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the zaffre zone: title cards, joaos, and other oddities

zaffre

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OK, what happened with Mombasa?
India was overtaken by its erstwhile ally East Africa in the 2110s for a variety of reasons (more proximate control of the space elevator, Pakistan & China throwing their weight against India, the Laccadive Crisis, India's birth rates plummeting faster, androvirus) and was promptly top dog up until 2146. Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil were all dismembered to some extent by then - with the creation of the Lei Lines the (relative) monopoly on space was blown wide open and East Africa tried rather futilely to stem the tide. The other four nations (Ethiopia never really recovered) promptly took the opportunity to hammer it into the ground and divide up the pieces.


On a more Doylist level - East Africa invariably unites in the FH maps, because people think they've found something clever and reasonably likely (they have) and then just assume it stays that way - it's like how South Sudan's (few year old) borders are carved in stone as some sign of "modernity". An East African union wouldn't necessarily horribly overreach and get ganged up on by its neighbors, but I doubt the history of the next two-hundred years is just going to be that of present trends continuing indefinitely.
 

zaffre

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This is absurdly perfect- and a pretty plausible career ATL for Sandler
I I occasionally remember that he is a very talented actor.
I need the most highly-concentrated, targeted Sorkin you have.

"He narrowly survives a bipartisan impeachment effort and is ultimately re-elected in landslide at series' end."

No that's too targeted.

Picture this as a (very) utopian FH where Aaron Sorkin somehow gets self-aware enough to be like "I should interrogate the flaws of my original work" and Uncut Gems' award snub has made Adam Sandler sick of movies and determined to prove the critics wrong again, and for some reason both of them are annoyed at President Haley and actually make a TV show.

For what it's worth - this would be at the edge of Sandler's range, but I think he does have the combination of directness and not-really-explainable charisma to come across as a plausible "er, sort of Bernie but not that much" if he really committed to the bit.
 

zaffre

THE SCARY ITALIAN
Location
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No More Santa Claus (in progress)

1993-1995: Paul Tsongas (D-MA)* / Douglas Wilder (D-VA)
1992: George H. W Bush (R-TX) / Dan Quayle (R-IN)
1995-1995: Douglas Wilder (D-VA) / Vacant
1995-2005: Douglas Wilder (D-VA) / Harris Wofford (D-PA)

1996: Bob Dole (R-KS) / John McCain (R-AZ)
2000: George W. Bush (R-TX) / Donald Rumsfeld (R-IL)

2005-2013: Steve Goldsmith (R-IN) / Larry Pressler (R-SD)
2004: Rob Andrews (D-NJ) / Tom Harkin (D-IA)
2008: Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-IL) /

2013-: Niki Tsongas (D-MA) / Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN)
2012: Larry Pressler (R-SD) /
2016: Katherine Harris (R-FL) /
 

zaffre

THE SCARY ITALIAN
Location
Massachusetts
No More Santa Claus (in progress)

1993-1995: Paul Tsongas (D-MA)* / Douglas Wilder (D-VA)
1992: George H. W Bush (R-TX) / Dan Quayle (R-IN)
1995-1995: Douglas Wilder (D-VA) / Vacant
1995-2005: Douglas Wilder (D-VA) / Harris Wofford (D-PA)

1996: Bob Dole (R-KS) / John McCain (R-AZ)
2000: George W. Bush (R-TX) / Donald Rumsfeld (R-IL)

2005-2013: Steve Goldsmith (R-IN) / Larry Pressler (R-SD)
2004: Rob Andrews (D-NJ) / Tom Harkin (D-IA)
2008: Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-IL) /

2013-: Niki Tsongas (D-MA) / Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN)
2012: Larry Pressler (R-SD) /
2016: Katherine Harris (R-FL) /

1993-1995: Paul Tsongas (D-MA) / H. Ross Perot (I-TX)
1992: George H. W. Bush (R-TX) / Dan Quayle (R-IN)
1995-1995: Paul Tsongas (D-MA)* / Ross Perot (D-TX)
1995-1995: Ross Perot (D-TX) / Vacant
1995-2001: Ross Perot (D-TX) / Douglas Wilder (D-VA)

1996: Bob Dole (R-KS) / John McCain (R-AZ)
2000: George W. Bush (R-TX) / Donald Rumsfeld (R-IL), Paul Wellstone (ID-MN) / Warren Beatty (ID-CA)

2001-2005: Ross Perot (NU-TX) / Douglas Wilder (NU-VA)
2005-2013: Wesley Clark (R-AR) / Steve Goldsmith (R-IN)

2004: Al Gore (D-TN) / Tom Harkin (D-IA), Howard Dean (NU-VT) / John McCain (NU-AZ)
2008: Rob Andrews (D-NJ) / Bill Clinton (D-AR)

2013-: Niki Tsongas (D-MA) / Mark Cuban (D-TX)
2012: Steve Goldsmith (R-IN) / Mark Kennedy (R-MN)
2016: Katherine Harris (R-FL) / Mike Bloomberg (R-NY)
 

zaffre

THE SCARY ITALIAN
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FEAR, LOATHING, ETC or THE STORY OF HOW JUST SUBTRACTING WALLACE OUT AS A SPOILER WAS ACTUALLY REALLY BORING BECAUSE THE MCGOVERN CAMPAIGN SUCKED SO BAD

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Nixon / Agnew - 47.14 %, 466 EV
Wallace / Not LeMay - 13.53%, 54 EV
McGovern / Shriver - 37.52%, still 17 EV fucking hell
Hospers / Nathan - 0.00%, 1 EV

sat through making this so you have to sit through it too
 

zaffre

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1937-1945: H S Truman (The Technocrat That Worked)
1945-1953: Herbert Hoover (The Businessman That Couldn't Buy Peace)
1953-1953: Ronnie Reagan* (Ronnie The Red)
1953-1958: Lyndon Johnson (Lucky Lyndy)
1958-1958:
Jackie Kennedy (who?)
1958-1961: Lyndon Johnson (Johnson 2: Holding Back The Tide Boogaloo)
1961-1963: Gerald R. Ford† (The Quarterback That Carried America Across The Finish Line)
1963-1969: George Bush Sr. (George Bush: The Passage of Power)
1969-1977: Ron Reagan (Ronald Returns)
1977-1981: Nick Nixon (Orange Farmer Nick Comes To Washington)
1981-1989: John Kennedy (Heeeeere's Johnny)
1989-1993: Don Trump (Don The Wonk And His Quest To Restore The Gold Standard Or Whatever)
1993-1997: George Bush Jr. (The Scion That Drank His Way Out Of The White House)
1997-2001: Barry Obama* (The Professor That Learned Nothing)
2001-2020: Adm. James Carter (A Navy With A Country)
2020-: Bill Cassidy (It's About The Electoral Democracy, Stupid)


getting my usernames mixed up but @everyone, enjoy!
 
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It's nice to finally get some closure for Shuffling the Century.

Don Trump (Don The Wonk And His Quest To Restore The Gold Standard Or Whatever)
Actually laughed out loud here.

Carter as Evil Eisenhower 2: 2 Peanut 2 Republic is pretty nice, as is heroic martyr Gerald Ford.
Why Bill Cassidy?
 
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