The Crown Prince of Fawzia gets dropped from the football team at Notre Dame; and his father, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov), demands that the US ambassador get Notre Dame to play an exhibition game in Fawzia. Meanwhile, a daring investigative reporter (Shirley McClaine) goes undercover in King Fawz's harem. To make matters worse, U2 pilot and former Notre Dame player, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna), has crash landed in Fawzia. In return for covering up the blunder, "Wrong Way Goldfarb" has to coach the Fawzia University (FU) football team, and the CIA has to guarantee that Notre Dame loses the upcoming game. I think you get the picture.
How does this tie in to making bamboo rods? Well sometimes going the wrong way helps. There are times when a really sharp blade still "fights" with a node. The nodal area is not unlike gnarly grain found in lumber. By simply planing in the opposite direction most often the node will be smooth and ready to go. A good blade, well sharpened should render a node as smooth as the entire strip. If your nodes always feel "chewed up" or bumpy you have problems. It could be a dull blade, too shallow an angle of attack or a poorly processed nodal hump. So, in review, if the node is not cooperating remember "Wrong Way Goldfarb" if problems still persist check the strip for bumps and/or sharpen the blade.