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Soviet Ghosts

Communist Train

Rebecca Litchfield has as pretty interesting photography project – taking photos of abandoned buildings from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  She calls the exhibit Soviet Ghosts, and there are some pretty interesting photos there.  It’s not exactly like all other photos of abandoned places.  At least these were once home to the 2nd most powerful nation on earth.

It’s interesting to see how just how far the once great nation has fallen.  Although, me calling a communist nation great has it’s problems.  I mean great in that it was able to be a credible threat to the United States of America.  But that’s the only way I’d call the USSR “great”.

Ghost 1

I like this circle building with snow in it.  I don’t know what is, her caption says it’s Freeze – Bulgaria, but it might as well be an abandoned Rebel base on an ice planet for all I know.  Pretty cool if you ask me.

But, let these photos be a lesson to you all,  Communism, not even once.

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Soviet Bear Will Fix You

Soviet Bear

As a general rule of thumb, I hate Communists.  Any and all, they are the sworn enemy of all that is Good and Free and American.  However, a particular unique student, or students have started their own campaign for Student Council elections.  It’s hard to tell how serious the whole campaign is, but it’s pretty damn funny, that’s for sure.

They have taken to making parodies of all the officially entered student’s posters.  The Soviet Bear posters are better.  About 100x better, that’s for sure.  I especially like the irony one of the Class poster:

This is the first poster I’d gather:

Class

Here’s the counter by Soviet Bear:

Bear Class

Indeed.  I wonder how many heads that went over at that High School?

Anyway, this is all fun and games, but let me just tell you this.  I would not be voting for Soviet Bear in that election.  He’s Communist, and Commies are the enemy, always.

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Alternate History Thursdays – May Day

It’s May Day, and you know what that means, time to celebrate Communism.  In the present reality, May Day is celebrated on May 1st, when it’s known as International Workers Day, except in America, where it’s known as Labor Day, and celebrated on the first Monday of September.

Well, in our alternate reality, it’s still celebrated on May 1st, even in Communist America.  It’s worth it to know that the movement started soon after WW2 ended, in July of 1949, (incipiently, just a few years after Roswell, coincidence, I think NOT!)  There are many theories as to how this holiday started, I will go into the one I like best, which, no surprise, deals with the attempted usage of Alien technology by dumb stupid Communists.

After nearly a full earth year on the planet, the surviving aliens were desperate to make contact with their home world, so they actually assisted, as opposed to trying to, the Commies in getting the IDR functioning.  They managed to hook it up and send messages back with few problems in no time at all.  However, it wasn’t right away that they heard a response from their home planet.  You see, across realities, the aliens had not been missing at all yet.  It was only when they made contact that time synced back up again, and the natives of Centari received the message.  It was like “pause” had been set on reality, and the aliens were just getting back to the game.

The Centarins had no record of a missing ship, so they took this all as a hoax at first.  It wasn’t until months later, late August 1948 local earth time, that the Centarians believed their story, (time has been flowing normally now).  The question now becomes what happened, and how to fix it?

Naturally, the stranded aliens, (who unfortunately have never been given names in any official, or unofficial document), didn’t divulge all this information to the Commie Americans.  Weather it was because the stranded knew that the Americans were commies, and inherently evil, or because they were naturally dis-trusting of humans in general will probably never be known.  What is know though, is that the Commie Americans tried as hard as possible to get weapons out of this technology in any way possible.  They were very much interested in the whole time travel aspect of the Centarians.

The Centarians on the other hand were not able to help with the time travel aspect.  They were at a loss as to how they managed to stop time for their counterparts back home.  From what they were able to gather (having been able to hook up to the Galactic Photon Flow, (GPF), which is basically the inter-galactic version of the internet), many universities and amateurs alike had been trying for months to study the gigantic space explosion.  Some were focused on the location, while others were focused on the cause.  Both had so far proved elusive.

Oh well, that’s enough of this story for now, turns out it had nothing to do with May Day did it?  Was it enjoyable at least?

Good.

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Alternate History Thursday – Food

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One of the rare actual Thursday additions of Alternate History.  Oh well.

Anyway, the above is the storefront of an actual restaurant in current day America.  That’s right, this restaurant, which goes by the name of “Conflict Kitchen,” only serves the food of enemies of America.  Every couple of months they change the menu to a new enemy.  It’s interesting at the least.  If you want to visit it, you’ll have to travel to Pittsburgh PA.

What does this restaurant look like in the Alternate History version of America?  Well it doesn’t.  Because Freedom of Expression is not a concept that the Communist Americans except.  So this restaurant actually exists somewhere over in Europe, except they only have Communist American food, and it’s just corn.

And, to keep with the Olympic themed month, here’s the Closing Ceremonies of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow USSR.  I only watched alittle of it, the long boring stretches of nothing really got to me.  And it looks like someone flagged it as containing copyrighted material, and it’s not available in (this version of) the U.S. anymore.  Oh well, I’m still gonna include it here, because not all you readers are in the great country of America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQI8_02Zi4o

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Alternate History Thursdays

Another edition of Alternate History Thursdays, this one doesn’t focus so much on history, as it does on a theory to take on an actual product.

The product, is the single greatest platformer of the

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SNES generation, Donkey Kong Country.  I’ll let the video do the major explanation, but since it’s unwatchable at certain points, here’s the gist:

America (King K. Rool) is evil, and exploitative, destroying native island nations, for their fruit and oil.  And Donkey Kong is a native trying to fight the man, and there’s a surprisingly large amount of actual history that correlates to events of the game, if you look at it through the patented 2 shooter ice bullet glasses™.

As much as this somehow fits actual events, I’m gonna have to slot this into the Alternate History version of America.  Because only there would it be OK to refer to American solders as Kremlings.

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