Hidden Gems on TV
Sometimes, rarely, local TV news has hidden gems.
When the weatherman standing in front of a map of Tennessee, points to North Carolina and burbles "and to our west".
Today was such a moment. A pre-recorded 'cooking' segment in which the cook assembled pre-prepared ingredients, chatting as he went. Except it was done out of doors, on a sunny day, at the fair. The all purpose fair which includes livestock and all things associated with livestock.
As our intrepid cook opened the containers of ingredients, the flies started assembling. As he mixed, my eyes were glued to the set, would he incorporate that pesky fly (which he was ignoring) into the chicken salad? Add mayo..now there are two flies flirting on the opened can of crushed pineapple. Put the grapes in, there goes a fly, flying by.
Whups, what's that black ingredient that just got folded in?
And the episode was recorded on a sunny day with shadows playing havoc for the cameraman. Today, a light drizzle.
So, the lessons learned today if you want to be a talking head on TV.
1) Ignore flies.
2) Pretend that prerecorded feeds are live, even when the weather doesn't match.
3) Don't cook at a xxxx and livestock show.
4) Be careful what you eat.