Minecraft is a cultural phenomenon; we all know it. But every once in a while the breadth of that phenomenon becomes apparent. Minecraft is everywhere -- even on the desk of CNN news anchors.
As you can see in the above clip Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, was sipping his coffee from a genuine Minecraft creeper mug, in full view of his audience.
According to Tapper, the mug was a present from his son.
@lmoliva_ yes indeed. a Father's Day gift from my creeper-obsessed 4-year-old.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 2, 2014
Which is cool and all, but I was sort of holding out hope that Minecraft was so mainstream that it CNN Anchors had started playing during ad breaks.