March 31, 2008

Spacey Cadet

From BBC News | Entertainment: Spacey complains over BBC shows

Hey, fuck you, Spacey! Where do you arrogant Americans get off, coming to our country, taking over our theatres, and then telling us that our TV shows are too concerned with being "sexy"?!

This coming from someone who's latest film synopsis reads like this:
Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits.
No, I think Spacey is just bitter that the BBC isn't paying more attention to his sexy play, currently at the Old Vic, which is about, natch, sex and Hollywood. It's written by David Mamet, though, so obviously it's intellectual sexy — which makes it okay.

In other news, the BBC Online folks seem to be rolling out yet another new stylesheet, which, in predictable BBC Online fashion, basically means they have made the pages a little bit wider. (Compare 1999, 2003, 2008.) But it does look cleaner, I must say. Who would have thought that adding an extra couple of hundred pixels of width would give you more space for leading and kerning?

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