History Literature / AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears

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]].
22nd Mar '16 3:36:08 PM redandready45
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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and John Stennis election]], according to black activists and college students.



* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.

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* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.itself as the country grows more authoritarian.


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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. J. Edgar Hoover is far more vindictive than ever after [[spoiler: being injured in an assassination]], and its implied [[spoiler: the government made deals with drug dealers]].
* ClassTraitor: Lyndon Johnson is viewed as this for his moderate views on race. When he runs for President in 1956, he even loses ''Texas''.


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* PetTheDog: Cohn giving a heartfelt eulogy to [[VillainousBreakdown Joe [=McCarthy=] ]], as well as praising Walt Disney's vision.


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* TokenGoodTeammate: Jimmie Dodd and Everett Dirksen in the Disney cabinet. Nelson Rockefeller becomes the only major political figure that is actively preventing the collapse of civil liberties.
22nd Mar '16 3:26:01 PM redandready45
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* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.


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* NetworkDecay: InUniverse, the Disney Corporation closes down its animation department, with many animators going over to Warner Brothers. Disney devotes itself to making pro-American propaganda.
17th Feb '16 10:21:46 AM Snarf
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Barry Goldwater delivers an ''epic'' one to Rockwell on the floor of the Republican National Convention.
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