Amazing things about Sunday, September 21:
» The first of the Monica Lewinsky files was opened on this day in 1998, with photos and letters published for press and public, ahem, "consumption". On the same day, Bill Clinton's four hour video testimony on the incident was broadcast.
» Newspapers reported that Thula Bora from northern Assam in India had finally come out of his room in 2000, after going in there in 1962 to complete some exam forms. If the forms were that hard, the exam must have been a fucking nightmare!
» Gary Lineker announced his retirement from football in 1994, with the phrase "I really fancy a bag of crisps" (possibly).
» TV presenter Michaela Strachan won first prize in a gurning competition while filming the event for the BBC last year.
» Larry Hagman, of Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie fame, is 72 today. His liver, however, is barely seven. Also celebrating today are Keith Harris (56), Ricki Lake (35), and Jack Ryder (22).
» The Emmys are held in Los Angeles today. It is reported celebrities will receive a party bag valued at £20,000. Six Feet Under has 16 nominations, and The West Wing has 15.
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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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