Week 131 of 178: The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.

Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 131 of 178 (326 more days until military retirement). This may be my last Veterans Day as an active duty military member. I have been in uniform now for two decades, and it is about time to hang up my combat boots. The term “veteran” will take on a new meaning for me in a year. Eventually I will be one of those old guys telling war stories that nobody really cares about unless they involve gunfights and explosions, so I will have to embellish my stories a bit.

  1. a person who has had long experience in a particular field.
    synonyms: old hand, past master, doyen, vet; More

    Example:  “a veteran of two world wars”

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. — Thomas Campbell



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The Batman’s Version of the Airman’s Creed

Fun fact: the Airman’s Creed makes more sense when “an American Airman” is replaced with “the Batman” (idea courtesy of John Q. Public). Try reciting Batman’s Airman’s Creed using your best Dark Knight voice.

Cubicle Warrior Movie Review: John Wick

The movie’s relentless razzle-dazzle and its anything-for-an-adrenaline-rush spirit infuse this action flick with a winking suggestion: If you can’t afford a professional screenwriter, just throw Keanu Reeves into a revenge plot with a puppy!

While it doesn’t rival the imagination or innovation of ‘The Matrix’, the movie’s ebullient shoot’em-up-revenge-plot-Russian-mafia spirit should make it a popular hit with all five of Keanu Reeve’s fans. Not to give away the plot… Oh…I just did…

3/5 stars. Be sure to go potty before the movie starts. You. Will. Not. Want. To. Leave. Your. Seat.

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So you want to be an Air Force engineer?


15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children

These dream homes would be dangerous for families with kids in the home, but would be great for empty nesters! Grandkids beware: mom and dad are getting a child death trap in order to discourage using empty nesters as cheap babysitting.


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Apfelpfannkuchen, Honey Bunny Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

Bacon and Egg Pizza, Ugly Pie Company, El Segundo, CA 

Dessert trio (Ghirardelli cheesecake, cannoli, and tiramasu) at Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria, El Segundo, CA

Baked brie, Second City Bistro, El Segundo, CA

Naan-chos, iPic Movie Theater, Westwood, CA.

Homemade sushi and musubi, Honey Bunny Cafe, Los Angeles, CA


Scientists Discover what is Really Inside Chicken Nuggets

I am sure many of you already knew this, but chicken nuggets barely count as chicken, unless you are okay with any part of the chicken being labeled as chicken. The good news is that chicken fat, skin, sinew, blood vessels, nerves and bone fragments taste just like chicken when fried in corn oil. and it counts towards the 40% to 60% chicken content in a chicken nugget. What is the other 60% to 40%? I hope you are a fan of chemistry. The answer, in no particular order is in the article.

Kosmos-2499: Is it a spy or an assassin… or both? [RussianSpaceWeb.com]

Radar data and historical data indicate the object is probably a 100 kg object with an RCS of 0.3 m and significant delta-V/ specific impulse (probably around 800 m/s delta-V with 200 Ns/kg Isp)

The Trapper Keeper is back, but it carries tablets instead of homework | The Verge


Florida Gators 34, Vanderbilt Commodores 10

The Florida Gators ran a very balanced offense, racking up 215 yards through the air, and 214 on the ground. The Gators were even in turnover margin before this game, but are now +4 after turning all four Vanderbilt turnovers into points.


  • Ovince Saint Preux def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by KO in 4:26 of Round 1.
  • Warrley Alves def. Alan Jouban by decision
  • Claudio Silva def. Leon Edwards by decision
  • Dhiego Lima def. Jorge De Oliveira by decision
  • Juliana Lima def. Nina Ansaroff by decision


  • Luke Rockhold def. Michael Bisping by submission in 4:01 of Round 2
  • Al Iaquinta def. Ross Pearson by KO in 3:20 of Round 2
  • Robert Whittaker def. Clint Hester by KO in 2:15 of Round 2
  • Soa Paleilei def. Walt Harris by KO in 0:12 of Round 2

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