Pictures from the Bachelor Brunch


The bachelor brunch was on the day of the wedding: October 24, 2009.



Daniel Hollingshead, Alex Sherzer, Chase Wrenn, and Sean McAleer. Once, when I was playing speed chess with Alex, he suddenly leapt up from the board and cried out, "Clear cheating!!" (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


On the left: Tim Snyder's hair, Carlo Maley, Stuart Rachels, Torin Alter, David Rachels, and Daniel Markovits. On the right: Sean McAleer, Chase Wrenn, Alex Sherzer, and Daniel Hollingshead. Did we intentionally seat all the baldies on the left? (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Sean McAleer, author of the Radical Tangerine. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart Rachels. I know too much dirt on him to make any jokes. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley and Stuart Rachels. This picture doesn't convey much about our friendship, but there we are. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley and Stuart Rachels. That's more like it. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Chase Wrenn, grinning like the cat who just slew the elf. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Tim Snyder. He once wrote a sonnet about a female cherssboxer. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


In elementary school, my favorite teacher told several of us, "When you get to be my age, you'll be lucky if you have two really good friends." Mr. Seitel was 32. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The groom. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Torin Alter, David Rachels and Daniel Markovits. Torin almost became a professional bowler. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley, a.k.a. Sensitive Man. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley and Stuart Rachels. In Oxford, Carlo would cook Stu two meals for each meal that Stu would pay for in a restaurant. This was a good deal for Stu, partly because the restaurants in Oxford were not cor blimey. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stretch Alter, Biminim Rachels, and Lord Markovits. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Kind of like the Last Supper, except it was at brunch and not supper. Also, at the real Last Supper, I don't think Alex Sherzer gave birth. Clockwise from bottom left: Daniel Hollingshead, Alex Sherzer, Chase Wrenn, Sean McAleer, unknown restaurant worker affecting the course of history, Timothy David Snyder, Carlo Maley, Stuart Rachels, Torin Alter, David Rachels, and Daniel Markovits. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley. What was he laughing about? No one will ever know. Never. But future generations, take note of one fact: there was laughter. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The groom's hands, Daniel Markovits, Alex Sherzer, and Chase Wrenn. Daniel once told Stu: "If you don't have a Big Mac for dinner, I'll have two Big Macs for dinner!" History did not record the reply. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Tim Snyder, Stuart Rachels, Daniel Markovits, Alex Sherzer, and Carlo Maley. This is my tribe. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart Rachels, Tim Snyder, Daniel Markovits, Alex Sherzer, and Carlo Maley. After Tim and Carlo visited Stuart in Syracuse in 1996, they had a long conversation on the ride home about why Stuart liked Andy Kaufman so much. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


David Rachels, halfway to Elmer. (Photographer: Torin Alter) high res version


Daniel Holingshead and Alex Sherzer. Whatever the genes are for happiness, they've got 'em. (Photographer: Torin Alter) high res version


David Rachels. But how does he feel on the inside? (Photographer: Torin Alter) high res version


Stuart Rachels, Torin Alter, and David Rachels. Three of Jimbo's faves. (Photographer: whoever held Torin's camera) high res version


Stuart Rachels, Torin Alter, and David Rachels. Moralist, Table Tennis Maven, and Humorist. (Photographer: unknowable) high res version


Carlo Maley, Stuart Rachels, Torin Alter, David Rachels, Alex Sherzer, and Chase's hands. Like Richard Feymann, the groom sometimes wants his orange juice. He wants his orange juice. Juice! Juice! Juice! Juice! Juice! Juice! Juice! (Photographer: Tim Snyder) high res version


Daniel Hollingshead, Alex Sherzer, Chase Wrenn, female coffee-cup holder, and Sean McAleer. In chess circles, Alex is known as "the Surgeon." And sometimes he's known as Boris Alterman. (Photographer: Tim Snyder) high res version


Chase Wrenn and Sean McAleer. Good friends in a nearby world. (Photographer: Tim Snyder) high res version


Eight guys at a table. As of March, 2010, only the Rachels brothers were married. (Photographer: Tim Snyder) high res version


Stu creates a world. This picture looks doctored, but it isn't. (Photographer: Tim Snyder) high res version


You drive a hard bargain, Mr. Markovits. (Photographer: Tim Snyder) high res version