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Who is ‘Slurpy’? Social media hunts mysterious Rob Ford lookalike
National Post ^ | May 31, 2013 | Josh Visser

Posted on 05/31/2013 5:07:27 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

The alleged Rob Ford crack video has many mysteries attached to it, but on Friday, one stood out a bit larger than the rest — who, or what, is “Slurpy”?

When the National Post‘s Megan O’Toole paid a visit to the address linked to the alleged video, she was given a number of odd details from the man living in the Rexdale apartment unit — but it was the revelation of a Rob Ford doppelganger named Slurpy that sent social media into a tailspin.

The apartment dweller, who claimed to have seen the alleged video, told O’Toole that “he and his friends briefly considered making a fraudulent crack video starring an acquaintance and Rob Ford lookalike nicknamed “Slurpy,” in an attempt to discredit the real thing.”

“Slurpy” declined to participate, not wishing to be part of the growing controversy unfolding at City Hall, the man who answered the door at apartment 1703 at 320 Dixon Road told O’Toole.

“We don’t like Rob Ford getting screwed,” the man added. “We wanted to help him… 85% of [young Somalis] are very upset about these guys with the video.”

As O’Toole noted in her article, the claims added to the growing list of surreal developments in the Ford saga which make it difficult to know “what to believe and what to dismiss.”

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1 posted on 05/31/2013 5:07:27 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888
Let's see- nobody can find the video, alleged owner of said video is AWOL, now word that there's a lookalike out there. I'm pretty sure that if there is a video it was faked.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 05/31/2013 5:09:46 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: Squawk 8888
I'm pretty sure that if there is a video it was faked.

At this point, I'm absolutely convinced there is no video. It's vapourware.

The media's trained monkeys (particularly the Toronto Red Star and the CBC) have been grinding out this story for more than two weeks now without a shred of evidence. I expect that in a little while it will simply disappear down the memory hole, its purpose—smear Rob Ford—accomplished.

As Limbaugh says: it's not the nature of the evidence, it's the seriousness of the accusation.

3 posted on 06/02/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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