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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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Top 5 Best-Selling Books — Week Of December 10, 2012

This week's 5 best-selling books as compiled by The Onion Book Review:

  1. Stop Thinking, You're Already Right Right Hock Thurbugh (Patriot Press, $34.59) The author issues a rousing call to stop paying attention to real-world facts or reflecting on any alternative opinions that might threaten to upend the notions you already possess and instead just focus on being you.
  2. The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge The Onion (Little, Brown, $29.99) The most essential and authoritative book ever written in the history of human civilization, boasting an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees certain to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer.
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki (Plata Publishing, $12.99) See which kind yours is.
  4. Math For People Who Hate Numbers Barbara St. Cloud (W.H. Freeman, $114.00) This advanced algebra textbook helps mathematically challenged individuals by doing away with all those complicated-looking digits and formulas and simply spelling out every number and mathematical symbol as a normal word instead.
  5. Pope John Paul II: A Life Dan Swans (Doubleday, $19.99) Inside the mind of the world’s biggest Sanford And Son fan.

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