Friday, March 23, 2012

"What's So Hot About Three O'Clock In The Morning?"

Chris Matthews, on the return of Mad Men, asked the question about that infamous Hillary Clinton political ad: "It's three a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?" Here's what's 'hot' about 3 a.m.: It's the "witching hour," Chris, the time witches, demons, goblins and ghosts (with the exception of Republicans, who are pretty much 24/7) appear. In Christian religious terms, 3 a.m. is the hour of the Devil, as noted by a character in the film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose: "3 a.m. [is] the Devil's hour, as opposed to 3 p.m., when Jesus was said to have been crucified" — it's the hour of darkness versus the light, as the Devil stands in exact opposition to God.

Sleep well, and if you hear strange, creepy noises at 3 a.m. you'll know what they are ...

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