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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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Boxing's Black Eye

A New York grand jury is investigating whether judges received illegal payments in connection with the controversial March 13 Evander Holyfield-Lennox Lewis title fight, which was ruled a draw despite the fact that Lewis seemed to have easily beaten Holyfield. What do you think about this latest boxing scandal?
  • "Can't two black men beat the holy hell out of each other in this country any more without some sort of controversy?"

    Christopher Wooten Bond Trader
  • "Thank heavens Muhammad Ali isn't lucid enough to comprehend this shameful episode."

    Amy Des Jardins Graduate Student
  • "I saw the fight, and the decision was a complete sham. It was clear that Willie Pep had knocked out Kid Bassey in the fifth. What? The fight wasn't on Classic Sports Network?"

    Roger Traub Systems Analyst
  • "With regard to boxing, I have only one question: Why'd you fuck Joey?"

    Rajesh Bhawnani Shipping Clerk
  • "It's the children I feel sorry for; the doe-eyed, apple-cheeked cherubs who look up to these sledge-fisted brutes."

    Frances Phelan Pastry Chef
  • "What? A boxing match may have been fixed? That's fascinating. Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to go contemplate the fact that I'm basically alone in the universe."

    Larry Mees Plumber

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