I love Patrick Swayze.
You don't realize how cool Patrick Swayze is/was until you look back at his career. The man was in some classic, classic films. He is a pop culture icon. Just think of some of the lines he's brought to the world:
"Pain don't hurt" - Roadhouse
"Ditto" - Ghost
"If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love" - Point Break
"Now get up here and piss in the radiator" - Red Dawn
And of course...
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner" - Dirty Dancing
He starred in The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Roadhouse, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break....all culturally relevant movies.
Dirty Dancing was the first "dirty" movie I ever saw. I was 8 years old. I wanted to see it so bad, so my dad rented it for me. I remember hiding my face in my pillow during all of the suggestive dancing.
He also starred in one of the top 5 greatest Saturday Night Live skits of all time:
I will raise my glass in a toast to Mr. Swayze. Thank you for the entertainment.
And I hope you all have a very Swayze Christmas....