I wasn't always a nobody - here is a picture of me and the Dean in 1975
Actually, I was the judge at a University-wide pumpkin carving contest and I am holding up the winner. He had big ears and a cigar stuck in his mouth - no contest!
I have no idea who the hat belonged to but in retrospect I rather like it. I'll pass out a hint for Christmas.
Historical note: The fuzzy guy in the centre behind me is a young Dr. Doug Larson of cryptoendolithic fame not to mention 1000-year-old cedars on the Niagara Escarpment. Doug is an ecologist by training so fuzzy is good. The man on the right with half a face is Dave Smith who specialized in controlled burns in forest ecology. At least controlled burns was the original plan!!!
Postscript: Actually Doug claimed 511-year-old cedars with estimates of up to 700 years. I just stretched the limits a bit - isn't that what ecologists do?