To Counterspin | Oct. 22, 2001 | Orest Slepokura


To Counterspin:

Watching this evening's edition of Counterspin, I noticed that guest Jonathan Kay had a rather bad case of a Nixonian 5-o'clock shadow. Surely, the make-up department at Counterspin could do a better job of covering this up. Apply more powder in future.

Another thing. Kay's eyes have a habit of roving and at times rolling, with the pupils of his eyes describing figure-8s as he tracks the discussion. And invariably, the camera will catch him in the act and focus on this (in a kind of instant visual editorial), causing him to look ever slightly disoriented. Try and avoid this in future.

Mind you, in fairness to Counterspin, this unfortunate impression would be entirely avoided were Kay to sit up, sport a necktie and focus resolutely on cue cards in his lap instead of affecting a lounging pose. Otherwise set out a lawn chair for him.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta.