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Where Did The Week Go… Robert Kelly’s Live Interview Crashed by His Two Kids

US Professor Robert Kelly’s Live TV Interview Interrupted by His Two Kids

 

I’m going to go out on a limb and say watching a professor being interviewed about the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye would not be high on my television-viewing power rankings. But if you throw in two small children and a panicking mom, that might be worth checking out.

And sure enough, the best Internet video of the week goes to professor Robert Kelly’s appearance on BBC World News. While being interviewed from his home office on live television, Kelly was interrupted first by his 4-year-old, Marion, who decided she just had to see dad.

Kelly was midway through answering the presenter’s questions about Park Geun-hye when his little girl can be seen opening the door and walking over to him.

“I think one of your children has just walked in,” says the broadcaster and like a true professional, Kelly remains focused and trained to the camera as he tries to literally push his daughter away. He also closes his eyes for a couple of seconds in hopes that she will magically disappear. She doesn’t.

Live TV lades and gentleman. | (BBC News)

Things get really interesting however when soon after, nine-month old James comes strolling in on his baby walker. He’s no doubt interested in dad’s view of the current state of international relations in South Korea. They start em so young these days.

But it’s what happens next that really puts the video over the top. Kelly’s wife, Jung-a Kim, slides into the room on those hardwood floors stumbling and bumbling as she drags the two kids out of the room. Kelly remains stoic, but also much whiter as he says, “My apologies” several times.

But just when it seems like it couldn’t get any better, the wife then crawls back into the room to avoid being seen (We can obviously see her) and closes the door. Maybe lock the door next time.

Kelly at no point attempts to get up himself to remove the children and it’s probably because he’s rocking the shirt and tie up top and no pants below.

This might be the best video we see all year. Thank you Robert Kelly.

 

Lawyer’s Pants Catch on Fire During Arson Trial

Miami defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez was on fire in the courtroom on Wednesday. No, he wasn’t wowing the jury with his arguments, he was literally on fire.

Gutierrez was forced to run out of the courtroom after his pants began to burn while he was giving closing statements in a case, according to The Miami Herald. The cause was due to e-cigarette batteries in his pocket.

E-cigarettes are bad for you in more ways than one. | (Thinkstock Photos)

The irony is that Gutierrez’s case involved arson. His client, Claudy Charles, was accused of intentionally setting his car on fire. Gutierrez was in the process of arguing that Charles’ car had actually spontaneously combusted when the lawyer’s own pants appeared to do just that.

“Shortly after beginning my argument, I notice that my pocket began to feel hot,” Gutierrez told The Huffington Post. “When I checked my pocket, I noticed that the heat was coming from a small e-cigarette battery I had in my pocket. There were two or three in my pocket at the time.”

He left the courtroom and was able to remove the battery before any more damage occurred. The coincidental incident didn’t help his client as the jury convicted Charles of second-degree arson.

Gutierrez says he’s quitting e-cigs. That might be a good idea.

 

Carjacker Arrested Because He Couldn’t Drive Stick

We all have to start somewhere when learning to drive. For me, it was my mom’s beige Aerostar minivan. Not the sexiest of vehicles, but it was practical and it got the job done.

It was however an automatic transmission and that’s what all of my driving experiences have in common. I’ve never driven a stick. I know it has something to do with balancing the clutch and the accelerator, but I’ve never had the pleasure or torment of trying.

One young man in Cleveland apparently had never driven stick either because it’s the main factor in why he was finally caught after a string of car thefts.

Police say 18-year-old Damari Wayne stole three cars at gunpoint within a 10-day period with two of them occurring only an hour apart.

The first came on Feb. 12 after he allegedly stole a 2004 Acura. He was arrested the following day. Nine days later after posting a $10,000 bond, Wayne and a 15-year-old accomplice committed the other two carjackings.

Damari Wayne was not “clutch” in his car thievery. | (Cleveland Police Department)

The first was a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. The teen allegedly pointed an Airsoft gun to the right side of a 40-year-old woman and said, “Hold up now, you know what time it is.”

But apparently the two men weren’t feeling this particular ride because a short time later, the teen approached a 23-year-old man sitting in a Ford Mustang and told him, “Get out of your vehicle now or I’m going to blow you away.”

Wayne and the accomplice stole the man’s wallet and cellphone. When they attempted to drive away, Wayne discovered that the car had a manual transmission.

Neither knew what to do, so they allegedly made the car owner tell them how to work the gears while threatening him with the gun.

The teaching lesson didn’t work. The duo got frustrated and eventually ran off with the victim’s cellphone. Authorities were then able to use the phone to track dumb and dumber to a nearby train station. They were eventually arrested.

I’m no car thief, but maybe check before getting in the car. I know a Ford Mustang is awfully enticing, but stick with the Jeep. Like my mom’s Aerostar, it might not be as cool, but it’s practical.

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