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Happy birthday to Chuck Norris, who turned 70 this week!
We’re not sure how someone who actually knew the late great Bruce Lee and came into contact with his philosophical deepness could become such an anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-science, fearmongering toolbag…
…but no one’s perfect, right Chuck?
From the Top 50 Chuck Norris Facts:
When you say “no one’s perfect,” Chuck Norris takes this as a personal insult.
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Happy Birthday to Dev Patel, who turned the shiny age of 19 today! We gulped a little when we realized that this shooting star was born in 1990–a time when we were still adjusting the shoulder pads on our brightly-colored, oversized blazers–seeing how in his scant years of life he’s already managed to earn a black belt in Taekwondo, act in a Brit telly series, star in an Oscar-winning film, and scoop up a suitcase of performance awards (from SAG to Critics’ Choice, not to mention noms for BAFTA and NAACP). Our inferiority complex is becoming more complex by the second, just writing this.
We can only hope that this precocious overachiever keeps on scoring! And in a bajillion years, when he turns 21, we’d love to take him out for a drink.
Hails from: South Korea
Occupation: Professional baseball pitcher
Why He’s a Babe: Because Park instigated one of the most memorable and unusual fights in MLB history back in ’99 as a Dodger when he tae kwon “doh”ed Rockies first baseman Tim Belcher for tagging him hard on a bunt. And because, after an illustrious start to his career, Park–the first Korean-born MLB pitcher in history–has battled injuries and getting sent down to the minors on numerous occasions, and is still fighting for a spot on the Dodger roster this season. Plus, not getting to sign autographs really makes Chan “Hulk” Park angry…and how many big leaguers can you say that about?
Of course we don’t need to tell you guys that “New Media” is the future, and that original web content is getting really good and featuring voices that wouldn’t necessarily make it in more traditional media.
Two new talents doing stuff for Flycell, a mobile and online entertainment company, are Korean-Americans Jim and James of “The Jim and James Show.” Check out this episode where they get a tae kwon do lesson from a Ragin’ Cajun martial arts master.
Click here to see “Oriental Medicine,” another Jim and James episode on YouTube.