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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 May 7, 2013

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

  1. The Cabin Behind The Cabin Harriett Miller (Doubleday, $27.99) In this stirring memoir, Miller recounts her childhood growing up in a log cabin next to another, different log cabin.
  2. The Berenstain Bears Drive Down Neighborhood Property Values Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, $8.99) After a family of ravenous, 400-pound bears moves into the cul-de-sac, no one can sell their goddamn house.
  3. State Lottery Supersystem Walter ‘Connecticut Slim’ Lester (Cardoza Publishing, $20.00) The lottery pro shares some of his favorite can’t-lose strategies such as “your kids’ birthdays” and “numbers that came to you in a dream.”
  4. Gimme The Pink Ovals On Brown Bread Roger Mitchell (Penguin, $17.95) A list of the different ways you can tell the deli guy you want ham on whole wheat.
  5. Who’s A Good Boy? Benjamin Puckle (Viking, $21.90) It’s the dog.

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