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Jackass Junior High

April 3, 2012

Toronto’s city council is a joke. That’s nothing new. A few years ago, the council couldn’t assemble to take a group photo. Arguments broke out over not wanting to be in a certain row or not wanting to be beside another councilor.

Yesterday, a prank hit city councilor John Filion. Johnny Boy had to read a list of names.

He read aloud “Anita Dick-Smith.” Okay. So one funny name. Then it continued along with “Haywood Yablome and Anita Hoare.”

Following the giggles from the audience in the meeting, John Filion described the prank as “mildly funny in a juvenile sort of way.”

He knew he was being pranked so he adjusted the pronunciations as best as possible. He pronounced “Ya blow me” as “Yabloam” but when he said “Anita Hoare” it sounded like he emphasized “whore.” Maybe John’s in favour of putting in a red light district. Or maybe he’s just lonely.

Toronto likes to think of itself as a world class city. It’s clearly not. This is another reason why it’s not. Pranks like this don’t happen in world class cities.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2012 7:44 am

    If this had happened in London, I thing Boris would have played along with it!

  2. April 3, 2012 9:48 am

    That’s…that’s funny. Wow. Who gave the list of names, a sixth grade class?

    And things like that don’t happen here — or didn’t, at least — not because this is a “world-class city.” It ain’t. But it’s because you might pi$$ off the mayor, and that’s the same as getting on the bad side of the mob.

    New mayor now, though, supposedly. Don’t know if he’s as hooked up as the other guy.

    Only mafia with any power over here is the velvet…

  3. April 3, 2012 1:28 pm

    I dunno. I think people all over the world are equally juvenile. “World class” isn’t really a high standard to be living up to, if you think of the average human on a global scale.

    I’m not the one claiming Toronto is a world class city. I’m the one proving it ain’t.

  4. April 3, 2012 5:07 pm

    It’s funny, but you do expect more from your leaders.

    A few years back a woman who was running for state superintendent of public schools was known as “crotch shot” because she liked to take pictures of people’s crotches (clothed, I’m hoping). Then she served penis shaped cookies for some political function. And yes, she was elected.

    Makes me long for the days of plain old regular corruption.

  5. April 3, 2012 11:31 pm

    Lemme guess, was it Bart Simpson calling? Anita Hoare? Seriously? LOL

  6. April 5, 2012 5:41 pm

    reminds me, i need to prepare that list of honorees for my boss to read at the awards banquet…

    Mike Hunt…

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