Why is my job so interesting? Because of things like this:
What’s so interesting about this? Nothing, really, about the content of the image itself. I came across it while looking through a box jammed full of commencement photos, all slides, that we organized by year and put into transparent sleeves. I’d never looked at them intently before but since Alex Dessler gave me that loupe a few weeks ago I’ve been on a slide viewing binge. What slowly dawned on me as I made my way through the box was that although the slides were all stamped by year, almost all of them were the same two years. Then I found this one and I had to sit back and laugh:
It looks like there are about six or seven different commencements that are stamped either “1990” or “1992-93.” I find this completely hilarious and I look forward with some glee to figuring out which are which. I guarantee you that by the time this is over I will know precisely how long George Rupp’s hair was every May. I’m deeply grateful to my friend Tommy LaVergne for this opportunity.