There is no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard. There is only another fist.

Did anyone else miss Wednesday’s grand ceremony during which Austin’s Mayor, Will Wynn presented Chuck Norris (yes, Chuck Norris) with an Honorary Austin Citizen Award? Wtf?

Not only is the Texas Ranger now considered an ‘sort of’ Austin citizen, we now have an entire day dedicated to him.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, September 22 is the official Chuck Norris day. Hi-yah!

I have no idea why Mayor Wynn decided to grace the Austin calendar with a day dedicated to this guy, but I think it might have something to do with tonight’s World Combat League West Coast Playoffs at the Frank Erwin Center. I’m pretty sure its open to anyone who wants to get their fix of karate-chopping and all around ass kicking.

According to the Daily Texan, “[Mayor] Wynn said Norris is using the tournament as a means to benefit and fund the program, “Kick Start.” The Texas-based program, created by Norris, helps teach the skills and strengths of martial arts to at-risk children. Wynn said he is proud to honor Norris for his kind and generous work in helping Texas children discover their full potential.”

I’m still confused over the whole ordeal….but at least I know the city of Austin can sleep sound at night, knowing Chuck Norris has our back.

1 Comment so far

  1. mss (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

    KickStart is a program that replaces PE with karate in an effort to teach the discipline and self-confidence required to keep kids off drugs and out of gangs.

    More at my favorite Chuck Norris in Austin story…Chuck Norris at the Alamo Drafthouse…via Austinite, Incandragon.



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