Thatcherization (or Thatcherisation if you're English) is the strange way in which people don't notice massively distorted faces, as long as they're upside down. Thatcherization received its name when its discoverer, Peter Thompson, demonstrated the phenomenon using a picture of Margaret Thatcher.
Doctor Who's traveler managed to unseat Prime-Minister Harriet Jones with six words. But when he tried to do the same to Margaret Thatcher, it didn't work out so great. The show's creators admit they were trying to "overthrow the government."
Watchmen takes place in an alternate America of 1985, complete with Cold War references like the Doomsday plot and nuclear paranoia, along with more subtle changes. The history of Watchmen's world mirrors our own until the 1940s, when "costumed adventurers" - the book's name for superheroes - started to appear (This…