Archive for June 18th, 2012

Quote of the Day – Ford to media: Drop weight

- June 18th, 2012

Councillor Doug Ford

“I’m looking around here, three quarters of the people taking pictures right now have a weight issue” 

Councillor Doug Ford during the final weigh in for Mayor Rob Ford’s Cut the Waist challenge pointed out the Ford brothers aren’t the only ones with weight issues.

Ford weighed in 35 pounds lighter than when he started the challenge back in January while Mayor Ford managed to shed 17 pounds (story here).

It’s not the first time the media and politicians have discussed weight issues at City Hall but at least no one threw around the words “fat f**k” this time around (video of that legendary incident here).

Mayor Rob Ford’s blink and you miss it MMVA cameo

- June 18th, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford on MMVA

Mayor Rob Ford films a cameo for the MMVA opening credits (Photo courtesy of Isaac Ransom, Mayor’s office)

A few weeks ago Mayor Rob Ford took a secret trip to Burlington for a film shoot.

Staff in his office were tight-lipped at the time about the exact details of the event – until last night. Turns out Ford filmed a quick cameo for the opening credits of this year’s Much Music Video Awards.

You can watch the cameo here.

In a blink and you miss it appearance about 10 minutes into the show, Ford is out of his characteristic suit and tie and in a backyard wearing a red apron and grilling on a barbecue. Ford ends up lifting the bbq lid and then waving off a flurry of pink smoke before the credits roll on.

Just goes to show you never know where this mayor will turn up.