AH Cultural Descriptions

Not to be confused with Secular Christians, Non-Messianic Christians see Jesus as one of many spiritual teachers in the Judeo-Christian tradition, on a par with, but not above Moses, John the Baptist, St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and St Francis of Assisi. For them there is no second coming, and they do not believe that it will be Jesus who judges the quick and the dead, but rather that no one will need a judge, as each person could be damned or saved based on their own merits.

The Coldest Swim
The title of a book about the suppression of dissidents in the Soviet Union. The Coldest Swim refers to a particular dissident who was thrown out of a helicopter into the Arctic Ocean, hence the "cold swim" (Resulting in the target dying of hypothermia and/or drowning). The book was written by Alexandr Lebed in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union a few years prior. The book was a mild commercial success.

Blowing a 28-3 State Lead
 
Blowing a 28-3 State Lead

Common parlance among fans of the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from the time they lost the 1994 National Championship game to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Big East champion Nittany Lions were not expected to beat the Big Red but had a 28-3 lead at halftime. However, Quarterback Tommie Frazier fan for three touchdowns and threw for one, giving Tom Osborne his first National Title. For many, this was seen as the beginning of the end of Penn State football as Virginia Tech and Miami gained more prominence in the Big East while Penn State was often considered the "best of the rest" in the league, though they experienced a resurgence after joining the ACC along with Tech and Miami in 2005. Some even wondered if Penn State should have joined the Big Ten in 1992 as it might have provided a better home and there was an offer on the table, though the Big Ten instead added Missouri and Nebraska in 2010.

The Art of the Meal 2: Making America Cook Again!
 
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The Art of the Meal 2: Making America Cook Again!
A 2018 documentary about the resurgence of home cooking as the most popular form of food after a scandal happened after McDonalds and several other restaurant chains were revealed to have been making their food with dead people. The documentary is a sequel to 2008's The Art of the Meal, which focusses on the various ways of making food.

Fantastic Beats: The Rythmes of Grindelwald
 
Fantastic Beats: The Rythmes of Grindelwald
Sequel to the movie Fantastic Beats, which is about musicians with magical powers. It's centered on the magical rapper Grindelwald, his complicated relationship with his boyfriend, and his fight against the evil pianist Voldemort.

Captain Scotland
 
Sequel to the movie Fantastic Beats, which is about musicians with magical powers. It's centered on the magical rapper Grindelwald, his complicated relationship with his boyfriend, and his fight against the evil pianist Voldemort.

Captain Scotland
A game based on the book Captain Scotland in The West Indies which is about a freelancing ex naval officer captain william "willy" scotland doing jobs in the west indies aboard his beloved ship Golden Serpent during the golden years of piracy (circa 1719). The book (which was written actually as a challenge from the author friend) become an instant hit in the uk because of its down to earth,sometime comedic and sometime dramatic take on the ussual pirate story this lead to 2 sequel (Captain Scotland and The Prussian Lord which is about the captain dealing with an annoying prussian lord and Captain Scotland and The Spanish Missionary which is about the captain attempting to escape a group of spanish missionary/inquisitor who was hunting him for sinking their ship in an accident of havana) and the afformentioned game Captain Scotland which told the story on how the captain manage to prevent a spanish raid on jamaica (the game was among the best selling in its time as the ship battle mechanic and the customisation was so large it rivaled game like GTA and Call of Duty)

The Dan Rather assasination attempt at CBS News
 
Scotties don't know

A chant done by England Rugby fans against the Scottish National team due to the dominance of England's Rugby team against Scotland. The phrase has also entered into nonsports vernacular as a way of saying a person is stupid, though the term was considered offensive by 2021.

Gorditas, Gorditas, Taco Souls are We!
 
Mocking phrase given to England under King Charles III, who ascended to the throne upon the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1995 and amidst the Tory Scandals of the period.

Uranium Rex
A rare example of a genuinely tragic superhero, Uranium Rex was originally Rex Dierden, nuclear physicist, until a bizarre accident pumped a lethal dose of U238 into his bloodstream. Though he gained special powers, he was too radioactive to be around, he was framed for the accident and professionally ruined, and was dying a slow and painful death. Never intended as an ongoing series, the character lasted the original 24 issues, which covered his funeral and immediate aftermath, and neglecting reprints has not been revived and by statement of owner never will be.

Plutonium Blonde
 
A rare example of a genuinely tragic superhero, Uranium Rex was originally Rex Dierden, nuclear physicist, until a bizarre accident pumped a lethal dose of U238 into his bloodstream. Though he gained special powers, he was too radioactive to be around, he was framed for the accident and professionally ruined, and was dying a slow and painful death. Never intended as an ongoing series, the character lasted the original 24 issues, which covered his funeral and immediate aftermath, and neglecting reprints has not been revived and by statement of owner never will be.

Plutonium Blonde
NATO code name for the USSR’s first hydrogen weapon. When Edward Teller died in 1948, the US suspended its hydrogen bomb program. Of course there was shock a decade later when the Soviets detonated theirs, showing they now had a strong lead in the race to nuclear war

A Connecticut Yankee in King George’s Court
 
A Connecticut Yankee in King George’s Court
Novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, in which an "All-American" protagonist is sent back in time to the court of King George III. The book deals with issues of betrayal, and many see it as a political satire emblematic of the period.
A Night In Azerbaijan
 
A Night In Azerbaijan

A 1935 movie musical starring Bing Crosby. The film is the story of an American protagonist who takes a ride on the transsiberian railroad and spends a night with the daughter of a local chief, though things ranging from czarist police to bandits get in the way of the budding warlord. While positively reviewed in its day, the film is considered just another cheap Hollywood musical leaning into escapism common at the time.

The March Queen:Redux
 
The March Queen:Redux
The March Queen is a manga and anime first created in 1999, about a conflict between a Japanese spacefaring colony and that of a neo-russian empire. The title comes from how the mech that series revolves around was first built in and was finished by March. The series heavily takes inspiration from both the Russo-Japanese war and Soviet-Japanese War of WWII, and commentates on both countries' expansionism. I was quite controversial, even getting some scathing rebukes from several russian media and oligarchs.

Redux was a sequel series from 2012, and downplayed the russo-japanese conflict in favour of aliens.

Zhnetsvremenia
 
Zhnetsvremenia
The fictional hometown of Russian superhero Bearman. Bearman, also known Yuri Samsonov, was found in a forest in Siberia in 1905. It is later found out that Bearman was from another planet and that his spacecraft was what caused the Tunguska explosion. Bearman later lives out in his small village with adoptive parents Vasily and Olga but eventually finds out he can shape shift into a bear after a hunting trip with his adoptive father.

Lizzie Windsor
 
Lizzie Windsor
Born Lady Elizabeth of York, great niece of King Albert I, she left her confortable life on Buckingham palace to become an actress and singer. She was very popular in the fifties and sixties and famously played her ancestor Queen Victoria in two films and a play.
While the royal family originally disowned her, she reconciled with them when her second cousin Mary III ascended the throne. While her profession was (and still is in some very conservative circles) a huge scandal, her personal life is very quiet and uneventful compared to her royal cousins and her infamous uncle Edward. She married a fellow actor and had three children with him, although there are rumours that she had an affair with a Greek prince.

Operation Atheling
 
Born Lady Elizabeth of York, great niece of King Albert I, she left her confortable life on Buckingham palace to become an actress and singer. She was very popular in the fifties and sixties and famously played her ancestor Queen Victoria in two films and a play.
While the royal family originally disowned her, she reconciled with them when her second cousin Mary III ascended the throne. While her profession was (and still is in some very conservative circles) a huge scandal, her personal life is very quiet and uneventful compared to her royal cousins and her infamous uncle Edward. She married a fellow actor and had three children with him, although there are rumours that she had an affair with a Greek prince.

Operation Atheling
Operation Atheling was the title of a 1997 book claiming that some members of the British royal family had sent peace overtures to Berlin in the darkest days of 1940.

The author, who won’t be named here, claimed the aristocracy had done this in complete good faith, but the truth is different. It was a psy-op, meant to catch the Nazis off guard.

The Royal Family won a huge defamation suit against the publisher. Coincidentally this was around the time of Princess Di’s death, and the initial publication had helped stoke public anger against the aristocracy

The Lava Monster
 
Operation Atheling was the title of a 1997 book claiming that some members of the British royal family had sent peace overtures to Berlin in the darkest days of 1940.

The author, who won’t be named here, claimed the aristocracy had done this in complete good faith, but the truth is different. It was a psy-op, meant to catch the Nazis off guard.

The Royal Family won a huge defamation suit against the publisher. Coincidentally this was around the time of Princess Di’s death, and the initial publication had helped stoke public anger against the aristocracy

The Lava Monster
Nickname for a hawaiian serial killer whose identity is not known until this day, his signature marks is to either put a lava stone on the person body or dump them in a lava field to decompose.

The San Fransisco Triad War
 
Nickname for a hawaiian serial killer whose identity is not known until this day, his signature marks is to either put a lava stone on the person body or dump them in a lava field to decompose.

The San Fransisco Triad War
A gang war between the various triads of San Francisco. The City of San Francisco later stepped in after the property damage started to rise, and arrested all the members of the triads.

Thor: Fraggle Rock
 
Thor: Fraggle Rock
From the Thor Jorgenson series of war novels, which yells the exploits of the Franco-Sewdish corporal during the Palestinian Reclamation, a period of warfare and revolution which began with the collapse of the Israeli state in 1973. The era that followed caused the western world to expand into renewable energy, championed by US president George Harrison.

Land of the Dead: A Guide to the Fossils of Kemet
 
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