Kit Harington – seen above looking like Birdie the Early Bird’s emo cousin, Moody the Melancholy Crow – is clearly attempting to reshape his image from sensitive hunk to 100% bad boy. Kit recently told W magazine the story of his Game of Thrones audition. Kit says he showed up with a black eye that he received the night before at McDonald’s. Naturally, I immediately assumed Kit’s black eye was the result of getting accidentally smacked in the face during one of the many spontaneous dance-offs that the film Mac & Me has lead me to believe are very common at McDonald’s, but that’s not the case. Kit got a black eye after defending his lady’s honor.
Kit and a girl he was dating at the time went to McDonald’s one night, and they sat next to a dude and the dude’s girlfriend who started trouble with them. Eventually the other dude called Kit’s girlfriend some rude names. So Kit stood up and challenged the dude to a fight. Unfortunately, as he began to stand up, Kit realized he was dealing with someone who was more Hodor than King Joffrey (i.e. dude was huge). He proceeded to whoop Kit’s ass and leave him with a souvenir. Kit joked that his black eye probably helped him land the role, and jokingly thanked the random guy in the McDonald’s that night for giving it to him.
I won’t dwell on Kit Harington’s gorgeous face, since we all know he’d hate that. Instead I want to what the hell is with late-night McDonald’s fights? I’m not kidding when I say I’ve seen four – FOUR – McDonald’s brawls in my lifetime, and that’s not counting the time I was at a McDonald’s in Florida at 11:30 at night and my cashier stopped taking my order so she could tell the girl working the fryer that she was going to “punch her dead in the face.” People, this is NOT what Mac Tonight had in mind when he dreamed of late-night Mac Attacks.
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