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Delta's new safety video tries to assuage your fear of flying with memes

Delta's new safety video tries to assuage your fear of flying with memes


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I am a person of irrational fears. Every time I get a headache I'm certain I only have about two hours to live until my head explodes. When I'm driving through an underground tunnel, I think it's very likely the entire thing will fill up with water before anyone can escape. I think my most-Googled phrase is "What side is your appendix on?" Needless to say, I'm not a fantastic flier, but I can usually get through it by chewing aggressively on dried fruit and reading out loud during takeoff, which is probably annoying, but it's better than distracting myself from (unlikely) doom with memes. Which is exactly what Delta's new safety video tries to do.

I don't feel okay about this

The airline's video, which will presumably be played on actual flights, tells flyers all the standard safety tips — make sure the luggage bin is securely closed, pay attention to the fasten seatbelt sign — but it does it with memes. Keyboard Cat opens the sequence, a double rainbow goes in the overhead bin, and a shark cat on a Roomba scoots down the aisle. There's Annoying Orange, Screaming Goat, and Dancing Baby. Ice Bucket Challenge and Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Dramatic Chipmunk and Doge.

After you watch this video, Delta, the airline that just discovered the internet and resurrected its most beloved characters in the name of a dead-eyed laugh, will catapult you 30,000 feet into the air, and you won't be able to do a thing about it.