66°

Topics

Dave Thomas
Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?
Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission that he "probably" smoked crack cocaine during "one of my drunken stupors" proved a swift and sure gift to comedy and an inspiration for Canadians' trademark talent for self-deprecation. "This is a hoser country. We admire hosers, we have sympathy for them and, sometimes, we just let them run things," Globe and Mail television writer John Doyle observed, inducting Ford into the pantheon of "Hose-Heads" made famous three decades ago by Second City TV, Canada's "Saturday Night Live" alter ego. In his musing on "Rob Ford and the Triumph of the New Hosers," Doyle cast His Dishonor as...

Loading