"It's so exciting. The machine's main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the current theoretical picture of particle physics."
Perhaps this is someone's idea of a harmless little joke, but for that joke to be funny, one would need to live in a reality where Keeley is but a simple girl who does not bother her head with such things.
If this were the case, surely it would undermine Keeley's previously-stated positions on subjects as serious and as complex as immigration statistics and their impact on social order...
... the budget and its political implications...
... and the impact of recent scientific breakthroughs on the abortion rate:
Or it could simply be the case of Rebekah Wade putting words into the mouths of women she claims to empower, which would be an entirely different kettle of fish and bicycles.
If they were truly empowered, it would be the Page 3 girl's opinion that appears on Page 3, and not the editor's, and that does not appear to be the case most days.
But let's say for argument's sake that it went down like this:
1. INT. OFFICE. DAY. A FEISTY RED-HAIRED BEAUTY [WADE] PICKS UP A PHONE AND DIALS. SPLIT SCREEN AS A BUXOM BLONDE [KEELEY] ANSWERS THE PHONE.
WADE: Hello, dahling. We're running photos from your most recent shoot as tomorrow's Page 3, and I wanted to know if you had anything you would like to say for 'News in Briefs'.
KEELEY: Oh, I'd like to comment on the Large Hadron Collider, please. I can't wait for the boffins to turn it on. It's so exciting.
WADE: Good choice. We'll happily feature that. They say it will create a black hole and destroy all life as we know it. What's your take on that?
KEELEY: Well, the machine's main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the current theoretical picture of particle physics, an*....
[WADE CUTS HER SHORT]
WADE: Perfect! We'll run it! Toodles!
[AFX: PHONE CLICKS TO A DEAD LINE]
[CUT TO BLACK ON WADE]
[FADE TO BLACK ON KEELEY]
Damn and blast it, did you see what I did there?
I only went and closed the scene without an unexpected dramatic twist!
OK, here it is now:
(We apologise for any disruption to the above image. There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the universe today.)