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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Veteran's Day Edition

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Today is veteran’s day, and we remember those who have served, but much more importantly, those who have fallen, either to pay the ultimate price or who were forced to live the rest of their life with the permanent affects of conflict.

Paraphrasing Jack Nicholson’s great testimony in A Few Good Men: “We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. You want them on that wall. You need them on that wall.”

Yes, we do. Those rough men preserve our freedom from those who would deprive us of it. They do a duty that they are both proud an honored to do, and don’t see it as a hardship or particularly praiseworthy — which is all the more reason to remember them.

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  • Interesting.

  • Two UK recruits to reveal their college decisions on Thursday. I am uncomfortable with Skal Labissiere, but if Sandy Bell is good with him, I’m okay with it. It’s amazing how much we, as a fan base, have come to trust her. It is trust she has earned.

  • Jerry Tipton, master of the obvious: Analysts say Kentucky isn’t invincible.

    Dear Jerry:

    Kentucky has already lost a game, remember? The last one in the Big Blue Bahamas to Champagne Calons-Reims Basket? Invincible teams, by definition, do not lose games. Ever. That’s what “invincible” means.

    So we get it, m’kay? There’s nothing to see here, no 40-0 talk, no serious thought that the Wildcats will march through the college basketball season like fecal matter through a goose. We learned that last year in spite of efforts to assure us we didn’t. Not invincible. Roger that.

    We aren’t the droids you’re looking for. You can go about your business. Move along.

    Sincerely,
    The Big Blue Nation

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  • Good news, men! “The lads” have been identified as the “most distinct type” of human tissue. Sweet.

    What do we win? Hat tip: Instapundit

  • Just what I was hoping for: Genetically modified potatoes with lower cancer risk.

  • Beware the new iPhone malware. It’s hard to get, but the tech behind it is scary, because it allows the malware to mine data without having your phone “rooted,” also known as “jailbroken.”

    It will be interesting if this sort of programming is able to infect other Unix-like operating systems, specifically Android and/or Linux. Could this turn out to be a selling point for Microsoft’s slow-moving Windows mobile platform? Doubt it, but you never know. After all, unlike Apple, they’ve been dealing with malware for decades.