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I can’t believe they’re allowed to show those photographs. I mean, did you notice the cigarette smoke? Doesn’t that send the wrong message to our youth? Shouldn’t they edit that out now that we’ve evolved into a more civilized society? If “dangerous acts of consumerism” are worthy of parental warning in movies, then depictions of smoking warrant prison time for someone. Shouldn’t there at least be a government mandated disclaimer counterbalancing the negative influence such pictures have on our national psyche? These pictures are a clear signal that the tide has turned and America is backsliding once again into a state of debauchery, self-indulgence, and infatuation with mind altering substances.
Haha! Don’t get all excited. I was just kidding about that last sentence. America is still so friggin’ up tight that if you jammed a chunk of coal up its ass, you’d get back a diamond. Fortunately, we are also very proud of our nearly limitless tolerance of people who behave like Americans should.
/ot What are these dangerous acts of consumerism that require movie warnings? I think I missed that one.
Actually, I think maybe it was “random acts of consumerism” and I saw it on Netflix. I can’t remember which movie I saw it on, but the consumerism warning was “Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it”.
You have to find a movie that has a kids warning. “Kick Ass” has a kids rating, but the consumerism rating is just “Age Appropriate”.
Note that the child rating also includes a “Social Behavior” category.