04.13.2010 09:19 PM

Matt, Rahim and Unidentified Homeless Person: more caption contest fun!

Rahim Jaffer’s assistant, Matthew Johnston (left) was caught impersonating Rahim Jaffer during a live interview on BC’s CKNW in 2001. This 1997 photo shows Jaffer celebrating an election victory with Johnston and Reform Party backroomer Ezra Levant (right).

Add your own caption here! Winner gets a signed copy of The War Room!


  1. Eugene Parks says:

    The cop that pulled us over said wait here.

  2. Richard says:

    My way or the highway.

  3. Nasty Bob says:

    Stooges and stogies

  4. johnny was says:

    Lamda Lamda Lamda, Edmonton-Strathcona chapter, 1997.

  5. James Smith says:

    We don’t smoke ’em ’till the fat lady sings… saaay, is that Flight of the Valkyiers I hear?

    Women may come & go, but a good cigar is a smoke

    Please welcome Canada’s newest Public Relations Firm: Dewy, Cheatem & Howe

    No, really, you can trust us! We used to be bankers, car executives & insurance traders.

    1997’s runners-up in the Rush Limbah look-a-like act-a-like contest

  6. Visionseeker says:

    Larry, Curly and Moe

  7. Derek Lipman says:


    I was going to say something really smug and witty about Wayne Knight, a Bret Easton Ellis Novel, and “Up in Smoke”, but then I realized something unsettling and downright frightening: I look quite a bit like Matthew Johnston circa 1997.

    If his tubby trajectory portends my own future, then I’m in deep trouble.


  8. G says:

    We’ve got our cigars, where are our busty hookers?

  9. Trent says:

    Trailer Park Boys Strathcona

  10. Stephon says:

    it is a human right to be an asshole.

  11. Brian says:

    “Even years later, Levant could never forgive Jaffer’s ‘people’ for spurning his crimson gesture of tolerance…”

  12. Michael Watkins says:

    Wow, it’s just like you said Ezra, all I had to do was have a pulse to get elected as a reefer, er, reeeformer.

  13. Blair Shumlich says:

    “Little did Rahim Jaffar know his career was symbolized by the cigar he smoked that day. It would simultaneously go up in smoke and down in flames–and leave a funny stench on everything around him.”

    That’s the best I can do. I tried to add a part where Ezra looked like a dweeb but I figured that John Gormley might get mad at me for kicking a guy who’s permanently down.

  14. Pablo says:

    The Conservative Think Tank.

  15. MCBellecourt says:

    “These things could’ve been polished a little better…”

  16. Herman Thind says:

    Hey Ezra… Ezra… Ezzi… Don’t swallow it…

    Moments likely homophobes shouldn’t be caught in…

    “Where’s Robbie Anders when you need him?”

    “Okay. Let’s play make-believe. You pretend you’re not Jewish, you pretend you’re me, and I’ll pretend I’m not brown…”

    Rahim: “So explain this again guys? We’re supposed to believe the Flintstones was a documentary? That guarantees a cabinet post?”

  17. Buck Douger says:

    Warren – your headline is probably offensive to homeless people…

  18. Paul R. Martin says:

    We are giving Bill Clinton a lesson on how to use cigars.

  19. Elizabeth says:

    We look so hot! Don’t we look hot? Huh? Don’t we? Don’t you wish you were as cool as we are?

  20. Elizabeth says:

    – Okay – since nobody will let us have office space anymore . . .

    – I wonder which one of us will get the Order of Canada first?

    – Send this to Harper, he’s gonna love it!

    – Cool! Rahim’s expense account even covers $100 cigars!

    – Smoke these, and tomorrow we start destroying Canada!

  21. William says:

    “Where’s that Monica? She’s busty, no?”

    This photo would actually be taken around the time the scandal was reving up if I recall correctly…

  22. James Bowie says:

    I did it when I was a freshman, and you’ll do it when you’re seniors. but you’re doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!

  23. Sandra says:

    Heuey, Dewey and Louie…fast forward to 2006 – Uncle Donald is not pleased

  24. Wannabeapiper says:

    Ya man, we just drove 200km/hr through a school zone and didn’t get caught.

  25. Patagonia says:

    Rahim Jaffer celebrates his election win, telling his best buds “Wow man, had I lost I’d be marrying Helena tomorrow”.

  26. Patagonia says:

    Rahim Jaffer celebrates his election victory with male impersonator Matthew Johnston and kingmaker Ezra Levant. Says Levant: “Rahim Jaffer embodies the true values of the Reform Party and he will demonstrate what we’re all about. Just watch him.”

  27. George says:

    Bill Clinton wannabes…

  28. Paul says:

    Rahim: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom Ezra…”

  29. Dave says:

    Elsewhere, Rush Limbaugh cried a single tear.

  30. Eddie says:

    Top 3 Finalists for “Grease – The Musical”…vote now! vote often!

  31. Stick with me boys and soon the doors to the Prime Minister’s office will be opened to us!

  32. Michael Bussiere says:

    “Order Uncle Ez’s Skin Bleechification Cream and get a free cigar!”

  33. Drew says:

    In an eerie case of foreshadowing, the 3 stooges visit the side of the highway that will ultimately lead to Curly’s downfall 13 years later.

  34. Dave says:

    The Alberta government’s “say no to hitchhikers” billboard would prove to be surprisingly effective.

  35. jbro says:

    john hughes, eat yr heart out.

  36. Terri Pitzel says:

    Where’s Monica? She loves cigars.

  37. Fat Arse says:

    “We’ll suck on anything to get ahead!”

  38. Penny says:

    Size doesn’t matter, my cigar is still satisfying, size doesn’t matter, right guys,

  39. Joe says:

    “And now for the busty hookers.”

  40. Human Rights Commisar says:

    Steven Page & two unidentified “ethnic men” wait in line to tryout as the front man for Christian “Bed”Rock Band, “The Bare Naked Ambitions”.

  41. Ben says:

    The last time any of them were employed.

  42. Dave says:

    Sales were pretty slow that month at Cigar Aficionado

  43. AbZo says:

    Weed, the gateway drug!

  44. Steve says:

    What’s the opposite of ‘speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil’?

    • Brian says:

      “Speaks as if he’s evil, speaks often to evil, and evil”

      Sorry, WK, but while I agree 100% your thoughts in the next post, Levant has to be fair game, surely?

  45. Woody says:

    ‘I love it when a plan comes together … now to take care of any lingering integrity.’ Thought each one, independently but in shared spirit.

  46. allegra fortissima says:


  47. Dave says:

    Years later all three would look back at this fondly as a time when Rahim still had a job, Ezra still had a paper, and Matt still had hair.

  48. Dave says:

    “As you can see, Your Honour, this picture features Rahim Jaffer, Rahim Jaffer, and the defendant.”

  49. JS says:

    “Election Victory: the Gateway Drug”

  50. Merle Terlesky says:

    Who would know years later Ezra would pretend to be a free speech advocate and still sue people for defamation.

  51. smelter rat says:

    That photo summarizes nicely everything that is wrong with the Reformatories today.

  52. Jonathan says:

    Young Ezra showed an early talent for sucking and blowing at the same time.

    Health Canada was proud to announce that cigar consumption plummeted 83% following their most recent poster campaign…

  53. Blair Shumlich says:

    Don’t leave us hanging Warren! Who wins the sweet prize?

  54. A. says:

    All we need are a few busty hookers and we can get this party started!

  55. Merle Terlesky says:

    I sent the pic to Ezra as a joke and said:Boy oh boy the company some people keep. Matthew and his scandal with Rahim and now Rahim and his BS. Ezra you are Teflon Don so far, how long can that last though?? Interesting times.

    Ezra replied with his so called whit:
    From: Ezra Levant [mailto:ezra@ezralevant.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:40 PM
    To: merle
    Subject: Re: the good ol’ days with Rahim and Ezra.

    Speaking of scandals, what were the details about you and that prostitute?

    End of email.

    I say hookers? ask those guys I cant afford high priced call girl escorts. I have to go to the streets for the cheap ones LOL

  56. Belisle says:

    Man, this is one greazy roadside freakshow!!!

  57. Al says:

    What, me worry?

  58. erik t says:

    “It’s not a soother, Ezra.” — Rahim Jaffer giggling

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