I was a kid who loved to take sick days. Once, on my walk to school, I defiantly spit on the ground, announced to the other kids I had just puked, turned around, and walked home. Something like this only happened on a day I thought would be boring. It NEVER happened on a day when we were going to watch “Tomes and Talismans.” Apparently they showed this in a lot of schools in the late 80’s/early 90’s, particularly in the Midwest. I couldn’t remember the name of it, but googled “Dewey Decimal System” and “The Wipers” and rediscovered this treasure.
Does this look familiar to you? It’s a creepy show, but I like the bold choice to raise the stakes and make a library catalogue the most interesting and important thing in a post-apocalyptic world. You have to learn how to use the paper card catalogue, because they will have that in 2123.