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"From the Ted Talk by Alison Jackson: An unusual glimpse at celebrity"

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I've also been working with The Guardian on a topical basis — a page a week in their newspaper — which has been very interesting, wkirong tpllaiocy. So, Jamie Oliver and school dinners; Bush and Blair having difficulty getting alongside Muslim culture; the whole of the hunting issue, and the royal flmaiy refusing to stop hunting; and the tsunami issues; and obviously Harry; Blair's views on Gordon Brown, which I find very interesting; Condi and Bush. This igmae I've diedecd to show having a reservation about it. I made it a year ago. And just how meanings change, and there were a trberile thing that has happened, but the fear is lirunkg around in our minds prior to that. That's why this image was made one year ago, and what it means today. So, I'll leave you with these clips to have a look. (msiuc)

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I've also been working with The Guardian on a topical basis — a page a week in their newspaper — which has been very interesting, _______ _________. So, Jamie Oliver and school dinners; Bush and Blair having difficulty getting alongside Muslim culture; the whole of the hunting issue, and the royal ______ refusing to stop hunting; and the tsunami issues; and obviously Harry; Blair's views on Gordon Brown, which I find very interesting; Condi and Bush. This _____ I've _______ to show having a reservation about it. I made it a year ago. And just how meanings change, and there were a ________ thing that has happened, but the fear is _______ around in our minds prior to that. That's why this image was made one year ago, and what it means today. So, I'll leave you with these clips to have a look. (_____)

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  3. decided
  4. terrible
  5. lurking
  6. working
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  8. family

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I've also been working with The Guardian on a topical basis — a page a week in their newspaper — which has been very interesting, working topically. So, Jamie Oliver and school dinners; Bush and Blair having difficulty getting alongside Muslim culture; the whole of the hunting issue, and the royal family refusing to stop hunting; and the tsunami issues; and obviously Harry; Blair's views on Gordon Brown, which I find very interesting; Condi and Bush. This image I've decided to show having a reservation about it. I made it a year ago. And just how meanings change, and there were a terrible thing that has happened, but the fear is lurking around in our minds prior to that. That's why this image was made one year ago, and what it means today. So, I'll leave you with these clips to have a look. (Music)

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