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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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Television Character Nervous About Upcoming Class Reunion

LOS ANGELES—Just one week after being temporarily reunited with his long-lost twin brother, television character Jason Thompson, 28, expressed concern Monday about looking foolish in front of his former classmates during his 10-year high school reunion next month. "My gorgeous next-door neighbor, Melanie, has agreed to pretend to be my wife, and I'm going to tell everyone that I'm a millionaire," Thompson said of his preparations for the reunion, which included accidentally falling asleep inside a tanning bed and getting thrown off a treadmill mistakenly set to its highest speed. "Hopefully I can finally impress Cindy Templeton, who I had a crush on all throughout school." Thompson's selection of a powder-blue tuxedo for the event was met with mild laughter, especially after Thompson's dog, Ernie, hid his face beneath his paws upon seeing it.

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