|Michael Rotondo is being evicted from his parents' house, but|
he is getting some help from some highly unlikely sources.
As we learned in incessant news coverage this week, a 30-year-old guy in New York State really made a splash by refusing to leave his parents' house.
Mostly because it's free lodging and he really doesn't want to give up the great deal. For the record, I moved out of my parents' house late - when I was 23 - but I did so with no prodding form my parents. I decided on my own.
Not like most adults who, you know, go out and get a job, find an apartment, pay the rent and otherwise support themselves like normal people.
I don't oppose people living with their parents if they do so for the right reasons. Some adults live with their parents for years or decades. But most people who live with their parents assist them with health issues, or pay the bills, or generally stay helpful and productive. That's what normal people do.
Apparently, though, Michael Rotondo is not normal people.
Still,the great lengths he went to in attempts to prevent his parents from evicting him show a commitment to hard work. It just would have been easier, and more effective for him, to put that energy into finding an independent place to live.
Speaking of hard work, Rotondo's parents went through a lot of efforts get this bozo out of their house. It started in earnest in February, when Rodondo's parents wrote him this missive. (I guess face to face conversations weren't working.)
"After a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately. You have 14 days to vacate You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision."
First of all, when your parents write such a strongly worded note, it's past the time to move out.
However, the parents' note didn't work. So they gave their son another note on March 15, demanding he move out. No movement.
On March 20, the parents tried another tack: They offered him $1,100 to help with moving expenses, and also offered advice. The advice was sensible enough, in my opinion. It's what normal people would think of in this situation, but as I said, Rotondo doesn't seem very normal to me.
The advice included:
--- Organize the things you need for work and to manage an apartment.
--- A reminder that "there are jobs available for those with a poor work history like you Get one - you have to work!"
--- Also: "Sell the other things you have that have any significant value (e.g. stereo, some tools, etc.) This is especially true for any weapons you may have. You need the money and will have no place for the stuff."
Wait, what? Weapons? Yikes! I know little of this guy, but what little I know makes me a little nervous about him having weapons. But I guess that's another story.
It turns out the judge quickly decided with the parents, and Rotondo needs to move out, pronto. But our ever persistent protagonist says he will appeal the judge's decision.
On the bright side, the online cam site CamSoda offered Rotondo a paying gig in its "LifeStream" program, TMZ reports.
As TMZ points out, CamSoda is apparently a site where porn stars to online camming, but to our great relief, Rotondo will remain clothed if he takes the gig. The job pays $1,000 a month for six months.
The whole thing got even more bizarre if you can believe it on Thursday, when Rotondo appeared on wacko conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' InfoWars show. Jones gave Rotondo a check for $3,000 to move out of his parents' house.
A high point in the Jones/Rotondo conversation is when Jones asks if he's going to use the $3,000 to get a nose job.
"I don't think so," Rotondo said. "I like my nose the way it is."
As Vice continues this story, Jones, obsessed with noses, apparently, tells Rotondo he like his "noble nose" and that his wife's nose is so big she gets mistaken for a Jew, but he he also likes her nose a lot, so much so that he'd divorce her if she ever got a nose job.
Jones apparently meant the $3,000 check and the interview as a pep talk to encouage Rotondo's independence, but the interview, as we would expect from Jones, stayed weird.
Jones worried that Rotondo came off as "autistic" in other TV interviews, and warned him that he should move out of his parents' house immediately or risk being taken control of by "globalists."
In the end, I have to agree with Vice that Jones, for once in his life, actually sounded sensible at times.
Jones told Rotondo: "I think you should go back, no matter what your parents have done to you, and say, 'Thank you for life and I appreciate you and I'm going to figure out how to make money and be a part of society.'....From then, if you can do those basics, the big ideas will come.'"
How about that? Decent fatherly advice from one of the world's biggest wackos! Black is white and day is night now, I guess.