The trailer for the new action flick Escape Plan includes an especially silly scene in which Arnold Schwarzenegger sneers at costar Sylvester Stallone and says, “You hit like a vegetarian.”
But what is intended as a withering put-down is actually a compliment. After all, Germany’s strongest man, Patrik Baboumian, is a vegan, as are professional arm-wrestlers Rob Bigwood and Big Bald Mike.
And I guess the creator of that bon mot doesn’t follow mixed martial arts fighting, or he or she wouldn’t have risked incurring the wrath of these guys:
How long do you think Arnie and Sly would last in a cage with vegan King of the Cage World Champion Mac Danzig?
Or maybe I’m being overly sensitive, and Escape Plan‘s screenwriters were actually making a sly reference to PETA’s pie-throwing prowess.
You hit like a giant chicken carrying a tofu cream pie.
Hit like a vegetarian? You’d better hope your opponent doesn’t hit like a vegetarian—or you might wind up with cauliflower ear.