Amazing things about October 20:
» Reports in 2000 suggested that Robbie Williams had demanded a live ape, a pair of knickers suitable for Vorderman, a silver-framed picture of Bob Holness and plastic figures in battle dress from the Thirty Years War to be supplied in his dressing room while on tour. 'Hilarious'!
» Geri Halliwell was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations on this day in 1998. Her work is now, we must assume, complete.
» Susan Tully is 36 today. Normally, we would be the first to wish her many happy returns. But, as her fictional self, Michelle Fowler, was responsible for the EastEnders hell-spawn that is Vicki, and our grip on the boundaries between fiction and reality is currently tenuous, to say the least, we will be doing no such thing.
» In happier birthday news, Dannii Minogue is 32 today. We have decided that her gift this year will be forgiveness for us for not bothering to make her advertised appearance in The Hunchback of Notre Dame on the night we had tickets. Bitch.
» Alex O'Han, who played comedy hippy child Joey Rainbow in Home and Away during that memorably insane period when Irene was battling to rescue Selina from a religious cult, is 23 today.
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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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