St. Patrick

Patrick Swayze. I don’t have a whole lot to say that I haven’t said before.

Did I like all of his movies? No. Did I like most of his movies? No. Did I like any of his movies? Road House has its cult charm, but other than that, not really. But acting was only his day job, and there’s always more to a person than just that. Patrick always seemed like a genuinely nice guy, handily doing his job while taking himself and his movies with the appropriate balance of seriousness. And in the entertainment industry especially, we could always use more like that.

Road House board game

Selfishly, I’m thinking about Christmas, where my annual tradition of curling up next to a virtual fire with non-virtual friends watching the MST3K guys expertly dissect Santa Claus Conquers The Martians will seem a touch less festive. Not only will we still wonder what it would be like to play the board game for Road House, but hearing the rousing chorus of “Let’s Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas“ will be more melancholic than it will be filled with holiday cheer.

Patrick, I hope you’re now forever dirty dancing with Chris Farley.