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October 12, 2011

Blog Guy, I need some of your famous travel advice. I love visiting the childhood homes of great people, to see where they got their start.

I’ve been to Mark Twain’s home in Hannibal, Missouri, the house where Louisa May Alcott grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, Reverend Martin Luther King’s birth home, in Atlanta…

Say no more, this is your lucky day. Two words for you: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Um, I think I’m going to need a few more words than that.

Oh. They’ve just opened a museum dedicated to Arnold’s life, in the house where he was born, in Austria. He was there in person for the opening.

He’s not exactly Louisa May Alcott.

No, but he has been in movies and I think he was the governor of one of those western states.

The walls of his boyhood home are covered with Schwarzenegger movie posters, which must have been what gave young Arnold the inspiration for his career.

There’s also lots of strudel. I gather Arnold’s earliest physical exercise was pointing at pastry. We have that in common.

I don’t know, Blog Guy. What else do they have there?

There are life-size wax figures of Arnold, and I believe there are some of his former housekeeper and the son he fathered with her 13 years ago.

You’re just making up that last part, right?

It’s only a guess, but stranger things have happened.

Not in our lifetime, Blog Guy.

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Top: Austrian actor, former champion bodybuilder and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger points at a ‘Terminator’ film poster, as he chats with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, during a tour of his former home in Thal October 7. 2011. REUTERS/Stringer/Andy Wenzel

Right: Schwarzenegger looks at apple strudel in his former home. REUTERS/Andy Wenzel

Left: A visitor takes touches a life size figure inside the house where Schwarzenegger was born. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

Bottom right: A statue of Schwarzenegger in front of the house. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

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First he was the Terminator.
Then he was the Governator.
Turned out all the while he was the Impregnator.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

You’ve been to Hannibal MO, and you didn’t stop to visit me, Mr B?

That’s pay back for me being in New York, and not visiting the GFMaDS, right?

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

It’s not a TU-mor.
Kindergarten MOOseum.
It is a STRUdel.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

No doughnuts?! They call this a museum?!

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

@jc – What can you say? It’s one of those foreign strudel-servin’ AUSTRIAN museums. Not a proper American doughnut haven type museum at all!

BTW, are we even sure that the strudel wasn’t just leftovers from the buffet table at one of his flicks? It is a museum after all…

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

When do they sing “Eidelweiss”? Or do I have my Austrian movie things mixed up again?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Here’s a haiku:
When in Austria
Do as the Austrians do:
Canoodle struedel

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

@jclimacus: Was that a pun with knödel?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Or those people really tall, or are the doors in the Arnie Museum really short?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

“The walls of his boyhood home are covered with Schwarzenegger movie posters, which must have been what gave young Arnold the inspiration for his career.”

That was actually a straight-to-DVD film Arnold did called “The Inspirator”. Future Arnold goes back in time to inspire young Arnny into bodybuilding and acting. The scene where they practice “GET TO THE CHOPPA!” is so heartwarming!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Spin: Have to be honest and say no, but that’s really good

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

The termination
of a political life
through a museum.

This is none other
Than Arnold Schwarzenneger:
“Hasta la vista!!”

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Wait just one gol durn minute…
“The walls of his boyhood home are covered with Schwarzenegger movie posters, which must have been what gave young Arnold the inspiration for his career.”

Is this a trick? How could he have been inspired by movies he hadn’t made yet? Did I miss something here?

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

@Moonshine: That’s the Blog Guy’s version of anachronistic humor.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Thanks for the explanation, Spin. That’s a relief, ‘cuz for a minute there, I thought we’d be seeing the Sperminator in a remake of “Back to the Future.”

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Wow. File under dumbest blog I’ve stumbled upon today.

Posted by rickrude | Report as abusive

The very dumbest? Wow. Thanks, Rick! Come back often!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

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