Just five days after it went on the air, Ape Pee News, a 24 hour news channel went dark this afternoon after it's one and only anchor person,Wayne Mathews,collapsed from fatigue.
"Frankly, we're disappointed." announced Ape Pee Spokesperson, Rhonda Evans, in a tersely worded statement released just hours later, "We really thought he would last longer."
Mr. Mathews put up a valiant fight. He took one ten minute break every four hours,swigged gallons of coffee and took laps around the studio during film clips trying to stay alert.
In the end, experts say, those efforts probably worked against him. "There's only so much the human body can put up with before you start having problems. We are currently considering several options. A 12 hour news channel is not out of the question."