To cleanse the palate, if you were a 10-year-old moviegoing American boy in the mid- to late-80s, your fondest dream is now within reach. The response online has been amazing, with nearly two million YouTube views for the clip since yesterday as I write this. Coming soon, presumably: “Punch a large Russian in the face with Sylvester Stallone.” There’s never been a better time. Strike while the iron is hot.
Schwarzenegger’s not doing this for fun (or rather, not just for fun). It’s a promo for Omaze, a site that raises money for charity by raffling off a chance to spend time with celebrities in novel settings. The prize for one contest last year was the right to watch the “Breaking Bad” finale with the cast, and to be driven there by Aaron Paul — in an RV. Here’s the page for Arnold’s raffle. I’m waiting for the one where you get to talk about nothing interesting with the cast of “The Walking Dead” for 15 hours at a remote farm house.