OMG, the Cory Booker-related lulz.
You might have just heard of Cory Booker today, if you are not from the area. As a former Newark resident, I’ve been swooning over the hottie mayor of Jersey’s most mocked city since I resided there for a brief time in 2007. Booker is young and handsome, and unusually accessible and hands-on for a mayor of a large city. In the past, he’s been involved in all sorts of awesome shenanigans- from personally arranging for items to be obtained for weather stranded Newark residents to a hilarious on-air fight with Conan O’Brien in which the he banned the talk-show host from traveling through Newark’s airport.
But Cory Booker became a household name last night when he wrested the hero-crown from Ryan Gosling by rushing into a building blaze to save a Newark resident from the fire himself. Booker rushed past his own security detail, dreamboating into the inferno and attempting a rescue on his way back from a television appearance.
Now, in addition to nationwide badass status, Booker has also achieved level 99 coolness among Twitter users by becoming a meme. All over the microblog, Cory Booker’s awesome antics have made him the subject of Chuck Norris-like joking, the best of which we’ve collected for you below:
@frankconniff: Not to be outdone by CoryBooker, Chris Christie just ran into a bakery and saved a tray of Cinnamon Rolls from burning.
@Liam_ODonoghue:I hope Obama says something good about CoryBooker so Republicans will start defending arson.
@pareene: Obama advisor Cory Booker refuses to allow mom to stay at home
@zandervts: After the incident, Smoke was treated for Cory Booker exposure.
@slarkpope: Cory Booker isn’t afraid of Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is afraid ofCory Booker.
@JohnFugelsang: One time I needed a kidney. Cory Booker instantly ripped out his own, handed it to me & flew away.
The Cory Booker love continues, under the Twitter hashtag #corybookerstories.