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Or how about some real-world rating systems. Sure, we can set our V-chips to block TV-14VSLD shows. But what about the rest of the schlock out there? How much more fun would it be to click on a Web site and slap an image of a barnyard animal on a TV show, movie or video game? A few turkeys means proceed with caution. Hundreds of turkeys and it sinks faster than Rosie O’Donnell’s variety show.

I’m sure others have better suggestions; please send them in. But until we the people find a way to speak back and leverage media industries’ access to our homes, nothing will change.

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