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Rob Ford makes Toronto proud on Jeopardy!

Posted by Derek Flack / January 24, 2014

rob ford jeopardyAs if the late night talk show attention wasn't enough, Rob Ford can put another notch in the belt thanks to an "appearance" on Jeopardy! last night. Sure, it's a nothing clip, a funny little reference to the drama that's played out in this city over the last few months, but you can bet that those who fear Toronto's reputation has taken a hit on account of our "crack smoking mayor" will cite this as further proof that we are, indeed, an international laughing stock.

Answer: "In 2013 Rob Ford, mayor of this 4th-largest city in N. America, first said he smoke weed, not crack...then yes, ok, crack, too."

Question: What is Toronto?

Uncontrollable lolz ensue...

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11 Comments

Mimico / January 24, 2014 at 06:53 am
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That was super lame. A big fail at trying to be "funny".
Mimico? More like Mime-ico replying to a comment from Mimico / January 24, 2014 at 07:21 am
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That area is super lame. A big fail at trying to be "relevant".
Marilyn / January 24, 2014 at 08:14 am
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Saw it last night ... so embarrassed because of this A-hole :(
Yardl / January 24, 2014 at 08:16 am
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The more we raise awareness of Ford in this way, the more likely he will be re-elected - just so you know. I am always amused at the anti-Ford lot - thinking that personality matters, that you can shame someone into doing something or going away, or that bad press causes change. Nope. You're just building up the fat man into a giant 'multi-cause' that people will find reason to get behind as way to lash out at a million unconnected issues (cyclists, cars, transit, business as Toronto focus, taxes, city conduct, TO's place, etc.,) It will be interesting to see how he 'conducts' himself during the Pan-Am Games next year - woah - city/province/country -all-together- *cringe*. So, you anti-Ford guys got a likeable non-suit, non-dirty-hippy, non-Dork, to compete with Ford? … Didn't think so - not sure it can be done - maybe a celebrity like that astronaut guy? It's not about getting him out, it's about getting someone else with recognizability in - momentum is a scary thing.
george / January 24, 2014 at 09:49 am
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wow that was in the $800 category?
Mar / January 24, 2014 at 10:49 am
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Yardl, that may be how things work in your stupid head but most adults will be voting on who will make the best leader. Are you 16?
Grant / January 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
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It's shameful that he's still prancing about the city thinking he's mayor.
W. K. Lis / January 24, 2014 at 11:26 am
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Alex Trebek is from Sudbury, Ontario, but worked in Toronto.

I'm sorry, its not in a form of a question.
Stuart / January 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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RoFo was also referenced TWICE in the published entries to the Washington Post's weekly humour contest, The Style Invitational. The challenge was to quote a sentence from The Post or any other publication printed during the contest week, and pair it with a question that the sentence might answer.

A. It sucks, but I have to deal with it, and it’s for my own safety.
Q. What was Mayor Ford’s reply when the Toronto City Council ordered his jaws wired shut? (Barry Koch, Catlett, Va.)

A. No surgery was required, and he’s feeling well.
Q. What did Rob Ford’s press secretary say about his boss’s latest attempt to place his head up his rectum? (Roger Dalrymple, Gettysburg, Pa.)

Contest is at http://bit.ly/invite1057
tommy / January 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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Wonder if Watson would have got that.
Rob Ford / January 26, 2014 at 04:03 pm
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Losers watch Jeopardy. Pardon my French, Frenchies!

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