AH Cultural Descriptions

Georgia among the Dinosaurs
A famous political cartoon lambasting the Second Snopes Trial of 2004 and the subsequent victory for the state of Georgia and their anti-evolution agenda. The cartoon shows a prehistoric piece of land in the shape of Georgia covered in fern and in the foreground a brontosaur with the head of Georgia governor George William Wallace Bush (The later president 'Tripya' Bush). The Bush-Brontosaur is holding a piece of paper in its mouth that reads: "Georgia is done with Evolution".

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The Tennessee Tufted Titmouse
 
The nickname for the Tennessee Guard owing to their white and grey dress uniform and seeming ubiquitousness at Tennessee social functions.

Cull & Culpability
The title of a book that claimed the failed response to the H2V2 virus was not plain incompetence, but a deliberate culling of population by the leadership of the Dominion of Carolina. The book cited the racially conflicting remarks by its leadership, combined with moves done before the epidemic (even when other countries like the Empire of Brazil knew about it potentially being a risk) such as reducing healthcare access due to a fiscal cliff as its evidence. The release of the book caused an uproar in the Dominion of Carolina and led to the Jacksonian Party (who was in power at the time) collapsing.

Epic Failures of History
 
Epic Failures of History
A series of videos on the Youtube channel Weird History, which covers some of the most catastrophic failures in human history. The narrator breaks down the decision, why it was stupid, and what the fallout was in 10-15 minute episodes. Some of the most-viewed of the series are Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, and the Battle of Karansebes.

The Cooler
 
A series of videos on the Youtube channel Weird History, which covers some of the most catastrophic failures in human history. The narrator breaks down the decision, why it was stupid, and what the fallout was in 10-15 minute episodes. Some of the most-viewed of the series are Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, and the Battle of Karansebes.

The Cooler
The Cooler was a term for the first Ice Hockey stadium in Great Britain. Ice hockey did not take off in Great Britain, though, and the stadium was eventually turned into a museum.

Lord of the Ants
 
Sledge Hammer
A British Neo-Bolshevik punk-rock band active in the 1970s and 80s. Extremist revolutionary lyrics ultimately made the band an outcast in the mainstream music scene, and they became instead one of the founders of the 'Rock Against Fascism' sub-genre, which briefly flourished in Britain despite (or perhaps because of) the UK's part in the WWII defeat of the Comintern. Thought to have at least in part inspired the Dead Kennedys single, "Commie Punks Fuck Off"

The Red Napoleon
 
A British Neo-Bolshevik punk-rock band active in the 1970s and 80s. Extremist revolutionary lyrics ultimately made the band an outcast in the mainstream music scene, and they became instead one of the founders of the 'Rock Against Fascism' sub-genre, which briefly flourished in Britain despite (or perhaps because of) the UK's part in the WWII defeat of the Comintern. Thought to have at least in part inspired the Dead Kennedys single, "Commie Punks Fuck Off"

The Red Napoleon
Adolf Polz's novel about "Joseph Stalin", a fictional radical communist captain commanding his super hydrogen-powered submarine in a terrible struggle against the samurais of a fiercely imperialistic Japanese empire.

It's quite fun, actually, "Stalin" being a Georgian in Russian service, is clearly inspired by Napoleon's role in the British Navy, the submarine is a lovely mad work of crazy science straight out of "La Mécanique Populaire"'s pages, while the war between the fictional countries of the "United Soviets" and the "Empire of the cherry blossom" provides a good backdrop for the captain's adventures and hyjinks.

Is it pulpy? Yes, and at times even a little trashy, but it's also lots of fun, and according to the author fun to write too, so we will probably see more like this from him in the future.

Murat and Massena's excellent adventure
 
Murat and Massena's excellent adventure
A translation's title for the jodpurian tale The Great Travels of Murat and Messena, about the titular two scholars who voyage to three distant lands in the Indian Ocean, each believed to represent Laalia [ATL western and north Australia], Xhosia [ATL Africa], and the subantarctic isles.

You Wouldn't Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas!
 
A translation's title for the jodpurian tale The Great Travels of Murat and Messena, about the titular two scholars who voyage to three distant lands in the Indian Ocean, each believed to represent Laalia [ATL western and north Australia], Xhosia [ATL Africa], and the subantarctic isles.

You Wouldn't Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas!
Children's book by Dr. Rand about the eponymous hippopotamus. It was published in 1959, and was generally considered a funny book. It was a very easy read due to being designed for young children.

Fail Britannia
 
Pizza-electricity.
In 1988, a clever man in New York City invented a machine which could apply an electrical pulse to a human and fool the tastebuds to perceive flavors. In a matter of weeks, bars and cafes opened, touting the newfangled "flavored electricity". The most popular flavor was far and away "pizza electricity".

Over the next few years, scientists researched flavored electricity more closely and found it slowly contributed to heart failure.
 
Mythical creature allegedly found in Cooloola, Mexico. This turned out to be a giant water snake.

Scientific Russian
The premier journal of the Imperial Russian Academy of Science and Technology. First published in May 1922 by the order of Tsar Nicholas II to show the world the advances of Russian knowledge.

The Kentucky Derby
 
The premier journal of the Imperial Russian Academy of Science and Technology. First published in May 1922 by the order of Tsar Nicholas II to show the world the advances of Russian knowledge.

The Kentucky Derby
A derisive term for the extremely tight gubernatorial election (sometimes called a race) in Kentucky in the year 1968. Allegations of voter fraud and voter suppression meant that the outcome was always heavily in doubt no matter who won. Derby originally meant "horse race".

The Urban Jungle
 
A derisive term for the extremely tight gubernatorial election (sometimes called a race) in Kentucky in the year 1968. Allegations of voter fraud and voter suppression meant that the outcome was always heavily in doubt no matter who won. Derby originally meant "horse race".

The Urban Jungle
A post-apocalyptic YA novel from the 2000s where vegetation overtook New York City. Popular among its target audience, though critics lambasted it for the love triangle taking up so much of the story.

Confederates and Kings
 
A post-apocalyptic YA novel from the 2000s where vegetation overtook New York City. Popular among its target audience, though critics lambasted it for the love triangle taking up so much of the story.

Confederates and Kings
A book about the Swiss Confederation, the only non-monarchy in a Europe filled with them in the Renaissance era. This Swiss Confederation was seen as preserving the light of representative democracy in an era where the only other examples of its type were the Italian merchant republics.

Wearing Pink and Talking about Politics
 
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