I can see the comparison, but Pandora's Box had positive air pressure. LVOOP has negative air pressure -- it sucks evil in rather than spewing it out. Once it is encapsulated, it's much easier to deal with.
In LV, a child class cannot have a static-dispatc method with the same name as its parent. This is called "shadowing" in other languages. If I had any doubts about that decision, today's text code debacle has cured them.