Friday, December 17, 2010

Arlington is Metropolis...Chris Zimmerman is Joh Frederson

Hello, Yupette,

After watching the restored version of Fritz Lang's film 'Metropolis' last month on Turner Classic Movies, I am convinced that Arlington has become Metropolis and Chris Zimmerman is a modern Joh Fredersen.

From Wikipedia:

'The film is set in the massive sprawling mega-city Metropolis, where society is divided into two classes, one of planners who live high above the Earth in luxurious skyscrapers, and one of workers, who live and toil underground. The city was founded, built, and is run by the autocratic Joh Fredersen.'

Thank you for your efforts to make Arlington a place where all can live.

Susan

14 Comments:

At 17 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES YES YES..we desperately need a Mediator to help Arlington become a 21st Century Community.

 
At 17 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Chris Zimmerman is Joh Fredersen. He has his spies everywhere around Metropolis.

 
At 17 December, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Zimmerman is Joe Yuppie.

 
At 17 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is Joe Yuppie on steroids.

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Dennis said...

Arlington planners work in a sandbox with architects filling rectangular boxes with wet sand. Then Zimmerman approves the 'design'.

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder all the buildings are beige.

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Wikipedia said...

"Like all of the other sons of managers of Metropolis, Fredrsen's son, Freder, lives a life of luxury in the theaters and stadiums of the skyscraper buildings".

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joh Fredersen also intimidated everyone who came in contact with him, or had his spies intimidate them.

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Wikipedia said...

"One day, as he is cavorting in the Eternal Gardens, he notices that a beautiful girl has appeared with many children of the workers. She is quickly shooed away, but Freder becomes infatuated with her and follows her down to the workers' underworld. There he experiences firsthand the horrors of the workers' life and is horrified and disgusted when he sees an enormous machine, known as the M-Machine, violently explode and kill dozens of workers. In the smoke, Freder envisions the M-Machine as Moloch, a monstrous diety to which the hapless workers are sacrificed."

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Ken said...

M-Machine? You mean like Metro?

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't be like Metro. Metrorail disasters kill both the Yuppie Elite and the Workers.

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Not Yet in a Condo Bunker said...

But remember, Zimmerman said his children were safe on Metro, leaving the blood line in place for succession of the meglamaniacal managers.

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous Wikipedia said...

"Disgusted, Freder returns to the New Tower of Babel, a massive skyscraper owned by his father. There, he confronts his father and starts crying about the accident at the M-Machine but Fredersen is more annoyed about hearing about the accident from his son and not from his clerk, Josephat."

 
At 18 December, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

What did Zimmerman do in July 2009? Became annoyed that anyone would question the safety of Metrorail.

 

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