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Pancake House? Did The Guy From ‘Fargo’ Write This Headline About Lakers’ Arrest?

Clearly, there is nothing funny about Los Angeles Lakers rookie Derrick Caracter’s arrest early Sunday morning at an IHOP in New Orleans where he allegedly “started grabbing and pulling” a pregnant waitress, but I could not help but notice the unique way in which this particular headline writer chose to describe said restaurant as a “pancake house.” You know, like the term the character Gaear Grimsrud employed to state his dining preferences in Fargo?

Yes, I understand that Gaear Grimsrud is a fictional character brought to life by the extremely talented (and woefully underrated) actor Peter Stormare and that it is impossible that a person who doesn’t technically exist in the real world be capable of writing a headline for a newspaper, but still, it’s kind of funny, right? Further, perhaps if Caracter had instead opted to go somewhere where he could get a shot and a beer, steak, maybe, not more f**kin’ pancakes, he might have averted this entire ugly scene. C’mon.

Oh, and one more thing: it wasn’t a pancake house, it was the International-freaking House of Pancakes. Show the eatery the global respect it has rightly achieved.

Los Angeles Lakers player arrested for alleged battery on pregnant waitress at downtown pancake house [NOLA.com]