Amazing things about September 30:
» The stapler was patented on this day in 1841.
» The Flintstones made their first TV appearance in 1960. It was the first prime-time cartoon aimed at adults.
» M People announced the cancellation of a Millennium Eve concert on this day in 1999, due to public demand.
» Kylie Minogue hit the top spot in the charts with Can't Get You Out Of My Head this time two years ago.
» Actor Eric Stotz is 42 today. He was the original Marty McFly in Back to the Future, and even started filming the role, but he was replaced by Michael J Fox when producers decided he didn't act enough like a teenager.
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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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