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"Planet California" Arnold's New Theme State

 
 
Reply Tue 12 Aug, 2003 04:55 pm
Lest we forget the business prowess of Mr. Schwartzenegger:

http://slate.msn.com/id/2086889/

California has more than its fair share of theme parks but the theme restaurant concept with the poor service and even worse food set up Arnold and friends for one of the biggest business failures of the 90's.
Hard Rock Cafe survived but what on Earth are people thinking if Arnold can't keep a business afloat? Is this another "he is not good at building a business, so he must be good at leadership and governing?" Maybe that's why Dubya thinks he will be a good governor but not one he'd want to arm wrestle with. How about a nice chess game between the two with all the players being pawns?

As Alice said in Wonderland, "Curiouser and Curiouser."
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 12 Aug, 2003 05:03 pm
the media and the public like a good story, Arnold is a good story.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 12 Aug, 2003 05:03 pm
Maybe we should have Sylvester Stallone as Lt. Governor? Well, that might be a rocky road.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 11:53 am
The question is: what is going to be on Arnold's menu? Pate de fois gras or hot dogs made out of gawd knows what? Political substance, something we see so little of these days, is putting together a platform that doesn't tilt and doesn't have trap doors in it. I think Grey Davis may be heading for that trap door to do a Houdini soon. However, there are new law suits challenging the crazy recall law -- even Bill Bennet, who did a mea culpa on his gambling on Hannity and Colmes last night (and they all kissed and made up -- it was beginning to look like an episode of "Boy Meets Boy"), doesn't believe the recall law is fair. Hannity sat stunned kinda pouting in a corner.
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max
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 12:25 pm
Thank God for California!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes the circus here look tame. They (californians) are now a three ring circus. And boy, we here are loving it!!
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 12:31 pm
Arkansans use to say, "Thank God for Mississippi."

Now Mississippians and Arkansans both say, "Thank God for California."

My sister lives there -- and after she recently assured me that she is not personally a candidate, said: "I gotta be honest with ya, Frank, Arnold is the only candidate out here who makes any sense."

Okay, so that you know I love my sister -- let me assure you that I didn't just hang up on her.

The thought that ran through my mind was: "Hey, that shouldn't be that hard to do -- considering this is California we are talking about!"

Which was a back door way of saying, "Here in Jersey, a lot of us are sayuing, 'thank god for California.'"
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max
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 12:36 pm
Well said Frank Very Happy
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 01:10 pm
Love, it, Frank. The state getting the biggest laugh is Florida.

I think Arnold has finally overcome the embarassment of "Last Action Hero" by becoming "Last Comic Standing." His new Terminator film is doing marginally good business, not a true block buster by any means and not nearly close to what they expected on the low end. The fourth and final episode could be postponed because of the dissapointing box office of III. I think Arnold thinks he needs a new job.

Perhaps if he gets in, the state capitol wall could be filled with movie memorabilia and they will serve stale sandwiches an hour after one orders.
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 05:24 pm
max wrote:
Thank God for California!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes the circus here look tame. They (californians) are now a three ring circus. And boy, we here are loving it!!


They don't call us the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing. At your service --We aim to please!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 05:41 pm
Right on, fealola. Let the show begin. Only problem is I think we're starting out with one lousy script. What was that Kurosawa said about a bad script?
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 05:58 pm
What was that, Light?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 07:24 pm
I dunno, but I might vote for Kurasawa...or would have. Course he would have been moonlighting on the job, prolly.

Arnold Schwarzenegger used to have or at least be involved in a restaurant in Venice (CA) called Schatzi. I think but am not sure he was the primary owner. It did well enough, lasted a fair amount of time, might even still be there. I never went there as there were a few other places we all loved, given the chance to eat out...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2003 07:40 pm
Ah, here's the link. I have no idea how good it is as a restaurant...it is in an area of the LA basin that is dense with good restaurants including small cuban ones, and jamaican, oaxacan, etc., and one of Wolfgang Puck's places, and various chichi spots. Schatzi was a stone's throw from a restaurant owned by hollywood cogniscenti, 72 Market Street...which had great meatloaf. So it didn't stand out, but it seems to have kept going...
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2003 09:48 am
Kurosawa said a good director cannot make a good film out of a bad script. The metaphor is that Arnold's platform is looking like their is no script -- other than the corny platitudes. Davis retaliated with "terminate the terminator" which only added to the circus atmosphere. The script apparantly is going to be a farce.
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2003 09:55 am
Well, Kurosawa was right, but I'm sure Arnold will get "his people" right on that. They are probably taking a meeting about it right now! -At Schatzi!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2003 12:07 pm
Will it be like "Casablanca" and they'll write it as they go along? Somehow I don't think it will be a classic but perhaps Arnold and Pete will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. One thing that I'm dismayed with Mr. Davis is is inability to fix the privitization of the power utilities in California. It was like Dr. Frankenstein came up with that one. It also turned out to be just as menacing. Should they take Pete Wilson up to the tower and start it on fire? I don't know -- like the monster always seemed to return, Pete will undoubtedly be at the top of the burning tower shouting, "I'll be back."
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jeanbean
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 09:41 am
Planet California
I'd rather watch Jesse Ventura, but he's in a different state.
At least, Jesse was more fun.
Drunk
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jeanbean
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 09:47 am
Actually, Arnold is not all bad.Look at this from nyt:


The problem for Mr. Schwarzenegger is that he is perceived as a moderate in a party that still largely sees Ronald Reagan and his conservative revolution as its raison d'ĂȘtre. Mr. Schwarzenegger has expressed support for abortion rights, gay rights and some gun control. He is considered by many on the right as soft on immigration. During the impeachment of President Clinton, he was quoted as saying he was embarrassed to be a Republican. Last fall, he took a beating on conservative talk-radio shows for leading a ballot initiative that expanded state financing of after-school programs.
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 09:47 am
Do u think that if he loses he will say "I Will be back ?"

I would soooooooo like to go on a campaign trail with the porn star (only as an observer Wink )
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 01:43 pm
Conan the Barbarian is at the gate! Arnold will try to strong arm some bills through the state legislature based on the Buffett/Schultz plan (whenever that is unveiled). He may be better off arm wrestling Bush. Bush would likely cheat, though -- when Arnold is concentrating on the arm wrestling, Dubya will pull out his secret weapong -- shoving a pretzel down Arnold's throat.
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