Rob Ford: a new high, a new low, and a new word

Bumbaclot? All spoken in a Jamaican accent? In defence of Rob Ford, my displays of public intoxication took place a long time ago before the Internet. Then again, I wasn't holding public office which one normally associates with a higher standard of decorum. While in some ways, I feel sorry for Rob (it is embarrassing having a meltdown in public) I consider this to exemplify the incorrect thinking of his far right politics. I didn't vote for Rob because I never felt his numbers added up. He kept saying that two plus two equals five. It didn't make sense. I can see why a naive public would jump on the "Stop The Gravy Train" bandwagon (it is catchy slogan) but reality hasn't proven to be even remotely like that and his bombastic hyperbolic politics have completely muddied the waters as to the real issues.

Urban Dictionary: bumbaclot
A cloth or rag used to wipe ones anal region. However, most Jamaicans use it as a substitute for the word f*ck to express anger or surprise.

Toronto Life – Jan 21/2014
Bizarre new Rob Ford video appears to show the mayor mumbling incoherently in Jamaican patois by Steve Kupferman
The extremely weird video above appeared on YouTube earlier today. Obviously recorded on a cell phone, it appears to show Rob Ford standing in a fast-food restaurant—some on Twitter are speculating that it’s Steak Queen, an Etobicoke eatery that’s a known favourite of the mayor’s—and mumbling incoherently to a group of men. What he’s saying isn’t entirely clear, but he seems to be attempting Jamaican patois.

Here’s an attempted transcript of the video… It seems like the substance of Ford’s spiel is a complaint about his treatment by Toronto Police, and particularly by chief Bill Blair, who presided over a months-long investigation of the mayor and his associates.

FORD: Cocksucker. Fucking Chief Blair […] Ciao, bonhomme. That mother chase me around for five months, brother. Bumbaclot, man. Hi sir. Well, me and him, we’re, uh, ba ba ba, […] Leave me alone. Five months, man. And him try to tell me, bro, we’re countersurveilling the guy, you know what I mean? He’s hiding here, I’m going to hide here. I’m going to […] Fuck off. You know how much money that cost them? I said bro, just cut some. “No! No money, no money, no money.” Ciao! Ah, bumbaclot, man. I said, “You know what? You’re […]” I swear to God, man. Then, honestly, man—

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Sir, that’s to go, man.

FORD: Seriously shit, man. Serious shit, bro.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 2: All we know, all we know, all we know is that […]

FORD: No, seriously, you know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 2: This guy deserves to be even better than Prime Minister Harper.

FORD: No no no! I don’t pull shit. I’m a straight-up guy, you know? Who—who was in THC? Who go to James Town, and Jane and Finch, and then Malvern on the […] Then, fuck. […]

Published on Jan 21, 2014 by Toronto TheCity
New Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Drunk, Swearing in Jamaican Patois? Bumbaclot

Is the fodder for late night talk show hosts back?

Published on Jan 22, 2014 by NewsinGlobals
Jimmy Kimmel happy to have Rob Ford back

Is there anything else which could demonstrate how Toronto's mayor is now truly on the world stage? Yes, he is now a question on the television game show Jeopardy.

Alex Trebek: "In 2013, Rob Ford, mayor of this 4th-largest city in North America first said he smoked weed, not crack…then, yes, ok, crack, too."

Contestant: "What is Toronto?"

Published on Jan 23, 2014 by TodayNews
Rob Ford 'Jeopardy!' Question Pokes Fun At Mayor's Crack Use
Rob Ford's behaviour has raised a lot of questions over the years, but now he's actually become the question. Toronto's controversial mayor was the subject of a Jeopardy! question on Thursday night. "What is Toronto?" said everybody.


my blog: Rob Ford: Alcoholic Thinking and a Gullible Public – Dec 9/2013 (Updated)
I'm not going to talk about drugs and I'm not going to talk about the comedic fodder for late night talk shows. I am, however, going to talk about the hyperbolic bravado of political leaders vying for my vote who are counting on me being naive and uninformed.

my blog: Rob Ford and His Legacy: Okay, now I'm scared. – Dec 12/2013
What's the right answer? Now I'm sure your immediate response would be, "What's the question?" And therein lies our collective problem. People keep spouting off about their right answer when subsequent analysis concludes those people didn't understand the question. Understand it? Heck, you could say they were answering a completely different question.

Wikipedia: Rob Ford
Robert Bruce "Rob" Ford (born May 28, 1969) is a Canadian politician and businessman. He is the sixty-fourth and current Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wikipedia: Downfall (film)
Downfall (German: Der Untergang) is a 2004 German/Italian/Austrian epic war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's life in his Berlin bunker and Nazi Germany in 1945.

One scene in the film, in which Hitler launches into a furious tirade upon finally realizing that the war is truly lost, has become a staple of internet videos. In these videos, the original audio of Ganz's voice is retained, but new subtitles are added so that he now seems to be reacting instead to some setback in present-day politics, sports, popular culture, or everyday life. Other scenes from various portions of the film have been parodied in the same manner, notably the scenes where Hitler orders Otto Günsche to find Gruppenfuhrer Hermann Fegelein, and where Hitler discusses a counterattack against advancing Soviet forces with his generals. By 2010, there were thousands of such parodies, including many in which a self-aware Hitler is incensed that people keep making Downfall parodies.

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