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Spotted: a photo of what may be Rob Ford in his pyjamas at Walmart

(Image: Lanny Ferreira)

We’ve learned that this photo, which purports to be Rob Ford in his jammies in line at Walmart, has been immortalized in a new book. The picture circled the Internet late last year and now appears in People of Walmart: Of the People, by the People, for the People, which is a follow-up to People Of Walmart: Shop and Awe. (Both books are offshoots of the popular website that highlights the often, um, eclectic sartorial stylings of Walmart shoppers.)

Here’s the caption, introducing American readers to Toronto’s mayor:

Let me take a minute and introduce everyone to Rob Ford. Now you are probably asking yourself “Okay? Who is Rob Ford?”— great question. Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (that’s in Canada for all you non-hockey fans). Now I’ve never been to Toronto, but I think it’s now safe to assume that every person in the city of Toronto could be on If this is their mayor out in his jammies, then I have to believe every other Torontonian dresses as if they should be on our site! I’m sorry guys, blame your leader for this one.

If this is indeed an image of Mayor Ford picking up groceries in his sleep attire (and, after spending several minutes peering at our computer screen, we have serious doubts), our reaction is exactly that of the pink-hatted, open-mouthed girl in the photo: dumbfounded confusion.

  • Sue-Ann Levy

    He’s sleepy and he knows it.

  • 4D Nation 4EVER

    Never mind all this!

    Let’s take about SUBWAYS! SUBWAYS are for EVERYONE (S.A.F.E.!!!) It’s what the taxpayers want. They came up to him at the mall.

    no one wants LRT’s, aka fancy streetcars. There not even that fancy.

  • Robert

    I would expect nothing less from an American commentator. Shows a typical Americans knowledge of the rest of the world, it only exist in their narrow realm.

  • Tiki

    Not fat enough to be RF.

  • Poker Joe

    I don’t think it’s RF. Without being mean-spirited or cruel, the guy in the pic simply isn’t, well, large enough nor broad enough in the shoulders. There are thousands of big fat dumpy guys in lazy clothes in Toronto and I can assure you 99.9% of them didn’t get there by bicycle. Of course, I could be wrong—about it being RF, not the bicycle thing. ;)

  • Mike

    Why is this even news is the best question to ask…… We know its not him, so why does TL run a non story?

  • Paul

    The man’s posture is too good to for it be Rob Ford.

  • linked1

    That guy appears to have a more grounded posture than ford. He also has what appears to be greying hair at the fringes.