Bill Beebe said...

I don't know why but it looks like he threw up the candy canes in the first image.

He also reminds me of the evil Gorgon from the ST:TOS episode "And The Children Shall Lead"; http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090306195106/memoryalpha/en/images/2/25/Gorgan.jpg

Matthew Robertson said...

Since the first photo freezes a moment in time, it's equally plausible that the candy canes were being thrown at him, not by him.

Naturally, I can't endorse throwing canes at the mayor. Certainly not in writing under my real name.

Comparing him to an evil Gorgon is probably a new one, but it's still only his first year in office.

Corwin said...

I have zero clue who he is, but somehow I have feeling that ppl dont like him at all. Just feeling tho..

Matthew Robertson said...

This is Rob Ford, who's currently the Mayor of Toronto despite losing control of the city's political agenda and being the target of a conflict of interest lawsuit that could see him removed from office.

He's a polarizing figure – essentially, he was elected by the suburbs and here he's making an appearance in the downtown core. He probably didn't have a lot of fans in the crowd this day.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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