By James Hibberd
Updated November 08, 2013 at 07:00 PM EST

CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman posted a Dave selfie on the show’s Instagram account yesterday. See what you think. Too close? Not close enough? And are you vaguely disappointed he’s not standing in front of a bathroom mirror with a duckface?

The upload is a relatively rare dip into social media trends for a show that’s avoided, for example, attempting to launch a bunch of viral videos like Letterman’s younger late-night rivals Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. Letterman often mocks outlets like Twitter and Facebook on the show. “Part of Dave’s genius is what he doesn’t do,” Late Show producer Rob Burnett told Variety. “If he was still putting on a Velcro suit and jumping on a wall, he’d be the television equivalent of Gallagher.”

Okay, now would this photo be better…

… with Cobie Smulders?

I think you know the answer to that: