Jimmy Kimmel Live showed a video of Ford walking out of a meeting at City Hall earlier this week — and walking straight into a camera.
The mayor swore and clutched his eye.
But by Wednesday Ford was seeing the lighter side of the incident.
During an event to promote a graffiti clean-up project Ford said, "I can laugh about it now but I can tell it wasn't funny at the time. I knew i would take lumps [in this job], but not literally."
Later Ford was asked if the city would back the faltering Bixi bike rental business.
"No," Ford said. "I'm not going to subsidize it. Absolutely not. If they owe us money I want the money. And if they can't pay we have to take other actions."