I love this photo for 100 different reasons. Ever since it came out (Photographer unknown, if anyone knows would love to credit her or him) I’ve played “caption this” with it 100 times.
Let’s start with Dan on the right. We all know Dan as the bow-tied leader of equestricon and promoting horse racing. In this picture we find out that Dan is also the leader of the Queens Crime Family. The jacket is great, but he’s keeping it casual with the shirt. The shades are genius and I would guess he got them from a sporting goods store bustout. Then there’s the smirk. It kills me. Also, what message did he just get on the phone? My guess is he just got a text that someone he wanted “taken care of” just got their due! This scene would be perfect in any Scorsese movie.
Now to Geno. My friend Raider Mike once told me Geno was “The most New York guy in the world.” In my mob captions of this photo, Geno is almost always Luca Brasi. The enforcer. Geno is either giving Dan a 10/1 Ryerson horse he likes or letting him know that “you know that thing we talked about, yeah we don’t gotta worry about that no more.”
What the photo really is, is a classic shot of two friends at the track. It makes me smile every time I see it so it’s now a Beemie Award winner!