Some people aspire to greatness in athletics. Others reach for the pinnacle of achievement in the arts.
Kazuhiro Watanabe has the world record for the tallest mohawk.
A couple of days ago, Mr. Wantanabe appeared in Washington Square Park in New York City, the geographical and emotional center of NYU, where my son is a sophomore. Wantanabe was displaying his 3-foot, 8.6-inch tall mohawk, while also promoting the release of the newest version of the Guinness Book of World Records, which includes Wantanabe’s hairy accomplishment.
I once baptized a young man whose hair was neatly coiffed into four-inch-long spikes. This was a challenge for a Presbyterian sprinkler. I’d love to have a shot at Mr. Wantanabe.