Omen of the Week
We had a strong contender coming right out of the gate this week. I thought for a minute they would be upset by the Belgian copyright holders who want to charge people who read books to children royalties. But that’s just one whack group of Belgians who aren’t getting their way in court.
So this week’s Sign of the Coming Apocalypse is still the MPAA giving an R rating to a documentary about kids who are too young to see an R movie. That’s right. A documentary about bullying going on in schools cannot be shown in the schools where the bullying is going on. Why not? Language. Apparently the MPAA believes that kids are too immature to hear themselves speak. Instead they should toe the MPAA party line that sex is evil and violence is a reasonable way to solve conflicts.