First, there's John-Clark Levin and George Posner's (both CMC '12) attempt to break the World Handshaking Record this afternoon. In what can only be described as characteristic John-Clark Levin wit, I leave you with this paragraph from him. (You can almost hear him talking to you if you close your eyes.)
"We have been practicing extensively," Levin says. "Practice involves shaking hands for longer and longer periods to build our endurance, and rehearsing special techniques we've devised for preventing an accidental stoppage of the handshake. We’ll also have special swabs for drying our hands during the handshake––akin to servicing an automobile engine while barreling down the freeway––and hand sanitizer, before and after the attempt, as a flu precaution."Meanwhile, former editor of The Claremont Independent and sometime writer on this blog, Ilan Wurman CMC '10 is featured on the front page for his flute recital this weekend. The press release makes known what we all know -- that Ilan is, frankly, goddamned impressive. He's already been admitted to Stanford Law, though he won't graduate until after next semester. He's got to finish his physics degree, you know.
Now if only their erstwhile editor (me) could get it together for that final issue! To work!