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Crunch Creep

16:47 UK time, Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Strange, tangential and often unlikely events laid at the door of the credit crunch.

John Sergeant did well on Strictly Come Dancing, and Daniel Evans on The X Factor, as they were the "feelgood" options in these difficult financial times.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

Pointy shoulders are very fashionable and are a way of "projecting a stiff upper lip".
More details (The Guardian)

The pantomime season is reporting roaring business because these plays dramatise dodgy deals and financial injustice.
More details (The Guardian)

Guns 'n' Roses' 14-years-in-the-making album will only sell well because it will take fans' minds off the credit crunch, says Mojo editor Phil Alexander.
More details (audio from Today)

Gabrielle in Desperate Housewives is in financial dire straits, as TV viewers don't want to watch rich characters frittering money away.
More details (Express on Sunday)

And Tiger Woods is not spared either, £6.6m poorer because General Motors has pulled the plug on his sponsorship deal.
More details (The Guardian)

Mistresses will be getting less expensive gifts.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

But a man who celebrates Christmas everyday is having to cut back on turkey.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

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