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Is Rob Ford Actually Chris Farley? Why It Might Not Be A Conspiracy Theory (GIFS)

By Basoodler, Nov 16, 2013 | Updated: Nov 16, 2013 | | |
  1. Basoodler
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    While discussing the latest controversy ensnaring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford,a co-worker said she wished Chris Farley was still alive so he could play the outspoken mayor on “Saturday Night Live.” But what if Chris Farley isn’t dead and his spirit is actually inside Ford’s body?

    The Rob Ford-Chris Farley comparisons have sprouted ever since the Toronto mayor was caught on video allegedly smoking crack in footage that first surfaced over the summer. Now that an investigation into Ford by Toronto authorities has been launched, the Chris Farley as Rob Ford theory has only gained more steam. Funny or Die created this compilation of GIFs that show Ford emulating some of Farley’s film and “SNL” characters. This imgur collection of side-by-side photos of Ford and Farley also shows the striking resemblance between them.

    And there's this YouTube mashup of Farley and Ford:

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    The theory has also been floated on the conspiracy theory website Godlike Productions,where there’s a thread titled “Is Mayor Rob Ford Actually Chris Farley?”

    The idea that Chris Farley is actually Rob Ford isn’t some far-flung conspiracy theory, Here’s why:
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    Rob Ford started his run for Toronto City Council,his first political campaign, in 1997. When did Chris Farley die?You guessed it –1997. In fact, the election was held Nov. 10 of that year, roughly a month before Farley died on Dec. 18, 1997. (Ford actually lost the race, coming in third place.) Coincidence?We think not.


    But Ford's similarities to Farley have also been discussed in the Canadian media. The Ottawa Citizen pointed to the comparison, but said it's no laughing matter.

    "The Ford situation says a lot about how our society views alcohol and drug use. Being drunk or stoned is still considered funny at parties and in movies. So when a public figure is seen with a bottle or a crack pipe in his hand, the default is humor," wrote columnist Mark Sutcliffe. "And yet addiction ruins and ends lives, rips apart families and costs billions in productivity.

    While we shouldn’t begrudge anyone some weekend fun, a line must be drawn between recreation and abuse. By all indications, Ford is on the wrong side of that line. No one who is serious when he utters the line 'in one of my drunken stupors' is fit to lead any organization, let alone face the pressures of big-city politics and public life."

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    The 18 gifs

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  1. Basoodler
    On a serious note:

    Rob Ford debacle veers from comedy into tragedy

    OTTAWA — A few days ago, American comedian Stephen Colbert referred to Rob Ford as a “Chris Farley tribute mayor.” It was a clever line that perfectly captured what Toronto’s political farce must look like to outsiders.

    For much of the past two weeks, people have been making light of Ford’s situation. And it’s hard to ignore the comedic quality of the story. For late-show writers, it must be like shooting fish in a barrel. Ford is a cartoon character who is in such an astonishing state of denial about the severity and consequences of his behaviour that his daily apologies are filled with unintentional punch lines. Just when you thought he had peaked, Ford managed to outdo himself with Thursday’s crude comments.

    But whether intended or not, Colbert’s comparison says as much about the tragedy of the story as it does the comedy. Chris Farley died young of substance abuse problems. And if Ford continues down the same path, there are high odds that he will too. And unfortunately, many of those who are trying to demonstrate their support for him may be prolonging his career but hastening his personal downfall.

    The Ford situation says a lot about how our society views alcohol and drug use. Being drunk or stoned is still considered funny at parties and in movies. So when a public figure is seen with a bottle or a crack pipe in his hand, the default is humour.

    And yet addiction ruins and ends lives, rips apart families and costs billions in productivity. While we shouldn’t begrudge anyone some weekend fun, a line must be drawn between recreation and abuse. By all indications, Ford is on the wrong side of that line. No one who is serious when he utters the line “in one of my drunken stupors” is fit to lead any organization, let alone face the pressures of big-city politics and public life.

    Aside from the comedians, too many people are viewing this story through a political lens. Those who never liked Ford or his agenda are seizing on the moment for political advantage. They want to punish Ford. And they have plenty of ammunition. It’s hard to be a lawmaker when you might be a lawbreaker. You can’t be in political office and in the company of drug dealers, let alone be one of their clients.

    But those who defend Ford are just as much a part of the problem. They wilfully ignore his misbehaviour because they don’t want their cause to suffer a setback or worse, their enemies to achieve victory. They encourage Ford to keep up the fight, as though it’s his opponents in politics and the media, and not his own actions, that have caused this crisis.

    In so doing, they cause harm to the person they claim to admire and support. Are they really willing to see a man die in the name of municipal tax cuts and spending restraint? Is there no one else who can advance the agenda without risking his own life in the process?

    Unfortunately Ford’s own family is in as much a state of denial as the mayor himself. His sister says the mayor doesn’t have a problem. His mother claims his only issue is his weight. Doug Ford continues to portray his brother as a blameless victim.

    Offering support and pretending there’s no problem is the path of least resistance; it takes real courage to provide tough love. What Ford needs is a strong message from someone he trusts that his life is worth more than his job and that he’s in danger of losing both.

    In any other workplace, Ford would be taken aside by his employers for a frank conversation about his future. Indeed, if he were any other employee of the City of Toronto, he might already have lost his job. But politics operates by different rules. Indeed, the Ford brothers are being rewarded now with a new national TV show.

    Too many of us watching the events unfold in Toronto are forgetting that the star of this reality TV show is a real person. Rob Ford exists neither for our entertainment nor the advancement of a political cause. He’s a human being.

    It’s unfortunate that we continue to view the Rob Ford story as a battle between political factions or a source of humour. Both reactions overlook the underlying truth: it’s a human tragedy playing out before our eyes. Barring an intervention from someone who truly cares about Ford and not just his politics, his life —not his career, his life — will continue to unravel with catastrophic consequences. And too many of us — especially those who claim to be his supporters — will have enabled his behaviour and therefore contributed to his demise.

    11/16/13
    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/touch/story.html?id=9166789
  2. Basoodler
    I apparently messed up the video.. I am asking for help to upload it or guidance on fixing it.. I've had this lack of success with videos for 2 years at D-F :p
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