CNN’s “In Case of Apocalypse” Video Supposedly Online for the World to See
The band played on...
To be fair, people watching CNN at this point is a sure sign of the apocalypse. They really should be prepared.
The doomsday video has been rumored to exist for a long time, and it looks like it’s exactly what CNN founder Ted Turner had in mind when he said back at the time of the network’s launch, “We gonna go on air June 1, and we gonna stay on until the end of the world. When that time comes, we’ll cover it, play ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee,’ and sign off.”
You can see the purported apocalypse video yourself as recently posted by a one-time CNN intern, but it’s about 60 seconds of standard definition footage of a band playing the song and a quick fade to black. So not exactly the world going out with the bang, but its existence is entertaining enough by itself to make up for that.
I mean, there’s even a supposed off-screen image of the video’s CNN database entry with bright red letters instructing the staff explicitly to hold it for release until the end of the world has been “confirmed.” It’s like an “In case of emergency, break glass,” case, except the contents are just a band serenading us into our gentle good night, because we’re all screwed.
“But how will they confirm that the world is, in fact, over and still have time to play the video,” you ask? Well, in the year 5.5/apple/26, as we all stand on an outer space observation deck and watch the world end, I’m sure someone will let whatever is left of CNN know that it’s time.
Hey, they didn’t specify that humanity had to go down with the ship, despite the choice of song.