This was a test my child. You've passed. You've proven yourself to be the chosen one, son of Akash. It is your duty to venture into the world and slay the terrible beast of Koth. Go forth, and do not return until your 73rd birthday.51.6+49.8=101.4%
Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine when numbers don't add up. Going under I can understand (spoiled ballots, small miscellaneous parties getting the some votes), but not over.
Inspired by this thread and my own desire to get better at wikiboxes, here's my firmly tongue-in-cheek take on America's favorite bootlegger-turned-businessman, Joseph Steele. I will note that I was intoxicated while coming up with this (and while writing it tbh), so keep that in mind, especially with how utterly implausible the central premise of the scenario (Stalin becoming an American gangster) is. Credits to @marathag for the "Chicago is well worth a Mass" quote and to @sts-200 for this post from their timeline Dread Nought but The Fury of the Seas, which I read as inspiration while writing this.
Thanks! I wanted to mainly stick to organized crime figures of the period for it, and there were a number of non-Italian/non-Irish criminals in Chicago at the time who I figured that would work well with the Georgian-born Steele. The only exception to this was the inclusion of Yezhov, and even then I was on the fence about that. But I'm glad that people seem to like it, I might do something similar with other political figures of the time in the future if I get enough inspiration.Well, that's an excellent and fairly grounded take on the concept! I, for one, am really glad to see the lack of names such as 'Vince Scriabin' and 'Stas Mikoian'.
Interesting. But can it top THIS?
"Good Morning Lisa" is the thirteenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons, and marks the final regular appearance of the character Lisa Simpson. In the episode, she is killed in an accident during the Springfield Elementary School Science Fair, devastating the Simpson family and Springfield.
The episode was written by Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Jim Reardon. The episode was the result of Lisa's voice actress Yeardley Smith dying in a car crash in January of that same year which put the show's continuation in question. Many have criticized the show for showing Lisa's death on screen instead of off and even for killing the character off in the first place. When asked if he regretted killing off Lisa, show creator Matt Groening stated "We were all devastated by Yeardley's death, we were confused and upset. Maybe we've should've sent her off to a private school or something but then how were we going to have her at Christmas or during the summer? I don't know what we could've done, maybe have her lose her voice or something, it's just brings up to many painful memories and honestly I don't know if the show should've even kept going on but it makes FOX money so it lives on.."
The episode ends with a shot of Lisa's grave which states she was born in 1981 even though by 2000 she would be nineteen years old instead of eight, future episodes would remove the birth date. The episode was viewed in 10.8 million households during its original broadcast on February 13, 2000, and was the highest-rated show on the Fox network the week it aired.