Who would you vote for ...
February 27, 2003 2:52 PM   Subscribe

Who would you rather vote for - Frankenstein, Hitler, or Tony Curtis? That's the decision facing some voters in India ... Have you ever run across other 'repurposed' names?
posted by Jos Bleau (6 comments total)
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posted by Witty at 3:10 PM on February 27, 2003

Dang it... that was meant for the blimp post. My apologies. I'll get to you in a second.
posted by Witty at 3:10 PM on February 27, 2003

Easy answer. "Tony Curtis" all the way, maybe even above the other repurposed names of "Churchill" and "Roosevelt", but then, I always loved "Some Like It Hot". Still, if someone named their kid "Jack Lemmon", or "Joe E. Brown", I'd probably think it over. Then again, if the parents intended "Roosevelt" to pay tribute to BOTH American Presidents of that name, I'd be quite impressed. Still, didn't some of the names sound like they came out of '60s hippie communes? Which is why future generations will be relieved that I haven't had the opportunity to name any offspring: "Bullwinkle" would be a terrible name for a girl.
posted by wendell at 4:00 PM on February 27, 2003

Hmm... Frankenstein. Being from the western world, I like my politicians prefabricated.
posted by transient at 4:51 PM on February 27, 2003

He also has an electric personality. Plus, he's a real stitch.

I'll stop.
posted by transient at 4:54 PM on February 27, 2003

Frankenstein wasn't the monster.
posted by tolkhan at 5:54 AM on February 28, 2003

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