put your pen down yet. Janaury may be another round of attacks back and forth.

Be safe and God Bless

Al said...

Chuck Norris, Macho Man!

Didn't Imus say that Norris is 'touring' with Huckabee?
Well, no wonder Huckabee is moving on up in the polls!

Phyllis said...

LOL CollegeGirl, and Merry Christmas.

Chuck McCord -- the REAL Macho Man!

CollegeGirl said...

Phyllis - you KNOW he is! :-) Though I totally bet that he has, at least once, beaten the crap out of the I-Man to keep him in line.

And while we're on the subject of the poster, I totally think that the RFD people should replace the window on the set with that firewall in the background. That would be a nice "aesthetic" touch. ;-)

Al, that's TOTALLY the reason why Huckabee is surging in the polls. What Chuck Norris wants, Chuck Norris gets. :-)

Bruce - thank you for the kind words!

And to all: a Merry Christmas.