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5 Crazy Mayors Around the World

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Rob Ford | Toronto, Canada

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The ruddy faced, morbidly obese, dickishly conservative mayor of the extremely liberal city of Toronto is known for doing stupid things, like pretending the annual Pride Parade doesn’t exist or being an ass to 911 operators for no apparent reason. His policies and general demeanor are so piss poor that he was once deemed “The Worst Person in the World” by Keith Olbermann, which is really saying something. If you’re thinking to yourself Man, what is this guy smoking? - the answer is (allegedly) crack.

According to just about every news source today, Rob Ford is a mayor of a major city who smokes crack on the regular and is stupid enough to be filmed doing so. For the sake of the people of Toronto, here’s hoping that crack is the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Jon Gnarr | Reykjavik, Iceland

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As far as crazy mayors go, Jon Gnarr may have the fewest marbles. Before becoming mayor or Reykjavik he was a famous comedian who sang in a punk band, and now that he runs the capital of Iceland he’s known to show up places in bright pink suits or, if he’s feeling sassy, dressed as a Jedi. But unlike Rob Ford, everyone loves him for his eccentricities. For instance, instead of shunning the gay population of his town, he dresses in drag and actively participates in the Pride Parade. Who wouldn’t want a mayor who dons a muumuu for shits and giggles?

Boris Johnson | London, England

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Boris Johnson was just so excited when the Olympics came to London last year. Perhaps a little too excited. In a move that will certainly haunt him for the rest of his career, Johnson inexplicably decided to usher in the 2012 Games by zooming across a zip line while waving two Union Jacks, only to wind up stuck in the middle of the wire like a pasty piñata. Instead of getting embarrassed, however, Johnson just laughed the whole thing off as his constituents mocked their (apparently) fearless leader.

Don’t think that makes him a crazy mayor? Take a look at his hair.

Arturas Zuokas | Vilnius, Lithuania

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The man once got into a tank and ran over a Mercedez Benz to prove he was serious about illegal parking. ‘Nuff said.

Stubbs | Talkeetna, Alaska

	Write in candidate Stubbs won the mayoral election in an Alaska town.via

Stubbs is a cat. Stubbs is also a mayor, and has been for 15 years. That is crazy.


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