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  1. AHC: A comic book "Big 3" -- Which company could legitimately rival Marvel and DC?

    I could see this happening. I've sometimes thought of doing a best of all possible world for comics TL where EC stays in business and is popular and as a result the earlier diversity in comics we saw (Both Marvel and DC had non superhero stuff in the early days) results in comics being more...
  2. AHC: A comic book "Big 3" -- Which company could legitimately rival Marvel and DC?

    Best chance is no Seduction of the Innocent so EC Comics maintains its horror/mystery vibes
  3. WI: Ford doesn't pardon Nixon

    Could Ford win the Republican primary if he doesn't? Keep in mind the right was pissed over Nixon and believed him a wrongly persecuted man, driven out of office. Reagan very nearly came close to beating Ford OTL, this might push him over the top.
  4. Consensus on major events of an 8-year JFK presidency

    JFK suffered from Addison's disease and had a bad back that caused him considerable pain
  5. WI: Nixon commits suicide during Watergate

    Reagan would be to old by 84
  6. WI: Nixon commits suicide during Watergate

    I'd bet on yes, there's no way Reagan is going to run against Ford while he carries the mantle of a dead president, this would unite the GOP to him and despite Watergate, Nixon would still attract enough of a sympathy vote for Ford to win.
  7. WI: Nixon commits suicide during Watergate

    (Yes I got this idea from recent posts at the fantastic Richard Nixon twitter account.) During Watergate Nixon was heavily depressed and frequently drunk and many around him feared that the President may take his own life. Indeed in August of '74 Alexander Haig heard him mutter "You fellows, in...
  8. WI Chris Benoit only kills himself?

    Might end up the best of all possible worlds here, as one of the few things to come out of it was that WWE and wrestling actually started to care about the health of there wrestlers after it. If Benoit kills himself and leaves a note blaming it on concussions then that could lead to that without...
  9. WI: Elvis doesn't become a lounge singer?

    The point is with a better manager Elvis probably wouldn't be so exclusive to Vegas and tour outside the U.S.
  10. WI: Elvis doesn't become a lounge singer?

    Nearly all of Elvis's problems can be changed or curbed if he just had dumped his horrible manager.
  11. What If WCW won the "Monday Night Wars"?

    They need to stay profitable and not lose the money they did in 2000, which isn't exactly a high bar considering they lost 40+ million in a single year. So long as WCW is making money and doing good rating execs won't cancel it. The evil execs hating wrestling is a nice narrative for fans but...
  12. What If WCW won the "Monday Night Wars"?

    If WCW was doing as well as it did in 1997 in the ratings and profits they wouldn't cancel WCW. Yes executives didn't like wrestling but frankly they had every reason to cancel it given the entire company was in a tailspin.
  13. Is the Myth of the Lost Cause a myth in of itself?

    It smells like Atlanta burning.
  14. Is the Myth of the Lost Cause a myth in of itself?

    Lincoln did it make it very clear he had no intention of getting rid of slavery, and it is just as clear the South didn't believe it because they were batshit crazy about slavery. Literally any restriction or attack on slavery was viewed as crushing there way of life and liberty forever.
  15. Pre-1900 pop culture scenarios

    What if Arthur Conan Doyle had decided against killing off Sherlock, and instead merely took a break for a year or two before returning? Would have some interesting implications, as it means no Moriarty, who is a huge figure in the Holmes canon and in many ways the first supervillain in the...
  16. A More Perfect Union: An Alternate History of the Land of the Free

    Roosevelt VS Debs in an election? Talk about a Sophie's Choice on this site!
  17. Blue Skies in Camelot: An Alternate 60's and Beyond

    Same height as Lincoln as many pointed out.
  18. A More Perfect Union: An Alternate History of the Land of the Free

    I mean isnt that basically OTL? Yes Lee owned slaves and was ultimately accepting of the system but he also considered the rebellion to be illegal so Virginia going to the South really was the deciding factor for him
  19. DBWI former President Ross Perot has died

    Former President Ross Perot has at age 92 died. The first independent president since George Washington he was and is a controversial figure for his political ideas. Still one cannot deny his influence, winning a second term when many bet against him, and passing some key legislation despite a...
  20. DBWI Kayne West doesn't go into country

    Its about as likely as rap/hip hop sensation T-Swizzle going into country!
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