After months of 'Chuck Norris Facts' and Late Show bits and all the folklore surrounding Mr. Norris, I went to his website and looked on the current events page. There is a statement made by Chuck on this page:
IN RESPONSE TO THE "RANDOM FACTS" THAT ARE BEING GENERATED ON THE INTERNET
I'm aware of the made up declarations about me that have recently begun to appear on the Internet and in emails as "Chuck Norris facts." I've seen some of them. Some are funny. Some are pretty far out. Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It's quite surprising. I do know that boys will be boys, and I neither take offense nor take these things too seriously. Who knows, maybe these made up one-liners will prompt young people to seek out the real facts as found in my recent autobiographical book, "Against All Odds?" They may even be interested enough to check out my novels set in the Old West, "The Justice Riders," released this month. I'm very proud of these literary efforts.
~ Chuck Norris
Well, I did do some looking around into his life and his accomplishments and I discovered a person who has a clear head, doesn't seem to have been affected by hollywierd success, tries to set a good moral example, is a man of faith and started a program (Kick Start) to help get kids away from drugs and other problems that todays youth have to face.
I know that there has been a lot of 'Chuck worship' and idolizing, but after doing some looking it seems like he's a stand up guy who wants to leave the world a little better than he found it.
I'm not trying to get the 'facts' rolling again, I just found it interesting that after all these tall tales of the mighty Chuck Norris, turns out, he actually has accomplished some remarkable things in his life.
And he could turn Jack Bauer into a sniveling heap with one arched eyebrow.