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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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Dentistry Postpones Lil Wayne Prison Term

Though scheduled to face sentencing on weapons charges, rapper Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., had his imprisonment postponed Tuesday so that a dentist could fix his cracked tooth. What do you think?
  • "That's the oldest trick in the book. He's just going to the dentist to get his hands on one of those complimentary toothbrushes, which he can then whittle into a shiv."

    Mark Andrews Outside Sales Representative
  • "A similar thing happened to me, but it was just a cavity. Also, it was a water park, not jail."

    Marvin Allen Insurance Agent
  • "I'm beginning to suspect that Lil Wayne doesn't want to go to prison."

    Kari Marsh Financial Advisor

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