Kimmel to Rob Ford: 'Is that a good idea to dare the police chief to arrest you?'


mentalfloss
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Kimmel to Rob Ford: 'Is that a good idea to dare the police chief to arrest you?'

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Rob Ford when the Toronto mayor made an appearance on Monday night’s show.

Kimmel showed video clips of the mayor running into a camera and using Jamaican expletives.

At one point, Kimmel used a tissue to dab at Ford’s head.

“You are sweating a lot,” he told the mayor.

Ford, who said he travelled to Los Angeles to promote Toronto as “Hollywood North,” used his television appearance to tout his accomplishments, and lash out at Police Chief Bill Bair, city councillors and media.

Kimmel asked Ford: “Is that a good idea to dare the police chief to arrest you?”

Ford replied that Blair had wasted “millions of dollars following me around.”

The mayor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night with Gonzo, the blue, furry Muppets character.

Jimmy Kimmel to Rob Ford: 'Is that a good idea to dare the police chief to arrest you?' | CTV Toronto News
 
Walter
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Ford was great on the show last night.
 
El Barto
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Ford has more balls then many other politicians to face the music like that... Mind you he could use way more tact.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Ford was great on the show last night.

What part of what he did on that show was "great"?

The guy couldn't even adjust his standard responses to account for the fact that he was not in Toronto, referring to Jimmy Kimmel as "the boss" and the studio audience as his taxpayers. As a deflection from the questions from Jimmy, he mumbled through city issues that nobody watching his show in the US cares about at all.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

What part of what he did on that show was "great"?

All of it.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

Ford has more balls then many other politicians to face the music like that... Mind you he could use way more tact.

I don't think he had any idea what he was getting into.

"“He’s a little upset,” Doug Ford said of his brother over the line from Los Angeles just after the segment was taped. “But he’s OK.”

In the background I could hear the mayor saying he was “set up” but he did not seem angry or pouting."

Rob Ford: Jimmy Kimmel 'was just doing his job' | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

All of it.

Lol, what a convincing argument.

What was your favorite part?
 
mentalfloss
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He did his usual deflection of pandering to the taxpayers but he misses the point that police investigations are absolutely necessary regardless of the outcome.
 
Locutus
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Does anyone watch this show?
 
El Barto
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I saw news clips
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Does anyone watch this show?

He might have fewer Suburban-Toronto viewers now, but he does alright.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Does anyone watch this show?

Kimmel?

He sure had some scary *** fake teeth.
 
Liberalman
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In my opinion and without prejudice Rob will be arrested two days before the first advance voting starts which would disqualify the mayor from running since the arrest is a no no in the municipal elections act. By the time they straighten up the arrest the elections will be over and the new Mayor of Toronto will be sworn in.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

In my opinion and without prejudice Rob will be arrested two days before the first advance voting starts which would disqualify the mayor from running since the arrest is a no no in the municipal elections act. By the time they straighten up the arrest the elections will be over and the new Mayor of Toronto will be sworn in.

As far as I know, the only thing that would disqualify him is if he was actually sentenced to jail time. Simply being arrested wouldn't change anything, and knowing his crowd, would probably help his poll numbers.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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What are the odds of Ford winning the election in the fall?
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

What are the odds of Ford winning the election in the fall?

Would be very interesting in watching the reactions to that .... I hope he does
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

What are the odds of Ford winning the election in the fall?

A lot better than you would expect given the circumstances. He is apparently neck and neck with Chow(hypothetically) and Tory.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

A lot better than you would expect given the circumstances. He is apparently neck and neck with Chow(hypothetically) and Tory.

yeah otherwise he has a bigger neck lol
 
Locutus
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And orders of magnitude greater, the balls to tough out politics.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Ford's got a neck?


...sorta like a penguin's knees, eh...
 
mentalfloss
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"It seemed like we were having fun," said Kimmel as he opened his monologue Tuesday night.

"But then after the show, apparently he was upset. Why, I'm not exactly sure. I asked him about drinking and smoking crack — what were we supposed to talk about, his other hobbies?"

Jimmy Kimmel: Upsetting Rob Ford was not my intent
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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I've had my own addiction issues. That first step is a big one - easy enough to say, but like cliff jumping to admit to your self.
 
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