Stupid Tuesday Questions: Nathan Detroit Edition
Damon Runyon Elementary School exists.
This is rather hilarious to me. Damon Runyon was an Pre-WWII sports journalist and short story writer. All of his stories feature the demimonde and low-life of pre-WWII Times Square. His characters were gangsters, gamblers, showgirls, pickpockets, and bootleggers, all out for a good time and the next easy buck. Runyon’s prose was famous for a lack of contractions and always being in the present tense. Damon Runyon himself liked to pal around with gangsters and others in this demimonde.
Two of his short stories were adapted to become the musical Guys & Dolls.
The good people of Littleton, Colorado did not seem to wonder whether it was appropriate to name their elementary school after this most-colorful writer. They probably thought it was just a local boy made good kind of deal.
So today’s Stupid Tuesday question: What is the most inappropriate but hilarious name you have ever seen on for a institution and why?