Monday, October 22, 2007

Kiss My Grits!

If I had already been drinking my tea, I surely would've spit it out when I pulled up this morning and read: "Kid Rock in jail after Waffle House brawl."

Wow. That has to be one of my favorite headlines ever. It just doesn't get any better than that.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Waffle House establishment because during my sophomore year of college, I drove down to Florida with three sorority sisters and one of the things we did to pass the time was count how many Waffles Houses were along 1-75 South between Michigan and the Sunshine State. Any time someone would spot one, they'd yell out "WAFFLE HOUSE!" But nearly 24 hours later, we had shortened it to "WA HA!" There were just too many to keep repeating all the syllables and forming the proper consonants. I don't remember our final tally, but it was definitely in the hundreds! I just checked on the Waffle House site and they list 1,500 locations in just 25 states!?!? That is INSANE.

I think I've only eaten there three times in my life, though.

But Kid Rock loves Waffle House, so much so that he and his crew graced one in Atlanta early Sunday morning after his concert. Supposedly a female customer started an altercation with a woman in Kid's entourage, and then the men joined in and came to blows both within the restaurant and then out in the parking lot, with Kid Rock even breaking a window! What would've made this story a lot better is if it had turned into a food fight with people throwing huge pancakes all over the place, because I'm pretty sure you could do some damage with those things (besides the obvious damage to your arteries).

Kid Rock has since been released from jail and is enjoying the success of his new album, Rock N Roll Jesus, which has its debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. I tried to listen to the title track, but was shocked to find that Kid Rock's last few albums are not on iTunes?!?! What?!?! He can't possibly justify that - I mean, only The Beatles can get away with that.

Anyway, it's just a matter of time before Kid Rock picks the location his next skirmish. They need to set some odds on this one in Vegas... will it be a Hardee's, a 7-11, a Popeye's Chicken, or maybe he'll class it up a bit and go for an Olive Garden or Chili's?

- e

This post is dedicated to Nerdy P, who loves her some Kid Rock in all of his White T glory.

1 comment:

Nerdy P said...

I did love me some Kid Rock, but even Nerdy P can't abide by the depths of WT it takes to get into a fight @ Waffle House.