Stupid Photo Essay: Don Russ

I’ll not bore you with the sequence of banalities that led me to do a Google Image search for “Don Russ,” but please know that I have done precisely this. In its origins it is, of course, an homage of sorts to the Donruss family of cardboard sports products. Google and its lidless eye sensed this straightaway:

No, I did not. I want Don. And then I want Russ. Herein fail not!

Thank you.

What follows are the two most compelling images that turned up, with the stipulation that the eligible photos must contain a guy named Don and a guy named Russ. First, we have this:

The caption tells me that the three men pictured above are, from left to right, Don, Russ and Higgy. It is 1957. Higgy appears to be a young Danny Thomas. Higgy. 1957.


Above you see Mark, Don and Russ. Russ is in favor of peace, while Don just wants a cold one and some barbecue chips. Ol’ Don. I like that guy.

This is the offseason, and I have been searching on the Internet for Don and Russ.

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  1. nubillybaroo says:

    You shall find them, you shall…

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  2. nubillybaroo says:

    Now search for Bow man, and you get Ted Nugent.

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  3. Mr. Observant says:

    If you search for ‘O-Pee-Chee’, you will find a golden surprise. And the morals police will want to ask you some ‘questions’ ‘downtown’.

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  4. olethros says:

    My son’s name is Russ. Named for my grandfather (not pictured).

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  5. Mac says:

    You know Dayn,

    I don’t think you as vigilant in your Don-Russ photo search as you would have people believe.

    You claim to have found “the two most compelling images” when in reality what you posted were in fact just the very first two images to pop up (at least in my search).

    Now I’ll admit this a biased sample. The images above may be gaining extra internet visibility as a result of this very post. But just a single row below your Russ’s and Don’s I found these fine chaps (that’s Don on the far left. Russ is faithfully standing right next to Don)

    Do the not please you? Are they not compellent?

    Or these two fine souls perhaps:
    Such ebullience in their visages.

    I greatly enjoy the Stupid Photo Essay series. This was a fantastic subject for said series. But if you’re going to do a thang, do it right, no?

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