It’s been really annoying living in Toronto not only these past few days of our mayor, Rob Ford’s, recent exploits, but ever since he came to power and has brought Toronto into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
His drug use and flair for profanity have made him internationally famous. But there are many other low points in Ford’s mayoral record. A sample (not all) of which, include: admission of drinking and driving, allegations of sexual harassment and misuse of city workers for personal errands (e.g. buying booze for him, changing light-bulbs at his house, assisting with coaching football), ruling of conflict of interest in abusing his mayoral power, witness accounts of him driving while texting & reading and driving past a streetcar discharging passengers, uttering death threats to someone, police calls to his house for possible domestic abuse, drunken public appearances and being ejected from various venues for disorderly conduct, making racist and anti-gay comments, neglecting his mayoral duties to coach football, assaulting a fellow councillor this week (Ford claims it was an accident – it looked intentional to me), lying to the public on numerous occasions about all this – AND MANY MORE PROBLEMS!
Really, it’s Ford’s behaviour has been an epic comedy-tragedy. Lately, Ford is basking in his dubious international fame and he has been courting American media more wantonly than even Paris Hilton could ever be accused of. I figured it is only a matter of time until they make a movie about him. And, it’s not without precedent. Behold:
Here’s the backside:
“The Fat Men. Scene from the film Wait and See, made at the Nettlefold Studios, Walton on Thames 1928, featuring London’s Thirty Fat Men.”
“We haven’t done many daytrips lately – still recovering from jetlag over Christmas and most things seems to shut down for the winter. We did finally visit the local museum in our town (staffed by our babysitter) where we learned the first big movie studio was located just down the road and where we found this fantastic postcard.”
I’m sure the movie will be coming out soon enough – but first the seeming neverending comic drama has to come to an end here in Toronto sometime.