History Literature / AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears

1st Mar '18 12:05:54 PM IllinoisStateTroper
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The unknown man at the Republican leadership meeting in 1952 who jokingly suggests Walt Disney as a replacement for Dwight D. Eisenhower. If he'd only known how much misery he would unleash...
29th Oct '17 12:38:19 PM nombretomado
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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.

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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's Creator/MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.
15th Oct '17 2:56:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheBritishInvasion: According to the preview, the arrival of the Quarrymen (aka Beatles in our timeline) will be an important feature in the sequel.
18th Mar '17 11:45:25 AM nombretomado
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* WordOfGod: Statichaos has, at the request of other posters, announced where various celebrities who don't factor into the story are in this timeline. JamesDean, for example, is stuck as the JD heavy in two-bit pictures, NatalieWood is an ingenue for Disney, and Sal Mineo is in jail on sexual deviancy charges.

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* WordOfGod: Statichaos has, at the request of other posters, announced where various celebrities who don't factor into the story are in this timeline. JamesDean, Creator/JamesDean, for example, is stuck as the JD heavy in two-bit pictures, NatalieWood Creator/NatalieWood is an ingenue for Disney, and Sal Mineo is in jail on sexual deviancy charges.
26th Feb '17 10:43:43 AM nombretomado
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** Statichaos has joked that he's considered working in [[HunterSThompson Hunter S. Thompson]], but "mimicking his writing style would involve hurting my brain."

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** Statichaos has joked that he's considered working in [[HunterSThompson Hunter S. Thompson]], Creator/HunterSThompson, but "mimicking his writing style would involve hurting my brain."
8th Nov '16 9:33:09 AM notahandle
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Various narrators and characters include White House [[ManipulativeBastard Chief of Staff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn Roy Cohn]], [[OnlySaneMan White House]] [[TheWoobie Press Secretary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dodd James W. Dodd]] [[RebelLeader protest organizer]] and [[AWorldHalfFull future president]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown Jerry Brown]], expatriate film director Creator/OrsonWelles, Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lincoln_Rockwell George Rockwell]], government sponsored writer Creator/RobertAHeinlein, a mysterious beatnik known only as "[[CloudCuckooLander Beano]]", a young UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a civil rights leader called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver]], ''Sandstorm'' lead singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson Brian Wilson]] and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many more.]]

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Various narrators and characters include White House [[ManipulativeBastard Chief of Staff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn Roy Cohn]], [[OnlySaneMan White House]] [[TheWoobie Press Secretary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dodd James W. Dodd]] [[RebelLeader protest organizer]] and [[AWorldHalfFull future president]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown Jerry Brown]], expatriate film director Creator/OrsonWelles, Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lincoln_Rockwell George Rockwell]], government sponsored writer Creator/RobertAHeinlein, a mysterious beatnik known only as "[[CloudCuckooLander Beano]]", a young UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a civil rights leader called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver]], ''Sandstorm'' lead singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson Brian Wilson]] Music/BrianWilson and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many more.]]
12th Sep '16 11:06:46 PM SantosLHalper
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* NeverTrustATrailer : [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120418202313/http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=3171174&postcount=93 Averted.]]


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* RealTrailerFakeMovie: [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120418202313/http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=3171174&postcount=93 Here.]]
11th Jun '16 1:51:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.

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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.
8th Apr '16 8:45:16 PM redandready45
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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and John Stennis election]], according to black activists and college students.

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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and vs John Stennis election]], Stennis]], according to black activists and college students.
22nd Mar '16 3:37:40 PM redandready45
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* GoodParents: Pat Brown to Jerry. [[spoiler: Despite his political career being killed by Jerry's activism, Pat encourages him to fight for justice]].
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