Deserted Island Flash Drive

deserted island

Your mission, should you choose to accept it;

The Background

Nuclear event, contagion, zombie apocalypse, alien invasion, rogue meteor, (insert your preference here: __________)

Your Destination

A tiny island, secluded, capable of sustaining life while you await the new world order.

The Situation

Just you, a laptop (capable of indefinite solar recharge), and a 32 gig USB flash drive.

The Parameters

The laptop’s hard drive is reserved for the millions of words you will write waiting out humanity’s rebuild. The flash drive will be populated with the following data:

5 Novels
5 Films
5 Television Shows/Series
5 Music Albums

A clichéd concept yes, not original, but worthy of consideration, given the proliferation of world conflict, natural disasters, and post-apocalyptic infatuation.

Those of you with backyard bunkers/fallout shelters can disregard, please read quietly at your desks.

My picks are below.

If your tastes gravitate towards the writings of Anton Chekhov, the music of Franz Schubert, films like Citizen Kane, and educational television programming, don’t judge me.



The Stand – Stephen King
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
No Great Mischief – Alistair MacLeod
Danny Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King


Dumb and Dumber
Tropic Thunder
Jurassic Park
Pulp Fiction
The Party

Television Shows

Walking Dead
Kitchen Nightmares
Spongebob Squarepants
The Office (original BBC series)


Songs You Know by Heart – Jimmy Buffett
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Secret World – Peter Gabriel
 Alice – Tom Waites

Do you accept the mission?





30 thoughts on “Deserted Island Flash Drive

  1. I love this post!!!! Great album chooses Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd would for sure be on my list too! No t sure which albums I love so many! I’ll have to think about! Oh and for shows Walking Dead, Six feet under, Breaking bad, mad men, sex and the City. I would really have to think about books!!!!!

    Great post!

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    1. Thanks Marta, glad you can relate! Those were my picks at the time of writing, today, I may choose differently. There’s so many other options that popped into my head after hitting ‘publish’. Cheers, I appreciate the visit!

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  2. Good choice of music. I would add an 80’s hits for me. Shows: sex and the city and greys anatomy, blacklist; Books: Great expectations; gone with the wind; winnetou, shogun the old man and the sea

    Love the post

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  3. 5 Novels
    1. Duma Key – Stephen King
    2. Hepburn & Tracy – Garson Kanin
    3. Echo Park- Michael Connelly
    4. Silence of the Lambs -Thomas Harris
    5.Cold in July- Joe R. Lansdale
    5 Films
    1. Bubba Ho-Tep
    2. Chinatown
    3. Lawrence of Arabia
    4. Anchorman
    5. Somewhere in Time
    5 Television Shows
    1. Ash vs Evil Dead
    2. Deadliest Catch
    3. Paranormal Survivors
    4. Burn Notice
    5. Ancient Aliens or Twin Peaks
    5 Albums
    1. Pretty Hate Machine – NIN
    2. Let’s Dance- David Bowie
    3. Windswept- Chromatics
    4. Frank Sinatra
    5. Achtung Baby- U2

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    1. Awesome, you accepted the mission and delivered! Well done.
      I have the hardcover of Duma Key, I think it’s the last King book I read. I really enjoyed that one.
      You are an Ash-maniac, Bubba Ho-Tep, was a classic.
      Paranormal Survivors just appeared on Canadian Netflix last week, I’m 3 episodes in. I just don’t like the guy in the button-down blue shirt (resident paranormal know-it-all) who comments and tries to explain things. he’s a bit useless).
      Scary Monsters, love Bowie.
      Thanks for taking the time, your effort will not go unnoticed! Cheers!

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      1. It was hard, Mike. Some of those paranormal investigators are so smug. TV shows were difficult because there are so many. I wanted to include Star Trek & Doctor Who. Movies were insane. Just 5, lol. As you so astutely pointed out, Mr. Campbell, my muse would be there in some way, shape or form. I wanted to add My Name is Bruce too, lol.

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      1. Hey Mike – welcome! Though I think we may have to reconsider that “5 restriction” considering humanity’s stupendously effective ability to do itself in. And then there’s the 5000 years to reboot. Perhaps we are going to need at least 6 of everything. Just say’n.

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      2. Ha ha, true. In all honesty…geeez pretty hard task! I’ll see what I can do…. back in a year…or two while I think. There may be enough time if the idiots about us continue to be s…………l…………..o…………..w.

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  4. OH I have to choose – this is a tough one!

    The Tailsman – King
    Duma Key – King
    Book 3 of the Dark Tower – King
    Swan Song – Robert McCammon
    Dreams of Leaving -Rupert Thompson

    I’m opting to leave off three albums for three more books – if that’s allowed
    Strangers – Dean Knootz
    The Alienest – Caleb Carr
    Motherless Brooklynn – Johnathan Lethem

    The Frighteners
    The Hangover
    Horrible Bosses
    It’s complicated
    Walk of Shame

    Television Shows:
    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia
    True Blood
    Sons of Anarchy
    Breaking Bad
    Big Bang Theory

    The best of Billy Holliday
    Red Light Blue Light Harry Connick Jr.

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  5. Ok I’m a little late to the party but here goes…

    The Flying Scotsman – Graeme Obree
    Slaying The Badger -Richard Moore
    Are you Dave Gorman – Dave Gorman
    Any/all Adrian’s Mole books – Sue Townsend
    The complete works of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Star Trek II Wrath of Khan
    Star Wars
    Brassed Off
    Young Frankenstein

    TV Shows.
    Star Trek TNG
    Doctor Who
    The Bill
    Blackadder (series 1-4)
    Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads

    Ultimate Kylie
    Alice Cooper Greatest Hits
    Billy Joel Greatest Hits
    Thunder – Backstreet Symphony
    Rick Astley – Whenever you need somebody

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    1. Wonderful pics! I have visions of Rick’s video, mid 80’s, and I am going to check out ‘|Whatever happened to the Likely Lads’, I love UK programs, haven’t seen that one, hopefull I’ll find it on the Android Box.
      “That’s Franken-steen”, praise Gene Wilder!
      Thanks for playing!


  6. Late to the party but this would be my contribution!

    Novels: Little women, the magic faraway tree, pride and prejudice, the midwife’s confession, girl on the train.

    TV shows: The walking Dead, 12 monkeys, House, Buffy the vampire slayer and Friends.

    Films: It’s a wonderful life, Hacksaw Ridge, Love actually, any Harry Potter, The Ring.

    Oasis: Definitely Maybe, Nirvana:Nevermind,
    Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory
    Counting crows: August and everything after
    Norah Jones: Come away with me.

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    1. Wonderful selection! WD is a must! (I held off on Season 7 until they released the entire season on Netflix, I’m 3 episodes in now). Love some of your other picks like Oasis, The Ring (although Rings was a disappointment).
      Thank you for playing, and for following. Looking forward to your future posts as well!


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