when Night/ Darkens the Streets, then wander forth the Sons/ Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine…
…Johnny “I got 99 Problems” Milton, from that poem, Book I
Could there be a more boring book about such an intriguing topic? How society came to stay awake all night. Interesting enough, yeah? Oh, the answer is lamps. Really. Fascinating.
Here’s a contemporary revision: it’s not last call yet, ESPN Classic, nicotine, a song just flew in the window, and you, yeah you, keep stealing the damn covers.