Life As We Know It defines the spirit of life through the eyes of Dino Whitman, Jonathan Fields and Ben Connor, three hormone-charged teenage boys on the brink of becoming young men. This coming-of-age story is not just about sex - which does dominate their every thought - girlfriends and sports, but about how the pressures of growing up affect their attitudes toward the things and people they love, and how these experiences with their families, friends, coaches and teachers shape them into men.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Life As We Know It - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - Netflix
“It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by American rock band R.E.M., which first appeared on their 1987 album Document. It was released as a single in November 1987, reaching No. 69 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and later reaching No. 39 on the UK Singles Chart on its re-release in December 1991. The song originated from a previously unreleased song called “PSA” (“Public Service Announcement”); the two are very similar in melody and tempo. “PSA” was itself later reworked and released as a single in 2003, under the title “Bad Day”. In an interview with Guitar World magazine published in November 1996, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck agreed that “End of the World” was in the tradition of Bob Dylan's “Subterranean Homesick Blues”.
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The song was played repeatedly for a 24-hour period (with brief promos interspersed) to introduce the new format for WENZ 107.9 FM “The End”, a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio in 1992. When the station underwent a new format change in 1996, they again played the song in 24-hour loop. There was a documentary film made about the station entitled The End of the World As We Knew It, released in 2009 which featured many of the former staffers and jocks. The song was featured in several satirical videos on YouTube, in connection with the prediction of radio pastor Harold Camping of Family Radio, that the world would end on May 21, 2011. Also, before the supposed Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012, sales for the song jumped from 3,000 to 19,000 copies for the week. Alternative radio station CFEX-FM in Calgary, Canada stunted by playing the song all day on December 21, 2012, interspersed with “Get to Know a Mayan” and “Apocalypse Survival Tips” segments.
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