Otisburgh, Revisited

Remember that scene in the first Superman movie, where Lex Luthor reveals his plan of sinking California so he would have beach front property, and on his map, Luthor’s dimwitted minion wrote in “Otisburgh”?

Yeah, that:

Elon Musk Is Planning a Texas Utopia—His Own Town

AUSTIN, Texas—Elon Musk is planning to build his own town on part of thousands of acres of newly purchased pasture and farmland outside the Texas capital, according to deeds and other land records and people familiar with the project.

In meetings with landowners and real-estate agents, Mr. Musk and employees of his companies have described his vision as a sort of Texas utopia along the Colorado River, where his employees could live and work.

Executives at the Boring Co., Mr. Musk’s tunnel operation , have discussed and researched incorporating the town in Bastrop County, about 35 miles from Austin, which would allow Mr. Musk to set some regulations in his own municipality and expedite his plans, according to people familiar with Mr. Musk’s projects.

They say Mr. Musk and his top executives want his Austin-area employees, including workers at Boring, electric-car maker Tesla Inc. and space and exploration company SpaceX, to be able to live in new homes with below-market rents.

Cool, so when he capriciously You’re Fired’s you, you have to move out.

“This town ain’t big enough fer the two of us and my ego.”

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19 Responses to Otisburgh, Revisited

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    “You load 16 tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store.”

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Ten Bears says:

    All those Cascade Mountains company log town are now ghost-towns, or real close to falling down. Melting back into the forest. I can think of a couple that if you don’t they’re there you don’t they’re there.

    Be a grand notion if someone should write a book about it …

    Liked by 1 person

    • tengrain says:

      I remember as a kid we stumbled into an abandoned town in the Sierras that was rapidly being reforested. Years later when I saw The Blair Witch Project, it really resonated because we found an old cabin with a tree growing right through the roof.



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      • There are many lessons to be learned from Fordlândia, but I doubt Melon is capable or interested in learning them before hand.

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      • pwarten says:

        Forcing an entire workforce to live in your generically-designed suburb, where the local stores are gonna be company-owned, where the surveillance cams – I’m sorry, the camera doorbells – will be spying 24/7, and you’re likely going to get paid in the CEO’s cryptocoin pet project? Yeah, that’s a company town.

        My mom once mentioned a grand-uncle who ran a company town in northern Alabama near Huntsville. She never said what happened to the place.


  3. Stony Pillow says:

    This worked out sooo well for George Pullman.

    Go for it, Musk-o. While you’re at it, you can hire Matt Taibbi to write ad copy for Muskopolis. It’s what he does.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. AlexS says:

    Elmo wants his own Galt’s Gultch or (for my gaming friends) Rapture. I am sure this will go well and won’t turn into an massive cluster mug. Hope he picks an place with actual water and doesn’t try to bring back apartheid. I am pretty sure Mars if he colonized it will be South Africa 2.0

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  5. beckymaenot says:

    You know- these rich guys- they all think they can do everything better than everyone else. In addition to that hubris- they never, ever want to pitch in and help fix the broken shit. Power and greed. What an asshole.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Oneofthebobs says:

    If this works, Mars should be a cinch.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. pagan in repose says:

    It would also appear that his executive staff are going along to get along in a super hugely way. No grunt back from the exec’s about all the thing that can go wrong…aside from just Mr. M’s ego. I’m sure Musk pays large amounts for the “shut up and just tell me how great I am” back talk to this sort of idea.


  8. Richard says:

    Remembering the FLDS Church, Warren Jeffs sect experiment in Texas. It was only just a few years ago. Or what about Rajneeshpuram? These things never turn out well.


  9. osirisopto says:

    Jonestown 2.0.
    Film at 11.


  10. roket says:

    So is this ‘utopia’ going to be above ground or below?


  11. Buttermilk Sky says:

    And Trump will build “Freedom Cities” which will resemble Albert Speer’s “Germania,” and Margie Greene will split up the country between Us and Them…so many big plans, so few brains.

    Liked by 1 person


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