The Crazy Spotlight Falls on Alabama – Again

Al from Dadeville has now reset Alabama’s clock on when we last got national attention for something crazy. What was our most recent episode, the Bed Intruder? At least that turned out well for Antoine Dodson, who went on to have his reaction synthesized into a popular tune,  phrase, and even a stint at Times’ Square on New Years’ Eve.

Al’s senseless act of destruction has met with near universal condemnation.  Poisoning a tree, for heaven’s sake!

This has been a strange situation. Usually we have to walk on eggshells when  explaining the headlines to kids, either finding a delicate, age-appropriate explanation or maybe avoiding one altogether. But this is a case even the youngest child “gets”.  Only a really mean person would kill someone’s special tree.

We can only hope there isn’t another Crazy Al out there plotting mean-spirited revenge. As Antoine said, Hide ya kids.

  • Beth M.

    For Real!

  • Tina

    It took me a moment to realize that this is also a quote of Antoine Dodson’s. Well played! (from the Bed Intruder Song: “You are so dumb, you are really dumb, for real“)