Alright before you let the kids watch this there is one not so socially acceptable word that is uttered in this video. I thought it only fair that you were notified ahead of time. To be truthful I hear that word a lot when I wake people up at four am.

There you go. Fifty cultural references to one of the most incredible hours of all the twenty-four that we get in one particular day. What is it about four in the morning that brings out the poets, the broken hearted, the ne'r do well, and the thinker?

As someone who spends a lot of time living in the hour of four am I can tell you. It's the one hour of the day when the world appears to be at peace with itself. Four AM still holds a lure of mystery and romance. Exciting and exotic things happen at four in the morning. It's not still the night before yet it's not quite the breaking of the new day.

If you happen to be awake at four in the morning I invite you to step outside of your home. Listen to the quiet. There is a stillness that is only punctuated by your breathing. There is no traffic and even the joggers are still asleep.

As you've seen in the video above the cultural references to this time of day confirms what those of us that are up at this time already know. The very best of the best or the worst of the worst are set to happen with the big hand is on the twelve and the little hand is on four and there is nothing but darkness all around.