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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Aqua Teen Payout Force

Turner Broadcasting has promised to pay the City of Boston $2 million to compensate for the cost of removing illegally placed promotional signs that were thought to be bombs. What do you think?
  • "That's a lot, but think of how much they would have had to pay the City of Boston if they had actually been real bombs."

    Penelope LaCroix Poker Dealer
  • "Boston reacted correctly–authorities there are obviously aware of the new terrorist trend of bringing as much attention as possible to hidden explosive devices."

    Carter Clay Systems Analyst
  • "What about all the Cheers shit you used to see around town? Man, that used to freak me out all the time."

    Ted Bonello Paramedic

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