Arnold's Other Questionable Magazine Interview

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By now everyone is familiar with Arnold Schwarzenegger's controversial interview in 1977's Oui magazine, in which he boasted about smoking hashish and engaging in group sex at his gym. But the bodybuilder turned actor turned candidate for California governor gave another interview that year with the British publication Time Out, also seeking to promote the muscleman documentary "Pumping Iron."

The Time Out interview contains many of the same comments he made to Oui, including the observation that bodybuilding doesn't help increase penis size. But he also went off on Americans, accusing them of laziness compared to Europeans.

Here are a few bon mots culled from the Time Out interview:

  • "The guys who own the most real estate in Los Angeles are Europeans. There are people coming over from Yugoslavia with hardly any money...a friend of mine came over from Czechoslovakia in '68 and he now owns four apartment buildings. Americans are still sitting on their asses waiting for it. Europeans are hungry because we don't have that much."

  • "What I want to do is make Americans aware that they're fucked-up when they equate everything a person does with some sexual trip. . You know, if you hold a pencil in your hand, it's a phallic symbol and you really want to hold a cock in your hand. And a football coach doesn't really want to be a coach, he likes to slap football players' asses...he's a latent homosexual. And it goes on and on and on, all the fucking time."

  • "America is so money-oriented. (Thank God! It's always helped me!) But it has its disadvantages because the psychiatrists know their business doesn't mean a thing if there are no sick people around, and so they make everybody feel guilty. You know, all New York City is running to a psychiatrist. All America thinks it has sexual hang ups. Everybody's running to shrinks."

  • "Nixon was always being attacked sexually. It was always said that he was a fag and that he had no sexual relations with his wife for 15 years and that was why he liked power. And Hitler had only one ball, and that was why he wanted to conquer the world."
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