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Extra, Extra: Mayoral Autographs, Mystery Tweeters, and McRibs

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

  • David Hains, who wrote our weekly recap of Mayor Rob Ford’s radio show before the show was cancelled last week, managed to buy one of Ford’s bobbleheads this afternoon. The best part is that he got the mayor to sign the figurine to Raccoon Nation, which is our unofficial monicker for Torontoist readers. (Because if Ford gets to have “Ford Nation,” who’s to say we can’t have a nation, too?) Proof is above.
  • NOW‘s Jonathan Goldsbie was also in the bobblehead line, and he used his time at the autograph table to ask Ford a tough question, which, of course, he dodged.
  • If you’d like a chance to quiz one of Toronto’s smartest City Hall columnists, Reddit Toronto has you covered. Tomorrow at 1 p.m., there will be an AMA with Metro‘s Matt Elliott.
  • The guy who runs @TOMayorFrod, one of the best-known Mayor Rob Ford parody Twitter accounts, outed himself today. He’s Richard Feren, a well-known sound designer who has something in common with the mayor: he has done crack cocaine, but he doesn’t do crack cocaine. (Seriously, he doesn’t anymore.)
  • The McRib has returned to Toronto, but not all is well. A photo of the meat in its uncooked, frozen state has surfaced, and, well, it’s not pretty—though it’s not exactly surprising, either.

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  • HotDang

    The media sure seems to be buying into these bobblehead and weight-loss distractions.

    • dsmithhfx

      Relax. Fireworks start tomorrow (again).

  • Matt Patterson

    Skip the McRib and go to Stockyards on one of their rib nights.

  • Graeme

    Yep, that’s the signature of a grown man…

    • OgtheDim

      Its slightly better then mine.

  • whereverjustice

    I wonder if he would autograph a bobblehead for the Latvian Home Guard.

    • bobloblawbloblawblah

      LOL! Well done.