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  • Fifty shades of Grey movie news: Confirmed rating and information
    'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie: 'R' rating set, suggestive birthday photo a hit
    The wait for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie continues this week, though film officials at Universal Pictures and Focus Features have recently provided fans with a suggestive photo of Anastasia Steele in honor of her birthday. Already...
  • Books and censorship
    Should Books Have A Rating?
    Taking a look at the row of romance novels on the shelves of the local retail store, one might confuse them with the X-Rated aisle of the now long gone video stores. With images of naked or nearly naked men and women, in very intimate embraces...
  • UCLA Health System once again earns top rating
    UCLA Health System once again earns top rating
    One of the advantages of living in Los Angeles is access to the UCLA Health System’s hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica. Many travel from locations throughout the US and the globe to receive medical care at the facilities. On July 14,...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie: Two versions? R rating, explicit NC-17 afterward
    'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie: Two versions? R rating, explicit NC-17 afterward
    The “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie team has just revealed some major film news this week regarding a possible two versions of the adaptation. The first version shown in theaters would be a sexy but restrained “R” rating,...
  • Obama approval rating: New poll reveals huge 5-point drop sets record low
    Obama approval rating: New poll reveals huge 5-point drop sets record low
    The approval rating of President Barack Obama has dropped to a record low. Public frustration with the government in Washington and pessimism about the direction of the nation may be the cause for the huge Obama approval rating drop, according to...
  • Tesla crash test: Model S gets highest possible rating
    Tesla crash test: Model S gets highest possible rating
    A Tesla crash test resulted in the highest possible rating for their Model S. The car received a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to CNN on August 21, 2013, the vehicle earned the highest...
  • Jacqueline Laurita
    ‘RHONJ’ star Jacqueline Laurita accused of faking autism for ratings
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jacqueline Laurita learned last season that her son had been diagnosed with autism. His speech had regressed and he was struggling with basic things, which made Jacqueline and Chris question...
  • 'Deadpool'
    'Deadpool' entering the pre-production phase with a hard-R rating
    With a character like "Deadpool," there is no other rating than a hard-‘R’ that will suffice. He’s not a typical etiquette infested guy. With a foul mouth and a tendency for violence, he’s going to receive an ...
  • ESRB Rating for Capcom Arcade Cabinet Pops up for PS Vita
    ESRB rating for Capcom Arcade Cabinet pops up for PS Vita
    The Capcom Arcade App on both PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE has spawned its first pack of games. It includes 1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, and Black Tiger. It will run you $5 for PSN or 400 Microsoft Points. Four other game packs will...
  • Biodiesel
    Biodiesel fuel - a brief history and some notable facts
    Diesel engines running on naturally-grown fuels is not a new concept. Doctor Rudolf Diesel developed the first compression-ignition motor in the 1890s as a solution to the wasteful inefficiency of steam engines commonly in use at the time. While...
  • Product Review
    Why Product Reviews are Important
    Does one opinion really count? The answer is yes! A company can advertise from today to tomorrow, but that is never going to be as powerful as a customer’s word-of-mouth. Reviews essentially sell the product for the company, because...
  • Kayle Tribunal Splash
    Updates to League of Legends Tribunal
    Summoners, tired of toxic players in your games? Want to do something about it? Then odds are that you already know about - and actively participate in - the Tribunal. For anyone not yet introduced to the concept, the Tribunal is League of Legends...
  • The Hunger Games Sad Pathos
    Quirky film ratings keep The Hunger Games accessible: stifle Bully flick
    Part II of II part series. See Part I here.It’s an eighth grade primer, the controversial novel entitled The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. As a novel, it leaves much to the reader’s imagination. As a film, “Games” is...
  • Gunstringer
    Parental advisory: Popular Xbox game contains bestiality
    There have been numerous debates about sex and violence in such popular video games as “Grand Theft Auto,” but many parents would probably be surprised to learn that a popular game being sold in a bundle with a sensor for Microsoft...
  • Trainers & trained seals: US politicians' & voters' financial reality disconnect
    Trainers & trained seals: US politicians' & voters' financial reality disconnect
    So early this morning, this author decided to go to the newest McDonald's in Monticello Minnesota USA. The author had the buck sausage burrito and the buck soft drink for breakfast. In the restaurant was a courtesy copy of the Minneapolis Star...