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Last night, I promised a divisive chicken recipe for KTK this evening. I'm having some image issues, so I had to go to Plan B. Except that there was no Plan B. So you're getting a video tonight.

I watched this video a while ago and found it both breathtaking and deeply, deeply depressing. It was made by a Minecraft player, but don't worry, you don't really need to know anything about the game to enjoy the video. Here is all you need to know, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. It was publicly released for the PC on May 17, 2009, as a developmental alpha version and, after gradual updates, was published as a full release version on November 18, 2011. A version for Android was released a month earlier on October 7, and an iOS version was released on November 17, 2011. On May 9, 2012, the game was released on Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade game, co-developed by 4J Studios. All versions of Minecraft receive periodic updates.

The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger. A third gameplay mode named hardcore is the same as survival, differing only in difficulty; it is set to the most difficult setting and respawning is disabled, forcing players to delete their worlds upon death.

What the guy in this video does is attempt to create the most useless possible object in Minecraft. The result? A series of doors set to open on different timers, ending with a door that will not open until the universe dies...in 1 googol (10^100) years. That's not the best part. The best part is the guy's dark narration of the death of our universe. It starts at about 3:00 and lasts for six minutes. You might want some Franzia for this. Enjoy:

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