Justin Peters at Slate.com says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford "most closely resembles" the mayor on TV's The Simpsons, Diamond Joe Quimby. "Both men are heavyset. Both are often at odds with constituents, colleagues, and the press. And both are prone to saying outrageous things in public. I’ve prepared a 20-question quiz of quotes from Ford and Quimby. Which mayor said which wildly inappropriate thing?"

12 Responses to “Who Said It: Rob "alleged cracksmoker" Ford, or Simpsons Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby?”

  1. Dan Hibiki says:

    that’s an insult to Diamond Joe Quimby.

  2. James Holden says:

    I got 11 out of 20 correct. I think Justin may be on to something here.

  3. Sam Ley says:

    That was actually surprisingly difficult for me, even as someone who is a big supporter of Diamond Joe Quimby.

    • Gulliver says:

      People, coming together to help one another. I’m sorry, I have something in my eye. It’s just so…beautiful.

  4. V says:

    I dunno, but Ford has a bit of the Baron Harkonnen vibe going …

  5. rocketpj says:

    300 pounds of fun?  Really?


    I came to BB today specifically because there would be a Ford/Crack post.  But isn’t this Cory’s beat?

  7. Wow, I got 6 wrong. I’d call that a successful quiz.

  8. Tim Warris says:

    I hear he lives in a van, down by the river…

  9. huskerdont says:

    The only thing I’ll say is that Ford isn’t funny whereas DJQ is.

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