So it was with uncontainable excitement one Saturday afternoon that I went round to Alan Walters's house to watch something with the promising title of Predator. I knew only three things about it: it was certified 18, it starred the great Arnold Schwarzenegger – the WH Auden of ultraviolence – and it reputedly featured a scene in which someone's eviscerated chest cavity was on full display. My favourite film: Predator The rest of the series.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Nov 6, 2011 -
Cower in fear girly-men for Crom has finally answered our prayers and brought to us a band which unites Arnold Schwarzenegger
with the awesome forces of metal
. Witness the awe-inspiring, towering colossus of sonic force that is ArnoCorps
. (via BoingBoing and previously here
Intrinsic within the genre, these songs are full of exotic, mysterious and unbelievable details, which are often critical of society and convey the views of the oppressed. It is this standpoint which has lead to ArnoCorps' aggressive sound and physical presence, which accentuate the emotive forces within the tales they convey. We insist that these songs not be experienced as audio or text alone. To truly experience the splendor that is ArnoCorps, you must go see them live. Come on! Do it now!!!
posted by euphorb
on Dec 10, 2004 -
"I will hire an outside independent auditor, free of political influence..."
Schwarzenegger breaks promise to Californians, hires Donna Arduin to head the 60-day audit of California. Arduin is "on loan" from Florida, where she is Jeb Bush's Budget director.
Arduin has been criticized by economists
and even prominent Florida republicans
for "surreal",misleading, unrealistic, and risky accounting procedures.
During her stint as Budget Director, Ms. Arduin oversaw numerous tax cuts aimed at the wealthiest Floridians, while most Floridians saw no significant decrease in taxes. Infact, today Florida has the second most regressive taxes in the nation
.The effects of these tax cuts? Unprecidented shortfalls in state tax revenues, with massive budget cuts for public schools
, child welfare
, vision services for uninsured children
Class warfare, anyone?!
posted by insomnia_lj
on Oct 9, 2003 -
In celebration of National Poetry Day
we are invited to write a limerick beginning with the line "On Arnie's first day in the job...
" with a warning that "BBC taste and decency guidelines apply". Fortunately there are no such guidelines here.
posted by cbrody
on Oct 9, 2003 -
Arnie wins in california,
a victory for Mr schwarzenegger. For a man whose acting ability was described as going all the way from A to B, lets hope for the sake of californians that he is somewhat more adept at politics.
posted by johnnyboy
on Oct 8, 2003 -
If Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected California can say HASTA LA VISTA BABY to 9 billion
according to this article by investigative reporter Greg Palast. According to Palast it turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter with Ken (Enron) Lay and Michael Milken as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off. For memories sake here are a few of the the details behind the California energy scam
in this report. Arnold has previously said that he does not remember such a meeting with Ken Lay.
posted by thedailygrowl
on Oct 4, 2003 -
Metro Santa Cruz's 50 Reasons to Not Vote for Arnold for Governor
And no, none of the reasons are because of awful movies like Jingle All the Way
Real reasons like the fact that he's a chauvinist, his father was a Nazi, he used to run the President's Council on Fitness and now admits to using steroids to win bodybuilding competitions, he has no plan on how to fix the state's budget issues just that he's gonna clean house. Or the fact that he made up the story about gang raping a black woman for the Oui interview back in 77'
(think about that, he lied about participating in a gang rape, that's pretty demented behaviour).
Interesting reading and damned scary if this is the next governor of the 5th or 6th largest economy in the world.
posted by fenriq
on Sep 10, 2003 -
Schwarzenegger caught in lie about affair, statutory rape.
After years of speculation and denials by both parties, Arnold Schwarzenegger's longtime "avenue of relaxation" and partner in outerwear spills the beans to British television. The affair was first alleged by Lacy H. Rich, Jr.
, a source of pictures and information for the infamous Spy Magazine article
. In 1995, with his health deteriorating and the mainstream media ignoring his full allegations, Rich made numerous posts to Usenet
with claims such as drug use, a longtime affair with Gigi that started when she was 16, car theft, and even prostituting himself to Paco Arce
, a gay Spanish millionaire with an interest in bodybuilders.
More plo chops, anyone?!
posted by insomnia_lj
on Aug 17, 2003 -
A'll be bach – Terminiator 3 is coming!!!
With a budget projected to be more than $170 million, Daily Variety reports that Schwarzenegger is working out the final contract details to star in the third installment, with Jonathan Mostow replacing James Cameron as director.
Shooting on the film is expected to begin in April ...
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Dec 5, 2001 -
Behold, the Arnocorps! "ArnoCorps is never at a loss for inspiration when it comes to lyrical content. Based on international lore and mythology, their songs shed light on both the particular and universal themes of human existence. Offering gripping stories about engaging characters which raise the sorts of questions contained in great philosophical works-- such as why are we here, what is the meaning of our lives and what happens after we die? "
The original Arnold Schwarzenegger tribute band. Enjoy.
posted by Hackworth
on Dec 11, 2000 -