The chair is against the wall… The chair is against the door… John has a long mustache… Wound my heart with monotonous languor… These are phrases taken from scenes in a couple of movies, one actually a sort of homage to the other. Most of you reading this have heard all the Wolverine Red Dawn quotes, but there’s more to it.
It’s 11:59 on Radio Free America; this is Uncle Sam, with music, and the truth until dawn. Right now I’ve got a few words for some of our brothers and sisters in the occupied zone. The chair is against the wall. The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache. John has a long mustache. It’s twelve o’clock, American, another day closer to victory. And for all of you out there, on, or behind the line, this is your song.”
It’s similar to “Radio London” (Radio Londres), which broadcast through most of WWII from England into Nazi-occupied France. Operated by the Free French in conjunction with the BBC, it served to counter Axis propaganda and also to pass along coded instructions to members of the Resistance, the OSS, and others involved in fighting against the occupation.
These morale patches, which originally engendered this article back in 2012, are from Orca Industries (a member of House Morningwood).
They even have a Red Dawn Wolverines face mask now, though there are some folks out there who’d find it ironic.
This article was originally published in November of 2012.
Red Dawn Wolverines
The chair is against the wall.
Have you heard this one?
Molasses tomorrow will bring forth cognac.
It’s from this scene from The Longest Day. You see, the Red Dawn Wolverines weren’t the first to use such code words.
John has a long mustache.
There are other versions of this genre of morale patches too.
The chair is against the wall!
To date, we have yet to find a wound my heart with monotonous languor morale patch. If we find one, we’ll let you know.
Ici Londres ! Les Français parlent aux Français…
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