pyrrhiccomedy: (democracy rules)
[personal profile] pyrrhiccomedy




Like the American Civil War Society, the Revolutionary War Reenactment Society, and other similar organizations, the Cold War Reenactment Society (CWRS) seeks to recreate the drama and excitement of one of the most important conflicts of the modern era. By joining now, you too can participate in a legacy of espionage, paranoia, and suspense once thought lost forever!

How do I play?

It's easy!

1) Find a suspicious person. The internet is full of them. Do you know anybody? Chances are, they're doing something suspicious.
2) Monitor them.
3) Leave them a message informing them that their abnormal and unpatriotic activities will be reported to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and that they should expect a court summons to arrive at their home in the near future. Stamp your post with the icon above.
4) Link them back to this page, and congratulate them on having just participated in a Cold War reenactment event! They didn't want to participate in the Cold War? Neither did most of the parties involved in the Cold War! It adds to the authenticity. Encourage them to do their part in fostering an environment of confusion, suspicion and fear.


Do I have to be from the United States or a nation of the former Soviet Union in order to play?

Of course not! The United States and the Soviet Union wanted everybody to pick a side! Nor do you have to pick the same side as your nationality might suggest. Fight for communism from your parents' home in Iowa and savor the thrill ride of the double agent!


Do CWRS members participate in any organized meetings or activities?

Absolutely not! Direct confrontation with other Cold War reenactors goes against the spirit of the Cold War.


What if I want to reenact the Cold War at home? What should I do?

Here are some fun activities you can try:

- Eavesdrop.
- Rifle through someone's belongings when they aren't looking.
- If you are a student, the CWRS encourages you to copy someone's homework without them noticing. If they catch you, inform them that you would never participate in espionage, as it is a violation of international law.
- Invade somebody's personal space. If they try to start a fight with you about it, accuse them of upsetting the balance of power.
- Build a wall in an inconvenient location.
- Denounce communism.
- Denounce capitalism.
- Refuse to wear jeans. Accuse people who wear jeans of being unpatriotic.
- Have a staring contest with another CWRS member.
- Visit your nearest Chinese embassy. Flirt with the first employee you see. Then give them the cold shoulder if they try to ask you out. (Valid for both sides.)
- Build up a needlessly large arsenal of water balloons, wiffle balls, plastic forks, or other weapons of mass irritation in your bedroom.
- Read someone else's e-mail.
- Trade embarrassing pictures of yourself with another CWRS member, and conduct all future dealings with that person under the grim onus of mutually assured destruction.
- Question loyalties.
- Have a space race. If that's outside your budget, race at something else. Do you draw? Write? Sing? Play sports? Find someone else who also shares your hobby and race that shit.
- Build a bomb shelter out of extra cushions and blankets. Never use it. Feel safer anyway because it is there "just in case."
- Throw a paper airplane at somebody while they are trying to concentrate. When they demand to know what you're doing, insist that it was just a weather plane.


I'm sure there's more--share your ideas for how you can bring the Cold War to life!


Can I make CWRS t-shirts, fliers, coffee mugs, tattoos, subdermal implants, etc?

Your pride in your homeland (whichever one you picked) is commendable. You can find a high res version of the CWRS logo here; feel free to use it for anything you like. All elements used in its assembly were copyright and royalty free.

*

Page 1 of 3 << [1] [2] [3] >>

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paperclipchains.livejournal.com
... I think I'm going to have a lot of fun on the fandomsecrets #1000 post.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Is it going to be full of communists? o.o
(deleted comment)

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
But but!

We can be spies together!
(deleted comment)

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-01 10:49 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcelligots-pool.livejournal.com
Well I certainly laughed :D

Fff, the chinese embassy and the bomb shelter fort ones

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Thank you, hon, that makes me feel better. XD

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadlygrove.livejournal.com
Your abnormal and unpatriotic activities have been reported to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Expect a court summons to arrive at your home in the near future.

Image (http://pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com/20930.html)



I built a wall through one of my Sims' home, but Canada was really the only one who noticed. I think it was only because I trapped a stack of pancakes on the other side of the wall...

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Gasp! The fuzz!

*dives out a window*

I built a wall through one of my Sims' home, but Canada was really the only one who noticed. I think it was only because I trapped a stack of pancakes on the other side of the wall...

It's okay. You still tried. That's what's important. ♥

(no subject)

From: [personal profile] celestineangel - Date: 2009-10-07 12:15 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neocloud9.livejournal.com
THAT. IS. AWESOME.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 02:26 pm (UTC)

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mithrigil.livejournal.com
...okay this is precious. :applause:

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Why thank you.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanya-tsuki.livejournal.com
I always forget how much I love black humor until I'm confronted with it again. I laughed ♥

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
I usually try to keep my journal pretty light, since you never know who you might offend, but I just couldn't keep this one to myself. XD

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallenxembers17.livejournal.com
...I feel like such a horrible person for laughing as hard as I did at this.

I mean, it's Cold War, serious shit, but oh my god, this was hilarious. YOU HAVE MADE A SICK PERSON'S DAY. ILU. ♥

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
WE'RE HETALIA FANS, okay, we sort of take it for granted that SOMETIMES TERRIBLE THINGS CAN BE FUNNY. XD

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] djsoliloquy.livejournal.com
XD

XD


XD


Yes. Very much yes. XD

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
♥♥♥

I started thinking about how you could dress up, as a CWRS member. I mean, there's no spiffy battle uniforms, like those stuck up pricks in the Civil War reenactment groups get. And then I realized that to dress up as a communist sympathizer, you just wear your normal clothes...but you always remember that in your heart, you're wearing red.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] djsoliloquy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 05:29 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] skelody.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 04:59 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] onlythegood.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-07 11:55 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-07 11:56 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] onlythegood.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-07 09:41 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyrandomness.livejournal.com
Oh. Oh my god. ILU forever for posting this and brb, suffocating on the floor from laughter.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] ladyrandomness.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 07:35 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 03:48 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] ladyrandomness.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 04:00 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-05 07:56 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] yachay.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-07 09:27 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizzard890.livejournal.com
I laughed in class.

I laughed in class.

A class where we're not supposed to have our laptops open. A class in which we were discussing the AIDS virus. A class in which a heavy, solemn silence hung over the room.

UNTIL I FUCKING LAUGHED IN CLASS


I adore you. Really, I do. And this is probably a thousand times less tasteless than Civil War reenactments, which I consider to be possibly one of the most tactless things in the world.
Edited Date: 2009-10-01 08:41 pm (UTC)

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
And this is probably a thousand times less tasteless than Civil War reenactments, which I consider to be possibly one of the most tactless things in the world.

Well really. And I don't know what's creepier, when northerners do it, or southerners.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-chella.livejournal.com
....

I....

Oh, my God. No words.

I love you for providing me with this endless source of entertainment.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! =D

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] miss-chella.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 10:56 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 03:47 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hi-no-neko.livejournal.com
Build a wall in an inconvenient location.

. . . *grabs cushion, heads to kitchen*



Also that is a stupendous seal-logo-thing. Didja make it yiself?

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
DO IT FOR DEMOCRACY.

Also that is a stupendous seal-logo-thing. Didja make it yiself?

I did! I had to look up how to do circular text because I totally fucking forgot. Also, also, did you notice? The position of the flags?

The Soviet Union is on the left?

GEDDIT?! GEDDIT!!?!

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] hi-no-neko.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 03:42 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 03:42 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] hi-no-neko.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 05:21 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 05:39 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] hi-no-neko.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 10:34 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridgetsmidge18.livejournal.com
...pyrrhic, you're silly.

and maybe that's why ilu... or something. xD

and OH SHNAP! We should all do a write/draw race for [livejournal.com profile] russiamerica to commemorate an upcoming Cold War-related date! Do you know of any such date? CUZ I SURE DON'T! XDDD

or we could, you know, just do it for the hell of it. ^_^

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Oh my God, an R/A arms race of badass fan stuff! That would be so excellent!

And actually there are a ton of significant Cold War dates in October! (It's sort of weird, I was just thinking about this this morning when I looked at the TCE timeline.) The Cuban Missile Crisis went from between October 18 to the 29th! That's a perfect length of time for a fic-off or something!

Where are the [livejournal.com profile] russiamerica mods? WE NEED A FANWORKS RACE!

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] bridgetsmidge18.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 02:16 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 03:20 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] bridgetsmidge18.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 06:27 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-01 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynn-pryderi.livejournal.com
I am...can I have a shirt with that logo?!

I am going to find a suspicious person and get right on this shit.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Oh man, I would LOVE a shirt with that logo. XD I would wear it to bed every night and FIGHT COMMUNISM IN MY DREAMS.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] lynn-pryderi.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 11:41 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 01:24 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] lynn-pryderi.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 02:47 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 03:18 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] lynn-pryderi.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 03:23 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 03:26 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazunometsuki.livejournal.com
...I believe I shall follow the Cold War At Home 101. Especially since I already do a lot of that stuff. Oh how horrible of me. The bomb shelter is an A+ on your part though. ' w 'b

...I...am rather speechless on the pure genius of this. ♥

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Honestly, if you're not in a constant state of near-panic at the thought of nuclear annihilation, you're just not having fun with the Cold War.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahonsky.livejournal.com
- Refuse to wear jeans. Accuse people who wear jeans of being unpatriotic.
- Visit your nearest Chinese embassy. Flirt with the first employee you see. Then give them the cold shoulder if they try to ask you out. (Valid for both sides.)
- Throw a paper airplane at somebody while they are trying to concentrate. When they demand to know what you're doing, insist that it was just a weather plane.


I'm sooo gonna have a field day tomorrow~



you are epic.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
I have actually done the jeans thing before. My roommate came into the living room.

"Are you wearing jeans?"

"...Yes?"

Me, glaring: "Don't you care about pride in your motherland?"

This was in Alabama. For a second I was afraid she wouldn't get it. In her defense if she hadn't, it was a completely fucking random thing for me to say.

Then she deadpanned, "I'm undercover."
Edited Date: 2009-10-02 06:07 am (UTC)

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skelody.livejournal.com
...this is made of sheer awesome. Imma see if I can work up the chutzpah just for this :D

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skelody.livejournal.com
Oh, by the way, you want some mirrors for that seal? Or do you have that fancy premium Photobucket account or whatever it's called?

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 05:07 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] skelody.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 05:10 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-02 05:10 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-02 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littleduchess.livejournal.com
I think you should know that I'm adapting this for RL, it's going straight to the president of my uni history society and it is going *live*

whether he likes it or not!

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
That is so great. ♥♥♥♥

Let me know how he takes it. XD

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narcoleptic95.livejournal.com
But. But. But I only own jeans.

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skelody.livejournal.com
I don't have a single pair. I must be very patriotic.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 03:40 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryoku-chan.livejournal.com
I think I'll try commie, I always wondered what it would be like...

>D

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
I will not meet you on the field of battle because there weren't any!

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
I came here via google after searching for the origins of the Society -- thought you'd like to see your brainchild in action:

http://copperbadge.livejournal.com/2864092.html?thread=56141788#t56141788

Great post, btw :) Mind if I link people here? I shall find a suitably Cold War method...

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Ah, shit, it SHOULD have been a missile instead of a sword! That would've been brilliant! Oh, well. XD

By all means, link! =D

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-03 06:22 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-05 07:55 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madgirl-l.livejournal.com
this. Is. Brilliant! XD~~ thanks, this made my day *laughing her ass off*

Damn, I'm wearing jeans right now.... >.>

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Damn, I'm wearing jeans right now.... >.>

It's cool! It's cool. Jeans are for warriors of democracy and undercover commies. So you're set either way.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] madgirl-l.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-04 02:34 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-03 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clover-magic.livejournal.com
This made me laugh harder than it should have. :'D

Pssssssssst BEST DISCOVER FOR SIMS 3 EVER: Russia is no longer naked! (http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=14679.0)

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-05 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
Russia is no longer naked!

*Squeal!*

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-06 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sgt-majorette.livejournal.com
Now I know what to do with all the carding waste from all the wool I process in my apartment. Bale it up to build my bunker.

I've already armed all my Barbie dolls...

(no subject)

Date: 2009-10-07 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrrhiccomedy.livejournal.com
I've already armed all my Barbie dolls...

Excellent. Excellent. But don't make them fight. Just put them on opposite sides of the room, facing each other in threatening positions.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] sgt-majorette.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-10-07 07:13 am (UTC) - Expand
Page 1 of 3 << [1] [2] [3] >>

Profile

pyrrhiccomedy: (Default)
pyrrhiccomedy

December 2009

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
1314 1516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags