[Quantum theory] ITT we send the next poster to a parallel universe and they tell us about it [go] (468)

77 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6410 20:17

>>76, Lyndon Johnson was reelected to the Presidency in 1968 only to become the central figure in the big Shoreham scandal of 1970, in which it was revealed operatives from his campaign were caught bugging the hotel rooms of perceived political rivals of both parties during the 1968 Democratic and Republican conventions, and was impeached and removed from office for his part in the cover-up. In that world's lexicon of American English political terms, affixing the prefix Shore- to something designates it as a gigantic shameful scandal.

William F. Buckley was elected President in 1972 on the Republican ticket, only to be assassinated minutes after taking the oath of office by Gore Vidal.

Vice President Barry Goldwater served the remainder of his term, which historians note for his authorization of the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Vietnam and his declaration of war against and invasion of Saudi Arabia in November 1973 in the response to King Faisal's seizure of US-owned oil fields and creation of OPEC.

>>78, what's it like in the universe where I thought of something funny and clever, instead of trying to create a vaguely plausible alternate history?

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