Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Ford boys

Posted on November 7th, 2013 2 great comments. Room for one more!

It’s hard to imagine how things could turn out well for Robbie and his brother now.

There’s news of a third video with Rob Ford in it now, which may or may not include be the “kill” tirade that the Sun just posted.

The second one is rumoured to involve Rob, a lady for hire, and some blow (uncorroborated rumour, but sounds plausible no?)

The first video is, of course, the infamous and soon-to-be-released crack video.

You’d think Rob would step down if not just to get out of the media glare. I mean, this shit’s gone international. But he’s hanging in there, somehow. What could drive a man so?

Diane Ford, mother to Rob, city councillor Doug and two other siblings appeared on the brothers’ Sunday afternoon radio program on Newstalk 1010. It was probably meant to be a heartwarming Mothers’ Day segment, but then it got awkward.

Rob did some math and realized that with his sister Kathy born in 1960, brother Randy in 1962 and brother “Dougie” in 1964, he broke the pattern.

“So you must’ve had this planned — two, two, two,” said Rob. “Then I don’t know what happened. Five years later you decided to have me in 1969.”

“What was going on there, ma?”

“I guess it was an afterthought,” said mom Diane.

“Wow,” Ford replied.

“You were supposed to be a girl,” said Diane.

“I was supposed to be a girl?” replied Ford, sounding a bit surprised.

“Yeah,” said Diane.


I didn’t think that Diane could top her awkward comments at seeing Rob’s colourful portrait, but she is a Ford, after all.

I’m sure that the Ford brothers can’t be reduced down to just one single childhood influence, but I do think that this kind of information might worm it’s way into the imminent movie of the week.

2 Comments on “ Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Ford boys ”

  • BC
    November 7th, 2013 10:32 pm

    No, it’s a fine column, people like myself who are curious and not from Toronto can only look in stunned belief. This is real life imitating a bad Hollywood movie and yet I am unable to look away.

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  • Patrick
    November 8th, 2013 12:45 pm

    I’ve been saying that for a long time, BC. Take out the crack pipe, stick in a fat cigar, borrow a few of the gold danglies from brother Doug, and Robbie is the epitome of the sweaty, corrupt mayor from any number of Hollywood movies, comic books, etc. It begs the question … and where is the Batman?

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