Amazing things about Thursday, Dec 4:
» Festive fact: Nelson Mandela was awarded the title of Santa Claus of the Year by the government of Greenland. Eh?
» A radio psychologist who specialised in marital counselling had his book dropped by his publisher after it was revealed he'd split from his wife. D'oh!
» The Dandy made its first appearance on this day in 1937. Pie-eating Desparate Dan was one of the original characters, making him 66 today.
» It was reported that Monica Lewinsky had agreed to take part in an interview with Channel 4. The alleged fee? £666,000. Woo-haa-ha-haaa, etc.
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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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