Mark Carney may be a long shot to replace Sir Mervyn King as the leader of the Bank of England, but he has replaced Chuck Norris in popular culture, being toted as the top unstoppable icon.
Yes, you did read that correctly. Norris, star of action films such as Delta Force and 1990’s TV series Walker: Texas Ranger, is often regarded as unstoppable and unbeatable. And now, Carney has garnered the same status since he shielded Canada from the worst effects of the worldwide financial crisis with his tough, knockout policies and statements.
In 2005, an Internet phenom called “Chuck Norris Facts” reflected the belief of how indestructible the legend of Norris had become, and credited him with impossible actions. A new trend has emerged, replacing Norris’ name in these stories with Mark Carney’s name.
As such, he is now considered indestructible to more than just investors and the financial community; he has become a legend nationwide and is recognized and popular on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Mark Carney does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. Mark Carney goes killing.
- If you can see Mark Carney, he can see you. If you can’t see Mark Carney you may be only seconds away from death.
- Mark Carney sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Mark Carney roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn’t stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
- When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Mark Carney.
- Mark Carney has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life there.