Red Dawn Code Words (and WOLVERINES!)

The chair is against the wall… John has a long mustache… Wound my heart with monotonous languor… These are phrases taken from scenes in a couple of movies, one an homage to the other.

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).

Red Dawn wolverines AK morale patch


This article was originally published in November of 2012. 

Have you heard this one?

Molasses tomorrow will bring forth cognac.

It’s from this scene from The Longest Day?


There are other versions of this genre of morale patches too.

OC Tactical: the chair is against the wall ; john has a long mustache
This one is from OC Tactical.                    

wolverines patch - Red Dawn resistance - from OC Tactical

wolverines patch - Red Dawn resistance - from OC Tactical
This Red Dawn Wolverines patch is from Patriot Patch Company.

The chair is against the wall! morale patch

This one, found on, is aptly named "John has a long mustache."
This one, found on, is aptly named “John has a long mustache.” The very limited first run patch
made by the crew in Tucson, Arizona is currently sold out.

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.

Find more Red Dawn related stuff on Etsy.

Ici Londres ! Les Français parlent aux Français…

The chair is against the wall




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5 thoughts on “Red Dawn Code Words (and WOLVERINES!)

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  • February 12, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Mad Duo, it seems Larry IS confused — and perhaps a bit mad. It is a common syndrome, unfortunately.

  • December 6, 2019 at 10:46 am

    The Donkey Squad fell off a Cliff and hanged themselves.

  • May 11, 2019 at 6:05 am

    I would guess two things here:

    1. You guys are big Trump supporters
    2. You don’t get the irony that you are offering Red Dawn paraphernalia.

    Haven’t you heard? Russia won.
    So, probably take down this post and remove your paraphernalia from the internet before I call attorney General Barr and DHS comes to visit you and the middle of the night.

    • February 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      To Larry Wilson, [email protected]…That’s a very confusing comment, Larry. On a number of levels. Give Barr a ring if you feel it necessary, and gosh thanks for that piquant comment!


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