South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at 4 p.m. Thursday signed the bill which will legally take down the Confederate flag from the State House grounds and move it to a museum. At the accompanying press conference, she noted that the flag would come down as part of an official ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday. CNN, eager for any chance to put up a countdown clock, got right to work.

This is as exciting as watching CNN’s government shutdown countdown clock, but not as much of a nail-biter as the clock counting the seconds until an asteroid threatened to destroy the planet by passing within 3.6 million miles of Earth.

How about a countdown clock for the nuclear negotiations in Iran? Not for us; for them.