Amazing things about Thursday, December 11:
» A survey revealed in 1995 that 20% of men hoped for sex after the office Christmas party, but that only 1% of women would consider it. Hang on, who said women were even part of the equation?
» It was reported in 1999 that a group of squatters moved into a £5million six-storey house opposite Kensington's Natural History Museum. We're sure Davina was round quick as a flash, hammering at the windows with a microphone.
» Seven years ago, Gillingham FC fans were warned they faced a lifetime ban if they brought a particular "offensive weapon" into the grounds. The aforementioned item of consternation? Celery. No, really.
» Mr Blobby went to number one in 1993 for one week with "Mr Blobby", which was later voted the most irritating Christmas song of all time. Despite Cliff Richard's best efforts.
» Happy birthday to: Del Amitri singer Justin Currie (39), former Eternal singer and wife of Boyzone's Shane Lynch, Easther Bennett (31), and my brother, Euan (23).
» Festive fact: Alabama was the first American state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1836. Oklahoma was the last to do so, waiting till 1907.
» Pantomime of the moment: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. The show runs till January 18, featuring Linda Lusardi and husband Sam Kane.
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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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