It’s good to be Luke Ravenstahl.

Lots of Lukey news to share and finally finding the time from all my fence-sitting and see-sawing to post it.

How nice for you.

1. WTAE has two slide shows of Burghers and their brushes with fame. In those slide shows you’ll find Bruce Willis, my imaginary self-united husband o’ hotness Daniel Sepulveda, Ron Jeremy, Regina Kings’ boobs, First Lady Bush, Hulk Hogan, The Asshat, Demetrius Ivory (SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!) and then there in slide show number two, picture number 13 is the biggest brush of fame ever. Luke Ravenstahl!

How awesome is that caption?


2. Lukey and Danny O are heading to Europe to take some meetings and to promote the Burgh. Can I ask, when is the last time the Mayor of Paris came over to the Burgh to promote Paris?

What’s up with that lack of reciprocation?

3. Then Lukey decided his first answer to a question about Planning Commission member, Todd Reidbord, slipping out of a meeting to go to the Pitt game, where Reidbord sat behind Lukey and Mike Tomlin, wasn’t mayor-y enough.

So Lukey changed his answer from, “Uh, yeah, I saw him at the game. I’m pretty sure he went back to the meeting.” to, “I saw him at the game; I disapproved; I let him know in no uncertain terms I wasn’t cool with that shit, and my God, media and voters, I had his sorry ass driven back to that meeting because it was the right thing to do. That’s just how I roll. You don’t mess wit’ Hizzoner Lukey.”

I may have paraphrased a bit. You can go here to get the best reporting on that story.

Lukey, I seriously don’t think you understand that when you look into a camera and speak some words into a microphone, that those words are then captured and saved through the magic of technology and Rich Lord… for posterity.

Those words and images are not canceled out by any imaginary “That file already exists. Do you wish to replace it?” window you’ve got stored in your head, nor are they canceled out by a magic elf that lives inside the camera that says in his tiny little soprano voice, “Oooooh. That sounded SO much better and mayor-y. Where’s that first thing he said. There it is. Delete. Throw sparkles. Abracadabra. Turn around three times. Clap. Clap. Clap. Kick a unicorn. Delete!”


  1. Woy
    January 16, 2008 11:32 pm

    Thanks to my Dad wanting me to meet “the guy who wrote that book about the Corvair”, I met Ralph Nader when I was 13.

    Don’t be jealous.

    Oh, and corporations own America.

  2. Steve S
    January 17, 2008 9:47 am

    I wonder how this went down…

    Sometime in the 1st half

    LUKE: “Dude! This is an awesome game glad that you can make it. .

    LUKE: “Todd have you met Mike.”

    Sometime in the 2nd half 10 minutes before the scheduled time for the vote.

    TODD: “YES! GO PANTHERS!” “Dude I would love to stay longer, but I am cutting things a little close”

    LUKE: “You got time I will have one of my guys take you down. It should only take about 5 minutes.”

    TODD: “Save my seat.”

  3. Megan
    January 17, 2008 10:25 am

    Awww @ Sinbad! I’m gonna have to watch House Guest this weekend :D LMBO @ Flavor Flaaaav! So glad Donnie made it in there. Demetrius Ivory is hot!