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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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George R. R. Martin Kills Off Whole Family

SANTA FE, NM—In yet another stunning twist that has reportedly shocked fans and law enforcement officials alike, fantasy author George R.R. Martin surprised Game Of Thrones viewers Sunday night by killing off his entire family, sources confirmed. “Wow, I definitely did not see that coming,” said Atlanta man Todd Franklin after learning that the A Song Of Ice And Fire scribe had mercilessly butchered his wife, two sisters, and countless members of his extended family in cold blood after locking them inside his Santa Fe residence. “To think that he slit the throats of all those major relatives like that, in the blink of an eye, it’s just crazy. He definitely keeps you on your toes, that’s for sure.” While fans of the HBO series were blindsided by the unexpected and brutal murders, longtime readers of Martin’s books told reporters that they were not at all surprised to see the novelist commit such atrocities, as that’s exactly what he did to several other close friends and relatives 12 years ago.

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