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Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by E. Burke, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    It will probably be popular with those who haven't tasted actual Indian food, but not to those who actually have. I mentioned this earlier, but Americanized Indian food is somewhat mediocre compared to the original, and that applies to a lot of ethnically derived foods that come to America.
     
  2. Redshank Galloglass Literally Alasdair Mac Colla Banned

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    I don't think that fast food as we know it today would be very popular in a socialist America. I think that it would make people think of the garbage they had to eat when the bourgeois still ruled over the people in the gilded age. The closest thing to fast food I could think of in the UASR would be massive workers syndicates creating quality but cheap and fast meals, similar to Chipotle or Macca's in Australia.

    Who says that dining as a family in small restaurants or dining high class is inherently bourgeois?

    That's one thing I never understood about some socialists. They think that family oriented businesses and having strong family relations are inherently capitalist.
     
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  3. Mr. C Ayy!

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    Or food trucks.
     
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    True, true.
     
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    IIRC it is already established that the UASR had become the n°1 place in the world for café culture, surpassing France, as political activities after work being almost universal, workers don't have time to cook for themselves and so go to various restaurants and café to feed themselves.
     
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  6. bookmark95 Well-Known Member

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    So eating out is kind of the norm, not the exception. In a housing project, a kitchen isn't really anything more than a small stove, a microwave, and a small cabinet. The only thing the average UASRer really makes is coffee, popcorn, or instant ramen. Mostly likely, they go out with friends to a local cafeteria.
     
  7. Mr. C Ayy!

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    My assumption was that, after the war, there would be more time for residents of the communal houses to cook for themselves. Preparing the food together would be just as much of a community activity as eating together.
     
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    As a chef in training that makes me sad :(
     
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    I wonder what weight lifting will look like in the UASR? I'm sure Americans in general will still look beefier than Europeans like IRL, even.though football won't be popular.
     
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    The brave new world is often as terrifying as it is awe inspiring.
     
  11. Redshank Galloglass Literally Alasdair Mac Colla Banned

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    No doubt. I'm sure cooking will still have a major place in the UASR.
     
  12. BlahBlahBlah Your temporally displaced counterpart

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    Well, if people are eating out more, doesn't that offer more opportunities for good chefs to spread their cooking to more people?

    And maybe it'll make good cooks who would otherwise just stay home and cook for themselves/their family instead go and work/open a cafe or restaurant.
    Or if you want to cook, you've got to go out and learn it?
     
  13. Redshank Galloglass Literally Alasdair Mac Colla Banned

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    Never really thought about it like that. good point.
     
  14. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    Thoughts on "World War Three"

     
  15. bookmark95 Well-Known Member

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    One, Two, Three (1961)

    This satirical Canadian comedy proved to be one of the most popular of the Cold War era.

    C. R. MacNamera (James Cagney) [1], a regional manager of the Arctic Cola [2] company in West Berlin [3], one of the fastest growing soda companies in the world. MacNamera, an American who fled into exile to Canada in 1933, is eager to make his name in the company, by doing the unthinkable: selling his product in the Soviet bloc. With it, he hopes to achieve the sweetest job of all: head of European operations, with a fancy European villa. He dreads returning to cold, windy Toronto.

    Unfortunately, he has been given the unenviable task of caring for Georgina (Joanna Shimkus), the free-spirited daughter of his conservative boss. Things turn complicated when she ends up sneaking into East Berlin, and meets Richard (James Dean) [4], a student from Chicago studying abroad. Richard, a belligerent syndicalist, immediately starts clashing with MacNamera. Things turn complicated when MacNamera discovers that Georgina is pregnant, and must turn Richard into a capitalist when Georgina's father learns of the pregnancy.

    The film is notable for its satire of both sides of the Cold War, but in particular the politics and cutthroat capitalism of the American-Canadian community. One scene of note is MacNamera mocking Richard's belief in free-love, then receiving a saucy call from his secretary, with whom he's carried on an affair with.

    [1] He became very conservative at the end of his life, so I can imagine him fleeing to Canada.

    [2] I made up the name of the company. I don't think Coca-Cola is going to exist, so I imagine some Canadian company making a knock-off that achieves global success.

    [3] Yes, the city might still be divided, only with England and France dividing the West.

    [4] I choose him largely for already playing troubled, rebellious heartthrobs, which could be the stereotype for a UASR teenager in the 60s.
     
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  16. Mr. C Ayy!

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    What would James Dean be doing in Canada?
     
  17. bookmark95 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't think of any Canadian who could play an angsty rebel. So I'm going to guess he was an American actor who didn't mind playing a comical exaggeration of his generation.
     
  18. Mr. C Ayy!

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    I mean, it's making fun of the American exiles, so I suppose he's not gonna get in trouble for it.
     
  19. Mr. C Ayy!

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    Also, what's Billy Wilder doing in Canada?
     
  20. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    He's from Austria, so it's possible he just immigrates to Britain or Canada.