Thursday, October 18, 2007

Control

In 1967, Vonnegut needed help with his memories for Slaughterhouse-Five, and decided to travel to the home of the crazy Colonel, "Wild" Bob" in Cody, Wyoming. For the sake of balance in his anti-war novel, Slaughterhouse-Five.

The Colonel's daughter made her displeasure clear when Vonnegut arrived. Setting themselves up in the kitchen, offering only soft drinks and then banging the ice tray noisely.
Kurt Vonnegut"Finally, I discovered what was wrong. She said the Colonel wasn't doing so good."

~ Kurt Vonnegut

In the afternoon, he would retire to bed and suffer from weeping.

She wanted to know if there would be a part for the Colonel in my new book, Frank Sinatra or John Wayne. I told her my son was in the Green Berets, just like John Wayne. "She was my friend after that".
Kurt Vonnegut
Peacenik

Drakas
In 2006, an ingenius analysis of the defeat of the Domination of the Draka was published on the Alternate History web site. From the foundation of the Crown Colony of Drakia in 1783, to collapse in 1951 a detailed account is given of the Drakas failure to capitalise on early strategic advantage created by its enemies fighting amongst themselves.

In 2014, Andries Rhoodie and members of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging studied the analysis very carefully. Armed with AK47s, they returned through time to 1783 to create the future that they believed was stolen from them.

Barbeau
Barbeau
In 1960, the United States government decided to place an embargo on Socialist Québéc. This counter-productive miscalculation forced an isolated Québécois Premier Raymond Barbeau into the Soviet Union's sphere of influence. Within two years, construction of an SS-4 site was underway near Montmagny in Chaudiere-Appalaches administrative region, less than one hundred miles from the bordering US state of Maine.

In 1992, on this day Helmut Kohl's government was forced to withdraw the Deutschmark from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) due to pressure by currency speculators—most notably George Soros who made over US$1 billion from this speculation. Following the exit of the pound just four weeks before, the ERM was effectively terminated.Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl
John Kerry
John Kerry
In 2999, the mind cast for the next instalment of “Personality of the Triple Millennia” was re-run across the networks. POT3M drew an even larger audience because of its oddness. John Forbes Kerry was the candidate, the context was the Fall of Vietnam in 1975 and the moment bare minutes after he testified to Senate Foreign Relations Committee asking "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?". MC Millennia addresses the allegations of US Marine Jack Smith who recollected that Kerry and other veterans threw their medals and ribbons over a fence on the front steps of the U.S. Capitol.
However, Kerry still possesses his medals in 2005 and Smith explains this apparent anomaly by revealing that Kerry threw someone else's medals in an act of showmanship. Smith and Kerry – he alleges - had purchased the medals at a market sale in Greenwich Village, New York in December 1970. Kerry takes the fifth amendment, MC Millennia ends the show early.

In 2007, Rat back in the Mesh, publishing new entries on Today in Alternate History promising that he will demonstrate to the people imprisoned in the Mesh that "anything is possible." He hangs up the phone and flies into the sky above the city.Robbie Taylor
Robbie Taylor

1 comment:

Reverend Robbie said...

I love my picture... ;)

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