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It’s 4 in the morning … (TED Talks)

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Question: What do Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and many others have in common with Judi Dench, Bill Clinton or Alberto Giacometti?

Answer: They are all somehow related to that mysterious time of the day (more so than midnight, even) – 4 in the morning.

Another pearl from the TED Talks repository! (Don’t forget to choose your subtitles on the player).

About this talk

Poet Rives does 8 minutes of lyrical origami, folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o’clock in the morning.

About Rives

Storyteller and poet Rives is the star of the new special “Ironic Iconic America.” A regular on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, he’s the co-host of the upcoming TEDActive simulcast event in Palm Springs.…

Strange Random Morning Quote:

“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know. – Groucho Marx (American Comedian, Actor and Singer, 1890-1977)

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