Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr.’s floating head crashed his spouse’s judicial affirmation listening to over Zoom this week.
Whereas Maryland Judge Laura Ripken was being confirmed to the Courtroom of Particular Appeals on Monday, she stated, “becoming a member of me right here immediately in our house workplace is my husband Cal, who has been my greatest fan and probably the most great husband possible.”
The previous Baltimore Orioles participant joined his spouse on the video convention, however the digital background getting used made him appear bodiless. Judge Ripken‘s hair appeared purple through the affirmation listening to.
“Right here’s proof that I haven’t remodeled into only a head and Laura hasn’t dyed her hair purple,” Cal Ripken Jr., also known as “The Iron Man,” tweeted whereas sharing an image of himself hugging his spouse.
Decide Ripken was first appointment to the bench in 2010. Since January 2019, she has served because the chair of the Convention of Circuit Courtroom Judges. She can also be the decide who has been presiding over the case of Jarrod Ramos, who pleaded guilty to fatally capturing 5 folks at The Capital Gazette in 2018.
The floating head occasion occurred in the identical week a Texas lawyer confirmed as much as a digital courtroom listening to utilizing a filter that made him look like a white cat.
Additionally this week, Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., appeared upside down throughout a digital committee listening to. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., requested if he was OK.
“I don’t know how you can repair that,” Emmer responded after a number of members advised him he was the wrong way up. A consultant jokingly identified through the listening to that “at the very least he is not a cat.”
Emmer later reappeared proper facet up.