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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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Barbara Walters To Have Heart Surgery

Eighty-year-old journalist and cohost of The View Barbara Walters is scheduled to have a heart valve replaced this week. What do you think?

  • "A life lived in soft focus will catch up with you."

    Sue Donelly Jacket Preparer
  • "Heart surgery? I thought Barbara Walters ran on pure sexual energy."

    Alan Wiggs Systems Analyst
  • "I thought I heard her announcing that on the show, but it was hard to tell. She got interrupted five times and somehow they were talking about Simon Cowell? Then Joy yelled a joke and I decided I deserved a nap."

    Brian Deal Eight-Section Blower

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