Hi….This is Brent (AKA Hubby, as my wife puts it). I’ve asked her if I could do a post today to briefly talking about the passing of Patrick Swayze. I’m not going to lie, I kinda welled up when I heard the news….One of the main reasons?
Roadhouse is truly one of my favorites. This is one of those no-nonsense films that doesn’t require a long attention span, or has a deep meaningful plot. It only requires a never-ending thirst for classic Swayze doing what he does best. KICKING BUTT! “The Outsiders” – “Red Dawn” – “Point Break”—“Dirty Dancing”—“Ghost”. These are all great films made memorable by Swayze’s ability to draw you in to his style of acting. However, Roadhouse is his crown jewel. Granted he may not be the greatest actor, but you always knew what you were in for when you watched a Swayze film. And you always knew that if you crossed him, you could end up looking like this guy..
Roadhouse is a classic “Man’s-Man” film. It is filled with explosions, fighting, sex, & good ol’ fashion cheese ball lines that make no sense.
Ex. “Calling me Sir is like putting an elevator in an outhouse, names Emmitt.”
Megan always likes to say “Never seen this movie before”…haha But I can’t help it! It’s just one of those movies that never gets old.
But that’s not all Swayze had to offer. He was also a funny guy and has what is arguable one of the funniest SNL skits of all time. If for some reason you’ve just joined us on the planet earth and have never seen this skit please take a look: http://www.dailymotion.com/
But on a serious note, Swayze’s passing is probably hard for a lot of people. He suffered a long road with his cancer but much like his characters, he fought to the end. Swayze really was an all around great guy. You never heard about him doing any wrong in tabloids and he was married to the same woman for more than 72 hours. Which is a really rare thing in Hollywood. (FYI he’s been married to the same woman Lisa since 1975). I think that’s a testament to his legacy and character, and I’m sure a reason he was such a well liked and respected member of his craft.
I never knew Patrick Swayze but it’s because of “Roadhouse” that I’ve always known I could handle any situation. Like “Take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he’ll drop like a stone”, or to always watch out for guy’s “Right Boot!”, “Be nice until it’s time not to be nice”, and to never trust guys named “WESSSLYY!” So thanks Swayze I’m sure there are going be a lot of people who miss you and just know where ever you are “We will always be the Bouncers and you will always be the Cooler”. Later Miho
Thanks Honey for letting me share on your blog. Love, Brent