AH Cultural Descriptions

The Men who cried Witch
A digital vinyl record project released in 2012. "The Men Who Cried Witch" was the only text on the cover and until now it is still unclair whether said 'Men' are the musicians or whether it is the title of the record and if so who the actual musicians are. Although today both of the lead singers have been identified by their voices as studio artists from the circle around Damian Alban and style comparison makes it almost certain that Alban himself played or at least wrote the bass riffs on several of the album's songs, neither he nor aforementioned singers have affirmed nor contradicted the rumor.

What is certain however is that 'The Men who Cried Witch' is ( or made) a quirky melodious album poking fun at the 2012 end time hype, the rise of the Moral Indignant Right in the UK and the election that year of televangelist Rush Limbauch as the 45th US president. Off course it also featured the still popular gay rights anthem 'Call me, Maybe'

Still the most famous exploit of the record/band is that it showed that even in the age of massive surveillance of all electronic communication it was still possible to release an album of which even today the actual name is unknown.

Next up:
Dua Lipa
 
Dua Lipa is the trademark under which Xushi brand cosmetics are sold in the American Republic and the Canadian Federation. Xushi, the world's third-largest retailer, introduced Dua Lipa products in 1984 when breaking into the underdeveloped North American market. Today, they represent 35% of major cosmetic category sales in the region, by far the largest of dozens of competing brands. The state-owned brand is also known for following the marketing mantra invented by Didu Soft Drink Corp, China's largest company - "#1 companies are #1 in ad spending". Dua Lipa ads have since 2013 featured the omnipresent face of Dilraba Dilmurat, the most bankable star in the world.

Otter Creek Suite

Cheers,
Ganesha
 
Otter Creek Suite



Suite written by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak during his stay in America. While staying in the town of Spillville Iowa, Dvorak would often take long walks through the countryside, and came upon a few otters and other creatures at play, and was inspired by the wildness of America that seemed to abound throughout the country. The piece was eventually performed in 1894 in Prague, and became quite a popular piece in Czechoslovakia and America. Its tune also was set to lyrics as the folk song "Down to the Crick" and the IWW song "Out in the Sticks."

Man Vs. Nature: The Road to Victory!
 
Man Vs. Nature: The Road to Victory!
1950s documentary on the work to channel water from Canada/the Pacific Northwest to Southern California/The Sun Belt

Noted for its postwar optimism, the film itself was pretty standard, and is mostly remembered for its portrayal of one of America’s greatest triumphs

Why the Tibetans Hate the Swiss
 
1950s documentary on the work to channel water from Canada/the Pacific Northwest to Southern California/The Sun Belt

Noted for its postwar optimism, the film itself was pretty standard, and is mostly remembered for its portrayal of one of America’s greatest triumphs

Why the Tibetans Hate the Swiss
The reasons the tibetans hate the swiss (well it was actually swiss miss) is that they through some absurd stunt manage to acquire many tibetans tea recipe and as with mega corp creating something it will always be bound to have a mediocre taste and as one person put it "swiss miss instant tibetan tea? Taste more like swiss miss instant p***" (if you catch the referance then 😉) and thats how the tibetans really really hates the swiss (miss)

State of New England,New York and Pennsylvannia V. Campbells soup company or more commonly known as the clam chowder trial
 
State of New England,New York and Pennsylvannia V. Campbells soup company or more commonly known as the clam chowder trial
The Clam Chowder trial was a case made by the three northeastern states of the United States that claimed that the Campbells Soup Company was illegally dumping waste water into the waterways of the northeast and also hurt the local fishing industry by overfishing. Campbells executives claimed that the states had no right to sue due to the fact that while they may have violated federal laws, they didn’t violate state laws because few states had environmental regulations at this time.

The case was decided in favor of the states, who each received a cash settlement, while Campbells almost went belly up due to bankruptcy, only to be saved by the Moxie corporation of Portland, New England.

Honkies turned inside out.
 
The Clam Chowder trial was a case made by the three northeastern states of the United States that claimed that the Campbells Soup Company was illegally dumping waste water into the waterways of the northeast and also hurt the local fishing industry by overfishing. Campbells executives claimed that the states had no right to sue due to the fact that while they may have violated federal laws, they didn’t violate state laws because few states had environmental regulations at this time.

The case was decided in favor of the states, who each received a cash settlement, while Campbells almost went belly up due to bankruptcy, only to be saved by the Moxie corporation of Portland, New England.

Honkies turned inside out.
Story of Black Panther infiltration of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. under the slogan “Bad men get badges”

“Nixon ain’t got no drug war if he doesn’t have any willing soldiers,” one said. Another: “Getting my reparations one speeding ticket at a time”. Lead to calls from the suburbs for complete police reform

Wagons East!
 
Wagons East!
Anglish translation of the Great Tapestry that documents the Chinese Empire's "discovery" of the Great Eastern Continent and subsequent exploration (and later conflict with Native Inhabitants). Noted for both its expanse and expense, it is regarded by most scholars as the most important artefact of the Chinese "Colonization" period.

Wagons North!
 
Anglish translation of the Great Tapestry that documents the Chinese Empire's "discovery" of the Great Eastern Continent and subsequent exploration (and later conflict with Native Inhabitants). Noted for both its expanse and expense, it is regarded by most scholars as the most important artefact of the Chinese "Colonization" period.

Wagons North!
Slogan for Brazilian settlement of the Amazon basin from the more temperate coastal cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. This 19th century settlement attempt was very unsuccessful, however, as the wagon trails were quickly overgrown, the Amazon adding to its legend as impenetrable jungle - a mystique it keeps to this day

The Sapphic Epics
 
Slogan for Brazilian settlement of the Amazon basin from the more temperate coastal cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. This 19th century settlement attempt was very unsuccessful, however, as the wagon trails were quickly overgrown, the Amazon adding to its legend as impenetrable jungle - a mystique it keeps to this day

The Sapphic Epics
A series of epics written by the Greek poet Sappho. Some of these were similar to other epics of the time, having information about various heroic tales and notable battles of heroes. One of the most interesting parts, however, was a vivid depiction of the home front, which was often not seen in other epics of Ancient Greece.

The Folklorians
 
A series of epics written by the Greek poet Sappho. Some of these were similar to other epics of the time, having information about various heroic tales and notable battles of heroes. One of the most interesting parts, however, was a vivid depiction of the home front, which was often not seen in other epics of Ancient Greece.

The Folklorians
The Folklorians are the title for HBO special that dwelves into the folklore around the world like loch ness,the jersey devil,chupacabra,kappa etc it was a massive hit as the show doesnt do much editing and instead focus on the interviews and investigation as with each folklore the producer choose the locals as the main source and always respecting tradition. Though in its later seasons it became somewhat mediocre as the producer was changed and the 2 most well liked presenter (jeremy clarkson and rowan atkinson) branching off into making their own series together which is even more popular than the netflix special with clarkson foccusing on the western hemisphere and atkinson on the eastern hemisphere.

(A redo from my post in alt history events since i realise it would fit better here)
Netflix Special The Last Day of The Mataram
 
The Folklorians are the title for HBO special that dwelves into the folklore around the world like loch ness,the jersey devil,chupacabra,kappa etc it was a massive hit as the show doesnt do much editing and instead focus on the interviews and investigation as with each folklore the producer choose the locals as the main source and always respecting tradition. Though in its later seasons it became somewhat mediocre as the producer was changed and the 2 most well liked presenter (jeremy clarkson and rowan atkinson) branching off into making their own series together which is even more popular than the netflix special with clarkson foccusing on the western hemisphere and atkinson on the eastern hemisphere.

(A redo from my post in alt history events since i realise it would fit better here)
Netflix Special The Last Day of The Mataram
The Last Day of the Mataram was an allusion to the Siege of the Mataram Fortress in Spain in the 1200s. European Knights successfully wiped out Muslim warriors in the attack on the fortress. This documentary appeared on Netflix and was highly praised for its historical accuracy, especially since there was not much information on 1200s Spain in terms of historical documentaries.

The Great Music Heist
 
The Last Day of the Mataram was an allusion to the Siege of the Mataram Fortress in Spain in the 1200s. European Knights successfully wiped out Muslim warriors in the attack on the fortress. This documentary appeared on Netflix and was highly praised for its historical accuracy, especially since there was not much information on 1200s Spain in terms of historical documentaries.

The Great Music Heist
Refers to the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that music could never be plagiarized, as long as there was some difference. Louie Louie at 100 bpm is completely different than Louie Louie at 101 bpm.

Lead to the wholesale copying of classic (and classical) works.

The funny thing? Audiences loved it. And artists, unafraid of wearing their influences on their sleeve, did better than ever before

The Greatest Crank in Alt History
 
Refers to the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that music could never be plagiarized, as long as there was some difference. Louie Louie at 100 bpm is completely different than Louie Louie at 101 bpm.

Lead to the wholesale copying of classic (and classical) works.

The funny thing? Audiences loved it. And artists, unafraid of wearing their influences on their sleeve, did better than ever before

The Greatest Crank in Alt History
When the russian civil war ended in a stalamate on both fronts (with the soviet controlling the most of the land and a rump russian state based in the far east) it created a generation of alt history writers that is obsessed with their country victory in the civil war and even creating causes (sorta like the lost cause when the confederates was defeated but this time the soviet and the far easterner each have their own cause) with some writers like ernst junger writing The White Tides and Kerensky Wild Rides (both are very much one sided as it talks on how the far eastern republic could have won) and even people like trotsky writing several piece like The Internationale and Revolution! (this time on the side of the soviets) but none more wild than what the writers in the tsardom of crime wrote (the tsardom is basically a rump russian monarchy) as many of their writer wrote massively weird and over the top scenario like how russia can invade india with french and austria help or how it can navally invade the soviets and retook some land

Fallout: Indonesia (make it using fallout lore since this is a game)
 
Fallout: Indonesia (make it using fallout lore since this is a game)

Fallout: Indonesia (make it using fallout lore since this is a game) by DjangoRechained was originally a 2006 fanfic of Interplay Entertainment's famous Fallout series, including 2002's Fallout 3 and 2005's Fallout: War to End All Wars RTS. A part of what later became known as the Isekai subgenre, Fallout: Indonesia was noted for it's clever characterization, good-natured satire of the series and interesting building on the lore (as well as actually having an ending), leading to it being considered one of the best stories of the Isekai genre even in 2021 (and certainly better than the bland RPG-mechanics wish-fulfillment stories that later came to characterize the genre). This story, along with a change in website design and ownership, led to fanfiction.net becoming the premier website for fanfiction (and stories generally) of all types.

This actually led to a lawsuit by Interplay Entertainment (IPE) in 2008 against both DjangoRechained and Chris Willis, the owner of FFN on the grounds of copyright and trademark infringement; as even a basic settlement would have completely bankrupted both individuals (and likely forced the shutdown of FFN), several groups provided financial assistance and, in some cases, pro bono legal aid. In 2011, the case was decided against IPE, forcing them to accept the story and to repay both DjangoRechained and Chris Willis' court costs. This decision, along with several others (most notably Artists United v United States and the non-extension of trademarks for the Disney Corporation) led to severe restrictions on corporate rights for online property, especially with regards to art.

In later years, after some slight editing, Fallout: Indonesia appeared on store bookshelves in printed format. After a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012 forced out a lot of IPE's senior and middle management, the company has grown to appreciate the story (likely because a lot of the developers read the story in high school or college); most notably, 2016's Fallout IV directly incorporates some of the lore from the story. The court decisions have also heavily affected online art; many major publishers have folded or refused to operate in the United States, leading to most stories, music, and even many movies and video games having an 'indie' feel. Most such publishing now operates on either a patron or crowdfunding model.

The Great State of Deseret
 
The name ironically given by journalists and historians to the failed Mormon attempt to set up a state in North America. Already on its last legs, the Mormon faith would slowly disappear over the following years.

The One-Eyed Wolf

The name of a Turco-Mongol diety, roughly analogous to the Norse god Odin. As the Kievan Rus' expanded eastwards and came increasingly into contact with Turkic tribes, there was a great deal of cross-cultural exchange. The gods of Northern Europe took on new life in the Siberian steppe, where they were interpreted in a way that would make sense for local peoples.

Trans-Atlantic Accent
 
The name of a Turco-Mongol diety, roughly analogous to the Norse god Odin. As the Kievan Rus' expanded eastwards and came increasingly into contact with Turkic tribes, there was a great deal of cross-cultural exchange. The gods of Northern Europe took on new life in the Siberian steppe, where they were interpreted in a way that would make sense for local peoples.

Trans-Atlantic Accent
Name given to the peculiar, ever-shifting accent typical of British and Irish actors attempting to imitate American accents, and contrariwise. A particularly notorious example was the accent of famed dialectician James Doohan in his recurring role as Samantha's ex-boyfriend Monty, though that particular case was deliberate; Doohan said when asked that since Monty spent most of his time travelling the galaxy, he was naturally poor at matching mortals' accents. This is in sharp contrast to the near-flawless Aberdeen accent he chose for his "Scottie" character on Star Trek.

Doctor Shrinker
 
Doctor Shrinker
A soft drink sold mostly in the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The drink was invented by doctor Gerhardt Schrinker in his pharmacy in the mostly German town of Holstein Iowa in 1887, though production was later moved to Sioux City Iowa, and later St. Paul Minnesota.

Originally known as “Doktor Schrinkers Medicinal Soda” with marketing using a man in Lederhosen, the spelling and logo was changed in 1917 to “ Dr. Shrinker’s” and used a cartoon doctor instead of its old German looking logo. The man behind the change was Gerhardt Schrinker’s son Robert who didn’t want to lose business during the First World War.

Eventually the soda would become an icon of the upper Midwest, with sales especially strong in Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas and Minnesota. However in spite of regional love for the soda, it was eventually bought out by a group of international investors and made a part of the RC Cola family of brands, though factories still produce it in Mankato Minnesota and Norfolk Nebraska.

The Kansas City Car Wash
 
The Kansas City Car Wash
Famous music festival first set up in 1967.
On order to get around Federal and State bans on music festivals of "Non American Music" it was billed as a car wash that just happened to have music accompaniment, music that was invariably that under the ban.
While the ban was overturned under the RFK administration the music festival has retained car washes and related services as part of its theme to this day.

The Jackson Shake
 
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