Saturday, October 30, 2010

S02 E34: The Robbie Ford Horror Show

Well folks, some of you may be partying it up, others giving out candy, still others getting ready for the dreary cold of November. Whatever the case, we here at Awkward Silences have dreamt up a fantasy world of hope and joy for you this week. Allow yourselves to be transported to the land of faeries and gumdrops, as we explore the enchanting world of... municipal politics. Enjoy!

What a jolly fellow. (Picture taken after consuming an orphan.)

PLAYLIST

Sheb Wooley - Purple People Eater
Little Shop of Horror - Skid Row (Downtown)
Yann Tiersen - La Valse des Monstres
R.E.M. & The Muppets - Furry Happy Monsters

LINKS

Rob Ford and "Orientals"
Rob Ford on cyclists; and on bike lanes a.k.a. 'Lanes to Nowhere'

3 comments:

mortonofski said...

Excellent show, as always! Alissa, you'd been wondering about what parts of Toronto the Ford vote had come from; Torontoist has a couple of good maps here. Basically, you're right on the money - suburbs went for Ford, the old city (plus part of East York) went for Smitherman.

Alanna said...

1. Very funny episode name
2. Like the spoof rem track haha
3. I think you will need to play some Gaga for your 2000's music episode yaaay!

William Robert said...

Sorry for the tardy reply. Been on the move.

I happened to be listening to the radio when Mayor-elect Ford was chatting on his cell phone while coaching his son's soccer team. It was very strange.

As for the ear worms of the decade my vote goes to:

No, not "Bootylicious", but...

"Say it Right" (Nelly Furtado and Timbaland). I could not get it out of my head.

Can hardly wait to see your picks,

Brutus