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~ Saturday, August 31, 2002
 
THE NEW ROCK AND ROLL

In the early 1990s, the broadcaster Janet Street Porter described comedy as 'the new rock and roll', thereby ushering in a popular buzz phrase of the last decade. Whether she coined it is unknown. Here are various things which have been tarred with the epithet The New Rock and Roll. Most common by far is number 9.

1 anger
2 greyhound racing
3 domestic appliances
4 brown
5 mathematics
6 weblogging
7 corporate gigs
8 sports
9 gardening
10 history
11 art
12 cookery
13 bingo
14 satire
15 being a father
16 chess
17 coffee
18 film making
19 football
20 public speaking
21 poetry
22 fishing
23 comics
24 medicine
25 gaming
26 DIY
27 living space design
28 entrepreneurs
29 languages
30 hypnosis
31 retro
32 debt restructuring
33 outsiders
34 sexual fetishism
35 coughing
36 sci-fi
37 ballet
38 e-business
39 Cardiff
40 toilet humour
41 cabaret
42 Java
43 preaching
44 gas contracts
45 modelling
46 image
47 English porn
48 cushions
49 farming
50 education
51 lawn mower racing
52 niche marketing
53 animation
54 dying
55 food
56 soaps
57 custard pie fighting
58 enterprise portals
59 life after death
60 housewares
61 the Net
62 philosophy
63 hard boiled fiction
64 genomics
65 fashion
66 flamenco
67 nautical facial hair
68 anti-globalisation
69 Pokémon
70 newspaper columns
71 porridge
72 theatre
73 technology
74 geology
75 jellied eels
76 birth control
77 care of the elderly
78 online radio
79 banjos
80 day trading
81 graphics cards
82 self storage
83 climbing
84 tropical fish

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