Stop the presses! Some kids at Brown are taking off their clothes to promote sustainable agriculture:
"The goal of the calendar is to raise awareness about the benefits of eating locally and to also highlight the connection between our bodies and what we eat, and we accomplish both by featuring Brown and RISD student models dressed only in local produce that's is available in Rhode Island in the month it is featured," explains Ripe 2008 calendar producer Emily Benjamin.
The improbably* naked folks on a calendar is a trend so moribund that the Hollywood movie about it is gathering dust in the 3/$9.99 bin at the odd lots store, but a few observations:
1) Ivy Leaguers tend to overestimate the the rest of the world's interest in seeing them naked, or in reading that, they, just like many of us, sometimes fuck.
2) Having lived a year or two in Rhode Island, I can say that it gets pretty wintry, or at least used to. So, I'm guessing along about February, we can look forward to seeing the Modern Culture and Media major veiled only by johnnycakes, and in March the comp lit major with strategically positioned New York System hot dogs. Still, I can think of four or five Ivies capable of producing a calendar like this that I would be less interested in seeing.
*Never more so than Robert Reich. Rose's Lime may recall what endeavor that was for.