Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fight!: The UK meets the SD edition.

Vinnie Jones, a British actor who was in such films as Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels and Snatch, was arrested on Thursday for getting in a bar fight.

Now, such a factoid on its own may not have been noteworthy, and certainly not even something I would bring up here though I do enjoy those two films very much. No, what makes this particularly entertaining is the following two pieces of related information:

1. The fight started partially because a bar patron asked Jones if he was "that guy from X-Men." This apparently did not makes Jones happy...despite the fact that he is, in fact, in X-Men.
2. The fight took place in Wiley's Tavern in...Sioux Falls, S.D. Apparently he was on vacation. Though his manager, when commenting, didn't know why he was in Sioux Falls. South Dakota.

Apologies all 'round to any Bateses in the house, but as someone proudly hailing from North Dakota, I think South Dakota is ridiculous. Why a British actor was vacationing there is quite over my head. Why he got annoyed at being recognized as being from a film he is actually from is equally over my head. Now, if dude would have asked, "Hey, weren't you the voice of Rommel in Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties?" THAT would have been call to throw a punch.

Though as it turns out, he was the voice of Rommel in Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties.

With thanks to MSNBC and IMDB for providing me info to bring you this breaking news.


Andrew said...

Well, apparently he has bitten people's noses off before. He was a professional "football" player in the UK and often got into tiffs with other players. Headbutting and other Crogmagnon like behavior was often seen on the field when Vinnie was around.

Kate said...

South Dakota is sweet. Don't be jealous and don't be hating.

Too bad for you NoDaks that awesomeness doesn't rise like heat does because then y'all might be a little less sucky. Work on that. Thanks.

(You best hope Big Jeffrey doesn't read that- he WILL kick your ass)