The game of chess has been played for millennia. A relatively recent way to play is by correspondence. Two contestants in different locations transmit their next move via e-mail or letters. Interestingly enough, each player starts with eight pawns. I mean seriously, this metaphor just writes itself…
The following was sent to six TLC executives from an e-mail address set up under the name Jon Gosselin:
Dear: (TLC executive name)
Attn: Please forward to Kate
Well done indeed! Your last gambol isolated the king and kept him out of play. However, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. I withdraw my castle, leaving the queen high and dry. And, I still have eigth pawns, which I will leave precisely where they are now: way out in front. They’re at great risk, but they certainly make good bargaining chips, don’t they?
I can’t wait to see your next move.