#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 11th, 2013 13:00
#2 By: IMB, December 11th, 2013 13:10
Oh brother. I didn't know Rob Ford had kids. The scarey call is coming from inside the house.
#3 By: Christopher Waldrop, December 11th, 2013 13:12
I believe he can get lower. For now he's merely making insinuations against the journalist. By this time next week it won't surprise me if Ford is loudly proclaiming that the journalist has killed people.
#4 By: bzishi, December 11th, 2013 13:19
I think at this point everyone assumes that Rob Ford will continue to sink lower due to momentum. If we find out next week that he drank vodka during church services and pooped in a confessional, we will all say "yep, I saw that coming". There is nothing that he can do now that would be surprising except for resigning.
#5 By: Jeb Adams, December 11th, 2013 13:21
A little surprised he was not referred to with his Boing Boing honorific "Laughable Bumblefuck." Have we gotten to the stage where this isn't really funny anymore and now we're kind of sad?
#6 By: chgoliz, December 11th, 2013 13:23
Last night at "Die Fledermaus", the contemporary jokes in the jail scene culminated in a reference to Rob Ford which had everyone in the (Chicago) audience guffawing.
At this point, he really IS the punchline to a joke, thousands of miles away.
#7 By: Jason Andresen, December 11th, 2013 13:30
These days being a pedophile is worse than being a murderer, even a murderer who killed kids.
#8 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 11th, 2013 13:39
I've always found him more nasty and vicious than funny. "Laughable Bumblefuck" has generally seemed like an appellation more inclined to inspire sympathy than the revulsion I considered appropriate.
#9 By: Jaco, December 11th, 2013 13:47
Please, oh please..............
#10 By: Neil Mcconnell, December 11th, 2013 13:54
Rob Ford - taking the "laughable" out of "Laughable Bumblefuck" since 2013
May I suggest the alternate monickers Rob "Slow Motion Train-Wreck" Ford, or Rob "Tragically Unimpeachable" Ford
#11 By: IMB, December 11th, 2013 13:58
Beautifully articulated. I couldn't put my finger on precisely why that moniker was off.
#12 By: Christopher Waldrop, December 11th, 2013 14:06
Good point. This time next week he'll be saying "That guy's a pedophile who kills kids", rather than merely insinuating it. From the article, "Mr. Dale’s editors are getting their libel and slander lawyers on the case."
Nothing brings out the crazy in Ford like potential prosecution.
#13 By: gilbert wham, December 11th, 2013 14:16
Fucker's making Berlusconi look like a class act.
#14 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 11th, 2013 14:22
How about "psychotic narcissist willing to destroy a city to 'get one over' on people who make him feel insecure"? Not much of a ring to it, I'll grant you.
#15 By: Jason Andresen, December 11th, 2013 14:28
Laughable Bumblefuck was the guy who fell down while trying to throw a football, not the guy closely associated with drug dealers and suspicious murders.
#16 By: Ibrahim, December 11th, 2013 14:35
I see Rob Ford is an adherent of the rhetorical method that invented, "How often do you beat your wife?"
#17 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 11th, 2013 14:35
True, but the problem with that, and even with the crack smoking, is that they turn the story away from his nasty, retrograde tribalist politics, which do a great deal of real harm.
#18 By: Anthony Vicari, December 11th, 2013 14:51
Irrelevant, but Toronto is only about 500 miles from Chicago
#20 By: MTHead, December 11th, 2013 15:26
Sorry for the pedantry, but the classic question is "Have you stopped beating your wife?" or "When did you stop beating your wife?". The point is that it's a question that cannot be answered in a single word (therefore, no matter how you answer, a soundbite of your answer can be presented as damning you, or at least making you look stupid.)
"How often do you beat your wife?" can be answered with a single word: "Never." Makes it much less effective as a dirty trick.
#21 By: Webbie Webbster, December 11th, 2013 15:44
He said Peter File not... oh never mind...
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