30-Year-Old Man Evicted From His Parents' House Gives Cringiest Interview Ever

30-Year-Old Man Evicted From His Parents' House Gives Cringiest Interview Ever

For me, it was hugely a cultural thing, the “old-world” mentality of everyone living super close to each other or all piling together in one big house made getting out of my folks’ home and living on my own pretty difficult. I’m embarrassed that it wasn’t until my mid-twenties or so that I finally moved out.

But, to my credit, I pulled my own weight. I helped out with money, wasn’t a burden on anyone, and when I finally decided to grow up, take on a bunch of part-time jobs to save enough money to move out – I can’t believe I didn’t bust my hump to do so sooner.

Although the lightbulb came on rather late for me, there are some people who pull a total Matthew McConaughey and have a failure to launch.

Like 30-year-old Michael Rotondo of Syracuse, New York.

His parents were so sick and tired of his mooching behavior, his alleged inability to do chores, pay rent, or contribute any value to the family unit aside from just being their son that they sued him to evict him from their home.

Call it extreme, or extremely good parenting, but they actually went through with it and took him to court.

The judge presiding over the case heard Rotondo’s arguments and even had a few positive things to say about them, but ultimately, it wasn’t enough to stop him from being ordered to leave his family’s home.

Despite taking an $ 1,100 gift from his parents to help get him started to live somewhere else, Rotondo returned back home telling his parents that it “wasn’t enough” to move out. So Rotondo went back home, extending his post-firing home return to 8 years before his folks decided that they had had enough.

Michael’s story quickly went viral online, gaining the attention of several news outlets. So CNN decided to call him in for an interview that was, uh, fascinating, to say the least.

“Interview” is a pretty loose term: Brooke Baldwin tried to conduct a semblance of a q&a but what ensued was a confirmation that, without a shadow of a doubt, Michael Rotondo just need to grow the heck up.

Baldwin began the interview by stating that Michael is 30 and asking him flat out if he wants to find his own place. To which he summarily replied with “no.”

“No,” Rotondo said.

“Why not?” asked Baldwin.

Then, Rotondo pivots in a matter of seconds saying about his parent’s home:

“I don’t want to live there anymore. It’s very tense; it’s very awkward. We have to, you know, we have to share space, which may be the case where I would find myself afterwards, but I’d prefer to get out,” he said.

Baldwin pursued her questioning, asking Rotondo what stopped him and his parents from coming to an arrangement without having to go to court. Rotondo offered up a similarly contradictory, non-response. Badlwin’s face in the image still pretty much says it all.

“I would consider much of what they were doing to try to get me out as attacks, and what I was just, you know, trying to preserve — well, trying to do what’s best for me, which is trying to be a little more reasonable. I’ll leave — I don’t like living here, but I need reasonable time,” apparently eight years isn’t enough time.

Baldwin then flat out asked Rotondo why he doesn’t move out of his parents’ house tomorrow.

“I don’t have the means to do that tomorrow,” said Rotondo.

“Do you have a job?” Baldwin asked.

“No.”

“Are you trying to get a job?”

Rotondo then stumbles through a response where he says he has “plans” to “provide for himself” but doesn’t think that’s going to happen in the near future and he shouldn’t be expected to do that in the near future, either.

Then he drank some water, in the middle of the interview, to which Baldwin roasted him for: “Please take a sip of your water.”

Baldwin then followed up by asking Rotondo if he’d ever want to reconcile with his parents, to which he replied with, “No. No, I don’t.”

As it turns out, Rotondo has a son and he recently lost visitation rights with his child. He brought up the fact with Brooke Baldwin, something she said she was aware of and that her “heart goes out” to him.

Rotondo has become sort of a symbol of millennial laziness, a fact that people on social media have pointed out with Wedding Crashers references.

He’s being painted as a comically lazy and entitled character, and his interview with Baldwin hasn’t really helped that image at all.

When she asked him about him being the symbol of the “lazy millennial,” Rotondo provided what has to be one of the most cringeworthy parts of the interview where his self-delusion reached its peak.

He said that he didn’t consider himself a millennial because “he’s a very conservative person.”

“The millennials that they’re speaking to are very liberal in their ideology,” Rotondo replied.

“But you’re 30, so technically I think you are part of the millennial generation. I don’t think there’s a delineation between—” Baldwin replied.

“You’re right. But when people speak to the millennials and the… their general nature as a millennial, they speak to more liberal leanings.”

So, we’re to gather that his point is that millennials are liberal who have the mindset of people who live in their parents homes and need to be evicted to finally move out and fend for themselves, but don’t actually do it. And he’s just someone who actually expects handouts from his parents and takes them, but doesn’t embody that mindset, you know, because he’s a conservative. Right.

He ended his interview by saying that he was, indeed, a millennial. And Baldwin’s response to the entire, bizarre endeavor?

“So that was one of the more surreal interviews we’ve taken part of here in the last little while.” She said, and the awkward interview was finally done.

You can watch the entire on-air trainwreck here. Warning: it may give you a headache.

I feel bad for this dude’s parents, he didn’t do any favors with himself by appearing on-air. (h/t abc 7 | cnn | buzzfeed)

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One Week After Couple Adopts Triplets, Their Doctor Gives Them This News

Sometimes destiny can throw you a curveball. This is particularly true in the case of Sarah and Andy Justice, a Tulsa, Oklahoma couple desperately longing to be parents. After years of unsuccessful attempts at conception, the Justices decided it was time to consider adoption.

Yet, like their three long years waiting to conceive, the adoption process proved equally frustrating. Still, the couple persevered and was soon given the chance to adopt not just one, not two, but three babies. Once the triplets were born, however, something unbelievable happened… 

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Sarah and Andy Justice had been married for three years and while they were loving life together, they were missing one, vital thing: children of their own. It wasn’t for lack of trying, mind you, they just hadn’t had any luck conceiving. After three years of waiting, it seemed they would have to look into some sort of help. 

Sarah and Andy decided that it was time to seek the advice of a fertility expert. In early 2014, the two traveled from their home in Tulsa, OK to St. Louis, MO to enlist the aid of a fertility specialist. The Justices drove for nearly six hours, but when they got there, they received more bad news… 

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The specialist told the couple that while they were perfect candidates for in-vitro fertilization treatment, there was still only a 10% chance that they would ever become pregnant. The process was also a bit more invasive than the couple had been prepared for. What’s more, the process wasn’t exactly going to be cheap, either. 

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As it turns out, in-vitro fertilization costs a pretty penny. The process would cost the Justices between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000. Between the extremely prohibitive cost and the fact that even if they did try it, it might not work, the couple decided that this was not the right path for them. So they went to the next logical step: adoption… 

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Even adoption had certain difficulties attached to it, however. For one, the process can take years to finalize, and the Justices were, like most people who opt to adopt, interested primarily in newborn babies. Still, they were willing to do whatever they had to in order to get the ball rolling, including a series of interviews. 

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As part of the adoption process, Sarah and Andy had to be interviewed by prospective birth mothers in order for them to determine if the couple would be suitable as parents. The interviews, while cordial and successful in the end, were exhausting and nervewracking for the Justices. Sadly, their struggle to build their family was far from over… 

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The Justices had been accepted as adoptive parents on two separate occasions, following the interviews. Yet in both cases, the birth mothers had changed their minds at the last minute. Just when it seemed like everything was going smoothly, they had to start all over again. But they were not about to give up that easily. 

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Finally, when they were at their lowest, the Justices received a call. One of their expectant mothers had accepted them as parents. They met with her again and even went with her to an ultrasound appointment. Everything appeared perfectly normal during the scan, but there was one little surprise that neither the mother nor the Justices had planned on: the woman was having triplets… 

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Rather than try and renege on the agreement, the Justices decided to move forward with the adoption and accept all three babies. The papers were signed, after all. Sarah and Andy were about to become the proud parents of three beautiful newborns. It was not something they were initially prepared for… 

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As a matter of fact, the situation actually suited the couple perfectly. They had already planned on having more than one child but had dreaded the prospect of undergoing adoption process a second time. It seemed that now they had the perfect situation: multiple children all at once. Soon they were ready to meet their newborn triplets… 

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The babies, Hannah, Joel, and Elizabeth, were born in May 2013. In yet another twist of fate, the triplets were born eight weeks early. The tiny little babies weighed only about three pounds each, which meant that they had to be kept in neonatal intensive care for some time before they could go home with their new parents. 

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A week after their premature birth, Sarah Justice decided to go to a doctor’s appointment by herself. The stress of the whole situation had been affecting her health slightly and she wanted to make sure she was feeling better by the time the triplets came home. When the doctor finally came in, he had some unbelievable news; she was not sick, she was pregnant. It was a miracle, and what’s more, she was expecting twins… 

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Fate is a funny thing. While this amazing, and unlikely, occurrence would have felt like bad timing to most people, the Justices saw the humor in it. The irony of the situation wasn’t lost on them either, or the difficulty that would come with raising five children all under a year old. But Sarah and Andy were mentally and emotionally prepared for what was to come. 

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They were, of course, shocked, even slightly overwhelmed by the news, who wouldn’t be? But they had been longing for a family of their own for so long, they couldn’t help but she the unique situation as a true blessing. Soon they had welcomed their biological twins, Andrew and Abigail, into their home as well. It was going to be a big adjustment… 

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The situation wasn’t easy, obviously. With five hungry babies, the couple didn’t sleep a whole lot in the first few months. Luckily, Sarah and Andy had the support of their community and their family. Friends, neighbors, members of their parish, everyone pitched in to help and provide for the new family of seven. 

Members of Tulsa’s Eastland Baptist Church began to send over food for the family as well. They sent cooked meals, frozen dinners, and baby formula. Their friends at church even offered to help watch the five Justice babies while the couple was away at work. And it wasn’t just food and time their friends provided, either… 

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Diapers, bottles, blankets, clothing: it all came pouring in from donations around Tulsa. The supplies were sorely needed. The five infants went through a whopping 300 diapers and 84 bottles every week. And because it was such a task getting the kids from place to place, they had to get a bigger van. 

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Sarah and Andy had a little trouble telling the babies apart at first, despite their slight age difference. To fix this, they came up with a system. The boys were easy enough, for obvious reasons. But for their older daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth, the parents used different colored toenail polish. Soon, the Justices were internet celebrities… 

The story of the Justice clan instantly went viral and in the three years that passed since the Justices became parents, they have gained an impressive Facebook following. The world is constantly looking at their fantastic photos and updates. In fact, the couple who thought they’d never be parents, even welcomed a sixth child in January of 2016. 

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Despite the crazy demands that the Justices’ face each and every day, they say they wouldn’t change it for the world. Their lives have become all about the babies, but they both feel that it’s a good thing. “It was something we’ve wanted so badly that we love it,” says Sarah Justice. “We just really love having these children.” 

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27-Year-Old Woman Gives Life Advice On Her Deathbed And It's Seriously Inspiring

When 27-year-old Holly Butcher was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly young people, she found herself facing mortality at far too young an age. On January 4th, the Grafton, Australia, woman passed away.  

But before she died, Holly penned a letter which she asked her family to post on her Facebook account once she was gone. 

The letter has since gone viral, with more than 85,000 shares and 61,000 likes. And it’s easy to see why: 

Holly starts by discussing what it’s been like to face death at the age of 27. 

She then offers some touching advice.

What incredible advice. 

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Deaf Singer Gives Jaw-Dropping Performance On 'America's Got Talent'

I used to think music was completely an auditory sensation. I thought that we needed to be able to hear to create and enjoy it. Man, what a fool I was. 

Meet 29-year-old Mandy Harvey from St. Cloud, Florida. She has a connective tissue disorder, and when she got sick a decade ago, her nerves deteriorated to the point of deafness. She had been singing since she was four years old, but stopped once she lost her hearing. 

She recently decided to relearn how to play music and sing. She uses muscle memory and visual aids to help her out. Most impressive is that she performs barefoot and feels the vibrations in the ground to follow the music, which sounds like something right out of a comic book.

She recently showcased an original song called “Try” on America’s Got Talent. Check it out for yourself. 

Her performance was so astonishing that judge Simon Cowell used the Golden Buzzer to automatically advance her to the quarter-finals. Afterwards, he told her, “I’ve done this a long time. That was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen or heard.”

The rest of the Internet seems to agree. 

If you want to hear more of Ms. Harvey’s work, or to learn more about her upcoming shows, be sure to check out her website.

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