Amazing things about Monday, December 29:
» Emma Snodgrass was arrested in Boston in 1852 for wearing trousers. Good grief! We don't suppose the police would have preferred her to have her grassy snod on display.
» The Spitting Image puppets were put up for sale on this day in 1999. But what we really want is a Bo Selecta Michael Jackson mask (mo-fos).
» B B King performed at the Gamesville Drug Treatment Centre in Florida before 300 inmates in 1991. It was a real family affair - his daughter, Patty, was serving three years for drug trafficking.
» Festive fact: In the carol Twelve Days of Christmas, the partridge represents Jesus, and the turtle doves the two testaments.
» Pantomime of the moment: Jack and the Beanstalk in the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh. The show runs until January 18, featuring Allan Stewart and Andy Gray.
» A special happy birthday to lowculture favourite Jude Law (left), who turns 31 today. If you need any help blowing out the candles, or in the administration of the bumps and suchlike, Mr Law, feel free to give us a shout. It needn't be your birthday, as it happens.
Also celebrating is singer Aled Jones, who is two years older that Mr Law at 33 (Aled Jones? Ageing? Now that just doesn't seem right). Also celebrating is actor Bernard Cribbins, voice of The Wombles and now a 75-year-old.
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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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