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Video imagines nightmare Rob Ford re-election posters

Some choice Rob Ford quotes are being reimagined as massive election posters in a new video that's sure to stir uncomfortable memories of the last four years.

"Those Oriental people work like dogs" is emblazoned on a Chinatown wall, "I'll make sure that motherfucker's dead" looms over College and University in the film, titled "How Do You See Toronto?"

The video, in which Ford's voice is also heard, was posted to YouTube this afternoon by film maker Kelly Manchester. "I've got no political affiliation, but I live in downtown Toronto and was spurred by the poll numbers that show he's still got a shot at re-election," he said in an email.

"Not that I think my video will do anything to prevent that, but I think blind rage is a good jumping off point for art."

It's certainly a powerful reminder of just how desensitized we've become to the Ford's countless horrendous gaffes during his time in office.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.


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