Jessica Kent looked up today and discovered there's no time like the present, or any time at all, really, on any of the sides of the Custom House clock.
Until we find out for sure they're just repainting or sealing the hands or something, we're going to assume it's the world's weirdest caper, because 2020.
This is not a 2020 caper, alas. Yankee Steeplejack of Harvard took the hands down for repair. And here is the best video you'll see of the work, hands down.
Thanks to Trish P. for linking us to that!
The view from inside the clock.