Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It's all ball bearings nowadays ...

A friend of mine asked me what the new tagline on Daring Fireball means:

It's all ball bearings nowadays

It comes from the movie Fletch with Chevy Chase. It's hard to really describe the scene, but basically Fletch (played by Chase) dresses up undercover for his investigative journalism pieces he's working on. In one particular scene, he's in an aircraft hanger dressed up as an aircraft technician. He's talking to two dolts working on a plane for an important person he's investigating. They ask him a technical question doubting his "technical knowledge" ... he replies:

It's all ball bearings nowadays ... didn't you guys know that?

Fletch is in my Top 100 Movies List.

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