REVERSE ENGINEERING….I just saw School of Rock, and it stars (among others) Jack Black, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Rebecca Brown, Jordan-Claire Green, and Heather Goldenhersh. Do you think they did that on purpose?

The movie had some good laughs, but the best part of the show was the preview for Paycheck, Ben Affleck’s latest movie. It turns out Affleck plays a “reverse engineer,” and he’s the hottest reverse engineer on the planet. “So what’s it going to be?” he asks the bad guys. “Optics,” they answer. “Cool.”

I just love this stuff. Hey, we need a reverse engineer pronto and Ben’s our man! Software, rocketry, optics, whatever. He can reverse engineer any of that technical buzzword stuff!

OK, OK, the non-techies aren’t going to get the joke, but the engineers out there will. It’s almost as good as Sandra Bullock playing “the best beta tester in the world” in The Net a few years ago.

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