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    Arnold's Birthday

    Arnold is hitting the big 55 this year, Tuesday of next week in fact.

    I, for one, can hardly believe that he's that old... I mean, that's my DAD's age.

    Don't some places start offering seniors' discounts for people over 55? LOL! I can just imagine Arnold getting 15% off his next supplements purchase or something.

    We should like, have a chat party or something equally geeky yet bodybuilding-related, to like, celebrate and stuff.

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    What's with everyone's fixation with Arnold? The guy makes bad movies.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    Originally posted by Manveet
    What's with everyone's fixation with Arnold? The guy makes bad movies.
    In the opinion of many--including myself--he *had* the best physique ever. Plus I think he's made a bunch of very cool movies: Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, True Lies, to name a few. You think those all suck?

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesn’t realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

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    Arnold is so overrated.

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    Arnold who?

    *sits and waits for somebody to attempt to spell his surname*
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    In the opinion of many--including myself--he *had* the best physique ever. Plus I think he's made a bunch of very cool movies: Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, True Lies, to name a few. You think those all suck?
    Well...if you like simplistic story lines, large explosions and bush league acting, then I guess those movies are good.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

    Richard Dawkins


    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    yeah I DO, only little fruities need plot and emotions(barring anger, rage or insanity)
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    ooo boy...wait till rock sees this

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    Well I'm not a big fan, but I do think if it wasn't for him non of us would be here reading this right now.
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    Arnold's movies are classic cult stuff - I wouldn't call them "film" or anything so uppity but you have to appreciate them for what they are.

    I for one, wish Arnie a happy 55. He's a good guy and he's done a lot for the sport. Big is right, we wouldn't be here on this site if it weren't for him.
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    Arnold is great, because of what he has done for the sport, with promotions and all but I do think that he is overrated. I do think that there were better bodies that have graced the stage. Arnold is such a house hold name and the man because Weider invested so much in him. . Atleast that is my opinion.

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    arnold is the single greatest bodybuilder of ALL time*
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    Originally posted by kAiXuan
    arnold is the single greatest bodybuilder of ALL time*
    Now that you have said this please back this up. Without saying because he won Mr. Olympia so many times. That is putting Ronnie Coleman in the same league. Bloated Steriod Stomach and all.

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    Who gives a $%*^(#$ about Arnold's movies?! It's the bodybuilding that got him into Hollywood anyway, so it'd be a shame if everybody just remembered him for his films.

    I urge everybody to pick up his book "the education of a bodybuilder". It's written by him and gives a good look at just what an animal the guy was in training.

    He was basically the Larry Bird/magic johnson of bodybuilding. The Bird/Johnson duo made basketball well known and mainstream, and Arnold did the same for bodybuilding.

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    Originally posted by GuitarPlayer
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    Well, he made it as "mainstream" as it's ever been. I sure as hell wouldn't call it mainstream. I mean, it ain't as underground as something like "pussy ping-pong" or something, but it's pretty obscure. Most people don't have the slightest clue what a modern bodybuilder looks like.
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    Originally posted by Manveet


    Well...if you like simplistic story lines, large explosions and bush league acting, then I guess those movies are good.
    No, they're not high art, but they're damn entertaining. Just like 'Star Wars' or 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' are(Both of which are better than anything Schwarzenegger has ever done).

    If you don't enjoy them you've gotta be some sort of eunuch or something. Go watch 'Gosford Park'.
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    and dont forget about comedy movies he did, too, twins, junior, etc.

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    One in five hundred women have 3 nipples

    i dont believe that, prove it.

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    Ya I kinda was rough on Arnold, it's not just him, it's all the action movie actors like Stalone, Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, John Claude Van Damn, Vin Diesel etc... All of these guys including Arnold cannot act worth s***. However, with that said, this thread has nothing to do with Hollywood actors, I can give Arnold credit were credit is due, he was a great bodybuilder, that is all.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    Originally posted by Gyno Rhino
    Well, he made it as "mainstream" as it's ever been. I sure as hell wouldn't call it mainstream. I mean, it ain't as underground as something like "pussy ping-pong" or something, but it's pretty obscure. Most people don't have the slightest clue what a modern bodybuilder looks like.
    Very true about it's as mainstream as its ever been in terms of people knowing who guys like Dorian Yates are, but Arnold made the world aware of what bodybuilding even is.

    By mainstream I mean that when somebody says 'bodybuilder', they know that you are talking about somebody who intentionally tries to gain lean muscle mass, and usually lots of it. Before Arnold people didn't even really have much of an undderstanding about what a bodybuilder was. Sure there were bodybuilders and those interested in it knew about it, but today if you ask pretty much anybody they'll give some sort of accurate reply about what it is.

    Even at that there are a lot of misconceptions about the sport.

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    To add to what I just said, it was Hollywood that introduced arnoldd and bodybuilding to the public, so his acting career does deserve credit with that.

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