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Your Horoscopes — Week Of January 24, 2017

Aquarius No offense, but when got into this business, dealing with empty and meaningless futures like yours sure as hell wasn’t what it had in mind. Pisces Though you’ve been told that dressing up once in a while wouldn’t kill you, the coroner’s report this week will contain evidence to the contrary.

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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How Real Is Reality TV?

Survivor and other reality-based TV shows have come under fire of late, with former participants charging that aspects of the programs are rigged. What do you think?
  • "How far the journalistic integrity of reality TV has fallen since the first season of The Real World."

    Richard Polk Systems Analyst
  • "This is the classic Heisenbergian situation in which the behavior of the observed is altered by the act of observation. Nonetheless, Kimmi is my favorite."

    Robert Lau Physicist
  • "Reality TV is nothing but LIE$. By the way, when you print that, make sure the 'S' is a dollar sign, so my provocative statement is rendered all the more cutting."

    Audra Andrews Student
  • "I'm glad they tinker with these shows. Real life is fuckin' boring."

    Manu Apalakian Dishwasher
  • "Love it or hate it, one thing's for certain: Reality TV makes us the ultimate voyeurs. Hi, I'm Gail Pennington, TV critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch."

    Gail Pennington TV Critic
  • "So these shows were set up to ensure that the most attractive people would come out on top? And how is that different from reality?"

    Ed Munson Machinist

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