Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze

Actor Patrick Swayze has died after a long battle with cancer. I don't have the deep emotional attachment to him that many (predominantly women) have-in accordance with applicable law, I took women to see "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" when they were in theaters, of course, but I don't have an emotional attachment to either film at this point.

Swayze, for all the fun people had at his expense, seemed to be able to laugh at himself, a quality I admire. This is a link to one of the funniest SNL skits I have ever seen, a Chippendales dance off between Swayze and the late Chris Farley.

RIP, Patrick Swayze.


  1. I remember that one. Wow... now both are gone. I'm sad for his family and friends.

  2. That SNL skit was so funny.

    NPR said that when he leaped off the stage at the end of Dirty Dancing he was like "a combination of Mikhail Baryshnikov and James Dean." Absolutely true and absolutely why women adored him.

    It's always sad to hear of someone young dying. Maybe a good reminder to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society...


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