Class of 1952 Retakes Superfan Photo, Guy Had His Eyes Closed
ALUMNI STADIUM — Old timers gathered and reminisced Sunday when the Boston College Class of 1952 assembled to retake their Superfan photo after realizing that Jerry “Skippy-Do” McGinty had his eyes closed in the first one. When the do-over was snapped, Ol’ Skippy-Do himself was front and center, eyes wide open.
Unfortunately, many members of the class have passed away, but they were represented with tasteful cardboard cutouts interspersed with their living schoolmates. Attendees said they could feel the support of their old friends in spirit; good buddies such as “Babyface” Joe, “Fat Patrick”, “Skinny Patrick”, “Skippy”, “Skipper”, “Leprechaun Ed”, “Icebox” Freddie, Trip, Trop, Trap, “Tweedle-Dee”, “Tweedle-Dumb”, “Corn-Tooth” Quinn, and many more dearly departed classmates.
“This was just the bee’s knees,” reported attendee Sam “Tire-Iron” Hines. “I haven’t seen some of these guys since our sock-hops back in the day! Boy, being back here feels good. I’m just dying to put on a three-piece suit and go to a baseball game!”
Members of the university marketing team and administration were also pleased with the turnout. “I’ll be honest, I’m surprised the poor bastard who shut his eyes was even still around,” said Social Media Director Ben Snickell (MCAS ‘06). “When we found that photo shoved between two old Playboys in a file cabinet, we couldn’t believe any of those guys were still kicking, let alone this kind of turnout!” Snickell went on to detail the “enthusiastic” response from the Silent Generation invitees, though he did admit many of them believed it was a casting call for a Mad Men spinoff.
At press time, the alums were overheard discussing last night’s World War II documentary on PBS.