Civil disappearedience.  

You ever get caught with something that you definitely weren't supposed to have by someone who could absolutely mess up your day? In that moment, nothing seems more desirable than the ability to break the laws of physics and make that thing vanish into thin air, right? 

That's essentially the feeling that street magician Calen Morelli is going for in this prank video, in which he seemingly offers to sell a bag of marijuana to a not-at-all-plain-clothes cop:

Right off the bat, let's acknowledge that there's a whole lot to not believe about this video. For one thing, that cop sure let Morelli off the hook with minimal searching, in a viral video-friendly amount of time. For another thing, he allowed himself to be filmed being made to look foolish without so much as a threat of tear gas.

Even if this is bullshit, I don't care! It's still brilliant escapism. I mean, I have a strong suspicion that most of the events in Guardians of the Galaxy did not actually occur, but I enjoyed the hell out of it anyway. And while a planet-hopping, genetically engineered talking raccoon is slightly more believable than a beat cop letting a potential drug dealer walk away without a full cavity search, I enjoyed allowing myself to get swept along in both fantasy narratives.

(by Dennis DiClaudio)


Sources: Calen Morelli | h/t Death & Taxes