Entries by Greg Jenner from 10/2012

50 Years of Bond and The Beatles - An Idiot's Perspective

| Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

On 5 October 1962, two culturally momentous events took place on the same day. No-one at the time would have possessed the foresight to scan ahead 50 years, and envision the impact these two titans might have upon the world; how could they? It was just another movie release, and just another debut single from a rhythm and blues band. Except, of course, that movie was a certain 'Dr No'; and that song was 'Love Me Do' by The Beatles.

Halloween - What's It All About? And What's With the Sexy Nurse Costumes?

| Posted 10.30.2012 | Huffington Post

Consider this for a moment - there's a fair chance that you, or someone in your family, spent the weekend dressing up like a rotting corpse, and standing in a room with various other ghouls and demonic creatures, munching on eyeball cupcakes and drinking witches' piss punch. Odd, isn't it? That's the curious thing about history; even when it loses all its meaning, some traditions just cling on regardless, making us look a bit weird in the process. Anthropologists sometimes call this teleological superfluity, when the original purpose of something is lost but it continues being used anyway, like wooden handles on steak knives.