How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

Yes, my theory is that Friends may have triggered the downfall of western civilization. You might think I’m crazy. But to quote Ross: “Oh, am I? Am I? Am I out of my mind? Am I losing my senses?” Did you know the song that originally accompanied the Friends pilot episode was R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know (And I Feel Fine).” A blissful song with an apocalyptic message that goes largely ignored.

While the language the author uses is not safe for work, you can’t argue with ideas. And to lend more credence to his theory, the movie Idiocracy was released just two years later. “But it’s got electrolytes!”

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