Sunday, November 22, 2009

@rickperryfacts... rivals Chuck Norris...

The Texas Tribune wrote up one of my favorite twitterers @rickperryfacts (link). Excerpt follows...
"You're in my sights, Walker, Texas Ranger."

RickPerryFacts on Twitter

"You're in my sights, Walker, Texas Ranger."

— Rick Perry once ate three 72 oz. steaks in one hour. He spent the first 45 minutes slaughtering cows indiscriminately.

When Chuck Norris kills a ninja, he only takes its hide and some of the meat. When Rich Perry kills a ninja, he uses every part.

Rick Perry can blow bubbles with beef jerky.

“rickperryfacts” in the Twittersphere offers those and hundreds of other fun "facts" on the Texas governor with the penchant for photo ops with firearms and other tough-man gear. The gag is a takeoff on the popular joke-a-sphere feature on Chuck Norris (and steals some of the Norris jokes verbatim). But I’ll have to say the tweeter — whoever he is, and it’s definitely a “he” — has done a decent job on the send-up.

So does he work for Hutchison’s campaign or Perry’s?

Other rickperryfacts gems:

“Rick Perry once breast-fed an injured flamingo back to health. And then boiled it alive.”

“Rick Perry built this city on rock and roll.”

It’s the sort of gag that makes you want to join in. So here goes:

The roof of the new Cowboys stadium was made of Rick Perry’s hair.

Rick Perry ate Washington, D.C., and didn’t even have to burp.

It is hard to say what to make of this... I doubt it is a Rick staffer or a Kay staffer... this is more pop culture than politics and avoids getting involved in all the back and forth on weekly or daily spats between the campaigns which is probably why I like it so much... it just stays on the jokes 24/7...

I also wouldn't be so sure it is definitely a man doing it... I almost get the sense that the person doing it either is mocking Rick slightly or has a crush on him... maybe a bit of both... I think women are probably capable of playfully mocking Rick's penchant for killing animals and that kind of thing...

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Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.