AH Cultural Descriptions

The Jackson Shake
Common term for the 1953 Missouri Earthquakes, which measured between 7.4 and 8.7 on the Richter scale., making it the largest east of the Mississippi. Many CSA communities and buildings, unused to earthquakes, collapsed, killing officially 56 and injuring hundreds of thousands while inciting $6 million in damages, worth $59 million today, already devastating when it was still reeling from World War Two and under US Occupation.

Vegan Cheese is Superior Cheese
 
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Common term for the 1953 Mississippi Earthquakes, which measured between 7.4 and 8.7 on the Richter scale., making it the largest east of the Mississippi. Many CSA communities and buildings, unused to earthquakes, collapsed, killing officially 56 and injuring hundreds of thousands while inciting $6 million in damages, worth $59 million today, already devastating when it was still reeling from World War Two and under US Occupation.

Vegan Cheese is Superior Cheese
Advertising slogan of the Vegan Cheesemaker Cooperative, based around Vega, Alberta. Founded in 1947, the company has long promoted itself as a producer of exceptional quality hard cheeses, particularly goudas and cheddars, and has won several respected awards for their products and practices, including a long standing commitment to what is currently referred to as organic production methods. Though fairly expensive, the company has a steady clientele in Western Canada.

Changeling: the Lost
 
Changeling: the Lost
The mid 2000s spin-off/sequel to the popular late 90s Fantasy series Changeling. Changeling: The Lost focused on a couple of secondary characters from the original show, namely the Winter Court Princeling Valerian Cordest and his love interest, the half-sidhe/half-human (aka, a changeling) Marcos Blython, as well as recurring antagonist-turned-ally of convenience, Jenossi Halldayne, a former rebel leader among the changeling underclass of the Autumn Court. The three characters are 'lost', as per the title, along with a cast of new characters, during the events of the finale of Changeling, which saw a major aerial battle between the skyships of the Autumn and Spring Courts, with powerful magics deployed by both sides. Valerian and Marcos had been prisoners aboard the same ship Jenossi was held on, but during the battle, a powerful spell sent the Autumnal ship spiralling into another realm (aka, another dimension), crashlanding in an alternative universe where several key details of the changeling setting were very different - the dwarves were not exterminated in the ancient past, the Summer Court was still ruling the city of Vantober and the demonic invasions had been ended without the creation of the Knights of the Shattered Chalice.

Lost in this new land, the main characters had to survive an unfamiliar world and maybe try to return home, with occassional cameos by actors from Changeling playing very different versions of familiar characters.

Despite a poor showing in the first season, the network took a gamble and renewed the show, and it managed to redeem itself in the second season in the eyes of the veiwers, ending up lasting for eight seasons, two seasons longer than the original show, and sparking the creation of several Changeling-verse video games, and even a tabletop game (Changeling: The Dreaming) produced by Wizards of the Coast.

Dragons and Derbys
 
The mid 2000s spin-off/sequel to the popular late 90s Fantasy series Changeling. Changeling: The Lost focused on a couple of secondary characters from the original show, namely the Winter Court Princeling Valerian Cordest and his love interest, the half-sidhe/half-human (aka, a changeling) Marcos Blython, as well as recurring antagonist-turned-ally of convenience, Jenossi Halldayne, a former rebel leader among the changeling underclass of the Autumn Court. The three characters are 'lost', as per the title, along with a cast of new characters, during the events of the finale of Changeling, which saw a major aerial battle between the skyships of the Autumn and Spring Courts, with powerful magics deployed by both sides. Valerian and Marcos had been prisoners aboard the same ship Jenossi was held on, but during the battle, a powerful spell sent the Autumnal ship spiralling into another realm (aka, another dimension), crashlanding in an alternative universe where several key details of the changeling setting were very different - the dwarves were not exterminated in the ancient past, the Summer Court was still ruling the city of Vantober and the demonic invasions had been ended without the creation of the Knights of the Shattered Chalice.

Lost in this new land, the main characters had to survive an unfamiliar world and maybe try to return home, with occassional cameos by actors from Changeling playing very different versions of familiar characters.

Despite a poor showing in the first season, the network took a gamble and renewed the show, and it managed to redeem itself in the second season in the eyes of the veiwers, ending up lasting for eight seasons, two seasons longer than the original show, and sparking the creation of several Changeling-verse video games, and even a tabletop game (Changeling: The Dreaming) produced by Wizards of the Coast.

Dragons and Derbys
When dungeon and dragons become a commercial hit they started to branch out to other fields like restaurant (which was called the meat dungeon of all names) and clothes (which as suggested sells mostly cosplay props or merch) even with these wacky ventures they still manages to score some profits (for example the meat dungeon is to this day a very succesfull restaurants) but one ventures they regret doing is the infamous d&d rollerskate derby team in which they not only fail but even causing a national scandal that resulted in the CEO at the time resigning out of embarresment.

United Fruit Company V. The US Army and Navy
 
United Fruit Company V. The US Army and Navy
A remarkably ill-considered lawsuit filed by United Fruit to punish the US military for their interference with UF operations in Guatemala. When President Arbenz attempted to exercise eminent domain on large parts of their lands, they responded by hiring mercenaries to persuade the local government to be cooperative. President Arbenz appealed to the US government for aid since UF was a US company, and the Eisenhower administration agreed to send troops. Not many, but enough that the hired army's officer corps told the UF executives that they were quitting. So Arbenz claimed and redistributed the land, and the UF filed suit against the Guatemalan government and the US military, the Army for interference and the Navy as accessory. Neither suit went far, and UF was forcibly broken up a few years later.

Howl's Moving Castle
 
Howl's Moving Castle
The name of a wildly successful video game produced by Bethesda in 2009. Set in an alternate history Steampunk Victorian England, Richard Howl was a brilliant inventor and financier - if also absolutely mad - and he invented a walking fortress that was powered by his Aetheric Infinitium Engine, which required very little fuel to move the fortress. Howl built and deployed the fotress in Africa, using it to assist the British Army in capturing large chunks of France's African colonies (ushering in the previously unthinkable Franco-German Alliance), and put down a number of rebellions by local african peoples, usually with extreme prejudice.

Your character is an Askari soldier in the employ of the German Empire in 1897 (which, in this universe, has been remarkably modern - comparatively - in how it handles race and the colonies, largely so Bethesda could try to avoid too many complicated questions of apologizing for colonial racism and such... not that they didn't still get a lot of criticism) who is able to board the fortress during the Battle of Lake Kivu, and engages in a war to destroy the bigger-on-the-inside fortress from within.

In the game, it is revealed that the Aetheric Infinium Engine is actually powered by human life, and POWs - French, German and African - are being held to be used to power the fortress. Your character must free as many prisoners as possible, defeat british soldiers and the steampunk constructs, and eventually face Richard Howl in an epic battle in the command chamber of the fortress. After killing Howl, you are able to choose between destroying the fortress, handing it over to the Franco-German alliance, or using it against all the European powers to drive them all from Africa, getting a different epilogue each time.

The Empire of Oil
 
The Empire of Oil
A 2012 hbo series documenting the rise of the Texas oil industry. In particular the show focuses on a fictional wildcatter who hits it big and ruthlessly builds an empire.

The show unfortunately was a notorious flop on HBO, mostly due to the bad acting by lead actor Bill Pullman, who sunk in depression due to the show flopping. However it became a cult classic by late 2020.

War Damn Beagle!
 
A 2012 hbo series documenting the rise of the Texas oil industry. In particular the show focuses on a fictional wildcatter who hits it big and ruthlessly builds an empire.

The show unfortunately was a notorious flop on HBO, mostly due to the bad acting by lead actor Bill Pullman, who sunk in depression due to the show flopping. However it became a cult classic by late 2020.

War Damn Beagle!

During the 1928 Auburn-Georgia Tech game in Atlanta, a stray beagle ran onto the field and disrupted a play that would have won the game for Auburn.

Auburn fans changed their chant from War Damn Eagle to War Damn Beagle. Tech adopted the dog and made it the mascot. In 1934 they changed the team name to the Beagles and the mascot's name to Yellowjacket. All Yellowjackets are descendants of the original in the direct female line.

Ocho de Agosto
 
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The Jackson Shake

The popular name given to the geological event of about ten million years ago which caused the valley of Jackson Hole Wyoming to become one of the earliest finding places for ice-age fossils. The earliest and still most common narrative is that an earthquake, followed by landslides caused the wildlife of the surrounding Grand Tetons to 'get shaken off the mountains and fall into the Jackson Hole, which at that time was a giant bog" And thus their bones got preserved in the mud.

The theory however has some inconsistencies regarding the type of bones found and the place and positions they were found in. So over time several other theories have been put forward including volcanoes, flash freezes or even the idea that there was no singular event at all, but that the bones were amassed over hundreds of years by separate events, or even by no event at all except for stray animals getting stuck in the mud one at a time.

Whatever the reason, the idea that the floor of Jackson Hole even today still is an ideal spot for finding Mammoth, mega-sloth, giant turkey and direwolf bones is due to a further nondescript 'Jackson Shake' is still popular with the general public. And as a result the cities of Jackson and Teton today sport various buisenesses called 'Jackson Skake Roofing", Jackson Shake Cleaners or "Jackson Shake Bakery". There also is a 'Jackson Shake Brewery" and even a "Jackson Shake Steak & Shake diner'.

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Ocho de Agosto
 
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The popular name given to the geological event of about ten million years ago which caused the valley of Jackson Hole Wyoming to become one of the earliest finding places for ice-age fossils. The earliest and still most common narrative is that an earthquake, followed by landslides caused the wildlife of the surrounding Grand Tetons to 'get shaken off the mountains and fall into the Jackson Hole, which at that time was a giant bog" And thus their bones got preserved in the mud.

The theory however has some inconsistencies regarding the type of bones found and the place and positions they were found in. So over time several other theories have been put forward including volcanoes, flash freezes or even the idea that there was no singular event at all, but that the bones were amassed over hundreds of years by separate events, or even by no event at all except for stray animals getting stuck in the mud one at a time.

Whatever the reason, the idea that the floor of Jackson Hole even today still is an ideal spot for finding Mammoth, mega-sloth, giant turkey and direwolf bones is due to a further nondescript 'Jackson Shake' is still popular with the general public. And as a result the cities of Jackson and Teton today sport various buisenesses called 'Jackson Skake Roofing", Jackson Shake Cleaners or "Jackson Shake Bakery". There also is a 'Jackson Shake Brewery" and even a "Jackson Shake Steak & Shake diner'.

Next up...

Okay, got ninjaed, so the next challenge is still:
Ocho de Agosto
Ocho de Agosto or the 8th of august is an annual meat eating competition held in los angeles that consist of 2 large rib eye steak,5 large sausages,7 lamb chops, an assortment of sides (ussualy chimichurry and grilled potatoes) and 2 large bowls of salad. The challenge is created by the local argentinian community as a way of promoting their culture and cuisine but now turns into one of the most celebrated events in the city and one of the most lucrative too as the winner is awarded 1 week stay in argentina,100 thousand dollar and a free meal coupons for live (only available to one person and applieable only to the local argentinian restaurants/steakhouse) several notable winner includes matt stonie and oliver rea (or more commonly known as babish)

The Great Bison Meat Scandal of The Midwest
 
The Great Bison Meat Scandal of The Midwest
A scheme in the 1970s ran by Denver Restauranteur and former real estate mogul Freddie Kurtzenbach. The scandal was due to a scheme by Kurtzenbach to create native owned Bison ranches in the midwest and west, and sell the meat to more health conscious customers and Native tribes themselves. Kurtzenbach did this by purchasing land near Indian reservations and having local managers take care of the bison. The problem was though that the manches often fell to mismanagement, and Kurtzenbach failed to pay state and federal taxes and also was known for embezzling his profits into mostly Native American community projects, and also used his ranches as drug warehouses, selling to already poor and struggling native youth.

Kurtzenbach had grown up in Rapid City South Dakota as a half German, Half Sioux Indian and had risen up from poverty, earning a business degree from the University of Colorado and running a successful real estate business and later a popular chain of steakhouses in Colorado. Eventually the scandal caused him to lose his businesses and serve prison time. Eventually he retired to Rapid City where he ran a small time petting zoo until his death in 1997.

The Harlottown Church Massacre of 1903
 
The Harlottown Church Massacre of 1903
One of the most shameful displays of moral depravity in God's name ever, the Massacre was nothing less than mass murder, the near-total destruction of the town of Clean Sweep, Missouri. Founded originally under the name of Oyster Creek, the infamous den of sin underwent a truly drastic change when the working girls somehow managed to organize and oust their abusers. Taking the funds they could find as seed money, the very emphatically former prostitutes went over to establishments serving travellers' more acceptable needs, including spiritual. The most Biblically knowledgeable of the women, calling herself simply "preacher," led the services. But the town's rising prosperity drew the ire of several "moral improvement societies," who learned that the only thing worse than a former prostitute was a former prostitute who'd cleaned up her act and become successful. Eventually, when the state authorities refused to arrest the sinful women, Abigail Land managed to work her followers into a fury sufficient for her to lead them in an assault upon the church during service. Under preacher Pauline's leadership, many of the women managed to escape, only to find their town in flames, and Widow Land gloating about how she'd finally purged them of the sinfully earned wealth and how they would at last learn repentance and humility. The women of Clean Sweep managed to hold out long enough for the local telegraph operator to call for aid, aid which came barely in time to prevent what would have been a complete massacre. Ultimately, Widow Land and her followers were convicted of murder, arson, conspiracy and various other charges, and the town managed to recover; the horrible occurrence effectively broke the back of the then-rising "moral improvement movement," and started the gradual process of updating "vice laws." Even now, Clean Sweep has a local day of mourning for all who have died at the hands of false prophets and their followers.

Bionic Six
 
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One of the most shameful displays of moral depravity in God's name ever, the Massacre was nothing less than mass murder, the near-total destruction of the town of Clean Sweep, Missouri. Founded originally under the name of Oyster Creek, the infamous den of sin underwent a truly drastic change when the working girls somehow managed to organize and oust their abusers. Taking the funds they could find as seed money, the very emphatically former prostitutes went over to establishments serving travellers' more acceptable needs, including spiritual. The most Biblically knowledgeable of the women, calling herself simply "preacher," led the services. But the town's rising prosperity drew the ire of several "moral improvement societies," who learned that the only worse than a former prostitute was a former prostitute who'd cleaned up her act and become successful. Eventually, when the state authorities refused to arrest the sinful women, Abigail Land managed to work her followers into a fury sufficient for her to lead them in an assault upon the church during service. Under preacher Pauline's leadership, many of the women managed to escape, only to find their town in flames, and Widow Land gloating about how she'd finally purged them of the sinfully earned wealth and how they would at last learn repentance and humility. The women of Clean Sweep managed to hold out long enough for the local telegraph operator to call for aid, aid which came barely in time to prevent what would have been a complete massacre. Ultimately, Widow Land and her followers were convicted of murder, arson, conspiracy and various other charges, and the town managed to recover; the horrible occurrence effectively broke the back of the then-rising "moral improvement movement," and started the gradual process of updating "vice laws." Even now, Clean Sweep has a local day of mourning for all who have died at the hands of false prophets and their followers.

Bionic Six
After the Mercury Seven, the Bionic Six were six individuals who were given early biotech appendages in response to birth defects or injuries from accidents/war.

Living together, it became a tv show, pioneering the “reality” genre as it got thousands of kids interested in science/technology just like the space race had. Unfortunately, there were also cases of people purposely maiming themselves or making home brew biotech - stories that did not always have happy endings.

Pavlov’s Cosmo-Canonauts
 
Name of a group of Star Wars fans from Russia who refused to recognize the Star Wars sequel trilogy and insisted that the old Expanded Universe shall remain as canonical. They caused a large split in the Russian Star Wars fandom culminating in a DDoS attack on a major website and hacking of several social media profiles.

Bewegungskrieg 3 : Europa in Flammen
 
Bewegungskrieg 3 : Europa in Flammen
Third in a series of Rhine Confederation first-person shooter games imagining an alternate history where Prussia won the Wars of Unification, imagining a Europe where- in spite of modern technology- full-scale war breaks out every five to fifteen years. (Right now, I'm imagining Modern Warfare meets Ace Combat).

Asian Tiger Mosquito
 
Third in a series of Rhine Confederation first-person shooter games imagining an alternate history where Prussia won the Wars of Unification, imagining a Europe where- in spite of modern technology- full-scale war breaks out every five to fifteen years. (Right now, I'm imagining Modern Warfare meets Ace Combat).

Asian Tiger Mosquito
An asian tiger mosquito is both used to describe a certain mosquite species from east asia (that is quite deadly since it is known to be a potent malaria carrier and also not to mention the large size) and brunei the small country in borneo that is home to some of the world most rich person and also home to several oil companies (mostly asian like indonesia pertamina and thai ptt but also several other companies like brazil petrobras and the dutch royal dutch shell) the reason it is called the asian tiger mosquito is due to brunei agresive policy of oil drilling and the fact that unlike other asian tigers brunei hasnt contributed much to the world economy aside from its oil. (Tbh i think it will also be like gta or warhammer i mean war every 15 year? Boy their society gonna be something alright)

How Macarthur and Truman Became Japan Most Idolized Person Despite The Whole WW2 Fiasco
 
How Macarthur and Truman Became Japan Most Idolized Person Despite The Whole WW2 Fiasco
The title of a book published in 1959, which explained how Douglas MacArthur and Governor Truman (the former Senator having been appointed the governor of the Japanese occupation after WW2) managed to win over the Japanese population. In large part they were able to do this because the bombing that had killed the Emperor in 1947 had been done by Soviet planes (even if American air operations elsewhere over the capital had made the soviets action possible), and the americans rooted out communists across Japan to become scapegoats for the Japanese public. This combined with a generally lenient treatment to most of the surrendered Japanese leadership (beyond a small slice of the uppermost tier), massive investment spending in the reconstruction of Japan and relaxed enforcement of the occupation's rules meant that by the time the occupation ended in 1955 in favor of a constitutional monarchy (which reserved some real power for the office of Emperor), Truman and MacArthur were exceedingly popular, and both men were named honorary Japanese Citizens in 1961.

Imperial Shooting Gallery
 
Imperial Shooting Gallery
Nickname for the 'Imperial Pops and Soap Gallery', itself a nickname for the BBC's Leicester Street Gala and Recording Studio House. The Leicester Street Studios were the BBC's oldest live TV studios still famous today for close to 50 years of continuously filming the BBC's longest running soap 'Eastenders' and the longest running music showcase 'Top of the Pops'. Other than it being used for soap operas and pop music, the venue got its 'imperial' nickname from being located on the same street as, and halfway between the Imperial Portrait Gallery and the Imperial War Museum. The 'Shooting' part of the nickname refers to a 1975 incident where an improperly handled stage prop gun caused Benny Hill to end up with a load of buckshot in his buttocks. The fact that the nickname still sticks after 40 years is due to the fact that Londoners have a very peculiar sense of humor.

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Critical Race Theory
 
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Critical Race Theory
A book by sports psychologist Tom Osborne relating to his theories about running track events and mental preparation for running events.

Osborne, a former college football player and assistant coach at Nebraska, eventually became involved not only in educational but also sports psychology, working as a professor at the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, and Creighton University, while also helping sports teams at each university.

Osborne also wrote books about football (Reaching the Goal), basketball (Preparing for Shining Moments) and baseball (Making a hit out of your life.) The books were generally used by coaches and parents of athletes and made Osborne wealthy. He later used his money to give back to the colleges he taught at, and also ran for Governor of Nebraska but lost in the 2006 Republican primary.

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