Fri

24

May

2013

SMOKING CRACK AND MAYORS OF THE WORLD

It's been a relatively slow couple of days in golf after the Tiger and Sergio fried chicken debacle. 

 

There was an interesting bit last week about Luke Donald finally getting (essentially) delivery of the cow he won at the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Japan last year. The cow was worth about $80,000 being a special Miyazaki cow

 

There was also the follow-up to Sergio's race-relations expertise by European Tour chief George O'Grady saying that Sergio has many 'colored friends'.    

 

But, in reality, although I live in New York, the best story anywhere over the last couple days has been the saga of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. The mayor of Canada's largest city and financial capital has allegedly been captured on video smoking crack with known drug dealers. The drug dealers are asking to be paid for the video and thus Gawker started their "Crackstarter" campaign to buy the video for $200,000.

 

Here's The Daily Show's take:

 

While it makes for hilarious, entertaining and amazing reading (and surreal politics), it is ultimately just embarrassing for someone born and raised in the city.

 

To make the point as clearly as possible, I created a handy illustration summarizing the mayors of the major city in each of the major industrialized countries of the world. Good god.

 

CHECK OUT THE WORLD MAYOR COMPARISONS HERE >>>

 


Douglas Han

@theteesheet