It helps to think you’re sleeping underneath the same radioactive haze
2nd place in Derby #160: The End of the World, with 811 votes!
"It’s going to be a dynamite picture, Sid. Dynamite.
“Picture this: It’s after nuclear war, see. Or maybe a zombie outbreak. Or financial collapse, or climate change, or swine flu epidemic, whatever. It barely matters. Anyway, everybody’s dead. Except this kid, see. And his trusty mutt, Clyde. Or Spike, or Spot, whatever. It’s not important.”
“The dog should have a two-syllable name.”
“Beg your pardon?”
“A two-syllable name. Dogs should have two-syllable names.”
“Uh, OK, sure, if you say so. Fido, then. Or… Barker. Whatever.”
“See, most canine commands are monosyllabic. Sit, come, stay, fetch, like that. A multi-syllable name helps the dog pick it out and distinguishes it from commands.”
“Maybe ‘Melville,’ that’s a nice name.”
“Alright, so it’s Melville. That’s fine. It doesn’t matter. The writers can work on that later on. The main thing is this picture, see, it’s an end-of-the-world kind of a deal. But there’s still hope. See, the kid and his pooch, they’re friends. They’re the last friends on Earth.”
“The kid and Melville.”
“Sure, right, Melville. But they get separated!”
“The kid and Melville do.”
“Right! So you have this adventure story of them trying to find each other, plus the drama, the loneliness, and maybe they both look mournfully up at the moon or something.”
“Like in AN AMERICAN TAIL.”
“Uh… yeah, alright. Sure. Like AN AMERICAN TAIL. ‘Somewhere out There.’ A real family vibe. Longing to be together, see? A boy and his dog. But in a post-apocalyptic vein. A little like MAD MAX, or that other picture, what was it called…”
“A BOY AND HIS DOG?”
“Exactly. Sid, you’re a genius.”
Wear this shirt: to the post-apocalypse. Or the pre-apocalypse.
But don’t wear this shirt: right during the apocalypse itself.
This shirt tells the world: “…and I feel fine.”
We call this color: The Dead Cranberry The Dead
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