Toronto media are quivering with envy as as their fat crack-huffin' cracker of a mayor gets an Oscar invite and they don't.
They should know by now that nobody has proved the old maxim "there's no such thing as bad publicity" as thoroughly as big fat Rob. Their collective horror at his antics might be harmless enough if expressed privately, but when they give over the front pages to him day after day, week after week... well, that's rocket fuel for Rob Ford's ego!
So what's Rob and his entourage doing in Hollywood other than taking in the Oscars and having a turn on The Jimmy Kimmel Show?
As first revealed right here at Falling Downs back in November, the Mayor Ford Story, thanks mainly to the tireless efforts of the self-righteous writers pool at the Toronto Star, has long become a tragic epic for the ages. Rob Ford is bigger than Toronto.
He's become a universal character whose story has all the elements; triumph, tragedy, comedy, farce, love, hate, redemption... this one ticks damned near every box Hollywood has ever imagined... and perhaps even a few that have NEVER been imagined.
When you step back and take a look at the big picture, you realize that Hollywood + Rob Ford is a match made in heaven.
They were made for each other!
For better or worse, the Rob Ford saga is just beginning...