The Washington Post reports:
One of the few mercies of the spreading coronavirus is that it leaves young children virtually untouched . . .
I may have to pull out my copy of Gas-s-s-s . . .
. . . Roger Corman’s 1970 satire about a world where everyone over 25 is killed when a deadly military gas leaks, leaving the young people to rebuild civilization.
Or reread Dave Willis’s 1964 novel Only Lover’s Left Alive * . . .
. . . in which the kids were also left behind by dying adults.
If the worst should happen, let’s hope Sham 69 . . .
. . . and The Who . . .
. . . are right.
Of course, The Who also famously declared, “I hope I die before I get old”:
Wash your hands!
* Not the basis of Jim Jarmusch’s movie of the same name, but that’s another story for another time.
I never realized until now that Buck Henry co-created Get Smart with Mel Brooks:
But he is probably best known for co-writing The Graduate, for which he pitched a sequel in The Player: