Rob Ford coal

Now you can give Rob Ford coal for Christmas

Rob Ford loves Christmas, but it seems like the Toronto mayor has got himself on the naughty list this year, what with his drunken stupors and predilection for hard drugs. Poor old RoFo couldn't even join in any reindeer games at the Santa Claus parade for fear that his presence would set a bad example to the tots in the audience. It seems rather natural, then, that a local ad agency has found away to give our beleaguered mayor exactly what he deserves this Christmas: a pile of coal.

The basic website -- robfordcoal.com -- allows users to drop individual bits of coal into a stocking hung just for Ford. The gimmick actually has a charitable purpose, with the company matching each piece of coal deposited in the mayor's stocking with a $1 donation to purchase toys for kids in need (up to a modest $5000). Perhaps the best part, however, is that the exercise isn't solely digital. Once everyone has made their virtual coal donations, a very real pile of coal will be delivered to the mayor at City Hall on December 20th. He probably won't be there if the delivery comes in the morning, but it should be good fun anyway.


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