Listening with half an ear to the news...
First, the stupid fluff:
Look, I understand that the story gets pumped up to salacious levels by papparazi, but how big a nancy-boy do you have to be, to get beaten up by Hugh Grant, of all people?!? How could you look your wife and kids in the eye again?
I understand on an intellectual level that this guy, if he intentionally took his 10 year old boy out storm chasing, was being irresponsible. But on an emotional level, I completely get this kid's enthusiasm as they videotape two tornados. I live in North Texas, right in Tornado Alley, and I've never seen one personally. They've flown over, and I've made an effort to see them, but I've never honestly gotten a clear view of one. "Coolest day ever!" the kid exclaims. Lucky, reckless S.O.B.'s.