Amazing things about Friday, September 19:
» Mickey Mouse made his first appearance on screen in Steamboat Willie on this day in 1928. We don't think they'll be thawing Walt out to celebrate, however.
» Holy birthday balloons! Adam West of Batman fame hits 75 today. We hear he's done away with the Batpoles and had a stairlift put in.
» Also celebrating is Lesley Hornby, aka Twiggy, who turns 54. She was voted the World's Loveliest Woman in 1977. Aww . . .
» Three years ago, ice sculptor Jonathan Lloyd unveiled a pub carved from ice - including ice bar stools, an ice dart board and an ice pool table. Customers were advised not to eat the yellow snow near the bathrooms (we expect).
» A 53-year-old man from Rothenburg, Germany, was recovering in hospital on this day in 2000 after falling 16ft from a medieval city wall. He'd been trying to take nude pictures of himself.
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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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