There are posts that need a special moment to be written. This is one of those: that’s the moment.The last video uploaded at TED is a hilarious presentation by the storyteller, writer and slam poet Rives called “Is 4 a.m. the new midnight? Enjoy the next eight delightful minutes.
Folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o’clock in the morning. This elusive hour, both very late and very early, appears often in art in literature as a way to describe the most extreme states of affairs. Rives — aided by a nimble mind and extensive online research — reveals 4 a.m. as an iconic moment, drawing hilarious historical connections.