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Another is when, Arnie's character develops a bit of a headache from trying to control the class full of kids he's been hired to "teach." One of the students suggests it might be a brain tumor, to which Arnold frustratedly replies that "IT IS NOT A TUMOR!"
Why am I telling you this? Well, four Easter's ago, my Mom and brother came to pick up my then-roommate and I for a weekend home. The week leading up to it had been stressful and I was looking forward to just relaxing. The problem was, upon their arrival my Mom confessed that the week before my grandma (not my now 90-year-old one) had been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer...which both upset me and made me really angry for the secrecy. Looking back now, I realize how silly that was, especially since I lost both my grandma and my mom a few weeks later
Anyway, we eventually packed into the car and began our drive back to the city. As we made it about two blocks up the road, my brother - trying to break the tension - attempted a little humour/Arnold impression. By impression, I mean , he yelled out, as Arnold's character had, "IT IS NOT A TUMOR!" to which I replied "BUT IT IS A TUMOR" and then proceeded to exit the moving car and ran back to my house crying. Not my greatest moment, but hilarious in hindsight, nonetheless!
Somehow, while Mike and I were sorting through things in his house, this memory surfaced, leading to a terrific fit of uncontrollable laughter, a great hug, and an admission of how terrible that decision of his was.
Photo credit: Michael Kennedy
-The Orange Canadian
*Whoa! Thanks word guessy thing! Who knew that typing in the name ‘Arnold’ would automatically prompt the next word to be Schwarzenegger?!