Top 200 Photos: #187

Today’s Top 200 Photo.

photo #187:
Happy Carding

What I love about this photo is that it captures two things that were key to the Cornell experience – passing out quarter cards (known as carding) and attending a Capella performances. It’s not far-fetched that the Andy character from The Office was in an a Capella group at Cornell. There were about six of them when I was there. Some were all male or all female and some were unisex. Pretty much every semester each of them had at least one concert. This group was called The Hangovers. Here are some other ways they advertised on campus:

Ho from Above 3
Ho from Above 4

here’s a youtube video of them performing:

About Carding – if you were in a group that put on events you were suckered to do it at least once. If you were everyone else you mostly hated them. Ho Plaza was almost always full of people carding and some days I’d get home with 8 or 9 ads for events I could care less about. Eventually I started using my headphones and a gruff expression to get past them without having to take one.

Author: Eric Mesa

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