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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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Lawrence The T-1 Connection Guy Hit Of White-Collar Comedy Tour

OFFICE PARK, MD—This year's White Collar Comedy Tour, the comic festival that "dots all the I's while it crosses the business class," is selling out nationwide largely due to the moderately edgy office comedy of "Lawrence The T-1 Connection Guy"—"the thinking man's Dilbert." "I don't care what your level of diversity training is, company policy requires you to file that under 'Humorous,'" Lawrence often quips after one of his many uproarious bits about improper middle-manager–secretarial-assistant relations. "Now, let's 'commit to increased productivity'!" Lawrence, born Emerson Huckins in Miami, OH, is currently working on his first book, tentatively titled You Don't Have To Use This Seven-Step Organizational System Of Effective But Mildly Irreverant Cheese-Movers To Work Here—But It Helps!

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