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Magician uses a Rubik’s Cube to escape a speeding ticket

See, magic school does pay off.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 8, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 1:10 am CDT

When you’re a magician and you run afoul of the law, there’s only one way to escape unscathed: reach into your bag of tricks.

Magician Steven Brundage uploaded this video to YouTube documenting what happened after he was pulled over in New York City for going 42MPH in a 30MPH zone. Once the police officer spotted Brundage’s deck of cards, he inquired as to their purpose. That’s when the magic began.

The whole scene was very reminiscent of a similar episode in the 1993 political comedy Dave, when Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver were pulled over by D.C. police.

Brundage’s video is proof that a few well-executed magic tricks can get you out of most mundane problems. It’s also the ultimate example of #crimingwhilewhite.

Well, the ultimate example since Dave, anyway.

Image via Kyknoord

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*First Published: Dec 8, 2014, 12:29 pm CST