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Our man Kevin called in to today’s show requesting a little something from the above group. The following is from their Wikipedia page:
Austrian Death Machine is an American thrash metal project from San Diego, California, founded by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis to be a parody and tribute of actor and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's films.
All right. I like San Diego. I like parody. I really like parody of the Schwarz. I even have a (small) soft spot for thrash metal as they are so described. In fact, Tool is a favorite of mine. There’s no way this could fail, right?
Hmm. I’m not sure where to go with this, Kevin. Perhaps I’d like it more if they had mixed in a reference to Edward Furlong stealing lobsters from a Kentucky supermarket. That would have been pretty funny. But then, that’d be a parody of the cast of ‘Terminator’ not Schwarzenegger, but don’t you think that’s close enough?