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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 September 20, 2011 

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Unfortunately for your personal philosophy, it turns out the free market has yet to come up with a truly effective way to just go up to women and start talking to them.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    At this very moment, hundreds of miles from where you are, some of the world's greatest intellects are attempting to change the way you think about sugar-free chewing gum.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    Your actions have not gone unnoticed. Prepare to receive a summons to appear before the House Subcommittee on Talking About Work While People Are Trying to Watch Football.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    Efficiency is all well and good, but the FBI agents are right to point out that from now on, kidnap the kid before you send the ransom note.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    You'll undergo a crisis of conscience when you realize that, despite being a faithful American, you don't really want to watch anything that's on TV right now.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    The good news is that traveling will be somewhat easier for you after next week, as you'll never again need to complain about legroom or not having a decent view.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    The stars are happy to announce that starting next week you will pay your zodiac bill on time, if you know what's good for you.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    The pretty lady's boyfriend will actually be a lot more polite than he absolutely has to be when explaining to you that who dates her is not determined by an essay contest.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    You're not getting any younger, which means that a certain so-called "wizard" has a lot to explain concerning certain "reverse-aging potions."
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    It turns out that whomever you have to sleep with to get a drink around here, it's not the bartenders, the owner, the waitresses, or the bouncer.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    You'll continue to inspire those closest to you to try and move away as quickly and quietly as possible.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    Although your roommate thought it was crazy of you to buy all that plastic sheeting, you'll come home to find it applied to the walls and floors soon enough.

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