“When Rowdy Herrington’s ‘Road House’ kicked its way into U.S. movie theaters on May 19, 1989, the vast majority of American moviegoers avoided it like the local dive bar notorious for stabbings and spent shell casings in the parking lot.”

If you read this page regularly, you know that the hero of this film, Dalton (Patrick Swayze), is a philosopher-bouncer upon whose teaching I have based my life.

To quote the greatest philosopher-pornographer-critic in history, “Roadhouse is a cinema classic and one of the most entertaining movies ever made. It is the White Trash Hamlet; the Redneck Romeo and Juliet; Macbeth with a Mullet; Timon of Athens, Georgia. I doubt whether making a great comedy was the original intention, but as gamblers say, ‘The cards speak for themselves.'”

I’ve never been a fan of AOC, but she’s starting to grow on me!

At a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez asked Daniel O’Day, chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Gilead, why an HIV prevention drug costs nearly $2,000 a month in the United States but only $8 in Australia.

That made a Republican cry. Literally.

Just about nobody has seen this film in years. It was almost as if it had never existed. Although it is nearly 30 years old, it has only 108 votes on IMDb, and only four external reviews, all from minor sources, all written in the past month, following release of a new Blu-Ray. Here is an excellent commentary about the the film and the new Blu-Ray release.

At any rate, we now know why there seems to be a 20-year nudity gap in Melissa’s career from 1985 to 2005. There wasn’t any gap after all. It turns out that she was getting naked, but nobody saw it!

Following the jump is a summary of the film from IMDb, if you are interested. (Total spoilers)

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