Match Mittan: Make others’ resolutions for them

Never at a loss for words, Matt Mittan makes some resolutions in a commentary in this week’s Mountain Xpress. But the talk-show host isn’t pledging to make any changes on his own; instead, he’s offered up some advices, in the form of tongue-in-cheek resolutions, for several local notables.

He advises Mayor Terry Bellamy to keep stoking the fires between Council members Cape and Mumpower, for example. He suggests state Sen. Martin Nesbitt needs to “come out of the shadows” and onto Mittan’s radio show. And he urges Chad Nesbitt to “grow back the mullet.”

Mittan’s a professional talker, but he’s opened the door for the rest of us, whether we’re in the media or not, to offer up some resolutions for the politicians and personalities in our midst.

So have at it: What resolutions would you offer for others in ’08?

— Jon Elliston, news editor

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About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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13 thoughts on “Match Mittan: Make others’ resolutions for them

  1. Don Yelton

    That Matt get mad and stay mad on the air that way he will be more straight forward and not play both sides against the middle

  2. Nam Vet

    Well I like Matt. But perhaps he should’ve started this article with his own resolution. How about this one? Matt if you talk on a show about your own credit card problems and how you have attempted to fix them with a second mortgage, perhaps you should’nt brag about driving a Land Rover. :)

  3. Ken Hanke

    “I’m waiting for someone to tell me to keep on being awesome.”

    I took it as a given. Do you mean you are considering disposing of your awesomosity? I find this inconceivable.

  4. I find Hanke to be a genius who’s ideas about film are second to none. He’s like a fearless Roger Ebert, only with better hair and a stronger jawline.

  5. No, my new years resolution for Ken is to keep on keeping on, and to do random good deeds for people like letting me see any comic book movies that come out for free.

  6. Ken Hanke

    “He’s like a fearless Roger Ebert, only with better hair and a stronger jawline.”

    Maybe, but I don’t have anything approaching his sweater collection.

  7. Ken Hanke

    “No, my new years resolution for Ken is to keep on keeping on, and to do random good deeds for people like letting me see any comic book movies that come out for free.”

    As far as the former is concerned, I have no immediate plans to not keep on keeping on. Concerning the latter, I’ll grant the request…just as long as you don’t demand I give them good reviews as part of the bargain.

  8. Nam Vet

    Jason, you are such a kissy-face. :) Ken you rock dude…but you are no Roger Ebert.

  9. Ken Hanke

    “Ken you rock dude…but you are no Roger Ebert.”

    That’s true. I would never have given BLUE CRUSH a good review.

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