Tobacco companies are probably heaving a huge sigh of relief. As far as we know, no cigarettes were smoked by Mayor Rob Ford. So they do not need to distance themselves and their brands from him. One of few industries spared.
Due to the mayor’s littering, Newfoundland’s Iceberg Vodka distillery released a statement decrying drinking and driving. Ford Motor Company said its logo can’t be used on t-shirts made by his supporters. CFL officials must have had kittens seeing him wearing a Toronto Argonauts jersey while making his infamous statements Thursday about whom he was going to sue and why.
We made a point of watching The Daily Show and the Colbert Report Thursday night. This was way too good for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to pass up. They and every other comedian could not believe he had actually said what he said. In a nation grown accustomed to dirty little scandals like Anthony Weiner’s crotch ‘selfies’, Elliot Spitzer’s call-girls and a President’s hair-splitting denials of what exactly he was doing with an intern, you would think nothing could shock American late night tv hosts. So when the mayor of a Canadian city grosses them out, that’s an accomplishment of some sort.
I’m not a fan of Saturday Night Live, but I saw they plan to do something about him in their show this week. You know we’ll be watching, along with the rest of Canada – except for maybe a few truly mortified Torontonians.
Congratulations, Mayor Ford, you have well and truly made Toronto a memorable city. And provided hours of entertainment, both with your own words and the commentaries on them. Thank you. I haven’t enjoyed watching the news so much since President Clinton was Bad Billy. Please don’t stop now!