With all of the recent Jubilee celebrations there has been more attention on the 1950s that there has for quite a while. Queen Elizabeth II's reign began in 1952, and whilst most people will have been celebrating in true 2012 style just recently, you might be in need of a bit of a change. So what could be better than a 1950s themed party?
Do you like your name? If you do, then that's great, but if you don't feel it's ever really suited you, or you now find you share your name with a rather less than admirable celebrity, or your parents gave you a name they thought was terribly witty, then today you can celebrate!
Unfortunately much of what you know about Christmas is probably wrong, so let's dispel a few of those traditional myths. If for no other reason than providing you with something to roll out in order to liven up the Christmas dinner conversation.
It's just asking for trouble isn't it? It was with much gloom I discovered that December 2011 is officially Tie Month (http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tie-month/ - honestly, I don't make this stuff up). Why am I so gloomy? Simply because as a bloke I know that this gives everyone a golden opportunity to be 'terribly witty' and 'awfully original' by giving me ties for Christmas. Nothing [...]
Today is 'Use Your Common Sense Day', and to celebrate this rather ironic and misnamed sense we're offering one of our favourite true tales of where common sense didn't just take a backseat - it fell out before the engine got started.