Ahh, the month's been good to us so far. Last night we heard from friends who've just returned from a year in sunny climes. And the first thing we talked about? Why, these amazing facts about Tuesday, December 7, of course! » Thank heavens for the high heid yins in Leicester! Obviously concerned at the low morals of today's youth, those in the know put together a booklet on how to hold safer . . . battle re-enactments, today in 1998.
» MP John Spellar made a faux pas in a government speech four years ago today, by accidentally inserting an additional letter in the word 'cuts'. Silly chunt.
» On the same day, Michael J Fox publicly thanked the tabloids for not revealing that he was suffering from Parkinson's Disease. D'oh! That takes the mind back to a particularly embarassing trip home on the school bus when somebody sang "If you're gay and you know it, clap your hands . . ." We always sit on our hands during bus trips now.
» Happy birthday to: Bucks Fizz singer Mike Nolan (50!), All Saint singer Nicole Appleton (30), and Aaron Carter, a pop singer of some sort (17).
» Unrelated fact of the day: Armadillos are the only creatures apart from humans that can catch leprosy.
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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.
We might not be Marxists, but we do know we loved Footballers Wives. If you do too, you'll know what this is all about.