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John Oliver Made a New Doomsday Video to Reflect All Mankind’s Greatness/Folly

A few months ago, a former CNN intern posted the footage Ted Turner had produced to play when the world ends. The video was very somber, showing simply a marching band playing “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” the hymn that was supposedly played during the sinking of the Titanic.

That would be an honorable way to go, but Last Week Tonight has produced a new video—with the help of Martin Sheen—that better sums up mankind’s greatness and folly. If it all comes to an end, I know which doomsday reel I’d rather be watching.