The New York Times’ Jeremy Bowers on Monday spotted something curious buried in the source code on newly minted Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s website: a plot summary of several “Die Hard” films.
The summary in the code contains several quips, like that the first movie stars “Severus Snape” — which refers to Alan Rickman, who played the villain Hans Gruber well before he signed up for the “Harry Potter” series. Another joke: That the second movie is “not that bad of a sequel.”
Here’s a look at the code as it appeared on Monday:
Bush’s campaign is not the first to hide an Easter egg in its source code. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s website contains her logo in the code:
And Republican candidate and Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) campaign put in a pitch for volunteers:
Bush’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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