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I was watching Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, A Man Of Tai Chi, this afternoon OnDemand when some of the characters walked by a shipping crate and the word collate just popped into my head. It took a second or two for me to realize what had just happened and to rewind and pause to take this picture with my iPad Mini.
I took C O 8 L and turned it into collate (C O L 8) in my head. That's some curious pattern recognition going on right there. I wasn't even thinking about the crate or what was written on it. I was thinking about the characters walking into a secret underground fight. What do you guys think about that?
By the way, A Man of Tai Chi is pretty awesome. I can't wait to see what Keanu Reeves directs next, because this movie was great. I haven't seen such a confident transition from star to director since Ben Affleck with Gone Baby Gone. A Man of Tai Chi is nothing like Gone Baby Gone, but I would say that for what it is, it's a well directed.