High school apparently never ended for city councilors, as they have begun working on ways to compare their Facebook friend counts to see who is most popular.

“It’s a valid way to determine who is most popular, plus we will be able to monitor who is blocking who to get their Facebook friend counts way up. It’s not even a popularity thing, because I know I’m most popular and have never blocked anyone in my Facebook days. I plan on bringing a large chart of my friend count since I’ve been in office, and it’s a lot bigger than the others on council,” said one anonymous city councilor we spoke with.

City councilors began comparing Facebook friends online, but it burst into the public eye when the Argus Leader (don’t sue us) posted a story about blocking citizens on Facebook.

“We honestly had nothing else to write about, so we looked into who was blocking who on Facebook, and soon we had a nice headline going. It’s the perfect drama we need right now to break up stories about parking ramps and snow. Luckily, I took journalism in high school and dealt with tons of gossip and drama when writing there,” said one Argus Leader journalist we spoke with after paying $.99.

Citizens welcome the drama into their households, but are demanding councilors at least setup a camera so that it can be broadcast via streaming service.

“I’m subscribing to any kind of city council drama that goes on. I believe it goes great with a big bowl of popcorn and a beer after a long day. It’s something Sioux Falls really needs right now to take away from the drama going on in [Washington] DC. I’ve always been a huge fan of Big Brother, so when it’s close to home like this, I’m all in!” said one citizen we spoke with.

Bring on the Facebook blocking.

The Sioux Falls Headliner
Adam K. White