Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Oh, All Right, I Will Talk about the Governor's Race

Or, rather, I will quote other people being witty about Ahnold. This is from Omaha.com.

Rise of the political machines

There's no truth to the rumor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Warren Buffett will be starring in "Twins II: the Sequel." But Hollywood's "Terminator" and the "Oracle of Omaha" are now partners in politics. Buffett is a financial and economic adviser to the action movie king's campaign for governor of California. The two have things in common, including both having screen credits (what, you forgot Buffett's cameos on the soap "All My Children"?), as well as sharp differences. Here's a guide to Hollywood's hottest new couple.

Arnold and Warren: the new odd couple

Arnold: Has great pecs.
Warren: Picks great stocks.

Arnold: Legions of fans flock to his movies.
Warren: Legions of fans flock to his annual meetings.

Arnold: Promotes physical fitness.
Warren: Promotes fiscal fitness.

Arnold: Bodybuilder.
Warren: Empire builder.

Arnold: Eats power bars.
Warren: Eats Dilly Bars.

Arnold: Causes catastrophic damage.
Warren: Insures against catastrophic damage.

Arnold: Rocked summer filmgoers in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."
Warren: Rocked California homeowners with views on Proposition 13.

Arnold: Million-dollar body.
Warren: 50-cent haircut.

Arnold: Was paid $30 million to make "Terminator 3."
Warren: Is paid $100,000 to run Berkshire.

Arnold: Once Mr. Universe.
Warren: Owns the universe.

Arnold: Married into American royalty.
Warren: Owns a part of the Omaha Royals.

Arnold: Played an unpredictable cyborg.
Warren: Stayed away from unpredictable techie stocks.

Warren: Sees the future.
Arnold: From the future.

Arnold: Likes the Golden Gate Bridge.
Warren: Likes to play bridge with Gates (Bill, that is).
Warren: Golden Midas
Arnold: Bronze Adonis

Warren: Owns General Re
Arnold: Thinks General Re is a movie villain

Arnold: Conan the Barbarian.
Warren: Buffett the Septuagenarian.

Arnold: It's the reel thing!
Warren: It's the real thing!

Arnold: Starred with Jim Belushi in "Red Heat."
Warren: Goes to Gorat's for red meat.

Arnold: Is beefcake.
Warren: Eats beef steak.

Arnold: Sweats a lot in workouts.
Warren: Wears a lot of old sweaters.


Arnold's wisdom: "Hasta la vista, baby."" ("Terminator 2").

Warren's wisdom: "When acquisition costs are similar, we would much prefer to purchase $2 of earnings that is not reportable by us under standard accounting principles than to purchase $1 of earnings that is reportable."

No comments: