Lake Effect | Kilomitt: Letterman’s Night of 1,000 Romneys 

click to enlarge art6185widea.jpg

Willard “Mitt” Romney was 24 when Willard, a movie about an eponymous rat-lovin’ misfit, was playing on the big screen.

Even if the movie had nothing to do with it, you can’t blame Romney for going by something other than his first name (you don’t see many Carries around these days, either). But—here’s the real puzzler—where did “Mitt” come from? Oven gloves have saved the world a lot of scorched fingers, but we don’t know of any parents who name their kids after handy kitchen implements (or athletic gear, for that matter).

We’re out of the child-rearing loop, though. So, if your name is Mitt, or you know somebody by that name, you’re probably dying for a chance to meet others of that ilk—and you’re in luck.

This promo has been running on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman: “Hey, is your name ‘Mitt’? Then The Late Show wants you to be part of our ‘Night of a Thousand Mitts.’ Just send a 3x5 card to: ‘Hey, I’m Mitt c/o The Late Show, 1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Good luck, and get Mitting!’”

Pin It
Favorite

Tags:

More by Brandon Burt

Latest in Lake Effect

  • Lake Effect | Milk Dud

    nThe Provo Daily Herald supports the idea of breast-feeding. A baby’s got to eat, after all. The Herald just doesn’t want to see feeding time on social-networking sites. nA Jan. 2 editorial and Web poll shows broad support for Facebook’s decision to remove a bucolic photo of Provo mom Heather Farley breast-feeding her child in a flower garden. Farley and a group of “lactivi...
    • Jan 7, 2009
  • Herriman Uber Alles

    Ellen Lindsey, the Fort Herriman Middle School health teacher who was placed on leave for allegedly revealing non-government-approved facts about sex during a sex-ed lecture, is a new hero.
    • Nov 24, 2008
  • Lake Effect | The Spectrum and the Rainbow

    The St. George Spectrum & Daily News events listings for Sept. 27 included an environmental expo, a book festival, an electronics-recycling program and a chili cook-off. (They also included the strangely foreign-sounding introductory statement “So....
    • Oct 1, 2008
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2014 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation