A month for all reasons (including 'Plebuary')
Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
Tuesday 25 September 2012
Following the success of the "Movember" moustache-growing charity, which raises awareness of prostate cancer, the NHS has launched "Stoptober": "a new, exciting 28-day challenge to stop smoking". Here are some suggestions for campaigns for the remaining months of the year:
White Van Manuary: A celebration of undervalued mobile tradesmen
Plebuary: Raising awareness of the verbal abuse of uniformed police officers
Starch: A 31-day eating challenge on behalf of the unfashionable potato and pasta industries
Stapril: Celebrating the British stationery sector
50 Shades of May: In which participants read a piece of erotic fiction every day for 30 days
Sand June: A campaign to build awareness around British beaches
Queuely: A campaign to raise awareness of the summer sales
Phwoargust: A month-long celebration of summer dresses
Schleptember: A 28-day rambling challenge
Abcessember: A month-long dental health awareness scheme.
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
Halloween 2014: From the Screaming Man of Pluckley to the 'White Lady' of the Tower of London - Britain's 20 most haunted places
The bubble bursts for Sodastream
Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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