Little Valley, Washington - Employees and customers of Little Valley Video Rental report hearing life-long resident Harold Zimmerman, 35, say of the Oscar nominated film, Tree of Life, “I didn’t get it.” Mr. Zimmerman had been returning the DVD to the video shop when he made the startling announcement. The cashier on duty, Theodore Gracy, was shocked. “It was a masterpiece!” Gracy told The Leaky Wiki, “I mean, just look at the cinematography. And the symbolism. You know, with the water and stuff.”
News of Zimmerman’s bafflement quickly spread through the small town, garnering mixed reactions. Within hours, his voicemail and inbox were flooded with messages. Ann Barron, Zimmerman’s next door neighbor, reported that a number of townspeople visited Zimmerman’s house to personally walk him through the movie. Several others simply left detailed posterboard-size flow charts on his doorstep.
While the majority of the responses have been sympathetic towards Zimmerman, there has been some negative feedback from the community. A source who asked to be referred to only as Zara stated that “there [is] a massive movement in the underground community to strike against Philistines like Zimmerman.” The source refused to divulge any details of the plan, but hinted that “he’ll be in for a nasty surprise.”
Upon further investigation, this reporter discovered that “Nasty Surprise” is the name of Zara’s band, and that they recently wrote a song, presumably about Zimmerman, titled “Tree of Lifelessness.” Recordings of the song are not available in any store.
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