Transcendence Defined
The state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits.

How does that old saying go? Something like you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take away Kid Rock’s fondness for affordably priced waffles and parking lot brawls? Well, that would explain a lot — because in a moment of high profile redneck transcendence, Kid Rock (a.k.a. Bob Ritchie) spent the night in the clink after being arrested on misdemeanor battery charges for fighting in a Waffle House parking lot.

The fight happened early Sunday morning in Atlanta, where Kid had played a show the previous evening. Police report that a male customer recognized a woman in Kid Rock’s entourage, and that “words were exchanged, and a fight ensued.” Isn’t that how these things always go? I’d love to know exactly what words were exchanged, but I guess it probably wouldn’t be too difficult to figure out. All you’d really need to do is turn on any given episode of Jerry Springer, transcribe some of the messy, expletive laden dialogue and apply it to Waffle House setting. Throw in a douchebag with a beard, stupid hat and long hair and — voilÄ‚ ! — there you have the scene that resulted at the Buford Highway Waffle House.