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Friday, May 29, 2009

Well, at least we both have a fondness for wire work.

My wife and I were recently talking about movies we liked as children. As is frequently the case, however, we found that our picks were often a smidge... different. For example, she's a big fan of Mary Poppins:

While I, on the other hand, have a peculiar fondness for The Green Slime:

And the truly funny part? Both movies are rated "G". Seriously.*

* I actually had a hard time tracking down the rating for Mary Poppins.** I ended up looking for it in the parents guide over on IMDB, which is an absolute blast to read. I took a screenshot just to preserve the magnificence:

** Yes, folks, that is the level of fact checking I try to employ around here. I actually took the time to try to CONFIRM that Mary Friggin Poppins is rated "G."

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Anonymous John said...

I've never watched Mary Poppins all the way through, but now that I see those descriptions I think I might have to add it to my Netflix queue.

Friday, May 29, 2009 9:09:00 AM  
Anonymous gabriel Rossman said...

aha, your fact checking is inadequate. the MPAA ratings weren't established until 1968 so the G-rating is retroactive. at the time of its release it was merely "approved"

Sunday, May 31, 2009 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Drek said...

Hey Gabriel,

Actually, I'm aware of that. Nevertheless, when it received a rating, it was rated 'G'. For my purposes here the timing isn't important.

And if you enjoyed that lapse in fact checking, you should love the ones I usually engage in!

Monday, June 01, 2009 5:54:00 AM  

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