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  1. The Oceans Divide: A World Of Laughter, A World Of Tears II

    Turns out it's the tenth anniversary of my baby. Here's the sequel. I'll work my ass off to complete it this time. Promise. Sorry about the delay. For those who weren't around a decade ago, this is the sequel to A World Of Laughter, A World Of Tears, a timeline I wrote an age ago in which Walt...
  2. The Fundamental Things Apply: Reagan In Casablanca

    Note: This is based upon a largely apocryphal anecdote that Ronald Reagan was in serious contention to play Rick in Casablanca. While this story is almost certainly based upon the fact that they were throwing numerous names out there as possibilities to play the lead, and Reagan was never a...
  3. When You Wish Upon A Star 2.0

    They called us traitors. Think about that for one moment: they called us traitors. The same men who had accredited my university only to withdraw all funding, the same men who were stripping us not only of our rights, but also of our dignity as human beings, the ones who considered themselves...
  4. AHC: Prime Minister Crowley

    With a POD of no earlier than 1905 (when he claimed to have received "transmissions" that caused him to write The Book Of The Law), make Aleister Crowley Prime Minister by 1930 (age 55) at the very latest.
  5. A Different Path Home

    I'm just going to have some fun with this one. Thanks to vultan and Electric Monk for valuable feedback with the original idea, and of course to Brainbin for starting this whole recent pop culture TL craze. They thought that she was going to quit, if not on the first day, then shortly...
  6. AH Challenge: Star Trek With Other Writers

    I've read Harlan Ellison's work on his dealings with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry during the writing and taping of the classic episode City On The Edge Of Forever. While Ellison's original screenplay (in which Kirk attempts to save Keeler, and is stopped by Spock) is excellent tragedy...
  7. WI: The Sexual Revolution Nipped In The Bud

    What are the cultural and political ramifications of the HIV virus hitting the United States in a widespread manner during the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s? Say that it begins to spread among the heroin addicts in Haight-Ashbury rather than the gay population to begin with, and moves to...
  8. When You Wish Upon A Star

    Just a short entry for now. I'll get to the rest later. For Part One, please read A World Of Laughter, A World Of Tears Comments in the Comments Thread, please. They called us traitors. Think about that for one moment: they called us traitors. The same men who had accredited my...
  9. Challenge: Unitarian Universalist President

    How can a person from a notoriously liberal religion (namely, my own) be elected president? Sure, we've had a number of Unitarian presidents, but that was long ago. Adlai Stevenson was Unitarian as well, but he ran before the unification of the Unitarian Church and the Universalist Church...
  10. AH Challenge: A Few Inches To The Side

    On November 11th, 1963, President John F. Kennedy is riding beside his wife through the streets of Dallas. Shots are fired. The limo speeds to the hospital, but despite heroic efforts on the part of the doctors, there is nothing that they can do. First Lady Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy is dead...
  11. A World Of Laughter, A World Of Tears

    Crossposted from DW under the advice of fellow board members. I'm starting off with the first few entries, and will add more later: All of this effort on the part of Eisenhower's campaign came to a disappointing end one month before the beginning of the [1952 Republican] convention. The...
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