So the end of the world didn’t come, but the end of the year still approaches. In the spirit of second chances, this week’s Friday Face-Off salutes the Mayan Apocalypse that never was and 2013 yet to come. Does R.E.M.‘s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)“ or Britney Spear‘s “Till The World Ends” say, sayonara 2012, best? Vote after you read our case for each, while I figure out to do with all these cases of bottled water.
Britney Spears “Till The World Ends“ - Dancing in a sewer ankle deep in feces isn’t my idea of a good time, but it beats getting impaled by a crumbling skyscrapers. Besides, in Brit’s apocalypse everyone has an amazing stylist and hook up with each other (duh, you have to repopulate for humanity to survive). Then after the best apocalyptic rave ever you have the city to yourself to raid! Not seeing the downside here.
R.E.M. “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” - Who wouldn’t want to spend the end of days cuddled up with an adorable pup? Man’s best friend is with our “white trashy” protagonist Noah Ray in R.E.M.’s “End” video as the skateboarder spends a day on an isolated farm rifling through piles of junk, toys and indulging in canine kisses. If that were what my last day on Earth were like, I’d feel fine.