Colin was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I guarantee I know them."
Tired of his boasting, his boss calls his bluff, "Okay Colin, how about Tom Cruise?" "sure; yes. Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it."
So Colin and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door. Sure enough, Tom Cruise shouts, "Colin! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!" Although impressed, Colin's boss is still skeptical.
After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Colin that he thinks Colin's knowing Cruise was lucky. "No, no, just name anyone else," Colin says. "President Obama," his boss quickly retorts. "Yes," Colin says, "I know him. Let's fly to DC." And off they go. At the White House, President Obama spots Colin on a tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Colin! What a surprise! I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on and we'll have a cup of coffee first and catch up."
Well the boss is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds he expresses his doubts to Colin, who again implores him to name someone else. "The Pope," his boss replies. "Sure!" says Colin. "My folks are from Germany, and I've known the pope a long time."
So off they fly to Rome. Colin and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Colin says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what; I know the guards, so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope." And he disappears into the crowd.
Sure enough, half an hour later, Colin emerges with the Pope on the balcony but by the time Colin returns, he finds his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his way to his boss's side, Colin asks him, "What happened?" His boss looks up and says, "I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony. And then the Italian man next to me said, "Who the eff is that on the the balcony with Colin?"