The Wisdom of Road House

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 - 5:33 am PDT

Less than a month has passed since The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith celebrated what turned out to be Patrick Swayze’s final birthday by attending a screening of his tour de force 1989 film Road House, but the experience has left Smith a changed man and in those few short weeks his life has been utterly transformed.  Call it morbid coincidence or call it perfect exploitation timing, but a mere day and a half after the news came of Swayze’s untimely passing, Rev. Smith has completed his latest project: Everything I Needed to Know I Learned by Watching Road House.