So after having End of the World dreams all night last night, I just can't get this movie out of my head and I wanted to share some more insights with you all dear readers.
One character in the movie is named Charlie, and he is the crazy guy that lives in Yellowstone and broadcasts on AM radio about the coming of the end times while eating pickles and beer. There is one scene between Charlie and the main character played by John Cusack (sp?) where John needs to get the map that Charlie has of where the ships are hiding. Charlie tells him "The map is in the motor home on the shelf between Conspiracies...and...Marilyn Monroe! You know, the Dewey Decimal System!!!" Now, who but LIBRARIANS know the Dewey Decimal System??? And who are the keepers and organizers of information in this crazy world? LIBRARIANS!!! AND, who is going to survive the End of the World? That's right--LIBRARIANS!!! Plus, I LOVE pickles and beer! The coincidences are mind-boggling!
Now, speaking of coincidences-this one was brought up by our resident bomb shelter nurse, my very own Best Mom! She noticed another similarity between the names of the people in the movie and the names of our bomb shelter dwellers--the actress Amanda Peet is a combination of AMANDA and her bomb shelter life-mate Peeeeeeeeeeete! I could hardly believe it when I realized that this was true and am very thankful to the Best Mom for pointing that out. It is yet more proof that this movie is the harbinger of what is to come!