Internet memes are a dime a dozen, and are usually here and gone faster than you can set up a Tumblr devoted to them. A handful continue unabated, but for every LOLCats there are a million variations on the “Hampster Dance.” One of the online trends that doesn’t seem to want to die is the constant proliferation of “Chuck Norris Facts,” wherein the former star of “Walker: Texas Ranger” is credited with doing impossibly badass things. (Examples include “Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water and make it drink” and “There is no theory of evolution — only a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.”)
Justin Bieber has hopped on the Norris bandwagon as a way to help his new single “Baby” (a collaboration with Ludacris) up the iTunes singles chart. He has tweeted a few “Baby”-related Norris gags (“Chuck Norris bought ’Baby’ on iTunes infinity times … twice”), but yesterday he posted a photo that is, perhaps, the greatest piece of Norris lore yet to grace the Web.
It’s a Photoshopped image of Bieber kneeling next to a crouching Norris, with a speech bubble coming out of Bieber’s mouth saying, “Buy ’Baby.’ Chuck Norris says you should!” The Norris image is a fantastic “Walker: Texas Ranger”-era picture that shows him in all of his Chuck Norris glory.
As for Bieber, he is working on the video for “Baby” and is still preparing for the release of My World Part II in March. As he notes regularly on his Twitter page, there are still Golden Tickets available in retail copies of My World — the winners of which will receive a spot in a future Bieber video or a private concert from the 15-year-old singer.
And just in case Bieber was curious, Splash Page’s Rick Marshall caught up with Norris a while back and got him to confirm or deny some of the most legendary things said about him.