Friday, September 05, 2008


Remember last year when I went to the California State Fair and nuzzled up with a llama and shortly thereafter Anold read my blog and was pictured in the Sacramento Bee doing the EXACT same thing? I'm sure if you are an avid reader it rings a bell. Well, he's at it again, and this time he's on Island Time.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

Partying without Schwarzenegger in St. Paul

Even if he wasn't physically in St. Paul, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was here in spirit - and in DVD.

The Republican governor gave out DVDs as parting gifts at the "Island Fever" bash he hosted Tuesday night for California delegates. As with virtually everything at the convention, even the gifts were sponsored - these came from the Motion Picture Association of America.

Staff handed out Schwarzenegger flicks such as Conan the Barbarian, Twins and Around the World in 80 Days, in addition to non-Schwarzenegger films like Transformers. As one delegate considered selecting the film Junior, an aide noted, "Arnold is pregnant in it!"

One of the most popular choices was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, part of Schwarzenegger's signature film series. But if delegates looked carefully at the dimly lit gift table outside, they would have seen that many of the Terminator 3 discs were in HD-DVD, the loser in the DVD format war - essentially the Betamax of our time.

Retailers sell the discs in discount bins because the format is defunct. But MPAA and Schwarzenegger may have just answered the question as to how to get rid of the remaining HD-DVD discs: use them as parting gifts.

Doesn't this guy have any original ideas? Last year he copies my state fair theatrics, and this year he's stolen my 2008 motto?
Austrians, eh?

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