Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chuck Norris - Croatian crime-fighter???

Readers are doubtless aware of the Chuck Norris Facts lists that have been circulating on the Internet for about a year now. If not, check out those four links, or see the video below, where Chuck reads ten of his favorites.

Nice to see he can poke fun at himself and smile.

Anyway, it seems a business in Croatia is using Mr. Norris' Internet reputation as a crime-fighting tool.

A bakery which used a photo of Chuck Norris to scare off burglars has been congratulated on their plan by the legendarily tough action star.

The bakers in Split, Croatia, had been broken into almost every week until they put up the poster of the martial arts legend with a sign saying: 'This shop is under the protection of Chuck Norris.'

In more than a month since the picture was first displayed, the bakery hasn't had a single burglary.

Now, Norris has left the bakery a message on his official website saying he is proud to be able to help - even if not in person.

'I am glad to see I have been of assistance over in Croatia where they are using a picture of me to scare thieves,' Norris said on his website.

'Maybe I'll pay them a visit one day to make sure the message gets across - thieves are never welcome,' he said.

There's more at the link.

Hmm. If there's a cause-and-effect relationship at work here, Mr. Norris should start charging for his services. Who knows? He may become the USA's most lucrative defense export since the F16 fighter!



Justin Buist said...

Actually the 'Chuck Norris Facts' have been out for about 3-4 years now.

I know this because I used to toss out random Chuck Norris Facts to my girlfriend, now wife. We started dating just about 3 years ago now.

About 2.5 years ago we got a puppy together and named him Chuck Norris. A homage to the stupid Chuck Norris Facts I used to tell her while we drifted into sleep.

That awkward looking 5 month old black lab mutt (likely mixed with a pit bull of some type) has now grown into an 80lb short haired, jet black, fierce looking critter*.

So, we get to laugh a bit. We're not all that worried about a break in when we're not home. After all, Chuck Norris will be staring them down through whatever door or window they decide to come through. That dog's jaw is powerful enough to rip a cow femur in half. Seriously. He's done it**.

*: Looks scary but he ranks somewhere between Jesus and Ghandi on the non-violent scale. He likes to snuggle with the cats in front of the fireplace for crying out loud!

**: For the record I do not "get off" on having a strong powerful dog. He's a lab mutt that was on his very last day at the pound. He was friendly and my wife and I couldn't walk out of there without rescuing him.

Anonymous said...

There's a pawn shop in Flagstaff, AZ, whose marquee reads: IF CHUCK NORRIS NEEDED ANYTHING HE WOULD GET IT HERE

Chuck is slowly taking over the world, I tell ya!