Monday, September 14, 2009
R.I.P. PATRICK SWAYZE (1952-2009)
Patrick Swayze, the DIRTY DANCING hearthrob, is dead at the age of 57, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. That completely fucking sucks for a number of reasons, but it especially pains me because Swayze breathed life into one of my favorite movie characters of all time, namely Dalton, the badassed philosopher/bouncer in the epochal trash classic ROAD HOUSE. No bullshit, I dug the Swayze, even in his girlier movies (there are those who consider ROAD HOUSE a chick flick but I say they're nuts, even if the Swayze's bare ass is plainly evident), so I am genuinely saddened. I'll have a fitting eulogy up as soon as possible, but until then, rest well, Patrick. The Swayze is dead! Long live the Swayze!!!