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2014-04-09 12:05:26 PM
The ever-colourful mayor made the announcement just hours after he rolled out a cart of boxes containing 10,000 chocolate Easter eggs he said he purchased to hand out at a local parade, only to find out politicians were not allowed to participate.

Ford said he understood the event's organizers wanted to keep politics out of the event, but the mayor said he wished he knew that before ordering the eggs.


You couldn't invent the contents of this article if you tried.

Kudos to Rob Ford hiring Sam Losco to his team, though. As a veterinarian, he'll come in handy the next time Ford sits on a gun or is shot in the ass after he calls someone a bumbaclot.
 
2014-04-09 12:22:45 PM
Somewhere, Andy Kaufman is tipping his hat in an admission of defeat.
 
2014-04-09 01:10:15 PM
That endorsement has juice.
 
2014-04-09 01:12:18 PM
You can't make this stuff up. I really hope he gets re-elected (not being my mayor and all).
 
2014-04-09 01:12:30 PM
There are two Ben Johnsons. So y
 
2014-04-09 01:20:13 PM

sigdiamond2000: The ever-colourful mayor made the announcement just hours after he rolled out a cart of boxes containing 10,000 chocolate Easter eggs he said he purchased to hand out at a local parade, only to find out politicians were not allowed to participate.

Ford said he understood the event's organizers wanted to keep politics out of the event, but the mayor said he wished he knew that before ordering the eggs.

You couldn't invent the contents of this article if you tried.

Kudos to Rob Ford hiring Sam Losco to his team, though. As a veterinarian, he'll come in handy the next time Ford sits on a gun or is shot in the ass after he calls someone a bumbaclot.


The funny (er) part, the previous rule for politicians, (of which RoFo should have been aware, having participated for years) was no handing out candy.  Can you say bullshiat prop for some camera time, Alex?
 
2014-04-09 01:21:57 PM
The first time I saw Ben Johnson run you could see every muscle and vein in his body. I said something is wrong here.
 
2014-04-09 01:22:25 PM
If there is one man in Canada that will distract the press from a drug scandal it's Ben Johnson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Johnson_(sprinter)
 
2014-04-09 01:23:52 PM
I read the headline as "Boris Johnson" and it seemed totally conceivable.
 
2014-04-09 01:24:11 PM

sno man: sigdiamond2000: The ever-colourful mayor made the announcement just hours after he rolled out a cart of boxes containing 10,000 chocolate Easter eggs he said he purchased to hand out at a local parade, only to find out politicians were not allowed to participate.

Ford said he understood the event's organizers wanted to keep politics out of the event, but the mayor said he wished he knew that before ordering the eggs.

You couldn't invent the contents of this article if you tried.

Kudos to Rob Ford hiring Sam Losco to his team, though. As a veterinarian, he'll come in handy the next time Ford sits on a gun or is shot in the ass after he calls someone a bumbaclot.

The funny (er) part, the previous rule for politicians, (of which RoFo should have been aware, having participated for years) was no handing out candy.  Can you say bullshiat prop for some camera time, Alex?


That's his sctick, woe is me, the word is against me.

/I'm starting to think the "win a date with a Ford contest" was self inflicted.
 
2014-04-09 01:24:13 PM

sjayp: There are two Ben Johnsons. So y


The busted sprinter one, the one that was then BANNED FROM SPORT as a coach for juicing his athletes, the one that was most recently Quadafi's kid's soccer coach, one.  Total train-wreck-o-rama.  He'll fit right in.
 
2014-04-09 01:24:47 PM

Pope Larry II: sno man: sigdiamond2000: The ever-colourful mayor made the announcement just hours after he rolled out a cart of boxes containing 10,000 chocolate Easter eggs he said he purchased to hand out at a local parade, only to find out politicians were not allowed to participate.

Ford said he understood the event's organizers wanted to keep politics out of the event, but the mayor said he wished he knew that before ordering the eggs.

You couldn't invent the contents of this article if you tried.

Kudos to Rob Ford hiring Sam Losco to his team, though. As a veterinarian, he'll come in handy the next time Ford sits on a gun or is shot in the ass after he calls someone a bumbaclot.

The funny (er) part, the previous rule for politicians, (of which RoFo should have been aware, having participated for years) was no handing out candy.  Can you say bullshiat prop for some camera time, Alex?

That's his sctick, woe is me, the world is against me.

/I'm starting to think the "win a date with a Ford contest" was self inflicted.



FIFM
 
2014-04-09 01:27:14 PM

sjayp: There are two Ben Johnsons. So y


The 16th century playwright?

He'd definitely support Ford
 
2014-04-09 01:28:55 PM
At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.
 
2014-04-09 01:32:59 PM

Pope Larry II: sno man: sigdiamond2000: The ever-colourful mayor made the announcement just hours after he rolled out a cart of boxes containing 10,000 chocolate Easter eggs he said he purchased to hand out at a local parade, only to find out politicians were not allowed to participate.

Ford said he understood the event's organizers wanted to keep politics out of the event, but the mayor said he wished he knew that before ordering the eggs.

You couldn't invent the contents of this article if you tried.

Kudos to Rob Ford hiring Sam Losco to his team, though. As a veterinarian, he'll come in handy the next time Ford sits on a gun or is shot in the ass after he calls someone a bumbaclot.

The funny (er) part, the previous rule for politicians, (of which RoFo should have been aware, having participated for years) was no handing out candy.  Can you say bullshiat prop for some camera time, Alex?

That's his sctick, woe is me, the word is against me.

/I'm starting to think the "win a date with a Ford contest" was self inflicted.


There is a fair bit of speculation on that point in other corners of the web, and I think a pretty good case to be made for that to be the case.  That FB group has spun just about every Ford 'foible' into a positive, usually following Doug's narrative, more closely than Rob's.  That it was fine for a day until it turned up on Twitter, is telling. Then Doug breezes in, talking of internet cowards and hackers, and playing victim.  The group later quietly apologized to Doug. But of course that didn't get a lot of air time.
 
2014-04-09 01:33:44 PM

Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.


do you read UT?
 
2014-04-09 01:34:23 PM

Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.


I wouldn't be surprized if Karla Holmolka ends up on his election team, just to appeal to 'broads'

Do you need a criminal record to be on Team Ford?
 
2014-04-09 01:34:38 PM
Lots of Penis related stuff on fark today
 
2014-04-09 01:35:42 PM

Pope Larry II: Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.

I wouldn't be surprized if Karla Holmolka ends up on his election team, just to appeal to 'broads'

Do you need a criminal record to be on Team Ford?


Helps if you live in your mom's basement too.
 
2014-04-09 01:38:44 PM
"The plumber's union supports crack, and we support Rob Ford!"

www.sjaplumbing.com.au
 
2014-04-09 01:42:36 PM

Pope Larry II: /I'm starting to think the "win a date with a Ford contest" was self inflicted.


I agree.  Doug's default position is to lie, and I'm pretty sure that this was their idea and they changed their tune after they saw the reaction to it.

Anyway, I feel bad for Ben Johnson.  He's intellectually challenged and he's being used as a prop by Ford.  Ford's campaign is ridiculous.

sno man: do you read UT?


It burns me up that we live in the same city as that unbelievable slimeball.
 
2014-04-09 01:53:04 PM
l.yimg.com
 
2014-04-09 01:56:07 PM
This is utterly fantastic, and I want more of this campaign.  Is there a way for Americans to donate to the RoFo campaign?
 
2014-04-09 01:57:57 PM
And that dirty caveman Sam Losco...

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-09 01:59:59 PM
I think it is utterly ridiculous these two are cocaining together.
I mean campaigning together.
 
2014-04-09 02:00:23 PM

sjayp: There are two Ben Johnsons. So y


deelores.homestead.com
 
2014-04-09 02:04:08 PM
Im sure Ford coyld have hashed out a deal with Alanis Morisette. I think that would have gone far better. She would be the heroin of the day in the Ford camp.
 
2014-04-09 02:07:40 PM

Pope Larry II: Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.

I wouldn't be surprized if Karla Holmolka ends up on his election team, just to appeal to 'broads'

Do you need a criminal record to be on Team Ford?


I doubt it's a requirement, but I'm sure it's would be an asset. Is there anyone he associated with that isn't a criminal?
 
2014-04-09 02:08:05 PM

fireclown: This is utterly fantastic, and I want more of this campaign.  Is there a way for Americans to donate to the RoFo campaign?


At this point I'd say that RoFo will take any money. Yes he's rich, but you can't legally spend your own money on campaigning. IIRC 50-60% of his funds last election came from donations from people outside the city.

I almost want to give him money, just to prolong the inevitable trainwreck in the late stages of the campaign. I suspect he'll go scorched earth if he's trailing badly in September.
 
2014-04-09 02:09:08 PM
*sigh*

I swear Toronto is a nice city guys... I swear.

/eff Rob Ford.
 
2014-04-09 02:13:56 PM

Pope Larry II: Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.

I wouldn't be surprized if Karla Holmolka ends up on his election team, just to appeal to 'broads'

Do you need a criminal record to be on Team Ford?


Hah! :)
 
2014-04-09 02:14:25 PM

sno man: Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.

do you read UT?


Not familiar with that.  Got a link?
 
2014-04-09 02:15:35 PM
I'm going to threadjack for a moment here:

There is a Toronto Fark Party on June 7th (see the Fark Party tab).
 
2014-04-09 02:16:39 PM

magu2k: Im sure Ford coyld have hashed out a deal with Alanis Morisette. I think that would have gone far better. She would be the heroin of the day in the Ford camp.


I don't know if you intended to spell heroine without an e. Probably, seeing as you made the hash pun, but I was not aware that Alanis ever had a drug problem...?
 
2014-04-09 02:18:23 PM

Pope Larry II: fireclown: This is utterly fantastic, and I want more of this campaign.  Is there a way for Americans to donate to the RoFo campaign?

At this point I'd say that RoFo will take any money. Yes he's rich, but you can't legally spend your own money on campaigning. IIRC 50-60% of his funds last election came from donations from people outside the city.

I almost want to give him money, just to prolong the inevitable trainwreck in the late stages of the campaign. I suspect he'll go scorched earth if he's trailing badly in September.


It is illegal to take any money from outside Ontario for any municipal election race in Ontario.  Rob in 2010 had about a third 34.5% IIRC from outside Toronto.  He is advertising a fundraiser for May 8th in Vaughan.  For $300 a plate you get $225 back from the Toronto Municipal Election Donation Rebate program.  No Really.
 
2014-04-09 02:22:04 PM

danielscissorhands: magu2k: Im sure Ford coyld have hashed out a deal with Alanis Morisette. I think that would have gone far better. She would be the heroin of the day in the Ford camp.

I don't know if you intended to spell heroine without an e. Probably, seeing as you made the hash pun, but I was not aware that Alanis ever had a drug problem...?


Neither am I, but you know which Canadian musician does?  Steven Page of the Bare Naked Ladies. I assume he would be next on the list of "celebrity" endorsements.
 
2014-04-09 02:23:46 PM

Flappyhead: sno man: Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.

do you read UT?

Not familiar with that.  Got a link?


not that I want to share with the class, the not fark EIP.
 
2014-04-09 02:24:29 PM

Flappyhead: Not familiar with that. Got a link?


Urban Toronto.  It's a site devoted to urban issues in Toronto/the GTA, and there are forums as well.  There's an enormous thread about Ford and his activities.  It goes from fascinating to ridiculous to mundane to fascinating.  It's where MetroMan started picking up steam (and has since been usurped by another insider with less of a flair for the dramatic)

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/14268-Mayor-Rob-Ford-s-T or onto
 
2014-04-09 02:25:04 PM
Dammit, sorry sno man, I've ruined it for you.
 
2014-04-09 02:29:02 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: Dammit, sorry sno man, I've ruined it for you.


lol... nevermind.  it had to happen sooner or later.
 
2014-04-09 02:31:22 PM
that was a pretty fair assessment/description too, btw.
 
2014-04-09 02:39:18 PM

Pope Larry II: Flappyhead: At this rate Frank D'Angelo should be along shortly.

I wouldn't be surprized if Karla Holmolka ends up on his election team, just to appeal to 'broads'

Do you need a criminal record to be on Team Ford?


It's all about credibility and likability and a proven winning record. Randy Carlisle should be on board at the start of next week, along with Dean Blundell to capture the gay vote.
 
2014-04-09 02:47:26 PM
This election looks like it might be as cool as the California recall election.

From the wiki:
* the leader of the neo-Nazi Nationalist Party of Canada
* a high school student
* what looks like a serious NDP candidate
* a former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board that resigned after accepting free ammo from a gun manufacturer.
* Al Gore (no kidding, not that Al Gore though)
* Another candidate that described himself as the "Dealienation Advocate" and said that he would rescue people from "traps" like psychologists and laboratory experimentation.
* The founder of the band Paint
* A former candidate that wore a queen's gown, tiara and fairy wings to an all-candidates debate in 2006
* Sketchy the Clown
* A pot activist
* A founder of the Shuffle Demons that announced his candidacy with a marching band
* A Progressive Conservative with a last name of Tory. He's actually a pretty serious candidate.

As it stands, Ford and the NDP candidate are running pretty evenly, with Tory in third.

It looks like the 2010 election was nearly as awesome. Are all Canadian mayoral elections quite this awesome?
 
2014-04-09 02:48:55 PM
From the Globe and Mail:


Mayor Ford and Mr. Johnson "shared a common bond," said Neil Forester, the man responsible for bringing the group together on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Forester, the owner of an event promotion company called The Substance Group, is organizing a charitable project involving the mayor, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Tarasco.


Comedy gold from Canada's newspaper of record.
 
2014-04-09 02:58:53 PM

stpickrell: It looks like the 2010 election was nearly as awesome. Are all Canadian mayoral elections quite this awesome?


There are a pile of candidates this time around, as there always are, but only five of them are getting any press.  That would be the incumbent, the serious NDP candidate, the PC candidate, and two former councilors (one who resigned her seat to run).

The rest are just fringe candidates.  Fortunately the media is smart enough this time around not to pay attention to Sarah Thomson, who rode a horse-drawn carriage to City Hall to sign the papers and announced her candidacy with a poem.

I don't know why Adam Vaughan is listed as a potential to run.  He's never expressed any interest in the position (though he hasn't registered for his own ward's election yet)

In reality, the elections tend not to be that funny.  Some interesting moments, but not that funny.  This year, however, we are treated to the campaign of an unsympathetic, hypocritically malicious asshole dealing with a very public substance abuse issue (to the point that journalists are speculating, based on odour, that he was smoking crack in the mayor's office this past weekend), run by the world's worst campaign manager.  It would be funny, but he's still dangerously popular, which is unsettling.
 
2014-04-09 03:05:14 PM

czecho: danielscissorhands: magu2k: Im sure Ford coyld have hashed out a deal with Alanis Morisette. I think that would have gone far better. She would be the heroin of the day in the Ford camp.

I don't know if you intended to spell heroine without an e. Probably, seeing as you made the hash pun, but I was not aware that Alanis ever had a drug problem...?

Neither am I, but you know which Canadian musician does?  Steven Page of the Bare Naked Ladies. I assume he would be next on the list of "celebrity" endorsements.


Yeah, he's a cokehead, but probably too left wing to support Ford.

I've met Steven's ex-wife several times and she's a really nice person.

I met Ben Johnson as a kid, and got his autograph... Right before the scandal that ruined his career. He seemed borderline retarded, so it makes sense that he would support Ford.
 
2014-04-09 03:06:42 PM

i.ytimg.com


R.I.P.

 
2014-04-09 03:10:46 PM

sno man: Pope Larry II: fireclown: This is utterly fantastic, and I want more of this campaign.  Is there a way for Americans to donate to the RoFo campaign?

At this point I'd say that RoFo will take any money. Yes he's rich, but you can't legally spend your own money on campaigning. IIRC 50-60% of his funds last election came from donations from people outside the city.

I almost want to give him money, just to prolong the inevitable trainwreck in the late stages of the campaign. I suspect he'll go scorched earth if he's trailing badly in September.

It is illegal to take any money from outside Ontario for any municipal election race in Ontario.  Rob in 2010 had about a third 34.5% IIRC from outside Toronto.  He is advertising a fundraiser for May 8th in Vaughan.  For $300 a plate you get $225 back from the Toronto Municipal Election Donation Rebate program.  No Really.


Dammit.  I'm too pretty to go to prison in Toronto.  Maybe I'll just leave a bottle of Jack Daniels outside his campaign headquarters.
 
2014-04-09 03:12:07 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: It would be funny, but he's still dangerously popular, which is unsettling.


You simply MUST come down to the US for state elections sometime.
 
2014-04-09 03:17:01 PM

stpickrell: This election looks like it might be as cool as the California recall election.

From the wiki:
* the leader of the neo-Nazi Nationalist Party of Canada
* a high school student
* what looks like a serious NDP candidate
* a former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board that resigned after accepting free ammo from a gun manufacturer.
* Al Gore (no kidding, not that Al Gore though)
* Another candidate that described himself as the "Dealienation Advocate" and said that he would rescue people from "traps" like psychologists and laboratory experimentation.
* The founder of the band Paint
* A former candidate that wore a queen's gown, tiara and fairy wings to an all-candidates debate in 2006
* Sketchy the Clown
* A pot activist
* A founder of the Shuffle Demons that announced his candidacy with a marching band
* A Progressive Conservative with a last name of Tory. He's actually a pretty serious candidate.

As it stands, Ford and the NDP candidate are running pretty evenly, with Tory in third.

It looks like the 2010 election was nearly as awesome. Are all Canadian mayoral elections quite this awesome?


You missed the upper-middle class hippy wannabe that has her hair in dreads and gave Ford grief for his little patois rant on ethnic grounds (the one that Ford allegedly grabbed her ass at the Garrison Ball last year) that showed up to file her papers in a horse drawn wagon.

/and while I'm 'having a seat over there', the High School student is both smart and cute.
//the Paint guy actually 'won' the first 'debate' at UTS in a snow storm  (that was the one RoFo admitted he was a homophobic)
 
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