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    TV SHOWS

    “The Walking Dead”

    Jessica Alba in "Dark Angel."

    Good ole zombie-pocalypse.

    “Jericho”

    Reestablishing America.

    “The Twilight Zone”

    Books, books, and broken glasses.

    “Futurama”

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    Rama rama, future, future.

    “Dark Angel”

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    A super super-soldier.

    BOOKS

    “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy

    Nothingness on steroids.

    “I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson

    It is seminal.

    The Last Man.

    “The Drowned World” by J.G. Ballard

    Bring it on.

    “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” by Max Brooks

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    Oral “history.”

    “The Last Man” by Mary Shelley

    Alone again, naturally.

    MOVIES

    “12 Monkeys,” 1995

    Apocalypse undone?

    “Dawn of the Dead,” 1978

    Let’s go to the mall.

    “Last Night,” 1998

    What would you do?

    “Mad Max Beyond

    Thunder­dome,” 1985

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    Tina. Turner.

    “Children of Men,” 2006

    For bleak freaks only.

    SONGS

    “(Nothing But) Flowers,” Talking Heads

    There was a Pizza Hut/ Now it’s all covered with daisies

    “The End,” The Doors

    This is the end/ Beautiful friend

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    The Doors. From left: John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.

    “Earth Died Screaming,” Tom Waits

    While I lay dreaming

    “Idioteque,” Radiohead

    I’ve seen too much/ I haven’t seen enough

    “When the Man Comes Around,” Johnny Cash

    One hundred million angels singing