AH Cultural Descriptions

Office Workers Are Also Workers
A Documentary by Office Worker James Brown Smith, after he became offended when the Socialist Lennin von Braun called him a stinking capitalist. He made the documentary to prove not all Office Workers are upper class citizens who exploit the poor. The documentary was a hit and weakened Socialist and Communist movements across the world.

The tragedie of the fair poet William Shakespeare
 
Office Workers Are Also Workers
Slogan from the Menshevik wing of the Russian Communist Party, 1940 election. The Czar abdicated the throne in December 1918 after the death of his son, taking the three significant rebellions beginning in Petrograd in February of 1917 as a sign of a lack of God's favor. Woodrow Wilson helped the nascent Russian Republic form an American-style Democracy, having their first elections in 1920. However, the economic crisis at the beginning of the period, followed by the Great Depression in 1930 destroyed the early political parties.

By the 1940 election, there were two major parties: the Nationalists and the Communists. The Nationalists were divided into multiple regional factions; the Communists, however, were only divided in two, the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks. The Bolsheviks were highly antidemocratic and violent, but their leadership was aware that any violent actions would be crushed. The Mensheviks were more moderate, promoting reforms to the Republic to create a dictatorship of the proletariat. The slogan above was a jab at the Bolsheviks (and, to a lesser degree, certain Nationalists) in that it radically asserted the value of bureaucrats and managers in Russian society, as well as that they were not the cause of Russia malaise.

Starman San Diego

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The tragedie of the fair poet William Shakespeare
 
Bulganin’s Wild War
After the failure of the February Revolution and the collapse of the German lines in May 1917, the Czar began purging Russia of any dissent. As a result, the Communists- with the aid of some terrified (and horrified) businessmen, wen East to Siberia in order to found the Siberian Commune. Nikolai Bulganin began as a field commander in the guerilla campaign against the Russian Empire, but ended up as a figure similar to George Washington, uniting both the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks and likely preventing a civil war.

After the April Revolution in 1931, the Russian Empire collapsed, giving the Siberian Commune free reign over all of Russia East of the Urals, thus ending what the Siberians called the "Wild War" in an irreverence that has come to typify them. Ironically, because of the way the the Soviet system of governance was designed, the modern Siberian Commune is in many ways more democratic even than the early Russian Republic, let alone the modern one.

Starman San Diego
 
Starman San Diego
Kevin Stiller became known as one of the first "International Copycats" after copying David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust (which he renamed Starman after the eponymous song) for a host of shows across California, mainly around San Diego area between 1972 - 1976. While the most popular, he was followed by Starman Tokyo and Starman Florida among others. It led to a rise in greater protection for artist's intellectual property, although interestingly Stiller only gave up his Starman persona after further legal action from Kiss guitarist-singer Paul Stanley.

Spiders from Mars
 
Office Workers Are Also Workers
A social campaign by leading unions to increase unionization among office workers as a way to increase the leverage of unions nationwide, launched in 1981. The Campaign was a success and by 1988, 65% of office workers were in unions.

The Holy Emperor of West Chicago
 
Discrimination on the Basis of Sports Fandom
2017 documentary by Dinesh D'Souza, and produced by Gerald Molen. Unlike their previous work, this film takes a more farcical, comedic tone, especially when compared to 2012s Obomi's America. The topic was on racially-based discrimination in the western world, especially involving the "kneel" protests in the NFL; however, a lot of focus was placed on stereotypes of NASCAR fans and soccer (football) riots in Europe, comparing the two and looking into the problem of limited democratic participation and the phenomenon of excessive pressures placed on youth sports players.

Most unusually, both President Cruise and former president Obomi have praised the documentary for the depth of it's research and it's surprisingly even take, shooting at both the Democrats and Republicans despite D'Souza's far-right beliefs.

Star Drek
 
Popular name of a hypothesis of the Ancient Greek philosopher Thales - who assumed that stars were suns like our own, fires that would eventually burn out into ash, from which we are made. He was laughed at for thousands of years, until the discovery of supernovae and their own role in spreading heavy elements through the cosmos.

Bermuda 82
 
Hargreeves Park Zoo
Early 2000s animated series by DreamWorks based around the animals at a zoo that spawned a popular film series.
Notable characters include King Julian and his Lemur court who constantly scheme to escape the Zoo, Alex the Lion who keeps trying to eat his "best friend" zebra Marty, Harold the megalomaniac hamster who tries rule the Zoo with a cute iron fist, and the Penguins who keep foiling all the plots and try to keep the peace despite being essentially inept.

Star Drek
 
Bermuda 82
The name of a popular TV show where 82 people who had vanished in the Bermuda triangle over the centuries (starting with a captain of a Spanish treasure ship in 1567) suddenly reappeared on the shores of Bermuda in 2012. It was in many ways a sitcom, despite the premise, and had 6 seasons, though the last two were fairly poorly recieved.

The Department of the Ministry of the Bureau of Organizational Charts
 
Star Drek
Star Drek
Popular name for Robert Jordan's famous 10-book series Star Trek.
Famous for its titillating sex scenes, its mammoth size and its mix of Dickensian length and Lovecraftian purple prose, the series was nevertheless a record bestseller.
When its author finally died, it was as yet incomplete, as the promised final battle between Kirk's Harem and the Dork One had yet to happen.
The famed mystery crime author Brandon Sanderson was approached to complete it and accepted the the offer, only to be gunned down by an enraged fan at a book signing for the 11th book for trimming out 90% of the porn, steamy sexposition and Lovecraftian prose.

(For anyone wondering why I slagged Robert Jordan, allow me to demonstrate).
The Department of the Ministry of the Bureau of Organizational Charts
 
The Department of the Ministry of the Bureau of Organizational Charts

The workplace of Winnifred Smith, the main character in Eric Blair's satirical novel "Palest Pink." In the novel, Smith, a so called "liberated women" works for the Department making and illustrating charts. However, she knows such charts are based on lies. She also feels she's put into lower levels of government work due to being a woman in spite of living in a so called "socialist" society. The novel was written by Blair as a critique of what he saw as the excesses of what he called "bourgeois socialim" that he saw as being against his anarchist views.

The Omaha Thanksgiving Surprise
 
The Omaha Thanksgiving Surprise
Nickname for a Thanksgiving tradition in the US State of Nebraska where in the entire family dress up in costumes simmiliarly to halloween and instead of a turkey they use a goose.
The reason it’s called the Omaha Thanksgiving Surprise is because it was a prominent feature of advertisement for the city of Omaha
The Bureau For Security Against Paranormal Threats.
 
The Bureau For Security Against Paranormal Threats.
Formed in 1965 and originally a department of the FBI, the Bureau began as simply a group of debunkers, investigating supposedly paranormal events. Inevitably, the group came to be known unofficially as the Scoobies; they gained prominence throughout the 1970s and 1980s as “spiritual” frauds proliferated, eventually splitting off from the FBI in 1973. Rumours have long circulated that not all the paranormal events investigated have been fraudulent.

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
 
The Bureau For Security Against Paranormal Threats.
A monthly podcast discussing current and historical supernatural events, conspiracy theories, UFO reports and the like.
It was started in 2001 as a radio broadcast by Glenn Beck and billionaire celebrity Osama bin Laden, and has been stedily producing content since then. Over its 20-year long history, it has been hosted by such famous scholars and intellectual authorities as Dan Aykroyd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alex Jones, Yasser Arafat, Strom Thurmond, Mike Tyson, Newt Gingrich, Nancy Pelosi, Amber Heard, Mutahar Anas, Natalie Wynn, Johnny Depp, Calvin Broadus Jr., Kim Kardashian, Mark Meachan, James Charles, Mary-Belle Kirschner, Benjamin Netanyahu, Eva Green, Dwayne Johnson, Richard Spencer, Irving Finkel, Adam Sandler, Emilia Clarke, Jordan Peterson and Tom Cruise.
Over the years, the program has become known for its humorous and insightful commentary on social trends, history, politics and religion.

Currently, it is being co-hosted by returning hosts Mark Meachan, Marion Cotillard, Benjamin Netanyahu and Katee Sackhoff, and newcomers Clive Russell, Robert Downey Jr., Felix Kjellberg, Orson Scott Card, Christina Hoff Summers, and Noor bin Laden.

The Last Ride of the Battlecruiser Rey Felipe II
 
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