1. English is my second language.
2. Once a year, I make the world’s best oliebollen. Seriously.
3. I was robbed at gunpoint in a dark alley in Michigan in 1974.
4. They got away with my wallet and 2 dollars.
5. I once smuggled guns and a puppy across the US border.
6. That’s completely unrelated to number 3.
7. I gave up golf in seventh grade after Norman Collins fractured my skull and blinded my left eye with a 9-iron.
8. After regaining consciousness, I gave up on Norman too. With friends like that…
9. The only time I didn’t have to spell my name was at the Hertz counter in Amsterdam.
10. That’s right, they got the double “A” single “S” thing in one go.
 
 
Al's report card in 1961. 
 
 
1962 was a better year. 
 

4 comments




by Geof Harries

Best of the series.

05.12.2011

by Douma Alwarid LeBlanc

Guns AND a puppy?! You mad man!

Agreed Geof - Al may have been an average student but who knew he had that gangster in him!!

05.13.2011

by Neil

*** Idea for an encore:
10 things we don’t know about Norman Collins…

05.13.2011

by eleanor

Very exciting facts! Would this post count as evidence against you?

05.16.2011

Most Read Articles

Strong brands demand higher prices

I am a fly fisherman. I’ve put in my 10,000 hours of reading, learning, practicing and… Read more

Strong Brands Raise Brand Advocates

Brand advocates are highly satisfied customers. They talk well of you and your brand, product or… Read more

Aspirational vs. Actual Brand Articulation

When I was young I remember always being asked “what do you want to be when… Read more