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Charlie Sheen as the main actor in the rebooted Iron Man movies, namely Iron Man: Armored Vigilante.
Tony Stark (Charlie Sheen), a computer engineer. gets kidnapped in post Soviet Russia. He then gets captured by Russian Mafia and Yuri Igorich (Jeff Bridges). This leads to them requesting him to hack into the computer-engineered missiles and reverse engineer one. He relents but builds an armor using the old parts of the missile.

He then assasinates Yuri and his assiociates, leading the FSB, namely Yuri Okesov (Pavel Bure) to be suspicious, and goes on the run, nearly getting shot by Oleksov. He then escapes with shrapnel in his heart, and nearly dies of it. He then gets a experimental to repell it.

He returns stateside hiding as a vagrant, never staying in one place at a time to outrun the Russian Mafia, and Yuri Oleksov. He slowly runs to Whistler hiding in a mountain home.
The stinger shows a man named Nick Fury asking him to be a spy, leading to the Force Works movies, and 2 and 3.
 
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The King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley and his wife Ann Margret in 1977, in a photo taken before his ever last tour, to which was supposed to be his last one before going on a temporary hiatus, a hiatus which sadly would become indefinite. 3 years after this photo was taken on December 8th, 1980, after a long day of recording music together, Presley and Margret would be shot outside of their home by one Mark David Chapman, with Elvis being declared by paramedics dead on arrival. The world would mourn the loss of one of the world's greatest musicians to such senseless violence, with many of Elvis's friends such as Micheal Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry sending their condolences, as Elvis's fans gathered in Memphis, Tennessee to play songs, hold rallies, and to just generally pay respects to the king and his legacy.

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Mark David Chapman, the man who killed Elvis Presley in 1980.
 
FYI this unrelated to yesterday's post:

Bless our hearts, everyone

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An (edited) letter from famed New Orleans hostess Blaze Starr to then US Ambassador to the Confederacy, John F. Kennedy. Kennedy had been known for his risky behaviors since his navy days and normally would have forbidden from such an important position. However, incumbent President Al Chandler needed Massachusetts and the Kennedys in his pocket and so Governor Joe Kennedy Jr would bump Vice President Wayne Morse from the ticket and Jack would become the latest ambassador to Atlanta. This letter would result in Kennedy and his justifiably furious wife being recalled to Philadelphia and Joe Jr. retreating into his constitutional duties. And yet, that wasn't all folks...

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Louisiana Governor Earl Long with his aide and former hostess, Blaze Starr.

The Starr-Kennedy letter would strike again two months after the Kennedys left Atlanta. Miss Starr had flown to Baton Rouge International Airport to be greeted by Governor Long and whisked her away to an undisclosed hotel. This public act of indecency and impropriety would touch off the so-called "Plot against Earl Long".

Anti-Long Louisianans and members of the Confederate government and intelligence service moved to have the governor institutionalized in the Mandeville maximum security mental asylum while the poor and distressed Missus Blanche Long would tearfully and publicly broadcasts her hardships and petition the Louisiana Supreme Court for a divorce.

The scheme came within a heartbeat of success, only for Uncle Earl (whom under state law would have had to officially resign or be totally incapacitated to give up his office) to fire the director of the state medical authority and the warden of the asylum.

The above photograph, taken just after the governor had been discharged and would escort Mizz Starr into his limousine before their trip back to the capital. Unfortunately, Uncle Earl would suffer a massive and fatal stroke after the limo had been struck by an unidentified driver and Miss Starr would suffer a concussion and bruised ribs.

EDIT: D'oh, I forgot about the caption on the last picture. Sorry folks, I guess I should have had some more coffee this morning.
 
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Seen above is the former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt in a Japanese swimming pool, shortly following a rescue mission and a haircut, having been captured in 1967 by a Chinese submarine in an attempt to brake the Australian spirit, however an American/Australian special forces operation would succeed in rescuing Holt in 1968, just prior to the United States' elections, which gave Lyndon B. Johnson the P.R. push to win against Richard Nixon and George Wallace, and Harold Holt would still enjoy himself a swim...
 
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The King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley and his wife Ann Margret in 1977, in a photo taken before his ever last tour, to which was supposed to be his last one before going on a temporary hiatus, a hiatus which sadly would become indefinite. 3 years after this photo was taken on December 8th, 1980, after a long day of recording music together, Presley and Margret would be shot outside of their home by one Mark David Chapman, with Elvis being declared by paramedics dead on arrival. The world would mourn the loss of one of the world's greatest musicians to such senseless violence, with many of Elvis's friends such as Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry sending their condolences, as Elvis's fans gathered in Memphis, Tennessee to play songs, hold rallies, and to just generally pay respects to the king and his legacy.

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Mark David Chapman, the man who killed Elvis Presley in 1980.
I guess Elvis' fate gets switched with John Lennon, though it looks like Lennon is still alive. Did Ann Margret survive or did she die from her wounds.

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Well, while I'm here, I might as well add this.

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A scene from the Tv show Salty's Lighthouse, where footage from the Tv show Tugs is used. The character Big Mac would be renamed to Big Stack (most likely to avoid a possible lawsuit from McDonald's over the name Big Mac, the same name as the restaurant chain's famous burger) and would have the name on his hull digitally altered to read "BIG STACK" instead of "BIG MAC".

Taken from an alternate universe where the crew behind Salty's Lighthouse put some effort.

Photo not mine, taken from Mason Dey on Twitter.
 
I guess Elvis' fate gets switched with John Lennon, though it looks like Lennon is still alive. Did Ann Margret survive or did she die from her wounds.
She survived. As for who could’ve possibly died in 1977 ITTL to take the place of Elvis to say the least, I’m thinking perhaps a celebrity who died sometime in the previous decade (1966-1976).
 
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From Mask of the Red Death - a "Crossed" TL by @kspence92
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After taking the oath of office, President Dick Cheney addresses reports on the aftermath of Operation Falling Sky. He calls for order to be maintained throughout the United States as protests take major cities by storm following the outrage of the CRBN attack on the northeast.
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A scene of riot in Chicago following Operation Falling Sky, November 26, 2008.
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FBI SWAT operatives in Los Angeles deployed to maintain order and arrest rioters, November 30, 2008.​
 
THE IRON DESTRUCTION:
THE TWILIGHT OF THE NATIONS


INTERMISSION

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“We gotta get out of this place”

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“If it's the last thing we ever do.”

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“Girl, there's a better life for me and you.”
 
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A poster for Diamonds are Forever (2015), but it's in the Craig era.



The Piz Gloria raid never was the end of SPECTRE, and of its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld. He went after Teresa "Tracy" Bond, wife of MI6 agent James Bond, and he has never been seen since. But where else could he be?

Bond is still grieving the loss of Tracy. M takes sympathy on him and has him assigned to a lesser assignment: a series of diamond robberies from various mines in South Africa. He is to impersonate professional smuggler Peter Franks and infiltrate the smuggling operation. Bond arrives in Amsterdam, meeting his contact and fellow professional smuggler Tiffany Case (Kristen Wiig), brawling with and killing Franks on the way. Bond smuggles some diamonds in Franks' corpse, before travelling to the United States, where he meets up with Felix Leiter in Las Vegas.

Along the way, the corpse is cremated, and the diamonds make their way into the hands of the smuggler "Shady Tree". Meanwhile, Bond comes across assassins Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd (Crispin Glover and Peter Stormare, respectively), who are dismantling the diamond smuggling pipeline. Believing Bond to be Franks, the two proceed to nearly cremate him, but the procedure is stopped when Shady Tree realizes the diamonds were fakes planted by the CIA.

Bond orders to have the real diamonds shipped. He then goes to the Whyte House, a hotel/casino owned by reclusive billionaire Willard Whyte (Leonardo diCaprio), and where Tree works, only to discover that Wint and Kidd have killed Tree, who never suspected the true nature of the diamonds.

Bond finds gambler Plenty O'Toole at a craps table in the casino, and asks her if she knows anything about the smuggling operation. Just before she could answer, a group of gangsters lift her away from the casino, throwing her into a pool. He then spends the night with Tiffany, asking her to retrieve the real diamonds from the Circus Circus hotel.

Tiffany reneges on her deal and flees, passing off the diamonds to the next smuggler. However, seeing that O'Toole was killed after being mistaken for her, Tiffany changes her mind. She drives Bond to the airport, where the diamonds are given to Whyte's casino manager, Bert Saxby, who is followed to a remote facility. Bond enters the apparent destination of the diamonds – a research laboratory owned by Whyte, where a satellite is being built by Professor Metz, a laser refraction specialist. He steals a truck from the facility and makes a getaway, before reuniting with Tiffany.

Bond scales the walls to the Whyte House's top floor to confront Whyte. He is instead met by two identical Blofelds (Conleth Hill), who use an electronic device to sound like Whyte. Bond kills one of the Blofelds, which turns out to be a look-alike. He is then knocked out by gas, picked up by Wint and Kidd and taken out to the Las Vegas Valley, where he is placed in a pipeline and left to die.

Bond escapes, then calls Blofeld, using a similar electronic device to pose as Saxby. He finds out Whyte's location and rescues him, Saxby being killed in the gunfight. In the meantime, Blofeld abducts Case. With the help of Whyte, Bond raids the lab and uncovers Blofeld's plot: the diamonds are being used for a satellite which has already been launched. Without warning, the satellite begins destroying numerous nuclear missiles and silos of various nuclear superpowers, including Russia, the US, China, Israel, India, and Pakistan. Blofeld suddenly broadcasts to much of the world's population, announcing that he has held an "auction for nuclear supremacy". Whyte identifies an oil platform off the coast of Baja California as Blofeld's base of operations. After Bond's attempt to hack into its system fails, a helicopter attack on the oil rig is launched by Leiter and the CIA.

Blofeld tries to escape in a midget submarine. Bond gains control of the submarine's launch crane and crashes the sub into the control room, causing both the satellite control and the base to be destroyed, killing Blofeld once and for all (I will not be pulling off "uncredited Blofeld reappears in For Your Eyes Only"). Bond and Tiffany then head for Britain on a cruise ship, where Wint and Kidd pose as room-service stewards and attempt to kill them with a hidden bomb. However, Wint's ignorance over the choice of red wine exposes their ruse to Bond who kills them both after a short fight. The two discuss if the US or Russia will blow up the rogue satellite, and whether the diamonds will ever be retrieved from it.
 
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Bless our hearts, everyone.

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Mitchell Radford Cleaves, former Confederate marine, physics adjutant ,and "New Sons of Liberty" spokesperson- speaking to a local Charleston news anchor about the proposed Union-Confederate reunification talks. Cleaves would go onto rant about the need for peace and healing before the camera crew manager cut him off and had local police drag him away. Mitchell would be released from custody, but would return to the airwaves when the NSL group managed to smuggle their atomic IED into the J. Strom Thurmond presidential library at 114 Doughty St, Charleston, South Carolina, on March 4th 1983.


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Perfect Timing; future Turner Broadcast News photographer Miles Cavanaugh (then aged seventeen), snapped a picture of his family's television at the time that the TBN Charleston affiliate went off the air. Miles and two sisters weren't entirely sure what the reason for the interruption was for, but their parents were. Mary Reilly Cavanaugh and Kevin James Cavanaugh (at the time a high ranking member of the Confederate Intelligence Agency) had been informed by Mary's brother Mitchell that, "The end of times was now., before he hang up the phone and set off the nuclear device...

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Featured: Confederate Army soldiers patrolling the streets of Charleston at an undetermined period after the detonation of a 23 kiloton nuclear bomb at Charleston Harbor. Fallout, metaphorical fallout, would cause martial law through most of the Confederacy and a vicious reduction of civil rights, especially toward the scapegoats: hippies, minorities, "damn yankee #$&%-suckers."

International support, led by the American president John Glenn, would be immediate and well appreciated. That being said, Union-Confederate relations would falter again following Confederate President Cliff Finch's death (from a cancer that had been exacerbated by the nuclear fallout, by the opinion of most physicians of the day mind you) and the ascending of President Herman Talmadge. Talmadge would roll back all of the progressive legislature and measures his predecessors had strived for, including the immediate reversal of all desegregation of government-funded schools.
 
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A couple of Super villain model sheets for Challenge of the Superfriends by Alex Toth. Challenge of the Superfriends was best remembered for both being the only Superfriends cartoon not to have Superman, as Superman the Movie was coming out and Hanna-Barbara didn't want to Step on Warner bros toes so they replaced Superman with Captain Marvel. As well for the introduction of the Legion of Doom
  • Dr Sivana
  • Mr. A.T.O.M
  • Catwoman
  • Joker
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Gorilla Grodd
  • Scarecrow
  • Black Adam
  • The Riddler
  • Solomon Grundy
  • Sinestro
  • Giganta
however what is not well known is that Challenge of the Superfriends was a joint production between Hanna Barbara and Filmation as The studio was worried about Jackson Boswick reprising his role in their cartoon. The temporary alliance between the the two companies halted a new Batman cartoon Filmation was working on, but Brought the Shazam villains to the normies
 
This is for my work in progress series A Better Decade.

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US President John F. Kennedy in 1964, phoning UK Prime Minister-elect Hugh Gatskiell, congratulating him on his successful election to prime minister.

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Dorothy Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, in Washington D.C on January 20th, 1997, to be inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States of America, alongside president-elect Joe Biden of Delaware.
 
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Promotional poster for The Door's 1979 "Golden Days Diamond Nights" tour. While the tour was an overall success, the band was criticized for their late embracement of disco, a genre that was slowly beginning to fade from popularity.
 
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