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THE STREETS — There are certain things that are almost too beautiful and perfect for this world. The Grand Canyon, a sunset over the ocean, and a perfect pizza are just a few of these things. Something else that's pretty darn perfect is that drum hit in the Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight." You know the one I'm talking about because it's in your head right now.
Yeah, that's the one. But while all of these things are near perfection, sometimes the universe decides to make something completely perfect, something pure, something that will change your life forever. This video is one of those things — kind of.
Not really. Well, I mean, it's pretty cool.
You're going to start this video wondering why Phil Collins is serenading you. I mean, this kid is heading down a hill on his bike, it's not even night and I can't feel anything in the air. Then you start to ignore the video and just get caught up in the song and wait for those drums. I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure this will be your internal dialogue the first time you watch it:
One part of your brain: Here they come. Those drums are edging closer.
Other part of your brain: Wait, that kid is about to hit those garbage cans?
One part of your brain: Ignore it, you're going to make us miss the drums.
Other part of your brain: I know, but that kid is about to Pete Rose it right into those garbage cans.
One part of your brain: I can't do this with you; here are the drums. Quiet.
Other part of your brain: ...
One part of your brain: ...
Other part of your brain: Did those garbage cans just make the perfect "in the Air Tonight" drum solo?
One part of your brain: Play the video again.
Then the next thing you know you've watched the video like seven times and you're confused about whether to laugh, feel bad for the kid, or just be amazed that the universe once again has achieved perfection.