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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 March 20, 2013

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    It may be years before your coworkers treat you with respect again, but it will have been worth it for the brief time spent in the panda suit.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    You will be upgraded with improved graphics and greater ease of use, but processor speed remains a problem.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    Awesome forces beyond your control will continue to cause pictures and sounds to emanate from your TV.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    As the August issue of Vogue says, being fashion-forward in every aspect of your life is easier than ever. However, this assurance merely serves to confuse you.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Strangely, no one will congratulate you when you finally win your lifelong battle with oxygen addiction.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    This will be a lucky week indeed, since no one enjoys a good concussion more than you.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    When you boasted last week that “nothing can stop me now,” you apparently forgot about syphilis.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    Investigators from several federal agencies will conclude that the failure of an 89-cent O-ring caused you to explode over Florida.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Your fascination with the Vietnam War, combined with your love of romance novels and vampire myths, cause you to produce the worst work of fiction ever.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    Don’t worry: Men won’t realize it’s a prosthesis at first, and by the time they do, they’ll have paid and gone.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    You’ve been on hold for three years now and are beginning to suspect that your call isn’t important to them after all.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    It’s never too late to start your life over, but hurry, as you only have minutes left.

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