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03.04.14 Aymann Ismail

Rob Ford made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and Kimmel had his way with the celebrity mayor from Toronto, bringing up every embarrassing moment from Ford’s tenure. Lots of awkward laughing and smiling ensued, and ANIMAL put together a supercut of every bit of it. Watch the video above and try not […]

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02.07.14 Andy Cush

In a show of protest against Russia’s oppressive anti-gay laws, Toronto is flying a rainbow above its city hall during the Sochi Winter Olympics, along with a host of other Canadian cities. Mayor Rob Ford, who never saw an issue he couldn’t make an ass of himself over, is upset about it. “This is about […]

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01.22.14 Andy Cush & Aymann Ismail

Sometime recently, Toronto Mayor and admitted crack smoker Rob Ford was videotaped ranting — probably drunkenly — in a terrible Canadian imitation of a Jamaican patois (it wasn’t his first awkward interaction with Caribbean culture). For the love of dancehall, and partially inspired by the mayor’s crack remix, we mashed up the speech with Major […]

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12.27.13 Andy Cush

The Canadian alt-weekly Now has chosen, rather excellently, to have Ralph Steadman depict Rob Ford on its cover this week, BoingBoing points out. The embattled, crack-smoking, Marley-dancing, still-holding-on-for-dear-life Toronto mayor is rendered in Steadman’s instantly recognizable kinetic scrawl, with a rosy-cheeked pig’s face and the CN tower looming in the background. The magazine has thoughtfully included a list […]

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11.20.13 Andy Cush

If you didn’t get enough crack-rockin’ beats from the Rob Ford remix we posted last time, here’s another. This one, from Mix The Week, pairs the Toronto mayor’s crack-smoking admissions and denials with some old school hip-hop, cutting in clips from seminal crack film New Jack City as well. It’s catchy! […]

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11.19.13 ANIMAL

Toronto is not slipping into a lawless wasteland even if current Mayor Rob Ford’s behavior would suggest otherwise. Its residents are still laid-back and pleasant, chugging along through their daily routines as usual, only with added bemusement about their newfound infamy. The one misconception that has come from the Mayor Rob Ford scandal is the […]

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11.18.13 Aymann Ismail

On Saturday, throngs of protesters gathered in front of Toronto’s City Hall to protest Mayor Rob Ford. Many called for the embattled mayor to step down, holding signs with slogans like “We don’t want bobble heads. We want clear heads. Resign!” and “You’re only representing yourself. Time to resign!” ANIMAL spoke to several of the […]

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11.15.13 Aymann Ismail

This morning, Toronto’s City Council voted to downsize Mayor Rob Ford’s political power, stripping his ability to appoint and dismiss staff and govern during an emergency. City Hall was packed with observers at this latest chapter in the saga of the embattled, crack-smoking mayor, with media on the top level and the general public below. […]

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11.07.13 Bucky Turco

Inspired by Jay Z’s “Tom Ford” and Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who recently admitted that he smoked crack, DJ Steve Porter presents the “Rob Ford Crack Remix.” The catchy anthem should bring the popular politician one step closer to sealing his re-election, because in Canada, a crack smoking admission will lead to approval ratings ticking […]

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