Partly because Pedro is in the Witness Protection Program, half his face needed to be concealed. Blocking him is Richard Rodriguez.
And in front of him is Silvio La Frossia. John O’Connell is on the left and Chris Mele on the right.
This photo has a peculiar history.
Chris Mele and John O’Connell (looking like they just walked off the cover of GQ magazine) were attending a speech and debate contest at the Bronx High School of Science around 1981.
They happened to photobomb this girl, who was getting her picture snapped for the high school’s yearbook.
We just happened to be in the frame and never looked so good doing it.
AMR crew member Richard Rodriguez is a graduate of Bronx Science and spotted the two of us in his yearbook, which we then inscribed over our photos.
Not entirely sure when this was shot, but I think it would have been about 1985.
The photo’s been a bit warped over time, just like the subjects in the photo.
No idea what Gary is doing on Pedro’s shoulders, what John is singing or what Chris is doing holding a mallet.
And the Santas in the background watch in distress…
We were such bad-asses back then.
Playing poker. Smoking. Drinking beer. Wearing flannel shirts.
Honestly, if you saw this gang of youts coming down the street walking toward you, no doubt you would tremble — from laughing so hard.
And will you look at those Captain America bedsheets in the background? What up with dat?
If you think this photo is bad, just be grateful it’s not of us playing strip poker.