Behold! The Hidden Gusset!
Look, I already know what you're going to say, okay? And you're right.
Chuck Norris jokes are done. And not only that, but I've done them to death on this very blog with my bits on The Justice Riders and that one issue of Karate Kommandos. Even Dave Campbell did a piece on him last year, so it's safe to say that ol' Lone Wolf McQuade over there's about as novel as the mistranslated intro sequence to Zero Wing at this point.
I know this.
And I do not care, because this is the most awesome thing I have ever seen:
Those are Chuck Norris Action Jeans, and just in case your mind can't process it because you are too busy freaking out, they are pants specifically designed to be worn while you are kicking people in the face. And they retail for less than twenty dollars.
And that is just one of many, many mind-shattering images that lie within the pages of the September, 1988 issue of Inside Karate magazine that Ben loaned to me and--if I have any say in the matter--he will probably never get it back. It's 76 pages long, roughly two-thirds of which feature Chuck Norris, and the pages that don't are pretty much all forms for mail-ordering nunchucks.
It is, in short, the most perfect magazine ever published.
"...and this is the outfit I make my love in."