Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HAVE NO FEAR, CONFUSED RESIDENTS

Once completed, Uptown Mt. Lebanon's unusual holiday light displays will make a whole lot more sense.


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

'TIS THE SEASON

Happy Holidays from your friends at Davey Tree!

Friday, December 10, 2010

TRADER JOE'S COMING TO ROUTE 19

Trader Joe's will take over the current Pier One Imports space on Route 19 in Upper St. Clair. While gourmet food lovers are cheering, wicker fanatics are expressing outrage.

"Trader Joe's plans new grocery store in Upper St. Clair", Pittsburgh Business Times, 12/7/2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

LEBO ALERT

Mt. Lebanon residents have exactly 5 more minutes to clear this snow before the sidewalk inspectors start issuing citations.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HALLOWEEN REMINDER!

Mt. Lebanon parents are reminded to check trick-or-treaters' Lebo ID cards before giving them premium, full-size candy bars.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

BETHEL PARK TEACHERS ON STRIKE

Teachers in Bethel Park have gone on strike today. Grievances include having to teach in Bethel Park.

"Bethel Park teachers go on strike" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LEBO'S TOP COSTUME

On sale now! The Fake Lebo Halloween Costume Kit, yours for only $19.99, while supplies last!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

REAL NEWS: Purse-Snatcher Case

The township has posted surveillance photos of a "person of interest" in the purse-snatching case on Washington Road. Recognize him/her/it?



More information is available at http://pd.mtlebanon.org/calerts.html.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HALLOWEEN IDEAS -- GOT 'EM?

What are this year's hottest Halloween costume ideas for Mt. Lebanon? Post your favorites at www.facebook.com/fakelebo!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WAY TOO EXCITED TO GET TO CHUCK E. CHEESE

Driver fails Bridgeville drivers test in typical fashion.

"Car crashes into driver's license center" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CITES "DEARTH OF INTEREST"

Network cancels "Yo! MTL Raps" after only one episode.

Friday, October 1, 2010

TRAVEL+LEISURE NAMES LEBO ONE OF THE COOLEST

Mt. Lebanon appears in the 25 "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit" list by Travel+Leisure.

How embarrassing to get lumped in with 24 other hickvilles.

Article link:
Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit: Mt. Lebanon, PA
Travel+Leisure, 2010

REAL NEWS: Historical Society Events

The Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon has a number of upcoming events that they'd like to pass along:

New Exhibit
"A Beautiful Game: 40 Years of the Mt. Lebanon Soccer Association" opens TONIGHT at 6pm at the history center, 200 Lebanon Avenue. It is free.

St. Clair Cemetery Dedication
Tomorrow (Saturday, October 2) 11am in St. Clair Cemetery on Scott Road, the center is hosting an event for the new markers that were installed on the graves of 8 Civil War and War of 1812 veterans whose headstones were missing or damaged. There will be re-enactors and speakers. The event is free.

Annual Dinner
The annual dinner fundraiser is 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 20 at St. Clair Country Club. Brian Butko of the Heinz History Center will speak about the history of Isalys. Cost is $50. There will be raffles and auction items. Download a signup form at http://www.hsmtl.org/invite.pdf. Deadline to register is October 8.

Enjoy!

Apologies for Dead Air

So, Fake Lebo had a very busy late summer, and only found sparing time to post over the last several weeks. In the hubbub, we neglected to keep our blogspot site up to date with the posts we continued to make on Facebook and Twitter. We're working on bringing this page back up to speed with the others, and we wholeheartedly apologize for the absence!

In the meantime, you can catch up with what you missed on our Facebook wall at:
http://www.facebook.com/fakelebo

(You don't need to be a Facebook member to read the posts, but you do in order to make comments.)

Monday, August 9, 2010

FORT COUCH MIDDLE SCHOOL, USC

And here we thought Mt. Lebanon schools were in bad shape!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

REMEDIAL TRAINING REQUIRED

Staffers of Mt. Lebanon's ULTRAparty and mtl magazine are being forced to attend Shift-key training courses after several complaints from local citizens.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

LEBO SUMMER MEMORIES

Remember those great old summer days at the Mt. Lebanon Pool?

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

SHOPPING DAY IN MEMORY OF LISA STYLES

This Friday 8/6, Learning Express Toys at the Galleria is giving 20% of all sales to the Lisa Styles benefit funds. Get some educational toys and help a great cause! Click the link for details.

Shopping Fundraiser in Memory of Lisa Styles (Blog-Lebo)

Friday, July 23, 2010

TOP SECRET HIGH SCHOOL PLAN

A new Mt. Lebanon High School renovation plan will be unveiled soon by the School Board, Fake Lebo has learned. This lower-cost alternative will boast more recycled material usage, mandatory busing for all students, and an awful lot of nachos.

A confidential image of the proposal is represented below (click for full image).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

MT. LEBANON LOTS FOR SALE!

A must-read from The Pittsburgh Press, 1903. Summary: Get in while the gettin's good!

Hey, what's this "people of limited means" nonsense?

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RESIDENT SURVEY

Fake Lebo asked readers who live in Mt. Lebanon, "What brought you here / keeps you here?" The response comments are available at this link:

Resident survey responses

In trying to summarize these comments, we had some difficulty because of the large variety of answers. We feel the following pie chart sums it up best:

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vive la Révolution!

Bonne fête! Le 14 juillet!

MUNICIPAL PHONE SERVICE OUT

FAKE LEBO, REAL NEWS: Mt. Lebanon's phone system goes out of service. USC saboteurs suspected. Lebo Yacht Club suggests flag semaphore for backup communication.


Mt. Lebanon municipal phone system out of service, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 12, 2010

EX-RESIDENT SURVEY RESULTS

We got over 80 responses to the ex-resident survey posted yesterday, and here are the results. Surprisingly, Unicornophobia was not a significant contributing factor in outward migration from Mt. Lebanon.

Thank you all for participating!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

EX-RESIDENT SURVEY

We've taken your suggestions and are running with them full-speed! So, all you ex-residents who skulk on our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, here's your chance to weigh in:

Did you leave the bubble? If so, why? And where did you end up?

We're eager to learn what you have to say about Mt. Lebanon as it compares to your current locales, so comment on our Facebook page under this post subject, or drop us a line at askfakelebo@gmail.com.

Thanks!

U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN WINNER SHUNNED

Shock and disbelief at Aldo Coffee Co. as Creamer wins U.S. Women's Open.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

DID YOU KNOW...

In 1962, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair came quite close to merging school districts. For real. Guess which district opted out of that arrangement...

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SUGGESTION SUNDAY

What would you like to see on Fake Lebo?

Email us at askfakelebo@gmail.com or commment on our Facebook page to let us know!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

LEBO ALERT

Emergency Lebo Alert: ALL LOCAL GIRLS' ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 10, 2010:
Star-struck in S. Hills: Girls on lookout for heartthrob

It's a teenage girl's fantasy -- she meets a handsome movie star, and they fall in love.

For teens in Mt. Lebanon, that dream has never seemed so tantalizingly within reach.

Over the next three months, Taylor Lautner, 18, made famous by his role as Jacob Black, a werewolf in the "Twilight" film series, and made even more famous by his washboard abs, will be filming a movie in Mt. Lebanon and other locations in and around Pittsburgh.

Young girls, some in cars, most on foot, have become a common sight around Mt. Lebanon's Virginia Manor neighborhood, hoping to catch a glimpse of the reportedly unattached teen heartthrob.

(Continue reading at post-gazette.com)

Friday, July 9, 2010

RAINBOW FREAKOUT AUTOTUNED

The Double Rainbow Freakout Guy has been immortalized by Autotune the News. Let this be a lesson to you all about the dangers of sharing Lebo's rainbows with the uninitiated.

SUBURBAN DICTIONARY

Stay·ca·tion:

When harsh economic realities force you to stay in the Western Hemisphere over summer vacation.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

(SERIOUS NEWS) TOWNSHIP TENT STOLEN

From the MTL - Mt. Lebanon Magazine page on Facebook:

A nice Rec Department Tent with the Lebo Logo on it disappeared from First Friday last weekend. We hope it was just put somewhere for safekeeping (but if you should see it at your neighbor's backyard barbecue, well, something's fishy). Info, call Commercial Districts Manager Eric Milliron, 412-343-3412.

LEBO IN AT&T COMMERCIAL

Did you know that Mt. Lebanon makes an appearance in that heartwarming AT&T commercial that everyone is talking about?

Here is the spot, shown in chronological order. The moral of the story: Fast action and attentive parenting can turn a chance encounter into a home purchase in Paradise.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FAKE LEBO AWARDS: OFFICIAL MT. LEBANON SONG

And the Fleeby for Official Mt. Lebanon Song goes to... "Shiny Happy People" by R.E.M. (featuring Kate Pierson)! Congratulations on the prestigious award, and best of luck getting out of Athens, GA!

GAMING CONTROL BOARD LOOSENS RESTRICTIONS

The Mt. Lebanon Gaming Control Board will allow table tennis in area homes on a trial basis starting Thursday.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

FAKE LEBO AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Official Mt. Lebanon Song

Time to nominate your ideas for the most appropriate tune for our beloved town! You can submit on Twitter @fakelebo, or comment on this post on our Facebook page.

RAINBOW ON THE LOOSE

Lebo rainbow escapes township, overwhelms unprepared citizen. Video narration histrionics ensue. (A must-watch cautionary tale.)

BLACKOUT HITS MT. LEBANON

Mt. Lebanon experiencing power outages. Galleria shuttered. Lebo looter moms descend on Pottery Barn Kids, but are foiled by inoperable monogramming machines.

UPDATE
Official word from Duquesne Light: "We apologize for the malfunction of the RainDetect Blackout System®. This is only supposed to trigger if Mt. Lebanon receives more than .0001 inches of rain."

Monday, July 5, 2010

GENIUS COUPONS

Coupons offered by Facebook advertiser offer discounts on letters as well as prices.

GOTCHA!

False grand finale fools Lebo fireworks watchers, who thought it was over but were then treated to 10.5% MORE fireworks.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

NEW FIREWORKS DESIGNS

Those of you attending Mt. Lebanon's fireworks display tonight are in for a treat! The township will unveil several exciting new effects during the show.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

HOLIDAY ALERT

Dormont car giveaway is a Camaro this year (tank top required for entry).

Friday, July 2, 2010

VIVE LA LEBEAUX!

Can you find what's odd about Mt. Lebanon's 4th of July flyer?

Note: This image is not doctored in any way.

FAKE LEBO WANTS YOU

DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF LISA STYLES

Checks made out to the "Children of Lisa Styles Trust" can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Dollar Bank, Lebanon Shops Office
400 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Suite 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

You can also choose to donate to the Autism Society of America in her name at:

http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=donate_home

A lot of you have offered your support to the Styles family on the Facebook boards. Now is the time to follow through. So please do. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FURRY CONVENTION LEAVES TOWN

Mt. Lebanon spends the week replacing popped monocles after the Furry Convention passes through Pittsburgh.

Retiring Staff Will Be Missed

via Mt. Lebanon School District, mtlsd.org
Retiring Staff will be Missed
Click for original story on mtlsd.org
June 10, 2010



Congratulations to our retiring staff members. The group of 13 teachers and 2 administrators represent over 468 years of teaching expertise and experience in the Mt. Lebanon School District. Their devotion and dedication to Mt. Lebanon students and the community deserves our thanks, appreciation, and best wishes on a well deserved retirement. They will all be missed.

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Steve Bullick, Lynn Van Raaphorst, Kathy Pattak, Diane Sanner, Ellen Wilf, Robin Harding, Yolanda Tafi, Pam Helfrich, Jeri Stoehr, Bob Mallery, Ivan Ober.

• Robin Harding began teaching here in the 1978-79 school year. She worked at Jefferson, Howe and Lincoln as a Title I teacher, 2nd grade and 3rd grade teacher. Robin is currently teaching 2nd grade at Lincoln. Congratulations Robin, for your 27 years in the District.

• Pamela Helfrich started in Mt. Lebanon in the 1970-71 school year at Washington as a 3rd grade teacher. She transferred to junior high/middle school in 1996-97 to teach mathematics and is retiring from Mellon. Congratulations Pamela, for your 40 years in the District.

• Deborah Monaco was hired for the 1971-72 school year at Foster Elementary as a kindergarten teacher. She has worked her entire career at Foster and is currently teaching 2nd grade. Congratulations Deborah, for your 39 years in the District.

• Ivan Ober began teaching in Mt. Lebanon in the 1974-75 school year as a high school physics teacher and is retiring from this position. Congratulations Ivan, for your 36 years in the District.

• Kathy Pattak was hired in the 1972-73 school year as an elementary physical education teacher. Kathy has worked at Foster, Markham, Washington and Jefferson Elementary Schools. She is retiring from Foster. Congratulation Kathy, for your 38 years in the District.

• Diana Sanner – Diana began her career at Mt. Lebanon in the 1971-72 school year teaching 1st grade at Washington. She has worked at Howe, Jefferson, Washington and Markham and has taught kindergarten, 1st grade and 3rd grade. Diana is retiring from Foster as the kindergarten teacher. Congratulations Dianna, for your 39 years in the District.

• Jeri Stoehr began her career in the District in the 1977-78 school year as a high school physical education/dance teacher. She taught at the high school until 1991-92 when she transferred to the junior high level. Jeri also worked at Hoover and Howe Elementary Schools. Jeri is retiring from Mellon. Congratulations Jeri, for your 33 years in the District.

• Yolanda Tafi has worked at Hoover Elementary since the 1973-74 school year as a primary teacher. She is retiring from Hoover as a first grade teacher. Congratulations Yolanda, for your 37 years in the District.

• Lynn VanRaaphorst was hired effective with the 1990-91 school year as an elementary art teacher. Lynn has taught at Washington and Howe. Congratulations Lynn, for your 20 years with the District.

• Ellen Wilf was hired for the 1976-77 school year as an elementary art teacher. She has worked at Howe, Markham, Lincoln, Foster and Hoover Elementary Schools and is retiring from Markham & Hoover. Congratulations Ellen, for your 35 years in the District.


• Stephen Bullick – Steve came to Mt. Lebanon in 1993 after working for 18 years at the North Allegheny School District as a teacher and social studies department chair. Here he has served as the Supervisor of Social Studies and Family Consumer Science. His expertise in his content areas, especially Social Studies, has made him an expert at both the state and national level. He has shaped our curriculum so that our students have a truly global understanding and perspective of the world they live in. Steve has developed a program that is considered a best practice for other districts to model. Congratulations, Steve for your 17 years in the Mt. Lebanon School District.

• Robert Mallery, Principal, and Markham Elementary School – Bob began his career in the District in 1993 after working for 4 years as a teacher and 15 years as a principal in Warren County. He began as principal of Hoover Elementary School and stayed there until the 2002-23 school year when he was named principal of Markham Elementary School. Bob has led both Hoover and Markham schools with distinction. His close connection with his staff, students, and parents has established a remarkable school environment at Markham. Bob’s kindness and empathy for his students creates an atmosphere of trust and caring in his school. It is not unusual to see a student drop by his office or stop him in the hall with a special story or a personal problem.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

LOLCAKE

Lulz...

Klik wif da mous for to bigginayt.


New to da intarwebz? Try dis first.
Wikipedia: Lolcat

Friday, June 25, 2010

FAKE LEBO AWARDS: Best Teacher

The Fleeby for best Mt. Lebanon teacher goes to... yikes, way too many votes to count! Click to see the 150 votes for Best Teacher on Facebook. Amazing participation y'all!

So in honor of this great outpouring of love, we are awarding the Fleeby to... all of us students, current and past! We're the real winners here.

(And thanks to Marjie Crist for the award suggestion.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TOP STORY PHOTO: Solstice at Lebohenge

Lebo Elders celebrate the Summer Solstice at Lebohenge. Featured in the photo, from left to right, are [REDACTED], [REDACTED], [REDACTED], [REDACTED]...

The Path of Elders: COMING SOON

From the author of The Da Vinci Code comes an all new suspense-filled tale of conspiracy and treachery in the happy town of Mt. Lebanon.

The Path of Elders

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LEBO SCULPTURE PARK

Planning continues on the Uptown sculpture park that will feature a more perfect expression of universal goodwill.

SEEN IN LEBO: Interesting Parking Job

Some Lebo parking permits carry more privileges than others. Apparently, it has something to do with how high-end your luxury SUV is. (Cedar Blvd. at Greenhurst Dr.)

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FATHER'S DAY WISHLIST

Lebo dads looking to humiliate the Joneses will love the V-12 Mercedes CLS BBQ.


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Friday, June 18, 2010

SOFTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS

FAKE LEBO, REAL NEWS: Lebo girls win state softball championship with a perfect game! The Post-Gazette needs to correct the headline, though. It should read, "Perfect Town, Perfect Game!"

Mt. Lebanon wins Pa. AAAA softball title on perfect game, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 18, 2010


Matt Freed/Post-Gazette

POP QUIZ

Fake Lebo recognizes that not all fans can attend the Ty Shields Memorial Fund party at Molly Brannigan's tonight. So to cater to those traito... I mean, out-of-towners, here's a quiz to test how well you know your old hometown.

Which of these Molly Brannigan's is the one in Uptown Mt. Lebanon? You might need to study the surrounding buildings, but it's recognizable. Submit your thoughts at www.facebook.com/faklebo under the comments for the picture!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

PARKING PERMITS NOW IN STOCK

More details coming soon...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Saloon Has a Secret

Blackout curtains cover up the windows of The Saloon, which is closed for a private party. This can mean only one thing: Ben Ben's in town!

Monday, June 14, 2010

HAPPY FLAG DAY!

Residents are reminded to fly their Crest of the Fraternal Order of the Council of Elders flags today or face penalties.


Click to re-acquaint yourself with the wonder that is our official Lebo flag.

"... You might be from Lebo!"

Winner of the "... You might be from Lebo" submission contest is Janet Anchors Trombetta. Congratulations!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

MT. LEBANON TIME CAPSULE

What ever could be in this mysterious underground chamber? Post your thoughts at the Fake Lebo Facebook page.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another Win for the Mt. Lebanon Fine Arts Dept.

The Class of 2011 has gotten a jump on painting the "11" on Greenhurst Drive. Good thing there's enough time for a do-over.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

How to Get Your Fake Lebo Sticker


We've had a lot of interest in the Fake Lebo stickers, and we're happy to be able to deliver them to you all. If you would like to receive one of your very own, please read the following.

Stickers are being delivered in return for $10 donations to local charities. Sure, $10 may be a lot for a sticker, but look at it this way: stickers are FREE provided you make a $10 donation! See how much that changes things?

So, are you ready to get yours? Do one of the following:

a) E-mail askfakelebo@gmail.com and request a sticker in return for a $10 pledge to AutismLink.
http://autismlinkstore.com/autismlinkdonation-1.aspx

b) Visit the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon and purchase one of their remaining stickers for $10, all proceeds benefiting the Society.

c) Attend the Ty Shields Memorial Fund party at Molly Brannigan's on June 18, 9pm to midnight. Stickers will be for sale, benefiting the Fund.

Thank you all so much for your generosity, and we look forward to seeing the Fake Lebo stickers on cars all around town!

Silverstein Awarded Coveted Crest of Elders

Mt. Lebanon has bestowed its highest honor posthumously on Shel Silverstein. The beloved childrens author was awarded the Crest of Elders for "Where the Sidewalks End", his hard-hitting look at life outside the bubble.

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FAKE LEBO AWARDS: Best Public Establishment

In a landslide, the Fleeby for Best Public Establishment in Mt. Lebanon, past or present, goes to...

The Saloon! Congratulations!

Friday, June 4, 2010

THE BIG 3,000

3,000 Facebook fans for Fake Lebo! We can't thank you all enough!

THE OLD LIBRARY

The old Mt. Lebanon Public Library in the 1980s before it was renovated.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Duquesne Light Launches New Blackout Feature

Duquesne Light has announced a new service to benefit all regional customers. The RainDetect® blackout feature lets customers know, via interruption of power, immediately when rain has begun falling in the area.

From the press release: "Our relentless pursuit of excellent customer service allows us to help the Pittsburgh area have the most up-to-date information on rainfall in their area. As soon as the first drops fall, everyone will immediately know it is raining."

A spokesperson added, "Plus, this is cheaper than the roll of duct tape and wad of chewing gum it would take to fix the problem."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

COME AND GET 'EM!

Fake Lebo stickers will be on sale at the First Friday event on June 4th, 6pm-9pm Uptown. Stop by the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon's booth to purchase! Sale proceeds from First Friday benefit the Historical Society.

In the near future we will have information about online sticker requests for those turncoats, ahem, out-of-towners who have left the community.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOWDOWN: Howe vs. Howe

In the final installment of Mt. Lebanon Elementary School Showdown, it's Howe vs... Howe! (Darn you, odd-numbered elementary school districts.)

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

SECRET CATACOMBS BY THE FULL MOON

The ancient tunnels underneath the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery are rumored to have been the primary reason for relocating the police and fire departments to the new Safety Building, which borders the cemetery.

Inbound T riders have reported hearing chanting shortly after departing Mt. Lebanon Station, but only on nights with a full moon.

Inquiries to the municipality regarding these places and events have not been returned... though, if you'll excuse me a moment, it appears there's a crew of policeman knocking on my door right now...
...

Friday, May 28, 2010

HOOVER VS. FOSTER

It's Elementary School Showdown time again! In this round, the namesakes of Hoover and Foster go up against each other. Looks like it's a close call...

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