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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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Your Horoscopes - Week Of August 7, 2012

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Four will be killed, 12 injured, and nearly 50 molested this week after your unconscious escapes.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    Will you finally get that big job promotion? Is a whirlwind romance in the cards for you? Tune in to Taurus next week for all the answers and more!
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    The training wheels will soon come off your bike, as will both regular wheels, the front and back brakes, each handlebar, and, finally, you.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    Red-bellied trout are known for traveling halfway across the country in search of a mate, but it’s still a bit of a surprise when hundreds of them arrive at your doorstep.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Don’t be afraid to ask loved ones for help this week. After all, they expect nothing less from a fuckup like you.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    You always knew the day would come when the machines would rise up and take over the world, but never did you imagine it’d be so convenient.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    After years of quiet introspection, you’ll finally come out of your shell this week, disgusting everyone with your squirming, mucus-covered frame.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    More and more, you’re beginning to suspect you’re just around to help move the plot forward.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Remember to count your blessings this week, as it’s the last time you’ll be able to perform mental arithmetic for months to come.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    You’ll soon owe the local police chief, resident fire marshal, and head zookeeper a rather large apology.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    Despite their best efforts, rescue workers will fail to pull you out from beneath hundreds of pounds of stored fat this week.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    The stars indicate that—hoo, boy—that’s definitely going to hurt.

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