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Last updated 4/8/2021 at 9:22am

As we began to shut down a year ago, some of us were talking about our upcoming dystopian hellscape. It was all in good fun, as these things are, and we were mostly chatting about movies.

A couple of friends were adamant that we were mimicking the poor souls of the 1959 film “On The Beach,” survivors of a nuclear war left awaiting an inevitable future. That seemed a little dark, although the first one I thought of was “Soylent Green,” the 1973 sci-fi thriller about a world starved and scarred by unchecked population growth.

There was something about no toilet paper that set me off,...

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