Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Norris’
In the last few weeks, sales of the 3 wolf moon t-shirt have risen by 2,300%. It has become the number one selling item in the Amazon.com apparel store. The shirt has been written about by LA Times, BBC News, and the Washington Post. Discussion groups have formed. The wholesale company that manufactures the shirt has sold out, and is having to make more. Our roommate expects us to buy him one for his birthday. And since we wrote about the shirt on Wednesday, an additional 264 reviews have been posted on Amazon.
Most of these new reviews are just a tired rehashing of themes from the older reviews- attracts chicks, imbues the wearer with mystical powers, frightens Chuck Norris- but there are a few gems to be found among the dreck:
Mike Huckabee and Financial Expert Chuck Norris Think the Wall St. Collapse Could be the Work of ‘Economic Terrorists’
Over at Eat the Press Rachel Sklar picks up on a “ridiculous…slanderous to potentially dangerous” episode of former Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee‘s new Fox show Huckabee. In one segment Huckabee speaks with noted financial expert Chuck Norris about how the recent collapse on Wall St may be due to “economic terrorists.” Per Sklar:
The most potentially damaging claim was Huckabee’s suggestion that the U.S. financial markets are being deliberately targeted by economic terrorists. His source for this is his friend — unnamed and unidentified other than Huck’s explanation that he’s “in the financial markets.”
Watch the video here.
Chuck Norris comments at the LA Times food blog.
The age-old West Hollywood chile parlor, youth hangout and all-around beer fountain Barney’s Beanery (now with branches in Santa Monica and Pasadena ) plans to get a jump on Super Tuesday by holding its own straw ballot on Monday, Feb. 4. No actual straws will be harmed in this process. You just choose a $3 pour from the tap labeled with the candidate of your choice — Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Romney, McCain or Giuliani — and that counts as a vote. (By the way, does this mean Barney’s knows something about Mike Huckabee’s chances that we don’t?) The three suds polling places will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Bartenders acting as election officials will record a running tally on whiteboards. The Barney’s press release says, “Vote tampering will be encouraged,” which one hopes shows they’re not taking this too seriously. (It’s not as if Barney’s has much of a track record — in 2004, the Santa Monica branch had a two-day beer vote that ended with John Kerry beating George Bush 2 to 1). Maybe they’re just trying to encourage people to “vote early and often,” as the saying goes. Stuff the ballot box and yourself at the same time, as it were.
Mike Huckabee has stated several times that he has never actually tried beer and completely abstains from drinking alcohol. So, with that in mind, everyone who goes to that bar and doesn’t order any alcohol is voting for Huckabee