Amazing facts about May 12:
» Disney favourite Goofy appeared for the first time in 1932. We're still awaiting a satisfactory explanation of why his girlfriend appeared to be a cow. And, for that matter, how Mickey could have a pet dog, Pluto, and a friend who was a different kind of dog who could speak.
» Cliff Richard made a special guest appearance on the Sooty Show on this day in 1969.
» Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2001, with that song no one remembers now.
» Pam St Clement, Pat from EastEnders, is 61 today. The Really Wild Show's Terry Nutkins is 57. And Kid Creole is 52. The age of his coconuts is, at present, a mystery we're not inclined to solve.
» National Condom Week kicks off today. Wear one and you won't get chlamydia or gonorrhea, enabling you to take part in the National Smile Week celebrations, which are also underway.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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